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

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Although I'm a northerner and not really a fan of the war heroes monumentalized here, this street is really gorgeous. It's lined with fabulous mansions with a grassy area dividing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fremont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although I'm a northerner and not really a fan of the war heroes monumentalized here, this street is really gorgeous. It's lined with fabulous mansions with a grassy area dividing the traffic in each direction. Visit on Easter to enjoy the Easter parade, Easter bonnets and other finery you won't see anywhere else and other activities along the Avenue.

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unitedstates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Have to drive down, or walk down, Monument Ave, we have done both. The homes are amazing as are the monuments. It is a least a must drive if your in town.

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Conway, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

On our way to a wedding reception we were advised to drive down Monument Avenue. This is a very pretty street with many large shade trees on each side, and is just a few blocks from busy Broad Street, whichs runs parallel to Monument Avenue. Every few blocks has a monument in the median. On a trip the next day... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Properly named for the size and grandeur of the monuments. Dedicated to the generals of the confederacy so very much a part of history except there is one for Arthur Ashe which did not seem to fit. The houses and avenue leads to the grandeur of the avenue but a ride down is more than sufficient unless you are a... More 

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Franklin, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I travel the world for military history, and the statuary on Monument Avenue have few rivals. They are Confederate (excepting one) and are very appropriate where they are. You should stop and take a look, especially in these crazy days when people are threatening such beautiful works of art.

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Knoxville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

beautiful old homes and historically significant monuments. There is not much to do here besides drive through, but that is definitely worth doing!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful drive full of monuments (shocker) and eclectic homes & brownstones; it has a lovely genteel-urban feel about it, and lets you in on how the people of Richmond wanted to plan & think of their city.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not only will you see these Monuments to history but you'll drive along a beautiful street with old, stately houses- each one different, each one beautiful in its own way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Big tree-lined street, lovely homes, big statues at major intersections; nice break from strip malls, traffic, and interstate. It was especially nice after a day at Maymont.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The monuments are interesting, as I love history! Be sure to notice that the horses behind is aimed over a person of interest.

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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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