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12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible how you can walk over the raging water! So powerful! Awesome place to take pictures! Amazing murals too, We didn’t walk the entire path, but very happy with what we did do.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mnovak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The canal walk is not to be missed. There are a couple of walking bridges that cross the river also.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the walk was nice, with good information along the way and things to see. Some of the areas we walked were a little on the sketchy side-it was early afternoon when we went. Might have been a little more concerned since I had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iowakrb
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The walk can take you to the bridges that cross the James River and the canal front lodgings and restaurants.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank robertcC5111JG
Reviewed January 3, 2019

A pleasant walk on the edge of the city. Parking will be difficult to find. Be sure to walk end-to-end to see hurricane walls, small islands and some sculptures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicole R
Reviewed December 9, 2018

I started at the beginning of the canal walk and jogged through the beautiful banks of the canal walls all the way to the Jones river bike trail. It was a morning jog so not much was yet open, but I can imagine this place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rich G
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

So we stubbled upon this canal walk. What a special treat. No one was around and never felt unsafe at all.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kcbosslady
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A nice, pleasant break in the day's activities for us. The walking bridge across the James River was wonderful. Even if you don't have time to traverse the entire length of the bridge, the quotes embedded in the initial section of the bridge (on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed October 30, 2018

It's really pretty canal walk in the downtown area. It has a great view of downtown and near to James River.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vivek P
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Walking tour can also boat ride found the murals &high end mexican restaurant.The locks were amazing. 2 brewery. The city is making whats old is new again.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrea M
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Tara L
January 26, 2019|
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
You can find both paid parking (at the muesum) and free parking spaces when you pass that paid parking. The free parking is under the railroad area especially if you get there early in the morning.
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Prawet J | Reviewed this property |
It is a good 30 minutes walk. It starts around the area of the Capitol Park and stretch along the canal to the end of the Canal where the Federal Reserve Building is.
victoria v
December 23, 2017|
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Response from 130avar | Reviewed this property |
No they are not.