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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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Address: 400 Sausiluta Drive, Richmond, VA 23227
Phone Number: (804) 262-5055
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Henrico County Rec & Parks does a fantastic job at maintaining this nature center. They have a huge fish tank, and they have other tanks of snakes, turtles, and lizards. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Holly Z

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Henrico County Rec & Parks does a fantastic job at maintaining this nature center. They have a huge fish tank, and they have other tanks of snakes, turtles, and lizards. It's a great place for kids to learn about animals, and they can also enjoy the playground equipment outside. This is a great no-cost activity for any family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three Lakes has a lot to offer - multiple places to fish, if you like doing so. It is nicely shaded around the lakes, as they are in the woods, which helps when you go in the summer. It's also very pretty in the fall with the leaves changing. They have two playgrounds, one for younger children and the other... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for the first time thinking it was just another park and was very surprised and delighted to see not only the three lakes but the nature center and aquarium! A free place! It was beautifully displayed in the nature center--much more than I ever thought. The fact that it was free for what was inside the nature center... More 

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1 Thank KK428
Ruther Glen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't even heard of this place before I looked up parks near the Richmond International Raceway, and I am so glad to have found this treasure! The play area is so much fun, with animal statues children can climb on, slides, swings, and it all seemed so well kept. We ate a picnic under the shady trees, played in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice and very relaxing area. The fish eye view aquarium was really nice. Also loved the park they had things for kids on multiple agree levels.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

It is so disappointing to see people throwing trash everywhere. The lake water is nasty. Play area is the only thing that is good about this place.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The center itself is well-maintained and interesting, with a great underwater view into their large pond housing native fish. There is a playground across the parking lot. There are usually a variety of birds to see around the lakes, as well as turtles and a few other animals. Fishing is allowed in two of the lakes, making it a good... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I brought my son's friend here one Sunday. I should have checked the opening times for Sunday as they only open at 12. Since we got there at 11am, we walked around the lake and observed the nature around us. An hour is long for a little boy who really wants to get inside the building but he did well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited this nature center while visiting the area for a sporting event and had some time to burn ! This is not a several hour place ! Kids loved the nature center and all the turtles ! We took an easy walk around the lakes which was enjoyed by both my three and eight year old ! An easy stroll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful natural reserve so close to the city yet feel miles away. This was a great way to spend time with the kids

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