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Conveniently located near Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Sterling, VA, the Country Inn & Suites offers a free airport shuttle to attractions within a three-mile radius. You can easily visit nearby historic Herndon, Reston and Leesburg, or you can browse the exhibits and spaceships at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to a game of miniature golf at Algonkian Regional Park, and then cool off on the water rides at The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.
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The George C. Marshall International Center

11.75 mi / 18.91 km from the hotel
Formerly known as Dodona Manor, this historic home was once owned by five-star General of the Army George C. Marshall. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Marshall is most famous for authoring the post-WWII European Recovery Program, also called the Marshall Plan.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

14.45 mi / 23.26 km from the hotel
Get some idea of the struggle colonial farmers of the 1770s experienced when you visit this tenant farm, which hosts special events like the annual Market Fair.

Downtown Leesburg

11.9 mi / 19.16 km from the hotel
Travel about 15 minutes to downtown Leesburg to explore historic sites, browse the galleries, shop in the boutiques or dine in one of the many restaurants. Don't miss annual events like the Flower & Garden Festival or the Leesburg Airshow.

Great Falls Park

9.09 mi / 14.63 km from the hotel
Be sure to pack your camera for an outing at this national park, home to more than 800 acres that encompass scenic waterfalls, rugged hiking trails, welcoming picnic pavilions and picturesque overlooks.

Green Spring Gardens

17.95 mi / 28.9 km from the hotel
Learn more about plants and wildlife at Green Spring Gardens, home to 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse with tropical plants and two gift shops. Be sure to visit the museum and walk to the ponds in the wooded stream valley.

Historic Herndon

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Spend a leisurely afternoon in nearby Herndon, a charming pre-Civil War city that offers several parks, historical sites, restaurants, boutiques, festivals and more for your exploring pleasure.