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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War Ironclad's... more » Owner description: The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War Ironclad's iconic gun turret. The Museum has over 35,000 maritime artifacts, including ship models, paintings and small craft. Located on a 550-acre park, they also feature a 5-mile hiking trail and paddleboat rentals. « less
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Aquariums; Museums
Owner description: View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change... more » Owner description: View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It's all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia's natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Experience a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain cove. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. See flying squirrels, stingrays and other creatures of the night. Touch famous Bay creatures. Kids will especially enjoy the Touch Tank with its sea stars and horseshoe crabs. Enjoy hands-on activities. See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory and travel the universe in the state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view coastal birds, beavers, otters, coyotes, endangered red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Butterfly Garden, Virginia Garden and landscape plantings display one of the most extensive displays of native plants in Virginia. Learn how to live, build and garden green in the Conservation Garden and Green Living House. « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Parks; Biking Trails; Outdoors

Newport News Park has something for every type of outdoor enthusiast.  It is the largest municipal park east of the Mississippi at over 8000 acres.  Some of the highlights include... more »

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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Newport News
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Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Owner description: Make plans to begin your adventure at the Newport News Visitor Center. Here our well-trained travel counselors stand ready to... more » Owner description: Make plans to begin your adventure at the Newport News Visitor Center. Here our well-trained travel counselors stand ready to assist you with your itinerary and to help you make the most of your Newport News experience. The counselors can supply you with a variety of information including a Visitor Guide, directional maps, attraction fees and hours, accommodation information, and special event happenings. « less
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Newport News
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
Living history museum recounts how America's Civil War had shaped the country's culture, lifestyle, economy and technology.
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore the visual arts at Pfac with an ever-changing array of exhibitions, programs, and events for kids and adults. Our... more » Owner description: Explore the visual arts at Pfac with an ever-changing array of exhibitions, programs, and events for kids and adults. Our Hands On For Kids gallery has self-guided activities year-round and Paint Days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first weekend of the month is free, with volunteer-led family activities on Saturday. Join us on the third Thursday of the month for Art After 5, Pfac’s free live music, poetry and art happening. Show us your creative side; there is something for everybody. Art is what you make it! « less
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Newport News
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #14 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 16 attractions in Newport News
Category: Dams; Outdoors
Ranked #16 of 16 attractions in Newport News
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