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Shopping at 17th Street Farmers Market, Richmond

 

RICHMOND GENERAL ATTRACTIONS


Richmond, VA

Kanawha Canal Walk
DESCRIPTION: 32-acre riverfront promenade stretches along a 1.25-mile corridor from the historic Tredegar Iron Works site and Brown's Island to the Triple Crossing -- a dramatic intersection of three railroad lines; visit Henry "Box" Brown Plaza, an exhibit chronicling African Americans' contribution to Richmond's Riverfront; Kanawha Cruises offers visitors rides on bateaux-like boats seating seven-passengers across in most rows and a total of 38 people per boat

ADMISSION: cruise prices vary by hourly excursions on Kanawha Cruises

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: 490 Tredegar Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-649-2800

WEBSITE: http://www.richmondriverfront.com

Shockoe Bottom
DESCRIPTION: Richmond’s cobblestone paved restaurant and nightlife district; after World War II the "Bottom" fell into disrepair; but since the 1976 Richmond Housing Action Plan to rejuvenate the area, it attracted its landmark restaurants, hotels and condos in broadly successful urban restoration coupled with historic preservation

ADMISSION: n.a.

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: Shockoe Bottom  MAP

WEBSITE: http://www.shockoeslip.org

CenterStage Richmond
DESCRIPTION: Under reconstruction to become the home to the Richmond Symphony and many other concerts via 3 diverse venues; target completion in Fall 2009

ADMISSION: TBD

DAYS & HOURS: TBD

ADDRESS: 600 East Grace Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-225-9000

WEBSITE: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com

Monument Avenue
DESCRIPTION: The only avenue to receive a National Historic Landmark designation; monuments honor President Jefferson Davis and Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart; the newest monument on this grand avenue for tennis champion and human rights activist Arthur Ashe was added in 1997

ADDRESS: 550 East Marshall Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-782-2777

17th Street Farmer’s Market
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate a Richmond tradition where farmers and producers bring free range eggs, beef, and pork, and fresh herbs, greens and bedding plants in season; bakers offer up fresh focaccia and rolls, and handcrafters will be selling their wood carvings, quilts, and art; other special events are popularly attended as well

ADMISSION: free

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: 00 North 17th Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-646-0477

WEBSITE: http://www.17thstreetfarmersmarket.com

Virginia War Memorial
DESCRIPTION: Soaring glass and marble walls showcase the names of more than 11,600 Virginia heroes who gave their lives serving our country; overlooking historic Richmond business district and the James River, the War Memorial was created by the Virginia General Assembly to honor Virginia's war dead

ADMISSION: free

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: 621 South Belvidere Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-786-2060

WEBSITE: http://www.vawarmemorial.org

Carytown
DESCRIPTION: More than 250 shops and restaurants in a compact area include quirky clothing boutiques, antique shops, music shops, and collectibles ranging from Christmas decorations to glass and porcelain dolls

ADMISSION: free

DAYS & HOURS: daily

ADDRESS: 3000 West Cary Street  MAP

Landmark Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1927, the building is a lavish replica of a Moslem Temple, seats 3,667 people for Broadway shows, symphonies, operas and ballets; into the dome alone went 75,000 square feet of gold leaf were placed on the dome alone; Auditorium decorations include Saracenic decorations and five paintings bordering the proscenium arch of the stage; currently home to the Richmond Symphony

ADMISSION: varies by event

BOX OFFICE: daily

ADDRESS: 6 North Laurel Street  MAP

PHONE: 804-646-4213

WEBSITE:  http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Barksdale Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1953; presents national caliber productions of the great comedies, dramas and musicals-past, present and future; perform in both a 207-seat theatre in the Shops at Willow Lawn and on the intimate stage of Historic Hanover Tavern; features innovative community outreach programs including our Stage Explorers Camp for elementary students, a High School All-Star Musical for high school students, our Bifocals Theatre Project for senior artists and audiences, Rostov's Coffee & Conversations, Richmond's annual Acts of Faith Festival and Virginia Arts & Letters Live

ADMISSION: varies by event

BOX OFFICE: daily

ADDRESS: 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 301-E  MAP

WEBSITE: http://www.barksdalerichmond.org

ComedySportz Improv Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Features a full-contact mix of comedy improv shows with a little adult humor; Tickets only $5; shows are Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 or 8:00p; for mature audiences

ADMISSION: varies by event

BOX OFFICE: daily

ADDRESS: 7115-A Staples Mill Road  MAP

PHONE: 804-266-9377

WEBSITE: http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com

James River Plantations
DESCRIPTION: Organized in 1993 to nationally, regionally and locally promote heritage tourism in Charles County, a number of stately plantations have been restored along the James River

ADMISSION: varies by venue

DAYS & HOURS: daily

WEBSITE: http://www.jamesriverplantations.com

Richmond Raceway Complex
DESCRIPTION: An 800-acre, multi-purpose facility that is home to NASCAR races at Richmond International Speedway

ADMISSION: varies by event

BOX OFFICE: daily

ADDRESS: 600 East Laburnum Avenue  MAP

PHONE: 804-228-7500

WEBSITE: http://www.richmondracewaycomplex.com

New Kent, VA

Colonial Downs
DESCRIPTION: Play and watch the ponies at a beautiful and distinguished racetrack; you can also dine in the third floor 500-seat Jockey Club Dining Room

ADMISSION: varies by event

BOX OFFICE: daily

ADDRESS: 10515 Colonial Downs Parkway  MAP

PHONE: 804-966-7223

WEBSITE: http://www.colonialdowns.com

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