- Our list of the best things to do in Smithfield, Virginia, features the top 179 nearby activities — including 88 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Smithfield, 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 13 things to do within the city of Smithfield, VA , followed by 166 popular activities in nearby cities, including Williamsburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Hampton, Yorktown, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Sparta
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501 Shirley Plantation Road, Charles City, VA 23030 MoreLess Info
Located just outside of Richmond, the Shirley Plantation was established in 1613. It is considered to be the first plantation in Virginia and the oldest family-owned business in the United States with tours being conducted daily.
The Hopewell Bowling Center is a traditional ten pin bowling alley that is available to the general public during most of its open hours. The center also hosts multiple leagues and local tournaments throughout the year.
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.
Located on the Appomattox River, the Hopewell Marina offers covered and open slips for boats, a boat ramp, temporary docking, and a launch for smaller crafts like canoes. The marina also has a store with fishing supplies and refreshments.
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.
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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.
A positive place for local kids to have fun without video games and other electronics, The Skate Factory is introducing the newest generation of kids to good old fashioned fun with skate birthday parties, open weekend skate, and more.
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.