Attractions in Richmond, VA
Amongst the other various things to do, Richmond features several key attractions for both residents and visitors to keep themselves entertained. These, combined with the local and regional events, restaurants and shopping make Richmond and the surrounding region an inviting place to live.
Comprising more than 50 acres, Richmond's Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features over a dozen themed gardens that include a wide variety of flowers, including more than 1,800 roses in the Rose Garden, as well as additional plants and fountains. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the property's Conservatory is known as the “Jewel of the Garden” and houses exotic plants in both permanent collections and rotating displays. The structure includes a 63-foot tall dome, a semi-tropical wing with a collection of orchids, and more.
Richmond is home to historic sites and artful attractions, making the city an interesting place to live and visit. Historic Sites Maymont Mansion, also known as the Dooley Mansion, was built between 1886 and 1893 and is a historic house museum that offers glimpses into what life was like during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The home, which comprises 12,000 square feet, has been preserved and is open for tours. Visitors can also explore the rest of the 100-acre property that features more than 25 original buildings and garden structures.