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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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Ranked #42 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
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Richmond, Virginia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Seriously there isn't really very much to do or see at this canal walk, I didn't take me long to say " what's all the fuss about"? . It 's almost as though the project got stopped before it was finished. I mean if you are expecting to see anything like the canal walk in San Antonio you will be... More

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West Hollywood, California
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love that so much care was put into restoring at least a segment of the old canal system. Would have liked to see more but I really needed to use a bathroom and there wasn't one. Also, didn't really get the full experience as it was Monday when I visited and most everything is closed. I imagine that it's... More

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Richmond, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The City of Richmond has made Canal Walk amazing. From the beginning in the middle of the city to the other end and the walk across the James River, Canal Walk is a must-see for visitors to the area. Close to the Civil War Museum and easy access from any point along the walk.

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Stratford, CT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

If you have been to San Antonio, you will be sorely disappointed in this canal and cruise. The main plaza is landscaped and lovely but that is really the extent of the canal. We took the "cruise" which travels along the canal and under the freeway and railroad tracks. The area is what you would expect in an inner city... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After walking along the canal I was questioning what was so special about it. Sure it's relaxing but there really isn't anything unique about it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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257 reviews 257 reviews
107 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Canal Walk is billed like the one in San Antonio. It is NOT. It is a rather short walk and there is little to nothing to see. There are almost no shops and what few restaurants there are remain closed. If all you want to do is take a short walk along the canal, then this is for you.... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We did this walk in two stages. First we parked close to the boat tour office and walked there. Our goal was to go to Brown's Island, but you actually can't easily walk from the canal boat tour office to the island. So we enjoyed the pretty canal area, read the history, and then got in the car and drove... More

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Long Island, New York
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27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We started the canal walk at the Canal boat tour stand and walked all the way to Chapel Island, where the path ended. Although it was a hot day and sunny, we enjoyed the nice walk and peaceful environment. The combination of old railroad, brick buildings, and canal made for a nice ambiance amongst a city. I would definitely walk... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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