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20 Attractions to Explore Near Great Falls Park

Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA

A small national park site in Virginia on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River. This place is blessed with rich natural beauty and soo many water resources and also has a vast variety of flora and fauna.

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Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve5.98 KMs away from Great Falls Park

A nature preserve which was located at Mc lean which is noted for including eastern hemlocks among its plant life, which are rare for the area. It is a popular destination for recreation and hiking and is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts6.29 KMs away from Great Falls Park

This is a performing arts center located on 117 acres of national parkland in unincorporated Fairfax County. The Foundation presents performances in the Filene Center from May through September and at The Barns at Wolf Trap year-round. The latter venue is adjacent to but outside the park proper. In addition, the Foundation operates the Wolf Trap Opera Company, a resident company for young opera singers.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens6.65 KMs away from Great Falls Park

This is a 100 plus acre botanical garden which was located in Vienna, Virginia. There is plenty of ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Discover local flora and fauna among lakes, forests and meandering walking trails. Take in majestic views of the Piedmont hills, explore the Korean Bell Garden or pay a visit to our restored 18th Century log cabin and so more.

The CIA Museum
The CIA Museum10.40 KMs away from Great Falls Park

The CIA Museum, administered by the Center for the Study of Intelligence, is a national archive for the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibition of intelligence artifacts, culture, and history. Its collection includes material associated with all activities of the CIA's predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services, a material associated with activities of foreign intelligence organizations, and material associated with the history and mission of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Algonkian Regional Park
Algonkian Regional Park12.73 KMs away from Great Falls Park

The 838-acre park which was located on the Potomac River in Sterling, Virginia is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and contains open fields, picnic shelters, rental cottages, an event center for weddings and meetings, a boat launch with access to the Potomac River, the Volcano Island water park open from May to September, and an 18-hole golf course. The park is bisected by the Potomac Heritage Trail.

Oak Hill
Oak Hill16.11 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Oak Hill is a mansion and plantation located in Aldie, Virginia that was for 22 years a home of James Monroe, the fifth U.S. President. It is a National Historic Landmark, but privately owned and not open to the public.

NRA National Firearms Museum
NRA National Firearms Museum16.16 KMs away from Great Falls Park

The NRA National Firearms Museum is a museum established in 1935, located at the NRA Headquarters Building in Fairfax County which has Approximately 2,500 guns are displayed in 15,000 square feet. The museum's exhibits cover seven centuries of firearms development and history. The main museum galleries are organized chronologically. Exhibits include firearms used for competition shooting, hunting, personal defense, recreational shooting, and police work.

Sully Historic Site
Sully Historic Site18.03 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Sully was the home of Richard Bland Lee, uncle of Robert E. Lee, and northern Virginia's first representative to congress. The home is furnished with Federal period antiques and combines Georgian and Federal architechtural styles. It was restored by Fairfax County Park Authority in 1976.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center18.85 KMs away from Great Falls Park

This is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)'s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in the Chantilly area of Fairfax County, which holds numerous exhibits, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay, and the Gemini 7 space capsule.

Green Spring Garden
Green Spring Garden20.69 KMs away from Great Falls Park

A public park, including a historic 18th-century plantation house "Green Spring", which is the heart of a national historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park21.22 KMs away from Great Falls Park

A natural park that preserves the cultural and natural resources of western Fairfax County and has a long and complex history lasting 8,000 years. The land was used as a tenant farm, family homestead, and country estate until it was deeded to Fairfax County Park Authority as a 640-acre nature park in 1971.

Lake Accotink Park
Lake Accotink Park22.47 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Lake Accotink is a reservoir in North Springfield in Fairfax County, Virginia, which was formed by the damming of Accotink Creek. The lake is 55 acres, and the surrounding park is 493.

Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park26.31 KMs away from Great Falls Park

A beautiful public park that encompasses Burke Lake. It offers many recreation facilities, including miniature golf, a carousel, a miniature train, an ice cream parlor, a fishing pier, campgrounds, and numerous playgrounds and picnic areas.

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park28.20 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a battlefield area and a United States National Cemetery located northeast of Leesburg, Virginia. The cemetery is the third smallest national cemetery in the United States. Fifty-four Union Army dead from the Battle of Ball's Bluff is interred in 25 graves in the half-acre plot.

George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor
George C. Marshall's Dodona Manor29.56 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Dodona Manor, the former home of General George Catlett Marshal is a National Historic Landmark and historic house museum at 312 East Market Street in Leesburg, Virginia. It is owned by the George C. Marshall International Center, which has restored the property to its Marshall-era appearance of the 1950s. It is nationally significant as the home of George C. Marshall.

Henry House Hill
Henry House Hill30.55 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Henry House Hill is a location near Bull Run in Virginia. Named for the house of the Henry family that sits atop it, the hill begins near the road of Centreville. This hill was an important site of the battles of First and Second Bull Run.

Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park30.66 KMs away from Great Falls Park

A unit of the National Park Service located in Prince William County, that preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run and the Second Battle of Bull Run. The park offers exhibits includes Civil War-era uniforms, weapons, field gear, and an electronic battle map and so more. The park was established in 1940 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

Dyke Marsh  Preserve
Dyke Marsh Preserve30.98 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Dyke Marsh consists of about 380 acres of tidal marsh, floodplain, and swamp forest. It formed 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. It is one of the largest remaining pieces of freshwater tidal wetlands left in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

Fountainhead Regional Park
Fountainhead Regional Park31.09 KMs away from Great Falls Park

This is an approximately 2,000-acre regional park, bordering a tributary of the Potomac River, in Fairfax County, northern Virginia which was protecting and managing by the NOVA Parks agency.

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park31.11 KMs away from Great Falls Park

Temple Hall is an early 19th-century Federal-style mansion and working farm near the Potomac River north of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia which was constructed in 1810.