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Ranked #1 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Art Museums

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a top ten comprehensive art museum with collections that span 5000 years of humankind's creative achievements. After a transformative expansion... more »

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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Gardens; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Museums
Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893... more » Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to us by James and Sallie Dooley who lived here from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. « less
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Ranked #3 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Gardens
Owner description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at... more » Owner description: With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening classes, or to have a wedding or a business meeting. A wide variety of experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities. No wonder Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is consistently one of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area. « less
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Ranked #4 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites

The Virginia State Capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and Charles-Louis Clérisseau. He was asked to provide input on the construction while in France. He... more »

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Ranked #6 of 99 attractions in Richmond
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Ranked #7 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums

Established by a Holocaust survivor to combat intolerance, honor victims of the Holocaust and educate young people on this tragic event in world history, this small museum focuses... more »

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Ranked #9 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites; Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum includes the former White House of the Confederacy... more » Owner description: The Museum of the Confederacy is located in Richmond, Virginia. The museum includes the former White House of the Confederacy and maintains a comprehensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs from the Confederate States of America and the American Civil War (1861–1865). Learn about the leaders of the Confederacy like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee through stories told with their own personal belongings. The Museum also features exhibits focusing on the common soldier and life on the homefront. « less
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Ranked #10 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Colonial Shooting Academy is the Largest indoor shooting range in the United States! We offer THE premier shooting experience... more » Owner description: Colonial Shooting Academy is the Largest indoor shooting range in the United States! We offer THE premier shooting experience in Richmond, VA. Conveniently located on W. Broad Street, we offer a friendly, state of the art shooting facility for all skill levels, from curious beginner to expert marksman. In September 2012, Colonial Shooting Academy was named a 5-star shooting facility by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. This distinction makes CSA the first 5-star range in Virginia, the fourth on the East Coast and one of the only 25 nationwide. As Richmond's premier shooting facility—and the largest of its kind—our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere to anyone interested in shooting, whether you've got experience or not. Our first priority is safety. It's our guiding principle. It starts with education, and it ends with careful and precise planning of every detail, from the front desk to each shooting lane.Before you are able to enter the range, you must first complete a brief 10 minute safety video. This course is provided for free to everyone and is valid for one year. The course stresses the safe handling of firearms, and safety practices we require at all times while on the range. Additionally, we require that safety equipment be worn at all times, and that all guns and ammunition brought to the facility meet our specifications before it can enter the range. Upon entering, you will be accompanied to your lane by the range safety officer. « less
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Ranked #11 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #12 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: History Museums
Owner description: For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the... more » Owner description: For more than 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been connecting people to America's past through the unparalleled story of Virginia. The VHS-a history museum and research library-features award winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. The Society is the only museum with all of Virginia's history under one roof-all centuries, all regions, and all topics are covered. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond's Museum District. Admission is free. Galleries closed for renovation (Library and shop open Monday-Saturday 10 a.M.-5 P.M. « less
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Ranked #13 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Ranked #14 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
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Ranked #15 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s African-American entrepreneur, first woman bank president in... more » Owner description: The remarkable life and achievements of this famous early 1900s African-American entrepreneur, first woman bank president in the U.S. and social activist are celebrated here with artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #16 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #17 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Gardens
Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and... more » Owner description: Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the 1920s. Today Agecoft Hall is open for tours, special events, educational programs, and is home of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival. « less
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Ranked #18 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft... more » Owner description: This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city. « less
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Ranked #19 of 99 attractions in Richmond
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Ranked #20 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Race Car Tracks
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Ranked #21 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #22 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: National Parks; Historic Sites
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Ranked #23 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Educational Sites; Art Galleries
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Ranked #24 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: History Museums; Military Museums
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Ranked #25 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: G-Force Karts is Richmond's home for intense indoor karting, indoor paintball and lasertag! With memberships, birthday... more » Owner description: G-Force Karts is Richmond's home for intense indoor karting, indoor paintball and lasertag! With memberships, birthday parties and corporate events (not to mention just casual walk in traffic), we offer something for everyone. We take great pride in our facility, our staff and in delivering an all around excellent experience. Whether you are in town for the weekend or live in Richmond, get your adrenaline fix at G-Force Karts! « less
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Ranked #26 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Aquariums
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Ranked #27 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Neighborhoods; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic... more » Owner description: Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district. « less
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Ranked #28 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Government Buildings
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Ranked #29 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Science Museums
Owner description: “We’re not your dad’s Science Museum!” says Science Museum of Virginia Director/CWO (that’s Chief Wonder Officer) Richard... more » Owner description: “We’re not your dad’s Science Museum!” says Science Museum of Virginia Director/CWO (that’s Chief Wonder Officer) Richard Conti. “Our newly re-imagined Museum is a place that is relevant to your life and fun!”Our mission: Inspiring Virginians to enrich their lives through science.Our Story: Since its founding by the Virginia General Assembly in 1970, the Science Museum of Virginia has become the premier center for hands-on science education in Virginia. The Museum has permanent exhibitions on health, energy and natural science and includes hundreds of interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts, live animals, a theater company and cutting edge technology. The IMAX®DOME creates the ultimate “you are there” experience with the largest film screen in Virginia wrapped around you. The Museum also features visiting exhibitions, educational programming, overnight adventures, lectures, demonstrations, and summer camps. The Museum receives guidance and generous support from community leaders and organizations. The Museum’s Board of Trustees is appointed by the Governor and provides oversight and policy guidance. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation raises funds to support the mission, operations and capital needs of the museum. The Museum is also the parent organization for the Danville Science Center, the Virginia Aviation Museum and the Rice House.The Science Museum of Virginia is located in Richmond's Museum District, in historic Broad Street Station designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, at 2500 West Broad Street. « less
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Ranked #30 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Category: Specialty Museums; Architectural Buildings
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