Theodore Roosevelt Island

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Theodore Roosevelt Island information

Washington, DC , USA
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Underground Rail: Rosslyn
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This 91-acre wooded island, in the Potomac off Rosslyn, is a wilderness preserve honoring the conservation-minded 26th US president. A large memorial plaza and statue of Teddy dominate the island’s center, and trails and boardwalks snake around the shorelines. The island’s swampy fringes shelter birds, raccoons and other small animals. There are great views of the Kennedy Center and Georgetown University across the river. The island is accessible from the Mount Vernon Trail and is a convenient stop on a long bike ride or jog but note bikes aren’t permitted on the island itself; lock them up in the parking lot.