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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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Address: 400 Sausiluta Dr, Richmond, VA 23227-2139
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Great family activity - for free

You can't beat the price - FREE! The nature center is set up to inform and entertain. So many outside activities as well - awesome playground, fishing, nature trails. This is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 2, 2017
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Quinton
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Quinton
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

You can't beat the price - FREE! The nature center is set up to inform and entertain. So many outside activities as well - awesome playground, fishing, nature trails. This is a wonderful place to take your kids.

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Thank Newkentmom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I lived inrichmond many years before I found this wonderful park. The 3 lakes are great. You can walk , ride bikes, even fish . The playgrounds are great for young and older children . And the best is the nature center where you can see turtles and fish and all that lives in the lake from a glass wall!!... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

I went here with my wife and kids. The trails are nice along the lakes and easy to walk with little kids. The nature center is a worth a stop if it is open. The playground has some nice equipment for kids of all ages.

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Thank Joseph L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We stopped to visit on a hot humid sunny day, so we did not walk the trails. The deck around the building offered great views of the very active turtles that inhabit the pond. We were also able to view their outdoor aquarium from the top. Inside was a large seating area for underwater viewing of the same tank. In... More 

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Thank M F
Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Free entertainment for a variety of interests and age levels. Have been with small children and high school aged kids. Can fish with license but need to bring your own equipment. Nature Center is air-conditioned and wild life is well described. Handicap accessible.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Just recently found the center - it was great! Inside there are exhibits to walk around and see. Outside there is a little lake to walk around and a playground area that's fairly extensive! Love that it's free!!

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Thank Lakegrlva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We have been here before, it was a little rainy, but ok on the trails. Lots of turtles in the pond off the deck. The nature center was not open & the playground was crowded for a while with vans of kids from a summer camp

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Thank Jen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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Thank Holly Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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