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The 5 Coolest Things for Families to do in Vienna, VA this Summer!


Whether your family is full of music lovers, looking for a little stroll back in history, huge fans of trains (who isn’t?!) or wants to play with jungle animals, Vienna has so many fun things to do! So, plan your next summer adventures to include these 5 FUN places to go!

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap Outdoor Venue in Vienna Virginia
If your family has a bunch of music lovers, you might want to check out the stacked calendar out at the
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts for indoor and outdoor shows, with upcoming performances by Queen Latifah & Common, Dr. T Rex and the Dinosaur Diary, Disney’s Broadway Hits, the Avett Brothers, Hanson, Lyle Lovett and more performing live this summer!

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders

Model train in Virginia
Whatever you do, DO NOT miss the train this summer!
The Northern Virginia Model Railroaders (NVMR) is a club of model railroading enthusiasts headquartered in the historic train depot in downtown Vienna, Virginia. The club is over 65 years old and has been at this location for more than 30 years.

Billy Goat Trail

Man hiking in virginia
Vienna is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, and one of our must-visit trails is the 
Billy Goat Trail. It’s a fun trail for walking, jogging or even fishing. If you do the full trail, it takes about an hour and a half.

1st Stage

1st Stage

How about a night at the theater?

1st Stage demonstrates that great art and culture are the heart and soul of vibrant communities like Vienna. Summer is a great time to visit, as they are celebrating the 22nd Annual Logan Festival of Solo Performance from July 12-22.

Roer’s Zoofari

Caution, it’s a zoo over there!
Open Air Bus Ride: Hop on board and take a narrated tour through a free roaming safari. Feed and learn about animals such as zebra, bison, watsui, buffalo, deer, llamas and many more!

Animal Feeding Fun: Enjoy feeding and petting sheep, goats, rabbits, and many more barnyard favorites! Bottle feed baby goats! You can even feed some of our exotic animals like a giraffe, camels, and more! All feed options are available for purchase at the admission booth and at the gift shop.

Budgie Adventure: Walk into our special free flight aviary and let the adventure begin! You can feed these gentle, colorful birds as they land on your feed stick.

Camel Rides: Now offering camel rides Tuesday-Sunday. Rides are $8 per person.

We hope you & your family have the chance to enjoy Vienna, Virginia in the summer!

We’d love to hear from you: What are some of your favorite places to visit in Vienna?