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Visitors Guide - Padding
Best Town Ever

Sports & Recreation

Drop an oar into Class IV rapids, ride your bike or take a walk along the Virginia Capital Trail, plan a go-kart Grand Prix or cheer on your favorite NASCAR driver. The Richmond Region is a sporting paradise and a sports fan's dream. Book tee times at more than 20 local golf courses. Scale an indoor climbing wall. Catch a Richmond Kickers soccer or Flying Squirrels baseball game. Our diverse recreation guide offers hot tips on nearly every type of professional and amateur activity under the sun.

Biking

The Piedmont meets the Coastal Plain in Central Virginia, and the result for cyclists is a lot of fun. 

Racing

Experience the pulse-pounding thrill of a Richmond NASCAR race, or hop behind the wheel of a go-kart and race for the checkered flag yourself.

Golf

More than 20 fabulous golf courses await you.

Spectator Sports

Consult our comprehensive sports and recreation guide for information on professional and collegiate teams, NASCAR action and thoroughbred racing tracks.

James River

Get wet and wild! Experience the best Virginia whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking and tubing along the historic James River -- with the only Class III and IV rapids in an urban setting.

Parks

Get your fill of the great outdoors. With more than 100 parks, from neighborhood playgrounds to sweeping nature preserves, the Region is a playground of adventure.

Wildlife

See why the Region is wild and wonderful -- whether you're treating the kids to a day at the Metro Richmond Zoo or heading into the James River Park System to watch for bald eagles.

Geocaching

You never know where the next hunt will lead you.

 

 

   

Featured Events

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10
2016

A Chicken in Every Plot

Jan 28-Jun 26
Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition…more
Feb
13
2016

Carytown Food & History Tour

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Feb
19
2016

Romeo and Juliet

Feb 19
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Feb
21
2016

Monster Cross 2016

Feb 21
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Mar
6
2016

Leon Russell

Mar 6
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing…more