Glen Echo Park
Park, Art Gallery, Historic Site
7300 MacArthur Blvd (at Goldsboro Rd)
Glen Echo, MD 20812
- Formerly known as Glen Echo Amusement Park, this restored cultural center is a super cute spot to have an afternoon picnic if your in the area. Brownie points if you instagram the 'Cuddle Up' stage.
- Looking for Mary McFly.
- The Friday Night Contra Dance is fantastic. Great for groups of friends, solo dancers, those experienced and those who've never danced before. Wear COMFORTABLE shoes, pref w/ leather soles. Live music
- The carousel is a must. It was restored to look like it did in the 1930's. All the buildings have been preserved from their amusement park era, and serve as a great home to artists and performers.
- Blues dancing on Thursday nights in the ballroom annex
- It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.
- Ugh. Disapproving mothers.
- LOVE the Saturday nite Swing Dancing!
- this is not a nightclub but rather a wonderful park with an art galleries, puppet theatre, Adventure live theatre for children, Spanish Ballroom for dance lessons, merry-go-round, and picnic place.
- Did you know? Carousels evolved from a game played in the 1100s by Arab horsemen. Crusaders nicknamed the game carosella or little war. Be sure to visit the Dentzel carousel in the park!
- I love to visit the park on Friday night when there's dancing in the bumper car pavilion. It's so much fun to watch! (and photograph!)
- Dancing at the Spanish Ballroom or Back Room
- Swing Dance at Glen Echo. 60 minute lesson then give it your best dance!
- Get some Popcorn at the little Praline Caf and take a nice walk to the past. Praline is open until 10:30 PM Fri-Sun.
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- If your using the darkroom, keep a lookout for porn guy
- There is something magical about this place. On the Potomac near Bethesda, Maryland it was originally an amusement park. Now it's a National Park that presents vibrant arts and cultural programs.
- Go before 1pm or after 5pm to avoid lots of people.
- Another awesome/creepy spot in the dc metro area.
- Check out the different yurts! One for Calligraphy and one for Pottery! Pottery yurt sketched for DaysOfYore : Montgomery County note card project