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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221

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Pretty and Historic street

Well worth a walk (or drive) from VCU to the Va Museum of Fine arts. The architecture of the houses is great, and it's a very pretty street. You can also continue past VCU... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth a walk (or drive) from VCU to the Va Museum of Fine arts. The architecture of the houses is great, and it's a very pretty street. You can also continue past VCU (Monument becomes Franklin St) to the historic and beautiful Jefferson Hotel bar and have a cold beer!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Richmond is a really cool city and very up and coming. Monument Ave is great for all the lovely homes. It is just fun to drive along and imagine what the homes are like inside. Anyone visiting Richmond should sightsee down the Ave.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love love love the monuments, what a gorgeous drive though here in early spring and fall, so much history, oh how I hope they never take down these historic monuments.........lovely place

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pretty houses. Nice monuments. Walking or biking would have been better, but we had a toddler, so we drove it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There is something magical about Monument, with runners in the median strip lined with trees, and stately mansions hinting at a gentler time. Take a stroll and take it all in.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

For a view of old Southern country charm, check out Monument ave. See the beautiful stately homes, gardens and monuments of the confederacy.

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Hilton Head
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love all the old Brownstones and brick home architecture, lovely yards and gardens. Very wide sidewalks and quite a few people out and about early in the morning (5:30 AM). Very safe area.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The monuments are interesting and traditional but the real attraction is the array of lovely maintained homes and their architectural variety. The tree lined avenue and beautiful gardens make you forget that you are in the midst f a city. Park the car and take a relaxing stroll.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

these are really unusual monuments on a major street...most from civil war...i lived near here in 1970s and loved them then and still find them fascinating.. now they have arthur ashe as well... worth the time

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Monument Avenue is a must see if you are in Richmond -- a drive of about two miles with monuments to Civil War generals and other Confederate leaders. Although I am no fan of the Confederacy and its aims (far from it), the monuments are worth seeing for their artistic value alone. One thing is very weird -- depending on... More 

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Address: Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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