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Address: 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone Number: 804 358 7166
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us...
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.
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The park is good for summer visit.

The exciting element is hop on and hop off trolley tour through the park. You can have get together there with family and friends. For kids there are few farm animals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Gambler
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The exciting element is hop on and hop off trolley tour through the park. You can have get together there with family and friends. For kids there are few farm animals.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Maymont is a great place for families, nature photo shoots, dates. even weddings (yes, we were married here back in the dark ages). It has a barnyard with farm animals for the kids and lots of exotic gardens...bald eagles, red tail foxes, cougars, bears... Make sure to check the hours of operation before going...they close earlier during the winter.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful park to spend the day exploring & having a picnic. I was taken here as a little girl by my parents & will faithfully keep the tradition alive when I have children. They do ask for a donation to enter the park. There is also a fee if you decide to tour the Dooley's mansion. The mansion is beautiful... More 

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Chesterfied
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great habitat of native Virginian animals and plants. Be ready for a long walk along the rolling hills that make up the natural surroundings. Great history and loads of fun for kids interested in wildlife.

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Even when it's hot this is a great place to take your kids. The park is well designed and easy to navigate. Well worth a visit

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beautiful countryside at the Maymont estate is breathtaking. The meandering walkways lead you through fantastic flower gardens, dozens of species of native trees and flora, and a wide variety of rescued animals. You can see bears, bright red foxes, vultures, eagles, hawks, step across a coy pond on circular stones, hike up and down the side of the hill... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Marymount offers lovely trails and sloping topography....fun for all ages ! We love taking family pics at several sites. Our granddaughter had a fun birthday party with the fairy godmother! So convenient to so many city sites!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to take kids, there is an area where children can pet various animals. Also good place for adults to walk, get plenty of exercise, there is also a historic house that you can tour.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful stone buildings, cool architecture, beautiful grounds, fascinating nature lessons and exhibits for children (including hands-on), families from 2 to 92. The Dooley mansion tour is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loved all the animals and you can feed and pet them too.. A nice area to sit and have a snack is provided. Plenty of place to walk and let children run. Great family place with awesome gardens and flowers, there is also an ice cream cart in the summer.. Love this place.

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