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Canal Walk

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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-649-2800
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Unexpected Sights of Downtown Richmond

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Jim T
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Milton, Delaware
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Milton, Delaware
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I thought that the canal walk was going to be a cool place were I could grab something to eat and have a drink. Nope. There was one restaurant open when we walked down and it was 4 in the afternoon. The canal water itself smelled so bad and was a gross color. There was a boat ride you could... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a nicely restored, but short, canal walk. We were there the end of October and we had it mostly to ourselves. It was a nice leisurely walk along the canal. Don't expect a huge attraction here - it is just nicely restored and quietly done. I am sure during the peak season that it is crowded but we... More 

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Exton,PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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