Triangle Community Information

Local Education

Students living in Triangle, Virginia are under the jurisdiction of the Prince William County Public School District where they attend five schools in the area. Private and parochial schools are also located throughout the county and offer faith-based curricula to its students. Several colleges and universities thrive in the area, including Old Dominion University, Howard University, and the Marine Corps University.

Attractions

The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting mark of respect to the U.S. Marine Corps. Visitors embark on a 225 year old adventure, re-telling all of the adventures of the U.S. Marine Corps. One of the most popular exhibits is the Leatherneck Gallery, which features historical military aircraft hanging from the ceiling, as well as tanks used in WII in the lobby. Other exhibits include a winter battlefield showing what life during the Korean War was like for soldiers, as well as a reenactment of Iwo Jima on D-Day.

History buffs will particularly enjoy the Weems-Botts Museum, a tribute to Colonial Dumfries, the oldest chartered town in Virginia. Along the tour visitors are treated to the various shops of Dumfries and the many important roles that it played during the American Revolution. The building itself has gone through many phrases, including as a bookstore, tavern and a spot for political meetings. Today, the building is rumored to be haunted and is a popular spot for ghost hunters as well as history lovers.

Visitors always enjoy stepping back into the Wild, Wild West at Old Mine Ranch. Highlights of the mine include pony rides, a petting farm, and hayrides.

Parks and Recreation

Golfers looking to take some time out on the links will want to head out to Forest Greens Golf Club. Designed by Clyde B. Johnston, this championship course glides over rolling greens, bent grass tees, tree-rimmed fairways and lush Valmont Bermuda grass. In addition to being Virginia's top golf club for public play, the course is saluted for five sets of tees that make for a challenging play from beginning to end.

Prince William Forest National Park is one of the most breathtaking spots in all of Virginia. The stunning park covers over 12,000 acres of woodlands, streams, ponds and scenic trails. A top spot for camping, the park offers an RV park, campgrounds and cabins. Visitors to the park particularly enjoy seeing the Abandoned Mine, a historical preservation from the late 1860s. On any given day, visitors can be treated to the chance of seeing dozens of wildlife, one of the most common being the Eastern Box Turtle—the park's oldest living animal. Multiple hiking trails are also located throughout the park.

Locust Shade Park is one of the most expansive parks in all of Virginia. Beyond its stunning waters and picturesque trails, the park is home to boating and fishing from its own marina, Shakespeare festivals at its 500 seat amphitheater, batting cages, six tennis courts, three separate playgrounds, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and eight picnic pavilions, a mini golf course, and a lighted driving range.

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