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“Nice walk for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
+1 804-358-7166
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Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
State College, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice walk for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Spent an afternoon there with my five year old son. The aquarium and nature center were both nice. The children's farm had goats, pigs, chickens, a donkey. The animals were well kept. The wildlife viewing area was very nice, the animals had lots of room to roam in a natural habitat (black bear, deer, fox, owls, eagles). We didn't make it into the mansion, but the gardens were beautiful. We would like to go back and spent more time another day. Lots of babies and young kids out for a stroll with their parents. Very safe and peaceful walk. Beautiful mature trees, lots of shade.

Visited June 2013
Thank dragonfly1213
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Silver Spring
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Thursday Concerts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Didn't know much about the place, met my cousin for a free Thursday night jazz concert which I think occurs every Thursday evening (could be wrong). Brought a cooler with food & drink listened to great live music. Kids loved it, plenty of room to run around. Perfect weather didn't hurt either. Cool place, want to return to see more of it.

Visited June 2013
Thank w650dave
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Santa Clara, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I was traveling on business and had a little downtime over the weekend. I dropped by Maymont for a quick stroll. The gardens and fountains were beautiful. I loved watching the large Koi swim around the Japanese garden with the floating circles.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank SharkeyMilo
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Richmond, Virginia
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214 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“A Nice Historical Victorian Home & Park Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a very nice place to go in Richmond. Take a tour of the Dooley's Victorian Home, from the Gilded Age. They have the old stables and some of their cars in the garages for display. There are horse drawn carriage rides on the property, as well as a tram for sight seeing and getting around the place. They have very nice walking and natural scenic trails, as well as a small petting Zoo, a nature center. Very nice place to visit, especially on a day with beautiful weather. We enjoy this site very much, they also have some events throughout the year for the public.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank DeoniaNeveu
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to visit with children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have taken my children here many times over the years and now take my grandson. It is an awesome place to enjoy nature and see the different types of animals that live in Virginia. Take a picnic lunch, the stroller (for small children) camera and enjoy! Not for those that don't like to walk as it is hilly and spread out, but a beautiful chunk of Richmond to enjoy.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank gointonegril
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