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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221

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Lovely area.

Besides the history of the area and the famous monuments... the houses on this street are just incredibly beautiful...gardens of loveliness.....you'll want to move here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Besides the history of the area and the famous monuments... the houses on this street are just incredibly beautiful...gardens of loveliness.....you'll want to move here.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It would be best enjoyed by walking but it is on a road where you can drive. Very beautiful and grassy, so maybe bring a picnic.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It begins on the western edge of downtown...and goes for a mile.The only street in the U.S. To be designated a national histical site. This four lane avenue has six monumental statues of mostly famous Confederates....and Arthur Ashe....yes a strange mix...but it is what Richmond ,Virginia is!

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are in town and are looking to spend a pleasant outing, a drive along Monument Ave, or better yet a long walk or bike ride, is a pleasant diversion. More than anything, this will give you a glimpse of what Richmond is about. And it is free!

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Loudonville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After a full meal, we enjoyed a nice drive down Monument Avenue. Enjoyed the beautiful old homes and trees. Wished we had more time to stop and see more of the monuments; however our driver did tell us a little about each one. Next time in town I think we will park and walk. A very pretty neighborhood to live... More 

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Lynchburg, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stash your car and take a walk. It's a gorgeous neighborhood and very walkable! My son enjoyed the statues!

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Roseville, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The road has a nice median for walking or you can pull over to view the many statues & memorials from your auto. This was a nice ride to dinner.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you are visiting Richmond, this is a definite must. This is a beautiful Southern street with stunning old houses and the very tasteful monuments. Drive or walk down the lovely tree lined street to take in the monuments to civil war heroes and stunning architecture. You can circle around each monument to take photos if driving or stop on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Monument Avenue is a tree lined boulevard with statues to Southern heroes. Beautiful homes from Arthur Ashe's statue east to Stuart Circle. Much to take in for folks who enjoy residential architecture and beautiful gardens. Monument Avenue turns into Franklin Street and runs all the way to the State Capitol.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I took a 6 mile walk (roundtrip) from the intersection of 195 and monument down to the state Capitol. It was well worth it. The design of the street and the monuments themselves are great.

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