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Watkins Regional Park

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301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-1950
+1 301-218-6700
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Great Christmas-time Festival of Lights

Did the drive through a Festival of Lights event in December. The park has a superb set of lighted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
luv2ride
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Maryland
via mobile
very interesting regional park

This park has many interesting options for kids. There are large open fields for frisby or kite... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
smk52
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“wizard of oz” (11 reviews)
“petting zoo” (6 reviews)
“train ride” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-1950
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+1 301-218-6700
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"wizard of oz"
in 11 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 6 reviews
"train ride"
in 6 reviews
"all ages"
in 5 reviews
"nature center"
in 15 reviews
"festival of lights"
in 4 reviews
"antique carousel"
in 4 reviews
"mini golf"
in 4 reviews
"regional park"
in 4 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 3 reviews
"animal farm"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful world"
in 2 reviews
"open space"
in 2 reviews
"picnic pavilions"
in 2 reviews
"deer running"
in 2 reviews
"walking trails"
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"tennis courts"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the drive through a Festival of Lights event in December. The park has a superb set of lighted scenes and vignettes, with marching soldiers (nutcrackers), leaping gingerbread men, etc. The drive through the lit area of the park took about 45 minutes, the line...More

Thank luv2ride
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This park has many interesting options for kids. There are large open fields for frisby or kite flying. The theme areas are interesting although very crowded. Best for younger kids and earlier in the day.

1  Thank smk52
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

My grandchildren love to visit the park in the summer. They like visiting and feeding the farm animals, going on the hayride, riding the mini train and carrousel, visiting the nature center, and playing mini golf. The playground is also full of imaginative features.

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Watkins Park has been my favorite park for over ten years and I have i introduced the park to many people. The hidden gem of the park is animal petting down the walkway by the train, carousel and putt putt golf areas. Across from there...More

Thank Anthony W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is an excellent place to walk, especially in the summer. The wooded area gives you a break from the sun. There are also play areas for kiddies and picnic areas for gathering (with the pavilions requiring advance reservations). Also every fall, there is an...More

Thank marshawashington
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great place to take kids for the day. If the train is working, I've heard to take it (it wasn't working when I was there. The park is great, themed with Wizard of Oz. Try to go early so it is not so crazy packed,...More

1  Thank jbeaches2014
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

All I can review is the Festival of Lights attraction they have set up . It was wonderful and well worth the $10 entry fee . They accept canned food for the needy as well so grab a few cans from home and make a...More

Thank theplumbingmedi... .
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a two mile trail which is shaded and perfect for a good walk. It winds through the park and is very scenic.

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Watkins is like my neighborhood park. Th maryland National Parks and Planning office provides info on events here and closeby. The tennis bubble is constantly busy. There are plenty of ball fields for almost any sport, camping and large picnic (some covered)are available with trails...More

Thank Fred J
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We came here to ride the carousel. It’s a 1905 Dentzel, and it truly contains some of the greatest treasures of the carousel world. The kangaroo has a mechanism that makes it simulate jumping. Only 3 of them were made, and this is the only...More

Thank Bertram S
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5 October 2017|
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Response from dcwendy2016 | Reviewed this property |
The park is open 9-5 most days. Here is their general information phone number tel:301-218-6700 Take note: carousel, miniature train, and putt-putt golf course are closed for season. Nature Center and Old Farm are open.
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