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

November 19, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population was 12,030 at the 2010 census. Fairfax Station is an affluent community in Northern Virginia; its center is located 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Washington, D.C.
Restaurants in Fairfax Station

1. Burke Lake Park

7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1929 +1 703-323-6600
Excellent
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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.

2. NRA National Firearms Museum

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

3. Paradise Springs Winery

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

4. Lake Accotink Park

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

5. 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.

6. Fountainhead Regional Park

10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-2753 +1 703-250-9124
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
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!

7. Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

11200 Fairfax Station Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-1011 +1 703-425-9225
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
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Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Take a step back in time and discover the Fairfax Station Museum and the role it played in the history of Northern Virginia. A key element in the development of the regional economy from its completion on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad in 1854, it played a critical role in the American Civil War and was the center of local community life for almost a century until modern highways and rail transportation made local train depots a thing of the past. The Station was an important supply and medical evacuation site during the Civil War where Clara Barton, later the founder of the American Red Cross, assisted in relief and evacuation efforts in 1862 during the Second Battle of Bull Run. Museum displays, activities and events help preserve local history and promote railroading. Come explore Civil War history, railroading and the fascinating story of our local community.

Reviewed By Barb H - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The docents at the museum are wonderful and friendly -- and they have a great program for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. You can do the museum in an hour, which matched my young granddaughter's attention span. Truly a hidden treasure to seek out and...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We do try very hard to provide volunteer opportunities for local scouts as we know the benefit is mutual. Please come back and visit and tell your friends about us!

8. 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.

9. Whitehall Farms

12523 Popes Head Rd, Clifton, VA 20124-1319 +1 703-968-3900
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5 based on 3 reviews

Whitehall Farms

In 1916, at the age of 14, Martin Vazquez left his parents and 17 siblings in Cuba and came to the US. He quickly became a U.S. citizen, and served in the US Army during WWII. After the war, he married Sarah Lee Jamison and together they started Arlington Insulation. At the time, heating oil cost $.09 a gallon and there were no building codes, so convincing home builders to install insulation required salesmanship of the highest order. The Vazquez's bought land with every dime they could save, and their biggest purchase was the 200+ acres of Whitehall Farm in 1960-61. They called Whitehall their home until their deaths. The Vazquez' daughter Nadine, her husband Jeff, and their son Jeremy hope to honor Martin and Lee by preserving Whitehall as open space within an increasingly crowded Fairfax County. Located in Fairfax County near Clifton, VA, the 205+ acres of Whitehall Farms, LLC offers picturesque woodlands filled with local wildlife, forested streams, and rolling pasture. To help address the growing demand among Northern Virginia's population for local, sustainably produced food products, Whitehall Farms, LLC will seek to produce a variety of high-quality farm products including fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meat, eggs, honey, and firewood. Key components of the farm plan include: • Selling these products at a farm store to be located on the farm, • Conducting educational tours and other agritourism events to allow students and customers to enjoy the farm setting, learn how the food is produced, and why responsibly grown farm products are an important step towards improving the environmental and social impacts of our food choices. • Hiring and supporting military veterans whenever possible. • Other goals of the project include increasing access to products from other local agricultural operations, and testing various techniques for composting, silvopasture, crop-rotation, companion planting, etc. Like us on Facebook or signup for our mailing list to receive updates on the farm's progress!

Reviewed By Meaghan M

This is a neat little market and farm off Pope's head in Clifton, Virginia. Our family takes part in the weekly vegetable and egg subscription (pick up only). The store is very neat with a variety of different products (juices, eggs, milk, spices, oils, candy...). Anna, who helps run the store, is very friendly and always smiling!

10. Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153-1356
Excellent
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5 based on 15 reviews

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

Go Ape is a highly interactive 2 - 3 hour outdoor adventure course featuring zip lines and awesome treetop obstacles. Our course in Springfield, VA offers adventures for both adults and children.

Reviewed By CdninLoudoun - Leesburg, Virginia

I joined my son on the Treetop Junior adventure over the weekend. It was a first for the both of us and there was no shortage of fun. The instructors are excellent at dealing with children who are unsure of themselves and take close care of showing them how far they will fall with the harness, if it happens at all, and explain carefully where to hold their hands. The adventure lasted 45 minutes and isn't too difficult. Just be patient if you are behind someone who is slower than you. It was a great experience and we will return for sure.

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