Things To Do

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Outdoor Activities

Explore all the ways you can experience Great Falls Park

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Indoor Activities

Want to explore more about the park, but away from the elements? Learn more here.

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For Kids

Explore activities that will help children learn about Great Falls!

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Guided Tours

Rangers are thrilled when visitors join their programs! See what programs Great Falls is offering.

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Nearby Attractions

Learn about other places to explore the greater D.C. area!

A winter view of the Falls
A spectacular view of the Falls.  The Falls overlooks are a short walk from the Visitor Center.

Nearly a half million people come to Great Falls Park each year. The park offers many recreational opportunities, from a picnic with family and friends, to a hike along the Potomac River.

Safety is an important consideration at Great Falls. Remember that swimming and wading in the Potomac are prohibited. Use caution while hiking near the river and cliffs.

Last updated: March 18, 2024

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Mailing Address:

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

McLean, VA 22101


703 757-3101
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