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Address: 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804-780-5733
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Activities: Kayaking, Swimming
Description: This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing...
This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.
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Beautiful wedding venue

My cousin got married here this past weekend. Beautiful place for a ceremony and reception. The river was beautiful in the background for the ceremony.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My cousin got married here this past weekend. Beautiful place for a ceremony and reception. The river was beautiful in the background for the ceremony.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The James is one of the go to and free places to wander, take guests, walk the dog along trails and be adventurous if you do desire by kayaking or canoeing depending on the level of the water. Magnificent views from several locations and don't forget to walk around Brown's Island - the home of concerts and many other events

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This really should have a separate section under Richmond. There and lots of fun things to do on the James River, but Belle Isle is a destination unto itself. Did you ever explore Tom Sawyer's Island at Disneyland when you were a kid? Well, this is the real thing. If you want to enjoy the river and take a dip... More 

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Orillia
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Where else can one hike, swim, paddle and mountain bike basically from one spot right in the heart of a city? Paddle or swim in James, hike and mountain bike in a loop along the James with the canal walk and the Tredegar Civil War Museum as appetizers. The paddling can be flat or white water while the mountain biking... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Lovely area a lot of great restaurants from breweries to former fire stations converted to restaurants. Great location for young adults, plenty of activities and clubs to select from in the evening. Appears to be a safe and clean area considering it's the center of the city. Definitely a place a location you don't want to miss out on if... More 

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Passing time with my brother on a sunny fall day. It is a very nice walk with plenty of history .I took lots of pictures with the beautiful fall foliage.We went at our own speed and had an enjoyable afternoon.

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The entire area was a trip back into history with the view of The island that held many Union prisoners during the Civil Way. Area is well maintained and a lot of available parking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Riverfront water tour was very nice and relaxing, and our tour guide quite informed about Richmond...nice history lesson accompanied the boat ride

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Canal walk runs along the river and I took some nice pictures! Very crowded last Saturday, popular place in the springtime!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The James runs right through Richmond and it's the heart of the city. It has a long fascinating history (think Pocahontas) and is still thriving and healthy today. You can bike (very technical) or hike a nice circuit around and over it. Pony Pasture nd Belles Island are probably the most popular river spots, but Texas Beach and an access... More 

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Address: Address: 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804-780-5733
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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