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“Great Experience”
Review of Maymont

Ranked #2 of 168 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
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

On our way to the Outerbanks, we stopped for an overnight visit in Richmond, VA. After an 8-hour drive, we decided to find some place that we could stretch our legs and decided to visit Maymont Park. We were not disappointed! The park is beautiful, relaxing and can be explored at your own pace. We spent 3-hours (our own choice), walking the grounds, taking in each of the beautiful gardens, ponds, tree-lined streets and animal exhibits. We saw many people enjoying the park with picnics under beautiful trees, flying kites and model airplanes, or relaxing with a book. There are few locations where you can stop for a small snack (vending machine and a small cafe in the nature building). The park offers a beautiful backdrop for a family photo! Don't forget to visit the mansion!!!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Kellie L
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Layton, Utah
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great family outing”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Beautiful grounds with interesting things to explore. My teenagers liked it as much as my ten year old. You should definitely go on a house tour.

Visited June 2013
Thank Mike F
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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great park”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is an awesome park. The waterfall and Japanese garden and pond area are absolutely fantastic. Very beautiful. The koi are huge and look as if they are floating in mid air in some spots, as the water is so clear. All the reviews that list as must see are correct. This is a great place for everyone, solo, couples, kids and families.

Visited May 2013
Thank NR-World
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Center Moriches
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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
Thank inspired64
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255 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 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
Thank travelexplorer27
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