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“Amazing views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of City Hall Observation Deck

City Hall Observation Deck
901 East Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
804 646 5990
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Ranked #28 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Government Buildings
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Salisbury
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138 reviews 138 reviews
48 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Amazing views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

There are two City Hall buildings in Richmond. I have to tell you my husband and I appreciated the observation deck on the 19th floor of the NEW City Hall building; you can walk all the way around and see so much of the city. The views are amazing! But, being lovers of grande architecture, this new building does nothing for us....all steel and glass. Now, if you go across the street to the OLD City Hall you will see something totally different. Completed in 1894, this building is high Victorian Gothic design and it is magnificent! The building is dominated by two large asymmetrical towers, reminiscent of town halls in Europe. The building takes up an entire city block! The first floor is open to the public Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and we never expected to see the type of architecture and design that was inside. The interior centers around a large skylit atrium surrounded by four levels of cloister-like arcades, linked by a grand staircase. We were soooooo impressed! Don't miss it! You can visit both City Halls free of charge.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Expansive Views for Free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Happened upon the observation deck by chance but we were glad we did. The views are great, from the top you can see the entire Richmond area on a clear day. To get to the deck just enter the new city hall, get in any elevator and press the "OD" or observation deck button.

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Va
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“nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great view terrible place but misery loves company. I have been to the city hall which the mayor refers to has the becon of hope and it is when you go to the observation deck you just want to jump off and fly like a bird out richmond.

Visited May 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
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“One of downtown's best secrets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Downside: it's only open during business hours. But it's free and really impressive. Look North toward the huge Richmond International Raceway complex, South over the river, West into Monroe Park and the Fan, and East to Church Hill. There's a lot of history to see from one spot!

Visited April 2013
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“Best place to start”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

You need to know this is in the NEW city hall across the street from the OLD city hall. The views are awesome

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