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Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 101 attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether... more » Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. « less
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prov31girl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We spent our last morning in Richmond at Maymont because of all the reviews here on TA. We are big fans of botanical gardens or formal gardens so try to go if there are any in towns we are visiting. The park is huge and a great place for a picnic or a romp for the kids. The gardens however,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I think this is one of the best jazz festivals that I have attended and plan to return for my 4th year. Awesome park

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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We could not find the visitor center and was about to leave when we noticed a sign. One we found it, it was lovely to stroll through the park. Unfortunately we came on Monday, the only day when the visitor center is closed. Nevertheless, we could walk around, enjoy the wildlife and a very lovely walk. We are two adults,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I've been visiting Maymont since I was a child and this is one of my favorite places to take my boys. This is a great place to walk, however I do try to avoid when there are festivals because I really dislike the crowds.

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Shelburn, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This park is free to the public. They do provide a donation box if you are so inclined. I spent an hour or two roaming the grounds, I wish I had more time to further explore the Nature Center and Mansion, one could easily spend a day here. I was absolutely blown away by the gardens, especially the steps through... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have been wanting to come to this place and have put it off for too long. It is an absolute treasure in Richmond Virginia. entry to the mansion is a suggested four dollar donation. Well worth the price and more. The guides are super friendly and informative and the tour itself is amazing. You do not want to miss this... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I grew up here, wandering the grounds and enjoying the view of the James. It is a place to take anyone for a leisurely stroll. A mecca for the garden lover. It has something for everyone and it is free!

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Richmond, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great place to spend a day! Walking through the gardens, through the nature Center, or the Zoo, you can easily pass some time here. Be sure to pack a lunch! The spacious grounds give the kids and grandkids a lot of room to run.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Don't miss the Koi Pond in the Japanese Gardens. It is amazing that these beautiful gardens are free to the public.

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Riverton, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visited the Japanese gardens. It's not handicap-friendly, with it being quite a steep climb down to the garden and back. The garden itself, was amazing. It was well-kept and beautifully designed. I spent about 3 hours there, walking around and enjoying the scenery. You could spend an entire day here and still not see everything. The gardens are free,... More

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