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“Great family place!”
Review of Maymont

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 171 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 young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great family place!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great fun-filled place! Lots to see and do and there is also a great architecture part. The many animals include peacocks, goats, bulls, a bobcat, bears, deer, sheep, and much much more!

Visited February 2013
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to spend a day”
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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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
315 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Both the grounds and the house are worth seeing”
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
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wide open spaces”
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
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Nothing short of perfect.”
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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