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“Pretty”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maymont

Maymont
Ranked #2 of 168 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
“Pretty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Beautiful urban oasis and the kids really enjoy the petting zoo. Fun to be had by all and definitely a must see in spring

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Historical and beautiful home and gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I visited Maymont with my family on a cold December day and it is a great place for adults to spend an afternoon viewing the incredible gardens and Maymont main gilded age estate. It is a fascinating home with beautiful themed rooms. If you are looking for a place to get some walking in, this is the place to come. I hear the gardens come alive in the spring and I will definitely return.

Visited December 2011
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Richmond, VA
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“varied activities”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

sort of a zoo, sort of a farm, sort of a wildlife sanctuary, with a gorgeous old house to tour and lovely gardens -- don't miss the gardens and waterfall. lots and lots of walking!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Something for everyone, and any time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Maymont is consistently one of the most interesting parts of Richmond. It has has historic buildings, wonderful gardens, and native wildlife aplenty. Take the tour of the manion at least once - the interior of the house and the story of its inhabitants is fascinating. If you like the Maymont Mansion, be sure to stop by Swannanoa over on Afton Mountain (really close to I-64) sometime. The Italian Garden are wonderful, though I find the Japanese Garden more interesting. The wildlife exhibits are my favorite part of the park, with (current or extirpated) Virginia species such as bobcat, black bear, buffalo, bald eagles, and so much more present! The Nature Center is also worth a visit, displaying various fish species native to Virginia (with a few introduced species there as well, such as Blue Catfish). Maymont is a great setting for a date, or just spending a chunk of a weekend exploring. Check it out!

Visited February 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Maymont, a Richmond gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Relaxing and beautiful views. I love the rolling hills and stream running through the park. Great place to spend the day with family and friends

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