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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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It seems that no matter what the season, Monument Avenue is a great drive by car. The monuments are impressive and worth stoping and taking photos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It seems that no matter what the season, Monument Avenue is a great drive by car. The monuments are impressive and worth stoping and taking photos.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're in Richmond you should take this drive. Cool neighborhood and very unique. There are several nice restaurants in the area as well.

Thank gatorhoosier
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An avenue that bisects part of Richmond. Pretty, tree lined with beautiful houses. Every few blocks is a monument that features a prominent Virginian. Interesting and if you spend any time in Richmond you'll find yourself on the avenue.

Thank Chinapjs
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were a little pressed for time so we just drove the street and didn't get out at the statues. The statues are impressive and almost all the houses are restored or very well maintained. This would be an enjoyable walk for about an hour to go up the street and spend a few minutes admiring each monument. You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes we don't appreciate what is in our own back yard. Besides being a tribute to the civil war, It has been on National news when graffiti and protesters wanted to remove statue s.

Thank Kathleen H
Richmond, Va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice long walk with big old way too expensive houses. The people who live there only come out for public event parties meaning if you walk down the street during the day or evening they all stay locked in their houses. The houses are old and if al your money is not put into them they will fall apart.... More 

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Hartsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should make a point of traveling down this avenue not only to view the monuments but also to see the beautiful old homes. The monuments are interesting and each monument tells a tale of history, controversial or not. The fact that there are statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson who fought for the preservation of slavery as... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into traffic circles and statues of guys on horses then this stretch of street is for you....see it once and you have seen it... moving on...

Thank Jeff S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of controversy lately about Monument Avenue. The monuments are in honor of Confederate war generals, with the exception of one monument - the Arthur Ashe Monument. The monuments are old and beautiful. Great thing to visit, google the controversy and then start a discussion in your group.

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode our bike down Monument Avenue, which made it easy to stop and really spend time looking at each monument. They are much further apart than I realized, but it's still a doable bike ride for most people, I think.

Thank Deborah M

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