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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia

(757) 425-0000

2200 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451   Directions Website

The Contemporary Art Center of Virginia is a popular destination for both artists and art lovers of all ages. Not only is it a place where art is celebrated and highlighted with due respect, but it is also a wellspring of inspiration and encourages creativity in many ways. Of course, the many famous paintings and other pieces that are housed here are quite noteworthy, but the museum also offers classes, lectures and seminars that are all designed to foster a deeper appreciation for art and all that it offers.

Dinosaur Discovery Trail
Dinosaur Discovery Trail

(757) 534-7481

524 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601   Directions Website

There is no question that dinosaurs capture the imaginations of people of all ages. What is known about these compelling prehistoric creatures is equal parts fact and imagination. Those two elements are brilliantly combined and displayed at the Dinosaur Discovery Trail. Guests will marvel at the lifelike detail that has gone into the creation of these unforgettable exhibits. The museum is presented in an amphitheater that features five automated dinosaurs as well as a 40 minute cinematic production that gives even more detailed information about these amazing creatures.

Francis Land House
Francis Land House

(757) 385-5100

3131 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452   Directions Website

The two of you will enjoy escaping the present and journeying to Virginia Beach's dramatic past when you plan a romantic date at the Francis Land House Historic Site. This is a 200-year-old plantation home that has been restored down to the last detail and is open for guided tours and special events. Each room in the house is decorated to reflect the furniture and other items of the period, complete with stunning antiques and reproductions that offer visitors a rare opportunity to peer into how the gentry class of the area used to live.

Virginia Legends Walk
Virginia Legends Walk

(757) 463-4500

484 Viking Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23452   Directions Website

Get a totally different perspective of some of Virginia's most notable natives when you experience the Virginia Legends Walk. This unique walkway commemorates the work of some of the most influential Virginians like Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Edgar Allan Poe, Douglas MacArthur, Robert E. Lee, and Arthur Ashe, just to name a few. It was inaugurated in 1999 and new names are regularly added to this fitting and entertaining tribute.

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