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Pointy

This is a very cool looking monument.. the reflecting pool and the Lincoln memorial too .. a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Amanda A
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BEAUTIFUL SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE POTOMAC PAST HISTORIC SITES

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a unit of the National Park Service. The Parkway HQ are... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Maurene_K
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Preserving the natural scenery along the Potomac River, this scenic highway connects many historic attractions between Mount Vernon and Great Falls.
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Oct 2, 2017
“Pointy”
Jan 9, 2017
“BEAUTIFUL SCENIC DRIVE ALONG THE POTOMAC PAST HISTORIC SITES”
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool looking monument.. the reflecting pool and the Lincoln memorial too .. a perfect photo opportunity! As an artist I found many interesting angles to take far too many photos! We did a hop on hop off bus tour and this...More

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a unit of the National Park Service. The Parkway HQ are in McLean, VA. This is a toll-free roadway. The Parkway is a great secondary roadway that can help travelers take a scenic drive and/or to escape from gridlock...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Today we joined National Park Service Rangers Mireya and Stephanie for a Kayak tour of Roosevelt Island in the Potomac. The island is located right off the GW Parkway (otherwise accessible from north bound lanes, with memorial statue of T. Roosevelt, and nice shady hiking...More

Thank MBATHEMBA
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

I lived near Mount Vernon for years. I used the section of the Parkway from Mt. Vernon to Old Town Alexandria along the Potomac River whenever I left the house. The locals use this road to avoid the stress of the freeways. The Memorial Parkway...More

Thank travel7continents
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Sometimes I take the GW Parkway home from shopping at the commissary at Fort Myer, just to enjoy the scenery driving to the McLean exit. On the parkway, you can look across to Washington and see Georgetown, the National Cathedral spire, Washington Monument and further...More

Thank jeweltones
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of cab rides to and from Reagan National Airport along the GW Parkway. Colors were beginning to change and the parkway seemed so serene and was very beautiful. It's well kept up by the NPS.

Thank LSUTraveller
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

Amazing place in person. Seen this on TV many times but finally was able to visit. Thank you George Washington.

Thank GrandStaircaseFan
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Nice driving area within the area of Washington DC. Two lane roadway gains access to the DC area without the frenetic driving on the interstates. If given the opportunity, take the path less traveled.

Thank stay-home-mom-pa
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Not only does this parkway give you access to several cities in the DC area including Alexandria and Arlington. It also is a beautiful quite ride in one of the busiest cities in the country. You get to see several of the famous DC icons...More

Thank SummerAutobot
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

The GW Parkway extends several miles from Mount Vernon to near Arlington National Cemetery, affording magnificent views of the DC monuments, the Potomac River, and historic sites, such as Fort Washington. The walking/biking trail parallels the Parkway, and can provide hours of exercise on an...More

Thank TomUSNA1969
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