Founded in 1964 by Robert E. Simon (RESton), Reston was the first modern planned community in the United States. Simon purchased a 6,750 acre tract using the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Hall, which was owned by his family. Reston includes several planned urban developments, including Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Town Center, and Reston Station. The city is home to offices of many high tech companies, such as AOL, Microsoft, Accenture, and the US Geological Survey.
Reston Zoo, 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, ☎ (703) 757-6222, . March 11-November 26. The Reston Zoo features several animals such as zebras, monkeys, and camels. It features a petting barn, exhibits, pony rides and wagon rides around the park. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children. The zoo is closed for the winter from November 28th to March 10th.Adults: $12, Seniors: $11, Children: $9. edit
Reston Community Players, . Four major productions per season. This all-volunteer production company originated in 1972 and has performed a variety of shows throughout the years. The shows are located at Reston Community Centeredit
Greater Reston Arts Center, . Exhibits, classes, and seminars for all ages. edit
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