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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

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Address: 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182-1643
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+1 703-255-1900
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The only national park dedicated to the performing arts, with spaces for...

The only national park dedicated to the performing arts, with spaces for indoor and outdoor performances.

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Always enjoyed a mid summer night concert

Living right next to the venue gave me advantages to just walk to the box office in the beginning of the season to grab some good tickets with affordable prices for some great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Grace C
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living right next to the venue gave me advantages to just walk to the box office in the beginning of the season to grab some good tickets with affordable prices for some great shows! I love the casual atmosphere here and the indoor/outdoor setting! We took my daughter and her friend here to see Lindsey Sterling, and my sister and... More 

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Thank Grace C
Vienna, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitor or resident this place is a must. The atmosphere will stay with you for the rest of the year, until you you come running back

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Thank isheinbaum
Vienna, Virginia
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live about 2 miles from Wolf Trap and go every year to at least one event. I carefully pack my dinner, select a bottle of wine, roll up my blanket, place it all in my backpack, take down my chair back from the shelf, make sure I have my ticket in my pocket, and drive leisurely to Wolf Trap.....I... More 

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Thank newyorkwalk1
Virginia
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place for live music. You can bring coolers in with food and alcohol. Only downside- you can not take anything to drink into the coveted seats. We have had some really rude ushers but for the most part, it's all good. It is a beautiful place on a summer night for entertainment.

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Thank DMH1416
United States
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216 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been attending the outdoor music and entertainment venue for 16 years. So glad to make this summer my 17th year. I rarely buy seats. Let me explain. There is proper theatre seating. You pay more and sit in your assigned seat. I think you are allowed to have a clear plastic water bottle. Sometimes people become angry if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to probably over a hundred music venues and this one always stands out as the best. Its beautiful inside and there is a not a bad seat in the house. Great sound quality and awesome setting!

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Thank Brian S
Vienna
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This outdoor music venue is a true national treasure. The grounds are lush and perfect for picnicking as well as laying back, staring at the stars and listening to live music. The sound system is state of the art and parking is plentiful. It's a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy the outdoors.

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Thank Miriam P
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wolf Trap is the perfect venue for a concert! It's not too big and the lawn seats are a perfect place for a picnic -- you can bring your own food!

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Thank desbutterfly
Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they feature artists of nearly every perform skill - there are no "bad" seats in the house or on the lawn for that matter

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Thank jim7946
Vienna, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I've seen many concerts here over many years, both outdoors and in, and most recently earlier this month in The Barns. Great atmosphere, good acoustics, easily accessible, and the employees are friendly and courteous. Highly recommended.

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