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#2 of 171 things to do in Richmond Features Animals
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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A lovely spot. Would be even better with more funding. The house tour was informative but slow... read more

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Salem, Massachusetts
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If you are looking for a fun outdoor activity for the family, this is the place. The animals, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“petting zoo” (138 reviews)
“japanese garden” (196 reviews)
“nature center” (180 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899
+1 804-358-7166
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely spot. Would be even better with more funding. The house tour was informative but slow. Nice to see everything virtually unchanged.

Thank abecedarius
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fun outdoor activity for the family, this is the place. The animals, the exercise and the scenery is well worth the trip. And the best part, it's available for only a donation. Please note if you have small children...More

Thank reneeleeoic
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had been to the mansion over a year ago but it was on a chilly March day and it was pouring. Never had a chance to see the gardens. Unfortunately I went on a stifling hot day but did manage to see the Italian...More

Thank swimmom1dc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park has so much to offer everyone. Gardens, zoo, leisurely strolls. Such a beautiful park and no fee for admittance. Just show up and enjoy. They often have festivals, etc. happening. Tip: bring a picnic and enjoy.

Thank t c
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the weekend of Herbs Galore and More. It was a nice sunny day and if I lived close by I am sure my cart would have been filled with plants. The gardens are extensive with many places to relax and spread out on...More

Thank LauraA357
Reviewed 3 days ago

While in Richmond, we visited the Maymont Mansion. We learned many interesting things about the Dooley family who were the owners. Our tour guide, Katie, was a delight. One drawback was the cobblestone paths which made walking very difficult.

Thank Annetrostel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on a recent trip to Richmond. It was an incredible my hot day but we enjoyed strolling through the Italian gardens and viewing some of the sweeping lawns in the property. We toured the mansion and were. It disappointed...More

Thank MoonliteMaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maymont is by far one of my favorite places to take my family. The grounds are gorgeously well kept. It's fun to imagine what like must have been like for the Dooley's long ago. The children's farm and nature center are both lots of fun...More

Thank KW23114
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Richmond all my life and this wonderful park never gets old. The property, history, nature and animals are for all ages. The grounds are beautifully kept. The Japanese Gardens are amazing! The nature center the kids will love. See otters swimming...More

Thank WorldTravel4Fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maymont is a beautiful park that has loads of wildlife, plants, trees, and farm animals. you will get a good workout walking the hilly terrain. There are other modes of transportation to travel through the park. Children and adults will love all that this park...More

Thank 118charital
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15 March 2017|
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Response from CMurray8301 | Property representative |
There is no fee to tour the mansion or visit the gardens for individuals. (There are fees for tour groups of 10 people or more). However, we greatly appreciate donations to help care for and preserve the mansion, gardens and... More
14 August 2016|
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Response from Guidow64 | Reviewed this property |
You might also want to check out Lewis Ginter.
14 August 2016|
Response from amira82985 | Reviewed this property |
Annuals, and Rose bushes are typically still in full bloom. I would contact Maymont directly to see if they have a more specific answer for you.