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“Maymont really does have something for everyone”
Review of Maymont

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 173 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Maymont really does have something for everyone”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

As a recent transplant to Ricumond three years ago, I love Maymont! The mansion tour, the Italian and Japanese gardens, the parkland, the birds of prey, the animals, the petting zoo - wow! Plan to spend the day. I always bring visitors now and everyone wants to go back. And it's free with a suggested donation. Don't miss this great place! It will keep surprising you.

Visited February 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Christmas Destination”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We received an excellent tour of the mansion and enjoyed walking the grounds which were beautifully decorated for the season.

Visited December 2012
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“family park”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

this beautiful park is located near downtown with easy access from major city roads. once there you will find a petting zoo of goats/ sheep and veiw of many other animals from bears to bison. a trail allows easy access of the Japanese gardens, manmade waterfall, and plenty grassy areas for picnic's or just enjoying the park. Highly recommended if you are in the area best of all there is no charge for enjoying this wonderful park.

Visited January 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place to spend the day”
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
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always a fun day!”
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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