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Filled with a rich diversity of the history of America, the city of Richmond comprises of an assortment of world-class museums and several other amazing architectural monuments. While on a trip here you must definitely not miss out on visiting the all popular Belle Isle. The Maymount Park forms up as a major crowd puller here, since it is also billed by many as the country's most beautiful park. You could also pay a visit to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where you can find an enticing collection of Faberge Egg and the exciting European Art Collection. Do explore the city streets, which have their own share of riches waiting to be deeply explored.
Richmond International Airport is the primary airport of the city that connects it with several domestic routes from all across the nation. You could also take a train or bus from nearby cities or could rent a car to come to Richmond city.
Formerly serving as home of the wealthy residents of the city, Major James H & Sallie Dooley, the mansion was given upon death by them to the city. Since then, this 100-acre property has become one of the most toured places of the city. Japanese gardens are among the specialties over here, as are the children's farm and the carriage collection and also an arboretum besides the spectacular 33-room mansion.
Kings Dominion is a water and theme park, which gives you access to several kinds of amusement rides such as the El Dorado pendulum ride, 305-foot Drop Tower and also the Hurler, beside others. You could even get entry to the WaterWorks Park for free when you buy the ticket for the theme park. If you are hungry you will find several eating outlets located all around the park as well.
Based adjacent to the museum district, Carytown is the city's favorite for its hippest shops as well as restaurants. You surely won’t find the brand names based around its vicinity, but you will get access to several other alternatives of them, including World of Mirth, Leo Burke Furniture, Plan 9 Records, and more. Eating outlets here are overpriced though, so you must be prepared for that if you aren't carrying anything to eat along with you.
If you wish to set your eyes upon the collection from the times of the Civil War, this is just the place that you must definitely visit while on your trip to the city. The museum is home to a range of confederate artifacts, weapons as well as pieces of art. Several war flags are up for display too.
Located on the main street this is a one-of-its-kind of museum that would be of particular interest for Edgar Allan Poe fans. The exhibits are limited in number, but are precious nevertheless by all means. The ambience of the museum has also been neatly crafted.