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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
804-649-2800
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Ranked #43 of 106 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
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Exton,PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Nice views of the canal and river front,seems like there is a lot more development to do to really get this hopping.

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It is not a super exciting place by itself. What makes this place shine is the year-round events and the passions brought by the attendants from across the state, sometime from across the world. So check out what is going on before your visit.

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Willis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Even though we had time for only a snippet of the Historic Waterfront that was enough to entice us back for more

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Richmond, Virginia
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276 reviews 276 reviews
75 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
160 helpful votes 160 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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286 reviews 286 reviews
123 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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