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This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at...more
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22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Riverside Drive at the Pony Pasture Park, Richmond, VA 23223
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The river area of Richmond is a pleasant area to spend some time - lots of joggers and dog walkers. You can walk across the pedestrian bridge to an island in the middle of the river and great views towards the business part of Richmond,...More

Thank izzyandmabel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just the river itself, it is another river. However, the river has a long historic significant about the city, the country, and the U.S. Civil War. Walk along the canal walk, across the T. Tylor Potterfield to learn about the historic story of the Civil...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the trails are easy and beautiful. Children and seniors can do them easily. Take the trip over the river or take a ride on it.

Thank lwenzell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area along the James is gorgeous and features a couple of pedestrian bridges that take you across the rapids to James River Park. We discovered that Riverside Drive is closed. We parked at the American Civil War museum for $3, as the free parking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my first rafting trip down the James River rapids this summer with my daughter and her family. It was fantastic!

Thank jimjY4403DX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a long time I always thought the Pony Pasture was one of those places that was a local gem. Definitely off the beaten path for anyone visiting or anyone who hasnt been there before. Every time I go there I have a super fun...More

Thank Johnathan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic area along the James River on the west bank in Richmond. There is parking but it can fill up on the best of days so should get there by 1000 or so. Also wear some river shoes or old sneakers to make it easier...More

Thank jameshA4070LK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The James River is a significant river which runs through Richmond and drains most of Virginia.. It is navigable up to the rocky bar, and no further, which is why Richmond is where it is. It has many bridges, road, rail and pedestrian. Jamestown, the...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited Belle Isle, Pony Pasture and other riverfront locations to cool off and savor nature all weekend. Most areas were easily accessible and child friendly. Don’t miss a refreshing trip to the Waterfront!

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Has the James River Flows throughout all of Richmond they're inless places to view the river and watch the activities from whitewater rafting to kayaking and other activities along the river. There are numerous viewpoints from various pedestrian bridges that cross the river. This is...More

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Pony Pasture 7310 Riverside Dr. Richmond VA 23225 This is a popular swimming and sunbathing area. It also provides access for Class II whitewater boating and good fishing for smallmouth bass. River features include multiple... More
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