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Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo

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Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Maryland is an arts and cultural center. It is managed by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture in cooperation with Montgomery County, Maryland, and the National Park Service. The site was first developed in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly and then operated as an amusement park until 1968. Today, the park is one of the finest cultural resources in the Washington, D.C. area. It offers hundreds of classes and workshops in the visual and performing arts and is home to thirteen resident artists and arts organizations. The park is well known for its antique Dentzel carousel, its Spanish Ballroom, its many public festivals, including Family Day and the Washington Folk Festival, its children's theaters, and its social dance program. The National Park Service offers park history tours and other programs and maintains a visitors area.A Premier Arts and Cultural Center in Montgomery CountyManagement by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and CultureThe Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. manages Glen Echo Park, one of the most lively visual and performing arts sites in the Washington area. Each year, more than 400,000 people come to the Park to renew their creative spirit through arts classes, festivals, exhibitions, dances, children’s theater, music performances, nature programs, and more.Established by Montgomery County in 2002, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization charged with managing Glen Echo Park’s arts programs and facilities, including its historic buildings. The Partnership's mission is to present vibrant artistic, cultural, and educational offerings at the Park and to promote the Park as a unique destination for the region’s diverse population.
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  • Glen Echo is a neat little park off the beaten path. It's nice for a stroll and there is a dance event that meets regularly where anyone can participate. It's a neat stop when there's nothing else to ...  more »
  • The carousel is historic, delightful and beautiful. There are other offerings but for me everything pales in comparison for the carousel. I would recommend going just to see the carousel.  more »
  • Glen Echo Park is historic, which means old, and in many ways is showing its age. But the carousel is delightful, a good old-timey classic like they don't make any more. The park is a lovely place for...  more »
  • Great art lessons for the whole family. Beautiful grounds and nice cafe. Interesting historical place too. Worth visiting and signing up for lessons
  • The best old timey park with amazing events year round and fantastic dancing in the Spanish Ballroom, many times a week! Whether you like Tango, Blues, Swing or Contra, Glen Echo has it all and then some!
  • super cool hangout park spot. the park rangers are super nice and always quiet. some areas are restricted but not clearly marked.
  • Have taken lots of interesting classes here with the artists who teach. I have tried ceramics and silver working and both were great experiences and definitely worth the cost. Very fun and they make it accessible to people at all levels of creativity and skill. you can make some nice stuff out of it. They also have live music and dancing events sometimes which are always nice.
  • lace is in a good location and it's nice and green. Easy to find. Fun place to go pokemon hunting