Washington, DC: Theodore Roosevelt Island

Island reached by a pedestrian bridge is dedicated to America's most outdoorsy President. Walking trails, a heroic bronze statue, and large stone tablets etched with the wisdom of Teddy Roosevelt.

Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial

Address:
George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Washington, DC
Directions:
Theodore Roosevelt Island is reached via northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. After Memorial Bridge follow the sign to turn right to enter parking lot.
Hours:
Daily 6 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
703-289-2500
Admission:
Free
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Manhood quotes of Teddy.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Was there in June 2014, parked nearby along the Mount Vernon trail and George Washington parkway. The island is recently restored, with about 2 miles of forested walking trails and marshy boardwalks. The main path in the center of the island has the huge statue, some quotes on large stone walls, and a few non-working water fountains/pools. Would like to see the water features fixed; some park rangers said there's no budget currently for the maintenance, so it's turned off year round.

[Toby, 07/25/2014]

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Theodore Roosevelt Island

Theodore Roosevelt Island reflects the president's lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors. Three trails showcase designed wildlife habitats: the Swamp Trail, Woods Trail, and Upland Trail. A memorial plaza includes quotes that capture Roosevelt's ideas about nature, manhood, youth, and the state. I love to read all the enormous stones with Roosevelt quotes on them. He was an inspiring man.

[Kariann Zentz, 07/10/2014]
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