Maymont

★★★★★
Escape for family fun or romantic garden walks at this 100-acre estate.
37.5397 -77.4731
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804-358-7166

2201 Shields Lake Dr

Richmond, VA

23220

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Park: Daily 10am-5pm Exhibits: Tue-Sun 12pm-5pm Carriage rides: Sun 12pm-4pm

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What a great way to spend a spring afternoon. I love taking my family here to see the animals and spend and afternoon outside. Besides where else can you do more for an admission price of zero?

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What a great way to spend a spring afternoon. I love taking my family here to see the animals and spend and afternoon outside. Besides where else can you do more for an admission price of zero?

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Maymont has so much to offer! There is a nature center, a historic house that offers tours (check website for times), Japanes and Italian Gardens, and a petting zoo. You can feed the goats, sheep, horses, etc., the animals are all very friendly and fun to watch. There are even animals that you would find in other zoos.

The gardens are beautiful to walk around in, but you have to keep in mind that there are a lot of hills and stairs to go up and down to get to them.

There is a tram that you can take around the park, as well as horse and carriage rides.

Beautiful place to go!

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Maymont has so much to offer! There is a nature center, a historic house that offers tours (check website for times), Japanes and Italian Gardens, and a petting zoo. You can feed the goats, sheep, horses, etc., the animals are all very friendly and fun to watch. There are even animals that you would find in other zoos.

The gardens are beautiful to walk around in, but you have to keep in mind that there are a lot of hills and stairs to go up and down to get to them.

There is a tram that you can take around the park, as well as horse and carriage rides.

Beautiful place to go!

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This park is a treasure in Richmond. There a walking paths all around the park, wear your comfortable shoes! Don't miss the children's barn! The tours of the actual Maymont house are always interesting. Our family really enjoys going to Maymont. It's a great place for a picnic too! Be sure to see the Japanese gardens!

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This park is a treasure in Richmond. There a walking paths all around the park, wear your comfortable shoes! Don't miss the children's barn! The tours of the actual Maymont house are always interesting. Our family really enjoys going to Maymont. It's a great place for a picnic too! Be sure to see the Japanese gardens!

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This park is great for all ages. The trails around the park are strenuous however. There is a nice petting zoo and other zoo type animals. There is also an aquarium that is open in the afternoons. On Monday afternoons this summer they are offering music and kid's crafts. There is a tram that goes around the park for those that have difficulty walking. There is a house to tour and wonderful flowers. We always take out of town guests here. It's easy to forget you're in the city. They do suggest a donation but it is not required.

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This park is great for all ages. The trails around the park are strenuous however. There is a nice petting zoo and other zoo type animals. There is also an aquarium that is open in the afternoons. On Monday afternoons this summer they are offering music and kid's crafts. There is a tram that goes around the park for those that have difficulty walking. There is a house to tour and wonderful flowers. We always take out of town guests here. It's easy to forget you're in the city. They do suggest a donation but it is not required.

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I always take new friends and out of town guests to Maymont -- they have a small animal petting barn, a Nature Center that's indoors for bad weather, free concerts and shows all year long, carriage rides and so many other things -- I love Maymont!

5
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I always take new friends and out of town guests to Maymont -- they have a small animal petting barn, a Nature Center that's indoors for bad weather, free concerts and shows all year long, carriage rides and so many other things -- I love Maymont!

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Maymont is a unique place with animals to see, beautiful gardens, and the nature center. You can pet the animals in the petting zoo area and feed them with food bought from machines. The walk through the park is up and down hills, so be aware of this with small children. The nature center is interesting but was really built too small. It is hard to get around in there if there are many people there.

5
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Maymont is a unique place with animals to see, beautiful gardens, and the nature center. You can pet the animals in the petting zoo area and feed them with food bought from machines. The walk through the park is up and down hills, so be aware of this with small children. The nature center is interesting but was really built too small. It is hard to get around in there if there are many people there.

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You forget you're in the middle of a city when you're at Maymont. A beautifully landscaped environment with lots of animals both exotic and common. A petting zoo adds to the fun!

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You forget you're in the middle of a city when you're at Maymont. A beautifully landscaped environment with lots of animals both exotic and common. A petting zoo adds to the fun!

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This free attraction (donations encouraged) is one of the best parts of living in Richmond. A children's farm, hands on Nature Center (complete with otters) and great walking trails that take you past numerous native animals and plants, are all part of the appeal. Tram rides, gift shop, and snack shop are available.
Special events throughout the year.

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This free attraction (donations encouraged) is one of the best parts of living in Richmond. A children's farm, hands on Nature Center (complete with otters) and great walking trails that take you past numerous native animals and plants, are all part of the appeal. Tram rides, gift shop, and snack shop are available.
Special events throughout the year.

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We go to Maymont several times a year, if not nearly every month. They have a barnyard with animals, some injured wild animals, a fantastic exhibit with otters and other native aquatic life, historical buildings, and amazing gardens.

