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Review of Maymont

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 176 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, watching river otters at play, or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy. NEW! Golf cart tours are now available. Explore the rolling hills and winding path with ease with a personal tour guide!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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!!!

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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.

Thank Mike F
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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.

Thank NR-World
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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.

Thank inspired64
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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.

Thank travelexplorer27
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