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Great Falls Park is a small National Park Service site in Virginia, United States. Situated on 800 acres along the banks of the Potomac River in northern Fairfax County, the park is a disconnected but integral part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Great Falls of the Potomac River are near the northern boundary of the park, as are the remains of the Patowmack Canal, the first canal in the United States that used locks to raise and lower boats. Wikipedia


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Admission to the C. M. Russell Museum

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Visit the acclaimed C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, which features more than 4,000 art pieces spanning roughly 50 years of American history. See prized works of art from one of America's preeminent western artists, from beautiful mountain landscapes painted in oil to intimate photographs of 19th-century Plains Indians.

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Self-guided Waterfall Hiking Tour through Great Falls National Park

Great Falls Park, Virginia

Amble along the cliffs overlooking the Potomac River, taking in thundering waterfalls, exciting rock climbing excursions, and the region’s most perilous kayaking spots. On this self-guided audio tour, you’ll have an opportunity to explore a few hidden gems found on the Great Falls Park trails. I’ll also show you one of my favorite, wilder paths at the national park - all guided step-by-step through GPS. You’ll see that there’s much more to Great Falls than its viewing platforms. I’ll point you in the direction of the areas tourists don't know about, including views of hidden waterfalls, the region's best rock climbing and rappelling spots, and a route along the canal and through an abandoned colonial-era city. There are also several opportunities to go off-trail to get up-close with the rapids at the falls and, if you're lucky, you might even see a daredevil kayaker trying their luck. This tour can take up to two hours and, while it’s not especially strenuous, it’s plenty exciting!

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