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We go to Maymont several times a year, if not nearly every month. They have a barnyard with animals, some injured wild animals, a fantastic exhibit with otters and other native aquatic life, historical buildings, and amazing gardens.

Pros: Go at your own pace, wide variety of sights, beautiful grounds, no set price.

Cons: Get ready to walk - a lot.

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I have been going to maymont since I was a kid. From school field trips to weekend adventures with friends and family. It is good for all ages! From the fun petting area where you can feed the animals to the beautiful italian gardens, this

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I have been going to maymont since I was a kid. From school field trips to weekend adventures with friends and family. It is good for all ages! From the fun petting area where you can feed the animals to the beautiful italian gardens, this

Pros: family fun, kid-friendly, ambience, attractions,

Cons: parking,

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maymont is a family tradition we started years ago my guys now 20 and 24 still love going there . you have to be pretty special to go with them there. maymont was our time together, and we did it as often as we could.if you want quality

6
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maymont is a family tradition we started years ago my guys now 20 and 24 still love going there . you have to be pretty special to go with them there. maymont was our time together, and we did it as often as we could.if you want quality

Pros: fun for the family, resting spots

Cons: lots of exercise

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interesting for parents and children.Small zoo.lovely manion,great place!You must see it for yourself.

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interesting for parents and children.Small zoo.lovely manion,great place!You must see it for yourself.

Pros: attractions, good parking, inexpensive

Cons: long walks, eating

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Maymont is gorgeous park with it's gardens and romantic atmosphere. Perfect place to spend an afternoon with boyfriend, husband, or kids. Especially the sea otters, ther my favorite!

6
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Maymont is gorgeous park with it's gardens and romantic atmosphere. Perfect place to spend an afternoon with boyfriend, husband, or kids. Especially the sea otters, ther my favorite!

Pros: romantic, inespensive, scenery, peaceful

Cons: no pets allowed

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Maymont is the perfect place to take a date. The rolling hills provide for a challenging walk. And the scenery is wonderful - gardens, farm animals, and a nice new Nature Center. The mansion and carriage house are also wonderful.

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Maymont is the perfect place to take a date. The rolling hills provide for a challenging walk. And the scenery is wonderful - gardens, farm animals, and a nice new Nature Center. The mansion and carriage house are also wonderful.

Pros: scenery, the trail, good parking

Cons: hours too short

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Maymont Park provides the lover of nature and asthetic beauty the opportunity to walk this inspiring refuge amidst city life. Full of beautiful gardens, waterfalls, a mansion, and rescued animals, this park will delight the child, the

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Maymont Park provides the lover of nature and asthetic beauty the opportunity to walk this inspiring refuge amidst city life. Full of beautiful gardens, waterfalls, a mansion, and rescued animals, this park will delight the child, the

Pros: well-landscaped, mystic wedding area, surprises every turn

Cons: animals in cages, closes by 7 pm

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From the childrens farm, to the mansion (with all its wonderful nooks and crannies -- including the swan bed), to the gardens and all the programs Maymont has to offer, this is a "must be" place for regulars and visitors alike...

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From the childrens farm, to the mansion (with all its wonderful nooks and crannies -- including the swan bed), to the gardens and all the programs Maymont has to offer, this is a "must be" place for regulars and visitors alike...

Pros: lots of space, family oriented, good variety(stuff)

Cons: limited parking

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Maymont park offers visitors the chance to see some of natures greatest offerings. Being somewhat of a small zoo but focusing more on the inner beauty of its surroundings, maymont makes any day one to remember. While there visitors

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Maymont park offers visitors the chance to see some of natures greatest offerings. Being somewhat of a small zoo but focusing more on the inner beauty of its surroundings, maymont makes any day one to remember. While there visitors

Pros: Beautiful, Inexpensive

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The hills are great for rolling down, the animals are wonderful and well behaved - sometimes better than the visitors! Lots and lots of room for picnics, etc. We had our daughter's birthday party there on the grounds and it was a hit!

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The hills are great for rolling down, the animals are wonderful and well behaved - sometimes better than the visitors! Lots and lots of room for picnics, etc. We had our daughter's birthday party there on the grounds and it was a hit!

Pros: free/donation request

Cons: could use more parkin

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Great place. Cool Animals. Lots of open space. Good outdoor spot.

6
★★★★★

Great place. Cool Animals. Lots of open space. Good outdoor spot.

Cons: Limited Parking

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Maymont is the most romantic spot ever to take a walk with your boyfriend or girlfriend! I love the animals they have there!

6
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Maymont is the most romantic spot ever to take a walk with your boyfriend or girlfriend! I love the animals they have there!

Pros: beautiful

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Overview
From the Dooley Mansion that was featured on A&E's "America's Castles" to the intricate Japanese and Italian gardens, this 100-acre park is an ideal date destination and a beautiful wedding site. If animals attract your…