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A must-see in Meridian Hill Park which is located just to the northwest of Rock Creek Park. This fountain has thirteen cascading basins that make it the longest fountain in North America. Look for the Joan of Arc statue that is the only equestrian statue that features a woman in Washington, D.C.

Short Walk: Located in the easily-accessible Meridian Hill Park.

Family Friendly: A great spot to run around or set up a picnic lunch.

Gem Type: Family Attraction

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Zander Göpfert

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Aug 1, 2020
Ollie T
Not that great of a place. No water in the fountain.
Mar 7, 2019
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May 31, 2018
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May 19, 2018
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Aug 21, 2016
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