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Glen Echo Park

7300 MacArthur Boulevard

Historic Glen Echo Park offers a variety of low cost activities suitable for all ages and interests.

This former Chautauqua site turned amusement park offers the opportunity to experience diversity in a unique environment, focusing on the visual and performing arts, humanities, education, environmental science, and recreation.

This National Park houses more than seven non-profit organizations and is the setting for dances, classes, performances, and special events, attended by half a million visitors each year.

The Park is managed by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3.

The Partnership's mission is to administer and develop this unique cultural, educational, and recreational center in partnership with Montgomery County and the National Park Service, who provide tours and visitor information at the Park.


Don Rideout

Friday, May 18, 2018
Took my 5 y.o. grandson on a school field trip. It was fantastic. Carousel gives a good long ride and the music was perfect. Puppet theater was a kick. Playground was ideal. Historic buildings were beautiful. Wish we could have stayed all day.

Nicalena Neary

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Glen Echo Park is a National Park located in Glen Echo Maryland. The grounds are beautiful, natural trails, walking paths and a stream. The Famous Carousel opens the end of April. There is an Aquarium on site as well as the famous Spanish Ballroom where dances and lessons are given on most weekends. Many artist have studios on the premises. There's a large Pavilion and picnic tables outside. Classes in music and art are available. It's a nice way to spend a day.

Leah Kniesly

Monday, June 11, 2018
Such an awesome place! This is now my favorite place to take people from out of town! Art deco abandoned amusement park turned art colony?! Hell yes.

F E Downey

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Wonderful space, but few, specific signs to direct you your destination. Took 10 minutes (after speaking to two live persons) to find my gallery opening. Maybe Glen Echo can email persons with walking directions?

Nicholas Chase

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
We enjoyed Glen Echo Park. It is a nice place to go on the weekends. Parking is a bit tricky. You need to go past the park to the National Park lot off Oxford Road. We went to 2 places here. Candy Corner is a children's art room where they give you a couple of things to make for around 30 minutes. Quite nice. They other is a puppet theater. The theater is fun, tickets are required for everyone and you will need to be there on time, as the show is 30 minutes for children. Our daughter enjoyed the experience at both.

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