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Newport News
Jutting into the water on the Virginia Peninsula, the city of Newport News has played an important part in the maritime history of the United States. A leader in shipbuilding since 1886, the booming shipyard is still producing nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Learn about naval history and the Golden Age Exploration at The Mariners' Museum, with 60,000 square feet of rare maps, nautical instruments and the USS Monitor Center, preserving the remains of the first ironclad warship.

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The Mariners' Museum & Park
The Mariners' Museum & Park
Owner description: The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War Ironclad's iconic gun turret. The Museum has over 35,000 maritime... more Owner description: The Mariners' Museum, America's National Maritime Museum, includes the USS Monitor Center, home to the Civil War Ironclad's iconic gun turret. The Museum has over 35,000 maritime artifacts, including ship models, paintings and small craft. Located on a 550-acre park, they also feature a 5-mile hiking trail and paddleboat rentals. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Living Museum
Owner description: View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized... more Owner description: View endangered red wolves. Get up close to a loggerhead turtle and moon jellies. See fish with no eyes and frogs that change colors. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. It's all at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, where living exhibits depict Virginia's natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Experience a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain cove. Explore the underwater world of the Chesapeake Bay and the underground realm of a limestone cave. See flying squirrels, stingrays and other creatures of the night. Touch famous Bay creatures. Kids will especially enjoy the Touch Tank with its sea stars and horseshoe crabs. Enjoy hands-on activities. See spectacular views of the sun from the observatory and travel the universe in the state-of-the-art digital planetarium. Outdoors, stroll the boardwalk to view coastal birds, beavers, otters, coyotes, endangered red wolves and other animals in naturalized habitats. Butterfly Garden, Virginia Garden and landscape plantings display one of the most extensive displays of native plants in Virginia. Learn how to live, build and garden green in the Conservation Garden and Green Living House. less
Attraction type: Science Museums; Observatories & Planetariums; Nature & Wildlife Areas; Aquariums
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The Noland Trail
The Noland Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Newport News Park
Newport News Park
Attraction type: Parks; Biking Trails
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U.S. Army Transportation Museum
U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Second Street Newport News
Second Street Newport News
Ranked #1 of 448 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar
Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar
Ranked #2 of 448 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fin Seafood
Fin Seafood
Ranked #3 of 448 Restaurants in Newport News
Price: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smoke BBQ Restaurant and Bar
Smoke BBQ Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #4 of 448 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar
Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #5 of 448 Restaurants in Newport News
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn Williamsburg Gateway
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Williamsburg Gateway
$64 - $136
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Williamsburg Historic Area
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Williamsburg Historic Area
$67 - $160
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn
$67 - $119
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Inn Hotel Newport News
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Hotel Newport News
$63 - $99
Ranked #7 of 40 Hotels in Newport News
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Mulberry Inn and Plaza at Fort Eustis
2.0 of 5
Mulberry Inn and Plaza at Fort Eustis
$58 - $88
Ranked #10 of 40 Hotels in Newport News
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Newport News Inn & Suites
$66 - $95
Ranked #11 of 40 Hotels in Newport News
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Williamsburg Inn
4.0 of 5
Williamsburg Inn
$421 - $619
Ranked #1 of 79 Hotels in Williamsburg
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