- TripBuzz found 145 things to do with kids in or near Newport News, Virginia, including 120 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk and Portsmouth.
- From Lazer Rush to Play A Round Golf & Games, the Newport News area offers 74 different types of family activities, including: Swimming Pool, Military Museums, Specialty Museums and Beaches.
- Located on the James River is the city of Newport News. Currently the fifth largest city in the state, it is home to over 180,000 residents. With shipbuilding, military, and aerospace and being the areas primary industries, the city also has a large tourist draw for its diverse cultural landscape. Points of interest include a historic railroad station, military museums and many art festivals held throughout the year.
At Weston Plantation, visitors can explore a Colonial style plantation that was built in the 1780s. The kitchen and laundry room were reconstructed in 2008. Visitors can enjoy views of the Appomattox River from the plantation.
The Crossings Cinemas is a two-screen movie theater that is located within the Crossings Shopping Center. The films presented at the cinema are second-run and third-run, but they are all offered with Digital Surround Sound.
Family-friendly recreation is provided at Mathis Park. Visitors can enjoy a pirate-themed playground, basketball courts, a baseball field, picnic tables with barbeque grills, restrooms, an open play area, and a parking lot.
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1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
One of the most extensive incidents of the Civil War was the Siege of Petersburg which has been memorialized at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park. A variety of educational tours are offered including reenactments of Civil War life.