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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Please don't fall into the anti-Confederacy trap!

I suppose this could be a controversial review, given the problems with the Stars and Bars. But there's a vast difference between flying an offensive flag and honoring great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Richmond, VA
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Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I suppose this could be a controversial review, given the problems with the Stars and Bars. But there's a vast difference between flying an offensive flag and honoring great people. The South lost the war, and slavery is a blemish on our nation, but that doesn't mean that the men who supported the south were evil or even pro-slavery. Plus... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the "must-see" attractions of Richmond if you're into history at all. The huge statues of the key Confederate leaders -- Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Admiral Maury -- reflect the admiration these men commanded. And then, incongruously, there's the monument to tennis great Arthur Ashe -- I remember the kerfuffle this caused with the... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Locals often take Monument for granted. I have moved out to the county but come in to see friends. I sometime drive Monument just to see it again- countless times now over the last 50 years or so. Yes there have been changes to Monument over time, but it is still a great quick historical fix. Monuments to "War of... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice drive through pretty neighborhoods. Great way to spend a rainy day or rest your feet. Good thing for folks who are less mobile.

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Bronx, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Must walk along this street to fully appreciate th statutes. We drove the first time but walked to the a better look and pictures

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Southern History lesson on a cobblestone street...and then a tennis star is there too. Beautiful homes abound!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Monument Avenue is great to drive down in any and every season, but Fall and Winter are my favorites with the changing leaves and the Tacky Lights. This is one of the best places in the city for some quick family portraits. The historic monuments are lovely to look at too.

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Fort Myers Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We drove the avenue on a Sunday morning while all were in church. Not only are the monuments beautiful but so are the homes that surround them. I think we spent as much time looking at the beautiful gardens, architecture and design as we did the monuments. The monuments are huge and I wish we had walked the street to... More 

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Clontarf, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A wonderful walk amongst the older homes and the imposing statues. Close your eyes and you will be taken back in time, you can almost hear the horses and see the ladies in all heir finery. If you walk the whole street you will also be getting some good exercise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Start on the one end and drive the length of the street, enjoying all the statues along the way. You really don't need to park, just go slow and take it all in.

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