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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-649-2800
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My wife and I just moved to the area from Ohio and were just out driving one day and I saw signs for the canal walk and thought lets stop and check it out. The small part of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Sonning Common, Berks
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181 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Okay it was raining and 6 pm, but this was a really poor experience. We were dropped off by our hotel shuttle, but the signage made it unclear where to walk. The scenery was just modern buildings and the presence of unfortunate homeless plus shady characters made it feel an unsafe area for a family and we left rapidly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is one of the most poorly planned spaces ever. It could be a lot better. Don't expect it to be like the river walk in San Antonio or other cities in the US. Not much food options. Poorly planned seating area. It's a good walk. But that's about it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I just moved to the area from Ohio and were just out driving one day and I saw signs for the canal walk and thought lets stop and check it out. The small part of the walk we saw was pretty cool as we had meter parked on the street and only had an hour to visit... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was another part of our 4th weekend after leaving the Zoo, we stopped here for a relaxed walk and to check out the canal cruise which is very reasonable @ $5 - $6 per person. This is a beautiful place to walk along the canal and we felt safe and did not experience any issues mentioned in other reviews.

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I went with my one year old who cannot walk yet, so I took the stroller. We didn't get to see a whole lot because a lot of the walk is not stroller accessible... There were stairs that we could not get up. We did however walk along the canal going the other direction and found the holocaust museum, which... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Spent a pleasant afternoon on this short but interesting boat ride - located in city centre very easy to find and nice to do on a hot afternoon

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Fulda
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It's a nice place for a walk and catch up on doing nothing but I wouldn't be caught dead there after dark. There is a nice trail with benches and it is rather peaceful. If you fancy yourself an armchair engineer as I do you will find this interesting. However if you are not there really is not much to... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Family who live nearby recommended this walk. We were delighted to be immersed into a scenic, attractive and well maintained pathway along the shores of this Urban Jungle. Just be aware you are in an urban area and might encounter some "sketchy" characters along the way. I recommend you park at Great Shiplock Park and walk to Belle Island. Check... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wife and I returned home to RVA for a brief visit after many years away. We were looking for a great place to run and decided to head downtown. We parked in Shockhoe Bottom and ran along the beautiful canal until we reached the pedestrian bridge to Belle Island. The only downside to this portion of the run was the... More 

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Centralpa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

PHaving visited San Antonio's canal walk, this is much much smaller with literally no acess to restaurants or shops. The boat was not scheduled to run the day we were there ( off season..Tuesday afternoon). It is a nice stroll that is beautifully done with brick work and large "manhole" description plaques. I am sure the entertainment that is scheduled... More 

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