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Good place for a dog show

Held an AKC dog show at this location for two days with close to 900 dogs entered. There was plenty... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
DirTrans
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Secretariat’s Birthplace

There is a lot to see in and around Washington, but my wife wanted to see where Secretariat was... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
dwisland
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Our "Hoofprints of History" tours of Secretariat's birthplace at The Meadow showcase the Virginia farm that produced an American legend. Author/historian Leeanne Meadows Ladin takes visitors to the historic barns and grounds, as well as through...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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13048 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA 23047-2080
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

This place was epic. Amazing facilities and it is huge. We covered a lot of ground with golf carts thank goodness. The staff are delightful and the grounds are beautiful. I loved it here. I was with about 750 of my closest camper friends and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Held an AKC dog show at this location for two days with close to 900 dogs entered. There was plenty of space in the building for exhibitors and workers. The grooming area was spacious, the lighting and climate control very good. The only complaints received...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Went with family. Absolutely awesome. If you've never been you have got to go. I've never seen anything like it. What makes it great is the synchronization with great new and old xmas music that the whole family will enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BRADLEY F
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We went last year (or the year before... can't remember) with our kids and it seemed really great since we had not been through anything like that before. As others have pointed out, there is quite a bit of festive Christmas lights (best IMHO are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot to see in and around Washington, but my wife wanted to see where Secretariat was born. We arranged a private tour through the events center and there’s a lot of restoration to be done, but the narrative was amazing! Our tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

1) was told by midway operator Grandson didn’t look disabled. 2) no help 3) 1 Supervisor reeked alcohol

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

So the fair is fun and exciting and the things like the pig race very entertaining. The selection of food can be good and bad all at the same time. The Virginia Tech booth with their BBQ is the best for the price so far....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RakkaKitsune
Reviewed August 31, 2018

One tour each day - plan ahead and get a reservation - limited availability. The tour begins at 2:00 PM and lasts roughly 45 minutes. Tour guide has spectacular history to share and will engage every member of your tour group. No need to do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

love the washracks, nice big matted stalls with full doors, easy to find, plenty of space to jockey around your rig. wide aisles. footing decent enough in the covered arena.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel C
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The Illuminate Light show at the meadow event park is simply spectacular. The cost is just $25 per car so, load up a truck/van full of your family and go! It's really a site to see and a great family activity. The lights are timed...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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