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Address: 12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-649-2800
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Nice walk along the canal.

We really enjoyed our canal walk. There were many interesting sights. Some historical markers, some artwork displayed and even a few restaurants. We were there in January... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our canal walk. There were many interesting sights. Some historical markers, some artwork displayed and even a few restaurants. We were there in January so most people were just strolling. I imagine when the weather is nicer this would be a great spot to enjoy one of the restaurants overlooking the walk.

Thank livetotravel09
Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were following the historic slave trail and it took us to the canal. This is worth a visit. Very clean and lovely views.

Thank gshwesternpa
Northfield, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

if you get a chance, visit bell isle, it is well worth the walk. great view of the downtown skyline. remember to bring water.

Thank michael h
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I have been on the Riverwalk in San Antonio and this may be why this experience was so disappointing to me. Do not get me wrong, they have done a good job on paving the sides of the canal, and the walk around the canal is pretty, but they have done nothing to provide businesses or attractions for those walking... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 509 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A stroll along the James river and the canal is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. The markers detailing the origin, development and decline of the canal is useful, but the walk way and view of the river is spectacular.

1 Thank Lynn1950
Germantown, Maryland
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128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Wow, this was an odd experience. It was nearly impossible to find the walkways and to identify parking areas for easiest access. Once we did find our way to the canal walk, the design and layout was great, but felt like an abandoned section of the city. The storefronts along the canal walk were all closed during the afternoon of... More 

Thank JohnF414
Orange, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

It's a fun walk to do with family, friends, or your significant other! Beautiful views and it's a pretty busy place when the weather is nice which makes it good for people watching!

Thank Bc2016
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Richmond hasn't been able to attract the businesses and activities originally conceived along the canal walk. It might interest some for its history and views but I wouldn't suggest allotting much time.

Thank Liz_F121
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196 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were able to visit this area with our family, and it was a fun walk. I hope we can visit again, more in the future.

Thank NationsMan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We did the walk and spent a pleasant hour or so. At various times you can stop for coffee or a soft drink. There are restaurants and if the weather is nice there are outside tables. Kids love it.

Thank Chinapjs

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