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“Must See”
Review of 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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Center Moriches
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful parks you will ever see. They have animals, winding trails, a Japanese garden, waterfall, and big open spaces for picnics. Perfect for a romantic date or a family outing. Mansion tours available. Warning: lots of walking with big hills- not for anyone who has trouble walking.

Visited June 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Gilded Age Opulence”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The 100-acre, late Victorian country estate typifies the Gilded Age Opulence. Built in 1893 by James and Sally Dooley, the 33-room Maymont Mansion is very impressive; however, the dark wood interior makes it feel a little gloomy....can't imagine living there. Maymont was the most elaborate of several elite homes that reflected the high style of that era. We had a guided tour, by an excellent docent, of twelve restored rooms. Many of the furnishings were brought back from their travels to Europe. The estate is now a public park and it is wise to park and take the tram ride up to the mansion, which sits high on a hill.

Visited June 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of My Fondest Memories”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

I toured this park as a teenager and the memories have stuck with me for years. I remember how something new and more beautiful was tucked behind every corner. Especially loved the Japanese gardens with the marble lily pads as you hopped over giant koi. Definitely a must see for the Richmond, VA area.

Visited July 2012
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Few cities have municipal parks of this magnitude and scope. Richmonders are blessed. From the animals to the plants (don't miss the day lilies in the summer!), this park is a delight for all ages.

Visited June 2013
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State College, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice walk for kids”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Spent an afternoon there with my five year old son. The aquarium and nature center were both nice. The children's farm had goats, pigs, chickens, a donkey. The animals were well kept. The wildlife viewing area was very nice, the animals had lots of room to roam in a natural habitat (black bear, deer, fox, owls, eagles). We didn't make it into the mansion, but the gardens were beautiful. We would like to go back and spent more time another day. Lots of babies and young kids out for a stroll with their parents. Very safe and peaceful walk. Beautiful mature trees, lots of shade.

Visited June 2013
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