The best Richmond, VA attractions are waiting

With over 400 years of history, a growing future and family thrills outside, on the track and in the theme park, we’ve got the best Richmond, VA attractions waiting for you. Race friends and family at Thunderbolt Indoor Karting. Ride the thrill rides and slide the water slides at Kings Dominion or literally climb the walls at indoor rock climbing park Peak Experiences. Walk the Canal Walk, Brown’s Island and Belle Isle. It’s all waiting for you in the Richmond region.

The Richmond region also has museums for lovers of art, architecture, history and culture. The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia holds artifacts commemorating the lives and accomplishments of Blacks in Virginia. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Institute for Contemporary Art are home to some of the finest art collections in the nation. The Valentine tells the unique story of Richmond through the eyes of its citizens. Literary giant Edgar Allan Poe’s spirit lives on through artifacts and archives at the Poe Museum. And history lovers can explore the America’s Civil War through Union, Confederate and African-American perspectives at the American Civil War Museum.


Kings Dominion

Celebrating over 40 years in the Richmond Region, Kings Dominion is the ultimate family fun experience and one of the best amusement parks on the East Coast with thrill rides, a water park and amazing food.


Blooms, butterflies, lush landscapes and tree-lined paths get garden lovers outside in the Richmond region. With one of the nation’s top public gardens and acres of historic homes and avenues, Richmond’s beauty beckons.

The Richmond Garden trail takes you from one end of the region to the other with stops at architectural treasures, bucolic gardens and one of USA Today’s Best Public Gardens in the Nation: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


History? The Richmond Region wrote the book, with more than 400 years of American stories to tell. Liberty was launched here. From the Civil War to civil rights, trace and walk the history of the nation in Richmond.


With museums spanning old world masters to literary giants to spy planes, the Richmond region has every curiosity covered.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is open 365 days a year and the permanent collection is free to all. Take in local Richmond History at the Valentine,  Virginia history at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, get hands on at the Science Museum of Virginia or celebrate unhappy hour at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.