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Canal Walk

12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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Ranked #39 of 101 attractions in Richmond
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Walking Areas
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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282 reviews 282 reviews
40 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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77 helpful votes 77 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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