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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
804-649-2800
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Ranked #36 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was something we looked forward to for days but could not decide where to park and this was kind of putting us off. So at the end we started at there is on street free parking all day on 5th Street down by the Canal on the northbound side of the road we found it by accident and were... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I lived right at the canal walk for two years & this was my favorite place to run! It is a relaxing area right in the middle of a busy city. Places to eat, drink, picnic. run, walk, live music on the weekends... It is just a beautiful scene of the river. Also boat tours available.

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Richmond, Virginia
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40 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Me and my family decided to take a walk along the Canal, which is located near downtown Richmond, Virginia, and we also took a Tour Boat Ride along the Canal (June 7, 2014). The walk was nice, where there are a couple of nice pedestrian foot bridges to walk over the Canal from one side to the other, there are... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

After lunch, we headed over to the Canal walk, in downtown Richmond, it seemed to be a very popular lunch-time walk.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was an accidental find for me while walking around downtownn richmonnd. Beautiful scenery, peaceful and serene. You can also walk dowwn to the Shockoe nightlife district via the canal.

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I went along with my friends and it was little boring for me just to walk... I went on Irish day and I didnt see much attractions there. .. may it just place to walk or picnic kind of.. I might have expected a lots of fun though... roamed in and out richmond downtown and had good time chatting with... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I usually love to walk around whenever I travel. I learn more about the city I am visiting through walking. I felt that the canal walk is very relaxing.

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Palatine Bridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Take a leisurely stroll or brisk walk along the old remains of Richmond's canal. A few plaques and crumbling walls trace an important part of RVA history. The James River borders one side of the walk, so you're seldom without something pleasant to view. Walk, bike, jog from Brown's Island to Rocketts Landing. Parking can be a hassle, but worth... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have been here for a few years, but I have never fully enjoyed this area. Today I walked here and crossed the scary walking bridge to Belle Isle. The James River is beautiful here and walking out on the flat rocks was fun and scenic. I will be back.

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Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We love to walk the canal walk. We love to take our dog along. The place is rich in history, but it has been modernized into a great urban space. We took the grandchildren on the canal boat tour and while short, it was very informative and we enjoyed seeing Richmond from this vantage point. Considering they are young a... More

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