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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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One of my favorite places to show folks!

Monument Ave is always an impressive place to show visitors. The architecture & homes along the Avenue are stunning. it's beautiful in both the daytime, in the evening & lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Melissa M
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Deltaville, Virginia
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Deltaville, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Monument Ave is always an impressive place to show visitors. The architecture & homes along the Avenue are stunning. it's beautiful in both the daytime, in the evening & lovely during the holidays.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have driven down this road quite a few times and walked a small portion of it. There are a few statues to look at. During Christmas, many of the houses are also decorated in a funky way. You can even stop by to see Santa in an old car.

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Thank kandkwed
Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to drive along to see the statues and big house. It was especially nice at Christmas. I always take guests there for a tour of the city.

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Thank VirginiaRich
Tulsa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along this street is recommended; driving during rush hour is not! Because: as we flew by, there is no time to read or see properly. The monuments are spaced out nicely and quite magnificent. I should like to do this again, but walk. Too much traffic and intensely confusing roundabouts.

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monument Avenue is a great street to drive down the street of Virginia history. Enjoy a Sunday drive down this historical avenue. Also some beautiful houses along the way too.

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Louisa. Co., VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven along this residential boulevard many times in the past and present. Without a doubt it is a remarkable urban space complete, yes complete, with confederate monuments that speak to Richmond's past and other statuary celebrating different people in different times. College students, young professionals with or without children, retired individuals and others live in townhouses, some grand... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a native and nearly lifelong resident of Richmond, and currently live a block from Monument Avenue. Grand houses in a variety of architectural styles line this boulevard, interrupted by statues of Confederate generals, a cartographer, and tennis star Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native. You can spend an hour or two walking the blocks that contain these beautiful houses,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove the area, and then walked to a couple of the monuments. Some think this avenue is offensive... it not, it's our history. Remember... but move on!

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West Point, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Given the current attitude towards all things confederate, it is possible that this iconic collection will be thinned out, leaving Arthur Ashe and a few others alone on a boulevard designed to highlight statues. I drive through regularly and alter my route to enjoy the display. Regardless of which side you support, keep them or get red of them, you... More 

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Hanalei, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Good old monument drive... I grew up here but figured I better take the drive one more time since there's talk of taking down the confederate statues ... Protect history - take the drive!!

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