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20 Attractions to Explore Near The CIA Museum

The CIA Museum
The CIA Museum1000 Colonial Farm Rd, McLean, VA 22101, USA

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.

Nearby Attractions

Scott’s Run Nature Preserve
Scott’s Run Nature Preserve4.65 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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 Arts10.39 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park10.40 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens11.80 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Green Spring Garden
Green Spring Garden14.24 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Lake Accotink Park
Lake Accotink Park18.53 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

NRA National Firearms Museum
NRA National Firearms Museum19.10 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Dyke Marsh  Preserve
Dyke Marsh Preserve22.37 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Algonkian Regional Park
Algonkian Regional Park23.06 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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 Hill23.07 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon
George Washington’s Mt. Vernon24.18 KMs away from The CIA Museum

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, which was situated in the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County. There is also a beautiful mansion built in there. It remained Washington's home for the rest of his life.

Sully Historic Site
Sully Historic Site25.07 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Burke Lake Park
Burke Lake Park25.40 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center26.14 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park26.58 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Fountainhead Regional Park
Fountainhead Regional Park30.33 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.

Belmont Bay
Belmont Bay34.55 KMs away from The CIA Museum

Belmont Bay is a body of water at the mouth of the Occoquan River between Fairfax and Prince William counties, Virginia. The bay adjoins the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Mason Neck State Park on the Fairfax County side and the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Prince William County.

Mason Neck State Park
Mason Neck State Park34.96 KMs away from The CIA Museum

A state park that was situated in a peninsula formed by Pohick Bay on the north, Belmont Bay on the south and the Potomac River to the east. It has an area of 1814 acres and is home to bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, and many other types of wildlife. The park also contains white-tailed deer and many species of lichen.

Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge35.00 KMs away from The CIA Museum

This is a national wildlife refuge located where the Occoquan River meets the Potomac River in Woodbridge. This is an ecological treasure of natural habitats that are rare or nearly extinct in Northern Virginia. Visit this unique place to experience tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers.

Henry House Hill
Henry House Hill35.88 KMs away from The CIA Museum

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.