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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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Address: 400 Sausiluta Dr, Richmond, VA 23227-2139
Phone Number: (804) 262-5055
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Nature Center, walking trails, playgrounds, fresh water fishing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TerryD219
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Richmond, Va

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Richmond, Va
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank TerryD219
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Al4gzuz2
Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Ruther Glen, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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Freeman
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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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Thank Erika E
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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Thank Prash B
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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