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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 102 attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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trieste
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Marietta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The youth were excitied seeing the monuments as you drive down the road! Walking this road would probably be better because you could stop and read the monuments. Stone Wall Jackson, Robert E Lee, Athur Ashe to name a few of the monuments you will see!

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Naples, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The monuments are definitely worth a slow drive down Monument Avenue (or better yet on a cool day a walk).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

If you have extra time in Richmond, navigate your way to Monument Avenue. While only 5 or 6 monuments, the street is very interesting. All the houses have great architecture along the street and it is worth a nice half hour stroll.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Monument Avenue is a great place to see Richmond's architecture and experience local food establishments. The monuments are a unique representation of Richmond's role during the Civil War and make Monument Avenue a well-known landmark of the City. We visit Monument Avenue every December to look at the Christmas decorations that the residents use to adorn the exteriors of their... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
57 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Monument Ave is a great place to stroll and check out some of the beautiful Historic houses,I believe if you park around the 21 hundred block ( st parking is usually available) and walk up to around the 34 hundred block...those are some of the nicer homes on the long avenue. Architecturally many of the homes are quite beautiful and... More

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Cincinnati
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Monument Avenue is just west of downtown and worth the visit. Beautiful, well maintained houses line the streets in this park-like area. The statues are of Richmond famous people, including the obligatory statue of Robert E. Lee, and surprisingly, tennis champion, Arthur Ashe.

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Honaker, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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