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Fan District

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Address: West Main St and North Boulevard, Richmond, VA
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Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles...

Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival architectural styles predominate along this 85-block-long Victorian historic district.

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Great For Just Walking

Called the Fan district because - wait for it - it is in the shape of a fan - wow!! - it is, however, a really nice area to wander around. You'll be in the museum area with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called the Fan district because - wait for it - it is in the shape of a fan - wow!! - it is, however, a really nice area to wander around. You'll be in the museum area with the VFAM and VA Historical Society, so there is culture galore, and lots and lots of place to stop to eat or... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I moved to the fan a few years ago and love it! Great neighbors, restaurants/bars, architecture and it's close to all the best things RVA has to offer.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful updated building with historic archives and special collections. The street setting is impressive

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Thank papetro
Henrico, Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

There is a lot of history there. Old homes and old roads(includes a could of brick roads. There are some good resteraunts and unique stores.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are driving take your patience with you because everyother road is one way. A lot to look at, the old homes, shops etc..

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Neat place to stroll around and find little neighborhood bars & restaurants. Occasional park to rest & relax in.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Fan is a diverse collection of wealth and poverty, grandeur and decay. There are pockets of great architectural beauty, and neighborhoods with old sofas on the front porches. It is definitely interesting to drive through this area and appreciate the history and architecture, and perhaps mourn the loss of some of it.

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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The walk along the streets were worth the time. We truly got the feeling of the old town here. We ate at "District 5" and really enjoyed our meal there. Using http://richmondmuralproject.squarespace.com/ we plotted the places into our map and got to see quite a few of them.

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2 Thank Kjetil B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Take a stroll around the beautiful Fan district and look closely at the amazing features for the restored homes and row houses that have been restored. The large tree lined streets have such a calming effect on the soul. It's a nice walk. Stop in the small ma and pa shops or grab lunch at one of the many area... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

So many historic houses, small restaurants and even some shopping- you can explore for hours! Recommended also for those of you who love to run!

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