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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 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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 NEW

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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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27 helpful votes 27 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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57 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 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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