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“Great family outing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maymont

Maymont
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220
804 358 7166
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Ranked #2 of 97 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.
Layton, Utah
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“Great family outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Beautiful grounds with interesting things to explore. My teenagers liked it as much as my ten year old. You should definitely go on a house tour.

Visited June 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Great park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is an awesome park. The waterfall and Japanese garden and pond area are absolutely fantastic. Very beautiful. The koi are huge and look as if they are floating in mid air in some spots, as the water is so clear. All the reviews that list as must see are correct. This is a great place for everyone, solo, couples, kids and families.

Visited May 2013
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Center Moriches
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful parks you will ever see. They have animals, winding trails, a Japanese garden, waterfall, and big open spaces for picnics. Perfect for a romantic date or a family outing. Mansion tours available. Warning: lots of walking with big hills- not for anyone who has trouble walking.

Visited June 2013
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“Gilded Age Opulence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The 100-acre, late Victorian country estate typifies the Gilded Age Opulence. Built in 1893 by James and Sally Dooley, the 33-room Maymont Mansion is very impressive; however, the dark wood interior makes it feel a little gloomy....can't imagine living there. Maymont was the most elaborate of several elite homes that reflected the high style of that era. We had a guided tour, by an excellent docent, of twelve restored rooms. Many of the furnishings were brought back from their travels to Europe. The estate is now a public park and it is wise to park and take the tram ride up to the mansion, which sits high on a hill.

Visited June 2013
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“One of My Fondest Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I toured this park as a teenager and the memories have stuck with me for years. I remember how something new and more beautiful was tucked behind every corner. Especially loved the Japanese gardens with the marble lily pads as you hopped over giant koi. Definitely a must see for the Richmond, VA area.

Visited July 2012
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