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Amazement Square

Address: 27 9th Street, Lynchburg, VA
Phone Number: 434-845-1888
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum! Climb...
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Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Lynchburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We recently took our grandchildren, aged 4 1/2 and 2 1/3 to see this museum. We could have stayed much longer, as there was so much to do! But we can save the other floors, chutes and ladders for another visit! Both enjoyed the farm experience, especially harvesting the "corn" and then putting the ears back on the stalks! Milking... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a remarkable building. It has 4 stories of thugs to do and learn. We visited with grandchildren, ages 4 to 10. They all loved it. There were not only stairs and an elevator connecting the floors there were tunnels and a climbing "ladder", There was a zip line, painting on a glass wall, ant farms, insects, a class... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was such a great experience. I loved the mixture of local history and basic exhibits. My kids loved the different exhibits but the Motion one was their favorite. They loved playing with the golf balls. They also loved that my wife and I could do everything with them, including climbing around the tubes. They also do not charge for... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took my nephew here a few months ago and he loved it. It is a fun place near the river with lots for kids to do.

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