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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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Address: 400 Sausiluta Drive, Richmond, VA 23227
Phone Number: (804) 262-5055
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Baby sitting duties for a friend

I brought my son's friend here one Sunday. I should have checked the opening times for Sunday as they only open at 12. Since we got there at 11am, we walked around the lake and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Just_a_normal_mom
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I brought my son's friend here one Sunday. I should have checked the opening times for Sunday as they only open at 12. Since we got there at 11am, we walked around the lake and observed the nature around us. An hour is long for a little boy who really wants to get inside the building but he did well... More 

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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this nature center while visiting the area for a sporting event and had some time to burn ! This is not a several hour place ! Kids loved the nature center and all the turtles ! We took an easy walk around the lakes which was enjoyed by both my three and eight year old ! An easy stroll... More 

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Thank Holly H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful natural reserve so close to the city yet feel miles away. This was a great way to spend time with the kids

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Thank Heidi G
Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

One of the finest, and most comprehensive, nature centers we've visited. Visitors are first greeted by a simple sign which states that admission is free (this is one we would have gladly paid for). There was so much to see: An underwater view of a manmade pond, a stuffed black bear (be sure to look for the hidden chipmunk in... More 

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Thank Thomas C
Moodus, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Went there mid week so not many people. Has a very nice playground for all age children. Wildlife museum very small, but lots of turtles to see in the pond. Has picnic table and a large field for children to run.

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Thank Cheryl M
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19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is not the best place I can suggest but good place to spend time with kids. They have few reptiles like various snakes, turtles. They have lot of turtles in the lake too. And a aquarium too. So if you have time you can watch them. Kids will enjoy external activities which is available. There is no entry fee... More 

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Thank Rajesh K
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I was very good experience with my children and they enjoyed much. The fishes , turtle, snakes and the park are really good..

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Thank simon s
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Nice and quiet, lots of turtles. Some trails were stroller friendly, some weren't. The decks by the visitor center were neat to be close the the aquatic wildlife.

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Thank CyndiLynnS
West Point, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic park & free nature center museum, great place to spend an afternoon- plenty of nice play equipment & the nature center has something for everyone. It does get busy during the summer with various camps and day cares having field trips but if you can time it when there is no crowd it's one of the best parks in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This nature center is off the beaten path and should be better publicized. It is free and has several things to see. I liked the varied types of live turtles in aquariums inside the building best. We also saw many turtles swimming in the lake when we stood on the porch over the water. My sister walked the path around... More 

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