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Address: 11 Canal Center Plz, (Off North Fairfax Street), Alexandria, VA 22314-1554
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A public park filled with sculptures and fountains

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This is an interesting spot along the Mount Vernon Trail. There are lips and eyes and an obelisk, but no real explanation for them. I say keep running, walking, or jogging by it.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 April 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting spot along the Mount Vernon Trail. There are lips and eyes and an obelisk, but no real explanation for them. I say keep running, walking, or jogging by it.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I found this on Trip Advisor, a complete surprise for a long-time resident of Alexandria. The Promenade, set on the banks of the Potomac, stretches up to an office complex with obelisk, a beautiful water fountain and some very interesting antique sculpture. Find a place on the steps below the water fountain for a relaxing view of the river. Walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

My wife and I visited the Promenade Classique while taking a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria. The Promenade Classique is a 14-ton, 30-foot-tall miniature Washington Monument. It is located at the northern edge of old town, along the waterfront running trail you might pass a small obelisk. Behind it stands a waterfall with what looks like ruins from an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

I disagree 100% with the negative comments instructing visitors to stay away from this place. If you have an appreciation for sculpture and landscaped gardens, then the Promenade Classique sculpture garden is worth a visit! The officiant of my wedding told us she has performed several weddings there. The unusual sculpture elements and waterfall make for a dramatic photo backdrop.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Do not make a special trip to visit this park as the park is part of an office complex. OK for those of us that work in the office buildings around the park but here is nothing to do and there are no amenities. Lots of airplane traffic overhead depending on the direction of the wind so be prepared for... More 

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