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

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 160 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Beautiful, loved, well cared for. A Richmond institution. Go see the animals, go for a walk, or tour the mansion. Perfect place for a picnic. Lot of people get married here.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Jarrell, Texas
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216 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Both the grounds and the house are worth seeing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

What a gem! The grounds are open to the public (donations are suggested) -- flower gardens, a view of the river, a Japanese garden, a children's zoo. The house itself is beautiful and well worth taking the tour. All the wild animals kept on the grounds, including bears, birds of prey, and a bobcat, are rescued animals. Both my kids and my wife and I enjoy visiting Maymont.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wide open spaces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great for family fun in the Children's Farm feeding barnyard animals. Beautiful vistas. Recommend entering from the Spottswood entrance, close to the Farm. The Park is criss-crossed with small streams that were so much fun for our kids.

Visited March 2013
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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179 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Nothing short of perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We go here about once every few months. There's something for everyone and it's free. What's not fantastic about that? There's a petting farm for little kids, Japanese gardens where you can hop across a pond while looking at giant koi fish, Italian gardens where many people get married, Dooley mansion- famous for it's Swan shaped bed, Nature Center, lush lawns and gardens for picnicking. Fantastic place to go for anyone.

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Japanese Garden is wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I could spend all afternoon feeding the Koi, strolling on the paths, and people watching in the Japanese garden! What an oasis in the middle of Richmond!

Visited July 2012
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