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The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!
American Civil War Museum
American Civil War Museum

(804) 649-1861

1201 E Clay St
Richmond, VA 23219   Directions Website

The Civil War still echoes in Richmond, and you can glimpse one of the most turbulent times in American history by visiting the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. You'll see an astounding collection of artifacts that include artwork, letters, and other interesting items that date back to the Civil War. Some of the highlights at this attraction include Stonewall Jackson's weaponry and Robert E. Lee's "Appomattox" sword. The White House of the Confederacy has been meticulously restored to reflect what it looked like when Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived here. Don't forget to stop into the Haversack store for some unique novelty items and rare reproduction artifacts that will please any history buff.

Children's Museum of Richmond
Children's Museum of Richmond

(804) 474-7000

2626 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220   Directions Website

The Children's Museum of Richmond has been touted as one of the East Coast's most exciting, innovative museums where the words "hands off" don't apply. The kids are encouraged to touch everything, and that invitation to interact with the attractions and exhibits they see proves to be just the thing to spark their curiosity and creativity. The kids can chase butterflies in Shadow Play, create artwork in the art room and then take their creations home with them, as well as learn the value of community and sharing as they interact with their fellow adventurers.

Kings Dominion
Kings Dominion

(804) 876-5000

16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047   Directions Website

Your kids will wander into Kidsville at Paramount's Kings Dominion and may never want to leave! The Kidsville section of this amusement park has drawn in lots of pint-sized visitors; this area of the park is designed as a town that's kid-size and full of fun. The Kidsville attraction is just one of the many at Paramount. On your journey through the park, you'll most definitely want to check out the different rollercoasters and rides that line the way. Choose from the Blast Coaster, the Volcano or two suspended roller coasters to see who's the biggest risk-taker in your family!

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

(804) 262-9887

1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228   Directions Website

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is one of Richmond's most beautiful attractions. This natural haven of flowers and plants is highlighted by picturesque paths and vistas that invite you to take a leisurely, relaxing walk. Spread out over 24 luxurious acres, the Ginter Botanical Garden features various landscape designs, seasonal displays and gardening techniques. Also on site, you'll find a truly breathtaking example of a Victorian garden as well as Bloemendaal, an 1888 Victorian manor that has been meticulously maintained to retain its regal, commanding appearance. History and pageantry balance perfectly at this truly unforgettable garden.

Metro Richmond Zoo
Metro Richmond Zoo

(804) 739-5666

8300 Beaver Bridge Rd
Moseley, VA 23120   Directions Website

The Metro Richmond Zoo lets your kids get up close to the animals. They'll marvel at the towering beauty of the giraffes as they get a chance to actually pet them. They'll giggle uncontrollably when they hear the orangutan whistle or watch the monkeys monkey around with each other. The kids will have plenty to see as the zoo features more than 400 animals in their natural habitat attraction. It'll be a day full of wild fun, so be sure to stop at the zoo's gift shop to pick up a neat souvenir to commemorate your family's very own safari.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

(804) 340-1400

200 N Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220   Directions Website

When you walk through the doors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, you'll be struck by the breathtaking collection of true masterpieces by Renoir, Picasso and Warhol, just to name a few. Enjoy a cup of coffee from the Best Cafe or a bite from the Amuse Restaurant while you browse through the impressive gift shop that carries an amazing selection of prints, books and children's items. This world-renowned museum and attraction boasts some of the best loved pieces that art lovers travel from everywhere to see. While these works may be considered Egyptian art, Chinese art, or medieval and renaissance art, the awe that it inspires in those who see it defies categorization.

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