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Several types of art are covered by the collections at the Chrysler Museum of Art. One of the most prominent is the institution's glass artwork collection due to the on-site glass studio which guests can view in action along side the painting and sculpture galleries.
Push Comedy Theater brings live comedy from local and national acts and hosts live sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. They also offer classes in stand-up, sketch and improv comedy along with acting and film production during the week.
There are many different types of movies shown at the Naro Expanded Cinema which features new state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. There are popular second-run films, independent films, and award-winning classics.
Billing itself as Virginia's first urban winery, Mermaid Winery makes an array of craft red and white wines from Virginia grapes. The winery hosts tastings and special events, and features a full-service restaurant.
The animals of the Virginia Zoo revolve around popular creatures such as tigers, elephants, lions, bears, and giraffes. They are kept in very natural settings, and visitors can even arrange for behind-the-scenes tours to get closer to the animals.
The outdoor recreation area of Oak Grove Lake Park is a simple open access park for the public. It features a children's playground, picnic shelters, an observation platform that can be used for dock-style fishing, and a 1.5 mile hiking trail.