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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 106 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Tree lined Boulevard with monuments to the southern movement of the civil war and a hometown sports hero

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We first saw Monument Avenue while on the Trolley Tour. Yes, the Confederate statues are huge. But it was the historical homes on both sides of the expansive avenue that really excited us. We actually took a walk from The Jefferson the next day along the Avenue just to view the homes close up.

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Dillon, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful Confederate monuments on this avenue. Don't miss this attraction while in Richmond. These sculptures are huge and extremely well done. They have been there for over a hundred years.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Monument Ave provides homes for the rich, for the famous, for the poor student, for shops, restaurants, and at Christmas - it is a must to drive down for the decorations. I have been doing it for 24 years. A tradition I would not miss.

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Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just love to drive up and down Monument Avenue every so often! Such a pleasant drive on a Sunday afternoon or anytime! Our out of town guests enjoyed the monuments and homes on this street.

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Aurora, Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We drove up and down Monument Ave, as some of the statues were facing the opposite way.Very big statues and nicely placed lining the street.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The southern architecture and detailing into the homes was amazing. I can only imagine the prices! The time and resources put into maintaining the streetscaping was well thought and nicely done!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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