September 27, 2004, 08:37 PM
I'll probably be in Washington DC in October but won't be renting a car (mostly attending a conference in Bethesda, MD). Was thinking about trying to get out to Fairfax, VA and visiting the NRA museum but won't have a car. Is there any way of getting out there without a car? Metrorail, etc?
Thanks in advance.
September 27, 2004, 08:45 PM
The orange line is your best bet, but it doesn't go out that far IIRC. You could take the orange line to Vienna and then grab a cab.....
September 27, 2004, 09:00 PM
That's correct. Vienna is as far as you can get on the Metro. There is the CUE bus (http://www.fairfaxva.gov/cueBus/Routes_Schedules.asp) that will get you around the block from there (to corner of Jermantown and 50). My wife sometimes takes a cab from the Vienna station to our house up the street from the NRA, and she estimates 12 bucks for the fare.
September 27, 2004, 09:05 PM
Maybe you can get to Vienna via the metro and a THR contingent can meet you there. There's also the NRA range, so you could do some shooting during the same trip...
September 27, 2004, 09:10 PM
one of the national chains does a 10 dollar a day car rental on the weekends in DC
September 27, 2004, 09:19 PM
10 bucks a day! Yikes, that's worth it just to avoid taking my personal vehicle downtown....
September 27, 2004, 09:35 PM
Even with a car I had trouble finding it (and it's the second time I've been to it too).
They need to triple the gallery space and spread things out. The way the Civil War guns are displayed is too compact and you can't enjoy them. Gettysburg and Chattanooga National Battlefield Park do a much better job. Now, their display for more modern guns is tops.
Becareful in that gift shop. Your wallet can be a lot lighter by the time you leave and you may not be able to carry a lot of loot on the bus.
September 28, 2004, 07:59 PM
Thanks everybody! I'm hoping I'll have time to make my getaway to Fairfax. :D
September 28, 2004, 08:27 PM
If we can work out the date and time, I will be glad to pick you up at the Nutley (Vienna) Metro and take you over to the museum.
send me an E-mail or IM if your interested
September 28, 2004, 09:47 PM
magyars4 - you are a bud! :)