- Our list of the best things to do in Richmond, Virginia, features the top 111 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Richmond, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 32 things to do within the city of Richmond, VA , followed by 79 popular activities in nearby cities, including Midlothian, Petersburg, Glen Allen, Hopewell, Mechanicsville, Virginia and Charles City
100% 50 votes
6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier considers the war from the perspective of the common fighting man. Visitors can browse through interactive exhibits, view extensive artifact collections or take guided tours.
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Flowerdew Hundred Road, Hopewell, VA 23860 MoreLess Info
Situated in a pine forest, James River National Wildlife Refuge has turtles, bald eagles, and other endangered animals to view. Depending on the season, sportsmen can hunt for deer with a permit.
Home to the local highschool baseball and softball teams, Petersburg Sports Complex is a great place to visit and support the local sports scene. The expansive complex hosts many tournaments throughout the year and is also available for private rentals.
Kittiewan Plantation overlooks Kittiewan Creek and the James River. The plantation is a working farm with a museum that houses various memorabilia including the collections of an extensive set of 19th and 20th century kitchen and food preparation items.
49% 41 votes
14501 John Tyler Highway, Charles City, VA 23226 MoreLess Info
Serving as the home of President John Tyler from 1842 until his death, the Sherwood Forest Plantation is considered a national historic landmark. The house and grounds are open daily for self-guided tours.
67% 3 votes
16920 Southall Plantation Lane, Charles City, VA 23187 MoreLess Info
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790 is a painstakingly restored and maintained historic building. Regular tours of the house and surrounding gardens are available.
98% 310 votes
5537 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188 MoreLess Info
Located in Freedom Park is the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. The site offers the standard adventure for those over 10 years old with two tarzan swings, five ziplines, and 37 crossings along with a new junior adventure for younger children.
When you are ready to take a break from the history of Williamsburg, stop by Go Karts Plus for a day of action-packed fun. This premier sports park features 4 different tracks, a rollercoaster, bumper cars and more to insure you leave with a smile.