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  • Great Falls Park

    Discovery Hike

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Have you ever wanted to explore the park beyond the falls overlooks? Join a park ranger to explore a gorge, a canal, and the Potomac River. Meet the ranger at the Visitor Center desk.

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    Falls Walk

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Everyday from 05/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Join a Ranger for a fun 30 minute stroll along the stunning vistas of Great Falls. Explore the natural and historical features of Great Falls that make this a timeless wonder.

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  • Great Falls Park

    Flat Hat Chat

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM,3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Overlook 3
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Everyday from 05/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Drop in and join a Park Ranger at Overlook 3

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  • Great Falls Park

    Visitor Center Museum

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Great Falls Park Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Everyday from 04/23/2016 to 10/31/2016

    A great place to start your adventures at Great Falls Park.

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  • Great Falls Park

    America's Best Idea

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Explore Great Falls Park with a ranger, and learn about the significance of National Parks and why they hold a special place in our hearts.

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  • Great Falls Park

    Falls Walk Weekends

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/04/2016 to 08/28/2016

    Join a Ranger for a fun 30 minute stroll along the stunning vistas of Great Falls. Explore the natural and historical features of Great Falls that make this a timeless wonder.

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    • Time: 11:30 PM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/04/2016 to 08/27/2016

    Join a ranger for a walk along the scenic and historic Potowmack Canal, one of America's first waterways to the west. George Washington's dream canal is considered to be America's greatest engineering achievement of the 18th century.

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  • Great Falls Park

    Learn to Ride

    • Time: 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Turkey Run Park
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Join a park ranger who can teach your child how to ride a bicycle in this free program. Note: location is at Turkey Run Park. Learn to Ride introduces an effective and low-stress way to learn to ride a bicycle. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED VIA EMAIL

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  • Great Falls Park

    Centennial Jr Ranger Program

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/05/2016 to 08/28/2016

    Earn your Centennial Junior Ranger Badge during this two hour ranger led program. You will explore what makes Great Falls Park a great National Park and discover it's shared connection to other National Park Service sites.

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    Centennial Jr Ranger Program

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Great Falls Park VA
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Earn your Centennial Junior Ranger Badge during this two hour ranger led program. You will explore what makes Great Falls Park a great National Park and discover it's shared connection to other National Park Service sites.

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  • Great Falls Park

    A Brass Ring Memory

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Not so long ago, people came to Great Falls by trolley, viewed the river from a tower, and danced to live orchestra music. Join a ranger to catch a glimpse of Great Falls' romantic past.

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  • Great Falls Park

    Snakes Alive

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 24, 2016

    Hey there reptile fans? Have you ever touched a snake or are you terrified of snakes? Find out some answers to your scaly questions, explore the interesting habits and characteristics of snakes, and over come your fears.

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  • Great Falls Park

    Campfire Program

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Main picnic area
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    Join the National Park Service to enjoy some campfire stories at Great Falls Park set in the Potomac Gorge around a campfire. This is a special evening program that will be held in the picnic area near the main parking lot.

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Mailing Address:

Great Falls Park
c/o Turkey Run Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101

Phone:

(703) 757-3103
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