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Shockoe Slip

Address: 12th and Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
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Ranked #49 of 81 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Nightlife
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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355 reviews 355 reviews
50 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a couple of hours to spend in Richmond, and chose the Shockoe Slip area....what a waste of time. A couple of cobblestone streets, bars and mediocre (by reviews) restaurants, and a little canal with a little bit of landscaping on the sidewalk by the small canal. We were so disappointed...was this all there is? We walked around for... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Shockoe Bottom is a very diverse area of our city. From pubs to sidewalk cafés, Main Street Station on over to the Holocaust Museum and then the night life, there's no reason to be bored!

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our first trip to Richmond for a wedding, didn't have much time but drove into this quaint area to have a look around. Really very charming, historical buildings, the train station, small farmer's market and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum on east Main Street are all worth a look. The restaurants on East Cary Street are plentiful, and the area... More

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Miami
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309 reviews 309 reviews
42 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We were here on Memorial Day week end. Almost nothing was open and the streets were empty. Maybe our timing was off.

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Gloucester, VA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If nothing else, be sure to visit the old train station, called the Main Street Station (http://www.richmondgov.com/MainStreetStation/), while visiting Shockoe Bottom. It's a glorious building and has quite a history, as evidenced in the exhibits/photos on the 1st and 2nd floors. It felt like a step back in time. Also, be sure to check out the Farmer's Market, just a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We walked around, saw the old train station (Awesome) and went into a few quaint little shops. We stopped by the market and grabbed some fresh fruit and did a little shopping. It was a fun time!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Shockoe Slip has a variety of shops and places to eat - something for everyone. The stone streets and interesting buildings make it a great place to wander for a few hours. If the weather is not cooperating, look at a map in advance because there are a lot of small streets. Street parking is free and lot parking is... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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687 reviews 687 reviews
487 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Great walk, enjoy weather and great company. Advised wear comfortable shoes. Area in clean and of course restaurants variety. I eat jamaican restaurant jerk chicken with white rice was very tatesful.

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Quite a few upscale restaurants and a very historical part of the city. It's worth it.

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277 reviews 277 reviews
149 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

the train station was worh a visit as was the canal and view the flood defence gate and wall, see the hight of the water in this area when it floods !!!! no wonder the new flats built here have no houses until about the 6th floor, the intersection of road, canal and railroad is unique. also see the plaque... More

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