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Billy Goat Trail is one of the best hikes in Maryland!

The Billy Goat offers a challenging trail that is good for all ages. It offers amazing views of... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
M7533KWmichaelb
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great Area for Hiking, Biking, Picnics or Seeing the Visitors Center & Falls

Great Area for Hiking, Biking, Picnics or Seeing the Visitors Center & Falls Family members visited... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

The Billy Goat offers a challenging trail that is good for all ages. It offers amazing views of the Potomac River and ends close to the Great Falls overlook. This is a must do attraction when in DC. Right now there is major construction at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank M7533KWmichaelb
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Great Area for Hiking, Biking, Picnics or Seeing the Visitors Center & Falls Family members visited Great Falls Park in Potomac, MD on Sat. 27 Oct. 2018. We enjoyed learning the history of the Great Falls Tavern and C&O Canal. The static displays were great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The visitor center is a little hard to get to if you are from out of town. Google and other apps wants to send you to the Virginia side. It is a really nice park and the rangers were very helpful. A lot of history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dforstate
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I love visiting Great Falls Visitor Center but with some additional budget, the building can be remolded and interior need major improvements. Looking forward to see this investment available soon. The management can look for private donations at least. I am happy we kept this...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Vesna M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Informative displays and friendly staff. It is hard to believe experiencing a piece of local history only 15 minutes away from the concrete jungles.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Great Fall Tavern Visitor Center is the information center and museum on Great Fall Maryland side. The Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center was built as an inn and tavern for those travellers through the C&O Canal. According to the history, the inn was open...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The area, esp. the walk-out to the falls is extremely beautiful and breathtaking!! The Tavern/visitor center is only of medium interest, but some guide dioramas/displays of the past.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a small but interesting Center, showing the history of the region. We spent about fifteen or twenty minutes here, and enjoyed it. The discussion of the Canal was worth the stop. As well, the staff were kind and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank deborahf702
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is an ideal staging point for magnificent views of the Great Falls of the Potomac, walking and learning about the C&O Canal, and exploring idyllic trails. This is such a popular site that midday on weekends with good weather you are likely to run...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Great Falls Tavern is part of the C&O National Park, which runs along the southern border of Maryland and the northern boarder of Virginia. But the Great Falls Park in Potomac is a gem and well worth the visit. You'll pay the normal National...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank PotomacJim
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Great Falls Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dark. The Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with extended hours during the spring, summer and fall months. I copies this info from their website just... More
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