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Glen Echo Park
Based on 39 traveler reviews
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.
a little disappointing
Jul 28, 2014 by: howho from sherwood park, Alberta
the front facade promises a nice trip to the art deco past, however there are very few places that are open within it during the week so there is not much to enjoy. its probably more like a trip down memory lane for some - overall, its not a bad place for an hour's walk, but aside form the buildings there doesn't eem to be anything else to do.
Jul 26, 2014 by: Jay A from
I'm sure the shows and arts programs are fun, but if you're just going here for play, you will be disappointed. Hard to get to, and not much to do beyond the carousel, which is admittedly cool. Otherwise, the playground is small and lacking in playsets. Maybe this was fun 50 years ago, but my 5 and 2 year olds were bored to death. Save the time and go to Cabin John or Wheaton. Not worth the trip.
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