What to do and see in Clifton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 28, 2017 Madelene Haan

Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 282 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 185 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Clifton

1. NRA National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-7550 +1 703-267-1600
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
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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.

2. Manassas National Battlefield Park

6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109-2358 +1 703-361-1339
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 936 reviews

Manassas National Battlefield Park

A 5,000-acre park that was the scene of two major Civil War battles.

Reviewed By beth ann k - Halstead, Kansas

This is just a wonderful place. It has a walking tour for the 1st Battle of Manassas, and a driving tour of the 2nd battle. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

3. Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929 +1 703-323-6600
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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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.

4. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151-3002 +1 703-572-4118
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 3 reviews

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Reviewed By MamaAyinde - Stanford, CA

This museum is amazing! I even prefer it to the Air and Space museum on the national mall. It has the most amazing aircraft, including the Concorde, Space Shuttle Discovery, and even the Enola Gay. It's a real stroll through history. Don't miss the Blackberry (I think that's what it is called.) It flew from coast to coast in about an hour in the 1960s. I wonder what amazing feats today's secret technology is able to do. Very entertaining and highly recommended.

5. Paradise Springs Winery

13219 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA 20124-1811 +1 703-830-9463
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Paradise Springs Winery

Reviewed By jeff f - Ambler, Pennsylvania

We went with a couple who are members of the wine tasting club. The winery offers tastings of each of 7 wines at no charge for the members and 2 guests. The person serving was quite friendly, knowledgeable and extremely accommodating, giving us his undivided attention as he described each wine. His descriptions were spot on and we couldn't believe it when we later found out it was his second day on the job! The only negative is that the main seating area is very loud when it is busy.

6. The Winery at Bull Run

15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120-2137 +1 703-815-2233
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

The Winery at Bull Run

Cradled in the foothills of the Bull Run Mountains, adjacent to over 5,000 countryside acres of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, you'll find our historic property specializing in artisanal wine tasting experiences. The Winery at Bull Run transports you to the 1800s in an authentic Virginia farm setting that values American history and hospitality. Visit us and enjoy the cultural heritage of a Virginia past and the award-winning wines of the present. As the closest winery to Washington, D.C., we are conveniently located in Fairfax County, Virginia, less than a half hour from DC and only 2 miles off Interstate 66.

Reviewed By Jonathan R - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We tried this winery last weekend for the first time, in part because of its close proximity to Washington. The Winery boasts an extensive tasting area, plus high and low tables for more extended wine tasting and light snacks. The grounds of the winery include vines for the winery’s Norton grapes, picnic tables, and additional space for special events such as weddings.
The wines in our tasting ranged from good to very good, and the staffers with whom we spoke were friendly and responsive.

7. Westfields Golf Club

13940 Balmoral Greens Ave, Clifton, VA 20124-2817 +1 703-631-3300
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Westfields Golf Club

At Westfields, Fred Couples has built one of the top destinations for golf in Virginia. This stunning Northern Virginia golf course is fun and accessible for the novice, yet challenging and thought-provoking for the experienced golfer. Fred's professional play on hundreds of courses around the world, coupled with his experience in countless tournaments and team competitions, has given him exceptional insight into optimal golf course design. The perfect embodiment of that vision is yours to experience at Westfields Golf Club located close by to Centreville, VA.

Reviewed By Alan B - New Concord, Kentucky

Fred Couples designed course is a must play in Northern Virginia. Greens and fairways are always in beautiful condition, and the layout is very challenging for all handicaps. Pro Shop, Clubhouse and Practice Facility are First Class. Professional Golf Fitting Facility located at Practice Range.

8. 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
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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.

9. Manassas Train Station

9431 West St, Manassas, VA 20110-5507 +1 703-361-6599
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Manassas Train Station

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

This station is over 100 years old and is one of the busiest AMTRAK stops in the area. It funnels a lot of people who live in Northern Virginia but work in Washington DC. The small station offers parking, an ATM, payphones, ticket vending machines and newspaper racks. it is in the heart of Old Manassas, just a block from a number of restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions. If you want to avoid the horrible traffic of Washington DC and its suburbs, this is a wonderful town where you can plan exploring Northern Virginia, the Appalachians and even DC itself.

10. Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-2753 +1 703-250-9124
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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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!

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