- Our list of the best things to do in Newport News, Virginia, features the top 183 nearby activities — including 86 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Newport News, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of Newport News, VA , followed by 156 popular activities in nearby cities, including Williamsburg, Norfolk, Hampton, Yorktown, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Cape Charles and Sparta
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Instructors lead adults in painting masterpieces on canvas
Over 60,000 square feet of gallery space composes the Mariner's Museum. Rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, paintings, and artifacts from the Civil War ironclad called the USS Monitor form the heart of the museum's collections.
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524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 MoreLess Info
Living exhibits are kept within the Virginia Living Museum to depict the natural history of the state. All ecosystems of the state from the mountains to the marshes to the sea are covered by the animal exhibits, and guests can also view the Virginia skys at the observatory and planetarium.
American military history takes centerstage at the Virginia War Museum. Collections at the museum include weapons, uniforms, personal artifacts, war posters, and more to follow the development of the United States military.
92% 155 votes
300 Washington Blvd., Besson Hall, Newport News, VA 23604 MoreLess Info
The history of the United States Army transportation methods from colonial times to the present are put on display at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the logistical support of the Army during conflicts.
Located within the Mariner's Museum is the USS Monitor Center. The exhibit is composed of interactive displays and historical artifacts to help guests experience the history surrounding the ironclad and the people who were involved.
One of the biggest municipal parks in the United States is the Newport News Park, offering woodland areas, meadows, and lakes. Camping, boating, and fishing are the predominant activities, but festivals are also held at the park during the year.
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13560 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23603 MoreLess Info
At Newport News Visitor Center, visitors can learn about the attractions in the area with the help of knowledgeable staff. The center has travel resources like brochures and maps available to visitors for free.
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1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606 MoreLess Info
Visitors can enjoy a wide range of performances and events including concerts, ballet, and live theater at the Ferguson Center for the Arts. The center has been operating since 2004 and has hosted over 500 different performances.