George Washington Memorial Parkway

All-American RoadVirginia

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  • Arlington House

    With majestic pillars and classic structure, the Arlington House welcomes visitors.

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  • Arlington National Cemetery

    Shady trees and grassy knolls provide a quiet walking area for those who visit this thought-provoking cemetery.

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  • Biking Along the Parkway

    A bicyclist enjoys a scenic ride in LBJ Memorial Grove along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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  • Beauty in Bluebells

    Lucky visitors can see beauty such as this bluebell at Turkey Run Park in the spring.

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  • Canoeing in Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

    Leafy green trees hug the shore of the Dyke Marsh, a popular place for kayaking and canoeing.

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  • Dutchman's Breeches Wildflower

    Popular and visible in all parts of Virgina, this Dutchman's Breeches wildflower blooms abundantly along the Parkway in spring.

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  • Flowers Below Netherlands Carillon

    The carillon tower rises 127 feet high and sits on a commanding hillside overlooking the banks of the Potomac River and across to the monuments and skyline of Washington, DC. This photo shows the formally arranged flower garden below the Netherlands Carillon.

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  • Fort Hunt Picnic Area

    Clouds stretch out across a blue sky at the Fort Hunt Picnic Area.

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  • Autumn Along the George Washington Memorial Parkway

    A sliver of the Potomac River can be seen peeking through the fall-touched trees beside the empty lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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  • Great Falls of the Potomac River

    This spectacular view of the Potomac River cascading 76-feet over jagged rocks and boulders attracts local residents and tourists from around the world.

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  • Jones Point Lighthouse

    Set in the classic structure of the old lighthouses, the outside of Jones Point Lighthouse is viewable to visitors to see a glimpse of the past.

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  • Fireworks at the Capital

    This startling red fountain of light is only one of the many fireworks shown during the capital's Fourth of July celebration.

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  • Kennedy Gravesite

    Snow covered hills guard the ever-burning flame at the John F. Kennedy gravesite.

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  • LBJ Memorial Grove

    A monument on the grounds of LBJ Park displays memorable quotes from Lyndon B. Johnson during his tenure as president.

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  • Navy Marine Memorial

    Affectionately known as “waves and gulls,” the Navy Marine memorial is one of several military monuments along the parkway, honoring sailors and marines lost at sea.

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  • Fountain at Theodore Roosevelt Island

    The memorial area in the center of the island was created as a formal tribute to this conservationist-president.

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  • View of Washington Monument from George Washington Memorial Parkway

    From the Mount Vernon Trail adjacent to the Potomac River and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, visitors get a picture-perfect glance of the Washington Monument.

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  • Woodpecker

    Bird watchers can glance up at the trees to see a variety of birds, such as this woodpecker.

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  • Iwo Jima at Night

    The statue of the Iwo Jima soldiers stands out clearly against the night sky in the Rosslyn area of Arlington, Virginia.

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  • U.S. Capitol

    A few people wander the tree-lined walkway in front of the United States Capitol.

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  • Bald Eagles Roost

    Perched on the bare branches of a tree, two Bald Eagles survey the area.

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