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Visitors Guide - Padding
Best Town Ever

Sports & Recreation

Drop an oar into Class IV rapids, 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.

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

Apr
26
2015

A Million Blooms

Apr 1-Jun 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest…more
Apr
26
2015

A Passion For Nature at Maymont

Mar 6-Sep 6
Both indoors and out, James and Sallie Dooley’s estate reflects their love of natural beauty.…more
Apr
30
2015

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Mar 26-May 16
Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his…more
May
1
2015

First Friday Samplers

Jan 2-
First Friday Richmond . . . Food Trucks. Friends. Fun. Art for Everyone. Whether you're looking for…more
Sep
19
2015

2015 UCI Road World Championships

Sep 19-Sep 27
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 and is expected to attract…more