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“Great place to spend the day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maymont

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 159 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters play, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Being huge park in the center of the city it's easy to spend a day here. Pack a lunch and have a picnic in one of the many fields. Check out the animals enjoy nature and tour a mansion all in one stop.

Visited August 2012
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Fredericksburg, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Always a fun day!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We've been to Maymont a few times and it's always fun. It's fun to take a picnic and go with kids to see the animals and walk through the various gardens, but it's a great date too! Make sure to find out what weekend the plant sale is being held in May, it's a don't miss event for the gardener!

Visited May 2012
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richmond va
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Free”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The place is beautiful. There is a lot of walking if you want to see it all. They have a petting zoo and other animals to see as you walk the park.

Visited January 2013
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A window to the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stumbled upon Maymont passing through Richmond, VA. Our visit was in January 2013, so the gardens were dorment and we didn't walk the grounds at all. They suggest a $5 donation to enter the home and it is one of the best old homes I've toured, well worth $5! The highlights include 90% if the furniture and things in the home are original. There are some breathtaking furniture pieces here and the stained glass windows in the main entry are spectacular Tiffany designs. Also the basement area displayes the servents quarters and workstations. Typically, you never see the inner workings of a historic home, so this was very interesting! The house tour was only 30 min long, I could have stayed there much longer looking at everything! We will have to visit again in the spring or summer to see the groungs.

Visited January 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“what a wonderful place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have lived in Virginia for 2 decades and always heard about Maymont but never visited. We happened to be in Richmond on a beautiful winter day and decided to go to Maymont. I was pleasantly surprised. This is a great park in the middle of the city. Farm animals, beautiful landscaping, many childrens activities. I did not visit the house but will on my next visit.

Visited January 2013
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