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“Great family place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maymont

Maymont
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 100 attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great family place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great fun-filled place! Lots to see and do and there is also a great architecture part. The many animals include peacocks, goats, bulls, a bobcat, bears, deer, sheep, and much much more!

Visited February 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great place to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Beautiful, loved, well cared for. A Richmond institution. Go see the animals, go for a walk, or tour the mansion. Perfect place for a picnic. Lot of people get married here.

Visited April 2012
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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Both the grounds and the house are worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

What a gem! The grounds are open to the public (donations are suggested) -- flower gardens, a view of the river, a Japanese garden, a children's zoo. The house itself is beautiful and well worth taking the tour. All the wild animals kept on the grounds, including bears, birds of prey, and a bobcat, are rescued animals. Both my kids and my wife and I enjoy visiting Maymont.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wide open spaces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great for family fun in the Children's Farm feeding barnyard animals. Beautiful vistas. Recommend entering from the Spottswood entrance, close to the Farm. The Park is criss-crossed with small streams that were so much fun for our kids.

Visited March 2013
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
“Nothing short of perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We go here about once every few months. There's something for everyone and it's free. What's not fantastic about that? There's a petting farm for little kids, Japanese gardens where you can hop across a pond while looking at giant koi fish, Italian gardens where many people get married, Dooley mansion- famous for it's Swan shaped bed, Nature Center, lush lawns and gardens for picnicking. Fantastic place to go for anyone.

Visited March 2013
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