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Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Honaker, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great drive en route to Cary Town and Hollywood Cemetery, have your camera ready...my kids loved the monuments, as well as the historic architecture in the community!

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

These are monumental statues..and add to your knowledge of the South..plus the homes along this avenue are worth seeing!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed an evening walk down monument avenue. At first we were a little disappointed the monuments were in the middle of the road. But we decided to cross the traffic and get a closer look at the monuments and read the inscriptions. Very interesting. We enjoyed looking at the houses along monument ave as much as... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Grand scale monuments to the famous Civil War heros of the South. Brick paved street so car a little rough riding , but speed limit is low so that did not trouble us. Wonderful houses along this street too. Worth going a little out of the way to see it. You really need a car on a hot day as... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's fun to stroll or drive slowly up this avenue. Every block has a different sculpture of an historical person along the middle island. Along both sides of the street are lovely homes - mostly all brick since clay is plentiful in this area. Worth looking at as well as the monuments. It doesn't matter in which direction you go... More

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Walpole, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Friendly people, columns, front gardens, porches, and historical depictions all make for a leisurely stroll worth taking. However, uneven sidewalks keep your eyes moving to avoid a fall.

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Long Island
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A drive down beautiful Monument Avenue is a must for a complete visit to Richmond. The beautiful tree lined boulevard is lined with architecturally beautiful homes and during June, the Crape Myrtle bushes bloom profusely, adding to the colorful beauty. Statues of Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson as well as tennis great Arthur Ashe stand in... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are in Richmond it is beyond worth the time to enjoy Monument Ave. The monument, beautiful homes, kind residents and proximity to so many other attractions make this a don't miss. We chose to walk and were richly rewarded by a nice breeze and great opportunity to stroll hand in hand down the grassy median. With the Fine... More

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This quiet residential street in downtown Richmond is a hidden gem. It was designed and built in the late 19th, early 20th century and features many different kinds of architecture from Gothic churches to large Victorian looking homes and many other beautiful homes. It features mammoth sculptures of confederate civil war hero's J.E.B. Stuart, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall"... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Momument Ave visit is historic and nice for remembering the War of the Confederacy. Great parades are held here for Easter. I participated in the Richmond 10k run a couple of times, jogging through this historic neighborhood with beautiful brick houses. If you like running/jogging or even walking in 10k races with around 25,000 other runners - a healthy... More

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