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

George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Washington, DC
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.
Daily 6 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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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