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Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Nature Sanctuary

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Address: 802 Childrens Center Rd SW, Leesburg, VA 20175-2545
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+1 703-669-0000
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Beautiful grounds - lovely venue for a wedding

I attended an outdoor wedding in this lovely venue. It was a beautiful scene to watch the groom and his parents, bridal party and finally the bride exited the manor house and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Jamy V
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I attended an outdoor wedding in this lovely venue. It was a beautiful scene to watch the groom and his parents, bridal party and finally the bride exited the manor house and walked down a stone path to the canopy with a backdrop of gorgeous trees. I could only imagine in a couple of weeks when the autumn colors change... More 

Thank Jamy V
Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

There are some landscaped gardens behind the house, (normally not open to public), plus a walk down to a pond or a more level walk around fields with little bird houses. Main walks plus criss-cross trails through the woods give you a choice of keeping your shoes clean or hiking a bit.

1 Thank Baroque_Flute
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

This park was a nice find as it has some very nice little trails that are well marked though a little muddy after almost 3 weeks of rain. The park is very small though and it doesn't take very long to walk any of the trails. The whole park seems to be more geared towards being a venue for weddings.... More 

1 Thank jehenson81
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We had our Indian baby shower here a few weeks ago and we couldn't have made a better choice. We had 60 family member guests so we couldn't do something more low key at home. The venue is gorgeous, a historic home that is well maintained by NoVa Parks and the grounds are beautiful. They also have a permanent tent... More 

Thank Khyati D
Leesburg, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

As others have said, this is a great peaceful nature preserve in the middle of town. There is also another side of it.... the kids programs! My son (Parker) has been involved with the kids programs (fresh air kids) there on Friday mornings for about 3 years. Alas, he is now too old to go. The programs are for preschoolers.... More 

2 Thank Terry E
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

Lovely spot for an outdoor wedding. The mansion was stately inside and the grounds beautiful - especially the large tree that provided the backdrop for the wedding ceremony. Lovely gardens, shaded areas and veranda for cocktails and mixing with guests. The walks down to the tented area were somewhat tricky for ladies with heels.

Thank JB4u2014
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We loved our jaunt in the park, here! Very lovely pond and pollination garden! Seems like a wonderful location for a reception.

Thank nmhaywood
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved visiting the place last weekend on a very sunny day, the greenery is so soothing and the chirping of the birds is so peaceful. Pack some lunch and enjoy it by the lake... Absolutely recommend!

Thank Abhilash P
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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

This is a great little place to get a little history fix as well as enjoy scenery, nature and peace. I've been here several times and always come away feeling a little more 'alive.'

Thank Funkybrunky
Frederick, MD
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

Rust is a delightful small sanctuary, nearly hidden by all the encroaching residential development. The trails are well-marked and the pond a restful spot. A sure spot for some wildlife.

Thank bj2kb

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