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Amazement Square

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Address: 27 9th Street, Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: 434-845-1888
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on...
Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can explore global and regional topics, the arts and humanities, science and health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity.
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Great Family Night Fun!

We visited Amazement Square on Saturday and found that it was Family Night. On the second Saturday of each month from 4-7 PM admission is reduced to $3 per person. Inside are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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Amherst, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Where do I start? When you live in this area your kids are always bugging you to come here. Our first visit when we moved here 8 years ago was nice. I was impressed and it was worth every dime. BUT then it seemed with every later visit they would have sections closed off and it was frustrating. The last... More 

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Ashleigh K, Public Relations Manager at Amazement Square, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Amazement Square. We are sorry that you were unhappy with your visit in October of 2014. If you could contact us via email at pr@amazementsquare.org we would be happy to refund your money. The staff member to which you referred is a local Hospitality Award winner and a guest favorite.... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Amazement Square on Saturday and found that it was Family Night. On the second Saturday of each month from 4-7 PM admission is reduced to $3 per person. Inside are four levels of fun designed for children probably 10 years old and younger. The parents get a break and a laugh observing the antics of scores of children... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Kids could spend all day in this place. Kids of all ages can have fun here. This is a very interactive experience for everyone. The only down point is having to go home at the end of the day

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been here many times and am a member. This is a great place that makes learning fun not only for the children but for adults as well. They have some great staff some play with the children. My five yr old has "friends" that work there. She feel that some of the staff is her friends. Which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With four kids, I've been to a number of children's museums in several states... this one in Lynchburg is by far the best I've seen. My son had a blast, and it was the first time I was wishing we had more time. Just awesome fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Amazement Square is one of the finest interactive children's museum on the East Coast. My grandkids always want to go there, even the 10-13 year olds. The call it the bug museum because of the large sculptures of different insects on the outside of the building. The staff are friendly and helpful and even though it is in need of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love Amazement Square! This children's museum is a Lynchburg treasure! It has so much to offer for kids of different ages...so much so, that you may not get it all in with one visit! Our family has really enjoyed this attraction for years.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is the best children's museum we've ever experienced. Each floor is rife with opportunities for children to be physically and intellectually engaged with science, architecture, art and nature.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is the most impressive children's museum we have ever been to. It is 4 stories filled with amazing activities for all age groups. There is a staircase and elevator to go between the floors, and also a jungle gym-type tunnel, for kids who are old enough, to go up and down as well. I thought the glass-walled painting area... More 

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Bradenton,FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really enjoyed taking the grands here. There is a lot to see and do. Lots of hands on stuff and fun ways of learning. My grandson really enjoyed the balls rolling in different patterns and climbing on the netting and tube that span the floors.

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