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Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Ranked #9 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The equestrian statues are very impressive and the late 19th/ early 20th century homes interesting to view.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Walked along Monument Avenue to hit some of the statues. I was amazed by the architecture of some of the houses along this road which are fun to glance at as you walk by. An enjoyable walk with the occasional jogger passing me.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Driving down Monument Avenue is a Civil War buff's dream. It would probably be better to do it as a long walking tour or by bicycle to be able to stop and walk around the monuments to really see them properly. Parking is hard to come by. The statue of tennis ace Arthur Ashe, a Richmond native, was erected as... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Beautiful tree-lined streets of homes and churches. The monuments capture men of historic significance in Richmond/VA. A great way to travel from The Fan to West End.

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172 reviews 172 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A friend of mine took me to Monument Avenue and drove a few times from one side to the other for a total of 20 minutes to see the monuments of historical figures from which this street gets the name and the beautiful houses on both sides of the street. Many seem rented to students. There is a median in... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Statues of Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and others adorn Monument Avenue. Not only statues are there to look at but the houses on either side of the street are just as beautiful.

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VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

On our quest to find things to do where the kids could stretch their legs while waiting for my spouse's day meeting to end during our stopover in Richmond, this was a beautiful street of Civil War heroes, Arthur Ashe, and homes. Easy to do in the car, but getting out for a stroll makes it an even better visit.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Did you know Monument Avenue is the only street in America with a historical designation? This is another place I would recommend walking as much of as you can. The monuments are gorgeous and majestic. There are a number of monuments of Civil War heroes, and even one of Arthur Ashe. Take your camera, you'll need it. The houses are... More

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trieste
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Drive down the road : watch at beautiful houses and remember of the great people that were in Dixie! After driving stop and have a walk : it worths all the time you can dedicate to smell to the incredible atmosphere that the boulevard gives.

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prov31girl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We enjoyed a pre dinner stroll up and down this boulevard, enjoying the statuary and the many beautiful homes. I agree with another reviewer that the nicest homes start around the 2000 block and go up to 3600 or so. Really cool to see so much variety between each home - I kept imagining what it would be like to... More

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