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Richmond Attractions


The Richmond Region has a multitude of attractions to suit everyone's taste. From theme parks, to NASCAR, to quiet natural settings, there's something here sure to please every member of the family!

Historic Sites and Museums

Discover the essence of the Richmond Region within its magnificent homes and plantations, historic sites and vintage churches.

Famous Folks

Learn about the larger-than-life people who have made the Richmond Region a memorable destination.

Family Fun

From roller coasters to water parks to zoos, you can choose from a host of family vacation spots.

Beautiful Gardens

With four distinct seasons, the Region offers gorgeous gardens year-round. Enjoy a day of quiet garden walks and tour beautiful and architecturally unique homes.

Civil War History

Transport yourself to some of most important years in Richmond's history by visiting fascinating Civil War battle sites and museums.

Monument Avenue

Drive or walk down this landmark boulevard, which is the only street in the country listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Featured Events


Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Nov 28-Jan 12
Dominion GardenFest of Lights: a holiday tradition featuring half-a-million lights, botanical…more

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Nov 1-Jan 1
Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a…more

First Fridays

Jan 3-Dec 5
Downtown Richmond's long-standing monthly art walk happens year-round on the First Friday of every…more

Grand Illumination

Dec 5
This downtown Richmond tradition since 1984 kicks off the holidays as millions of tiny lights…more