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Visitors Guide - Padding

Local Tours

Whether you're traveling by foot, car, water or air, the Richmond Region offers a captivating variety of tours and excursions. Explore historic neighborhoods. Go on a ghost tour. Traverse cobblestone streets on a Segway. Or get a bird's-eye view -- via airplane, helicopter or hot air balloon - of the area. Even take a tour to discover Richmond's beautiful theater and performing arts community. Search our Richmond Region tours for great ideas.


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RVA Trolley

  • 1301 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: 804-343-1850
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DID YOU KNOW that Richmond was the site of the very first trolley system in the world, dating back to 1888? Experience Richmond history in a classic trolley ideally suited for visitors and residents alike. Enjoy Richmond landmarks from the comfort of our…more »

Riverfront Canal Cruises

  • 139 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 649-2800
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Take a 40 minute narrated historical tour of the James River and Kanawha Canal. Cruises depart from the Turning Basin along Richmond’s Canal Walk between 14th and Dock Streets. Cruises run 12-7pm Friday-Saturday, and 12-5pm Sunday, spring & fall. During the…more »

Segway of Richmond

  • 1301 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 343-1850
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Segway of Richmond store resides in beautiful downtown Richmond, Virginia. Located in the historic Columbian Building in Shockoe Slip, Segway of Richmond provides a full line of world-class personal transporters for guided tours of downtown Richmond, segway…more »

African-American Tours of Richmond

  • 3520 Skipping Rock Way, Richmond, VA 23234
  • Phone: (804) 683-6630
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Tour of all sites associated with liberty and African-American contributions and achievements. more »

Balloons Over Virginia

  • Hanover Air Park, 9988 Lickinghole Road, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (804) 798-0080
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Your hot-air balloon flight will create a memory of a lifetime. All flights originate from the full-service balloon-port located in the Hanover Air Park. Flights last approximately one hour. As part of your first flight ceremony, each passenger will receive a…more »

Battery Dantzler

  • 1820 Battery Dantzler Road, Chesterfield, VA 23831
  • Phone: (804) 751-4664
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This Confederate battery is the northern end of the Howlett Line that bottled up Butler’s forces on the Bermuda Hundred peninsula. The fort was named for Col. Olin Miller Dantzler, 22d South Carolina Infantry, who was killed in action near here. In January,…more »

Center of the Universe

  • 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (804) 368-0299
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Center of the Universe Brewing Company is a full production brewery with a tasting room located in Ashland, Virginia. more »

Discover the James

  • 7239 Lookout Drive, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Phone: (804) 938-2350
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Bald Eagles of the James Tour 2-hour tour: $45 per person Enjoy the majesty of resident bald eagles, bring your camera, or watch through binoculars. Venture into into an ecosystem that is considered the area with the best comeback of the bald eagle in the…more »

Dominion Aviation Services

  • 7511 Airfield Drive, Richmond, VA 23237
  • Phone: (804) 271-7793
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Fly above and beyond Richmond for a view of the Region from a four-seater plane. Aerial nighttime tours are also available. more »

Eagle I Cruises

  • 3101 Wharf Street, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Phone: (804) 222-0223
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Take a scenic cruise down the James River while enjoying lunch, dinner or a moonlight snack. Themed cruises and crab feasts are among the special events. more »

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