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City Hall Observation Deck

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901 E Byrd St, Richmond, VA 23219-4052
+1 804-646-5990
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The deck is only open when City Hall is open, during regular business hours. Ergo, no weekend or... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
FamSiam V
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Wow - What a view!

Not a lot to say outside of really cool view and for free!!!! If you want to see R-Town from a... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
RVA_WannaGoThere
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Richmond, Virginia
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901 E Byrd St, Richmond, VA 23219-4052
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+1 804-646-5990
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

The deck is only open when City Hall is open, during regular business hours. Ergo, no weekend or holiday opportunity to access for observation. Also, the map link is incorrect, as it sends you to the Federal Reserve building near the river, in the entirely...More

1  Thank FamSiam V
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

Not a lot to say outside of really cool view and for free!!!! If you want to see R-Town from a different angle you gotta check this. I'd almost put in on a mini-bucket list, at least for any true Richmond'r (which is open to...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Easy elevator ride up to the 18th floor, labelled OD for Observation Deck. Floor to ceiling windows, and almost all of them were perfectly clean, which afforded wonderful views on this clear day. You can walk around the entire floor and there is plenty of...More

1  Thank 103PatD
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a great treat while you are in town. The view is a spectacular 360-degree vista of the whole city and outlying areas. You can even bring your lunch up and eat at one of the tables.

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

I'm so glad we did this. It's completely free and just a short elevator ride up to the top of city hall. It's got especially great views of Capitol Park.

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Reviewed January 6, 2017

This observation deck located on the 18th floor of City Hall gives you a great view of Richmond and the James River. Unfortunately, all of the deck windows had a layer of dirt on the inside and out that significantly obstructed the view. The observation...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great views of the city from the 18th floor of City Hall. For visitors to the city, a map on each side would be a great asset - otherwise you have no idea what you are looking at. Except, of course, the Capitol. We even...More

2  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The observation deck at the top of city hall is a must see with panoramic views of RVA. Simply enter city hall from any entrance, go the the elevator, and press the button for OD. One of the top free attractions in RVA. I lived...More

2  Thank nathanj73
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

We decided to visit this due to the heat outside, it was rather clammy but not as hot as outside. The view is brilliant, and you can walk around the whole floor so can see 360 degrees. This is great for all ages, there are...More

2  Thank SeanEmb
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

I'll keep this simple- it's easy to find, it's free, and it offers spectacular views of downtown Richmond including the state capitol. The air conditioning is definitely on the weak side, so you may not want to spend more than 10 minutes up there on...More

2  Thank Unavid
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