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!!!