10 Things to Do in Burke That You Shouldn't Miss

November 20, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Burke is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. As of the 2000 census, Burke, an affluent Washington D.C. suburb in Northern Virginia, had a total population of 57,737. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the CDP was divided, with a portion of it becoming Burke Centre CDP; the population remaining in the Burke CDP was reported at 41,055 in the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Burke

1. Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929 +1 703-323-6600
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Burke Lake Park

Reviewed By cathy h - Annandale, Virginia

This is a great location for a high school cross country meet. We've been here numerous times for practices, practice meets, and regular meets. A nice, pleasant place to visit. Fairfax county residents do not pay admission. Military members stationed nearby have to show proof of residency, but are also free.

2. Lake Braddock

Burke, VA
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lake Braddock

Reviewed By VAEllen - Burke, Virginia

Small little "lake" is actually drainage for the community. Nice walking path around it was often crowded. Better to drive a few more miles to Burke Lake.

3. Lake Accotink Park

7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150-3644 +1 703-569-0285
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Lake Accotink Park

Outside D.C. in Northern Virginia. Tour boat rides, pedal boat rentals, carousel, beach front, playground equipment, hiking trails, snack bar, etc.

Reviewed By Willem K

My wife and I drove here for a wonderful fall hike around the lake. Also a great place to walk your dog. We the hike around the lake is pretty neat, but also pretty long - there's no real shortcut. Great for running too, if you like the running on terrain that's a bit rougher.

4. NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550 +1 703-267-1600
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

NRA National Firearms Museum

Small museum that highlights the long history of firearms.

Reviewed By D2821ITroberts - Heathsville, Virginia

Even if you don’t support the 2nd Amendment the history of firearms is spectacular. Those who enjoy firearms will be amazed at the inventory and match grade guns on display along with write ups and brief history of the weapons on display.
If you have ever just seen in a book guns this museum gives you up close looks of weapons from their inception.
Make sure you a lot three or more hours as you wonder the museum at your own pace and get a history lesson along your tour.

5. Hidden Oaks Nature Center

7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA 22003-1575 +1 703-941-1065
Excellent
57%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Hands-on nature exhbits, live turtles and snakes, dress up, nature programs, hiking trails, butterfly crossing

Reviewed By Norma Jo S - Annandale, Virginia

It's nice to have a place like Hidden Oaks as part of the county park system. For one thing, it has preserved some beautiful hilly land from the developers, in a heavily populated area. It is also a free, educational destination for children that does not involve some commercial enterprise or pop culture. Preschoolers and elementary age kids can enjoy the hands-on learning in the nature center, including a faux treehouse, live turtles and snakes, displays of local wildlife. You can take advantage of guided, scheduled activities inside or on the numerous trails of the property. There are nearby swings, play equipment, and picnic areas. Check their website or call for scheduled free activities.

6. EagleBank Arena

4500 Patriot Cir, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030-4468 +1 703-993-3000
Excellent
40%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

EagleBank Arena

EagleBank Arena (formerly known as the Patriot Center) is a 10,000-seat arena on the campus of George Mason University. Managed by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the arena is home to Mason men's and women's basketball teams, concerts, sporting events, high school graduations, commencement ceremonies and more.

Reviewed By Gerry H - Norfolk, Virginia

Excellent show, excellent facility, free parking, well managed traffic flow, nad comfortable seats. The show was awesome. Favorite act was the pair on the
silk ropes.

OVO recently went to an arena forum and it helps the show. All acts were top cirq quality. I could do wo the clown.

7. Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150-1706 +1 703-971-3738
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 116 reviews

Springfield Town Center

Reviewed By John C - Burke, VA, United States

My expectations were not high since this was fast food but Thai Max fell way below them. The Pad Thai was bland, almost tasteless. Seafood tasted fishy. There's a reason this place has the shortest line in the food court.

8. Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-2753 +1 703-250-9124
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Fountainhead Regional Park

Reviewed By LindaOrchid - Fairfax Station, Virginia

One of our favorite places to walk our dog. Beautiful tall trees and several trails to choose from. We always see other families walking dogs. The parking lot has a map of the trails and they are marked. You can walk really far or not. There are kayak rentals on the river and a snack bar. Really gorgeous views every direction. It's a really nice drive on Hampton road to get there. Just like you are far out in the country but close to town. Who knew there were such unspoiled beautiful places so close to the city!

9. Arlington National Cemetery

Entrance at Arlington Memorial Bridge, Arlington, VA 22211 +1 877-907-8585
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Arlington National Cemetery

Veterans of every American war from the Revolution to the country's most recent conflicts are buried at Arlington, which was officially declared a military cemetery in 1864. Among the more than 260,000 dead are three unidentified service members, buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and John F. Kennedy, whose gravesite is marked by an eternal flame.

Reviewed By JWWA - Everett, Washington

We took the Metro over to the cemetery and just found our way to the places we wanted to see. Since most people go to the same spots it was easier to navigate since we just followed the crowd.

You will need to bring your patience for being around the school groups. They were a little rowdy and sometimes it was the chaperones being loud too.

Anyone that isn’t in good shape to do all the walking up hills may want to take a tram. It will be a while before I beat the number of floors my iPhone says we did as we walked that day.

10. Hidden Pond Nature Center

8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA 22152-2806 +1 703-451-9588
Excellent
64%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Hidden Pond Nature Center

Reviewed By Maceo2017 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We discovered this hidden gem many years ago during a pre-school field trip and loved it! The playground is small, but fun. The nature center always has interesting exhibits and good questions to ask little ones. The walk around the pond has a lot to look for that changes depending on the season. The staff is helpful and relaxed. I think strollers are ok.

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