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Glen Echo Park
Based on 41 traveler reviews
I remember when it was .....
Sep 02, 2014 by: ltsjdad from Gaithersburg, MD
...an amusement park. The roller coaster and the pool were why we came. My father used to run streetcars to the park. Nice place to take kids now with the Adventure Theater. Dancing in the Spanish Ballroom is always a good idea. Although the ballroom is NOT Air Conditioned. It does get hot in there.
Fun for All
Sep 01, 2014 by: MagicalTravels from Maryland
Glen Echo Park is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. My friends and I have seen 2 puppet shows (the Puppet Co.) and they've been delightful. The carousel is absolutely beautiful and it's fun to ride. I've eaten delicious food in the cafe and enjoyed visiting the artists' studios as well. The house of Clara Barton, the Red Cross founder, is interesting to tour (free). A great place for adults and children.
A Family Destination
Aug 18, 2014 by: jrjojo from Washington DC, District of Columbia
The "new" Glen Echo Park offers attractions for the entire family. Load of parking and accessible to all.
Charming park, beautiful carousel
Aug 17, 2014 by: bishkek09 from Washington, D.C.
The Puppet Company is what brought us here but the beautiful grounds and carousel is what will bring us back. We had a nice stroll and the kids enjoyed the playground. Beautiful venue for a wedding or family get-together and not too crowded on a warm, Sunday afternoon.
Aug 16, 2014 by: Miyelani from Hampstead
The carousel house houses one of only 12 calliopes like it in the world. Wonderful to experience it and the carousel. Hand carved animals, lovingly restored. $1.25 gets you a ride! 3 Jr. Ranger programs here-- one for under 6, one for over 6 and a civil right's one. Lots to learn. Combine with Clara Barton House- a great way to spend the day.
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