98 Fun Things To Do In Richmond

Richmond, Virginia is a great city. It’s the fourth most populous city in Virginia with a rich and historic culture. Richmond’s economy is fueled by law, government. Large banking firms and local government agencies are common! Be sure to check out our top fun things to do in the state of Virginia!

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Check out the William Bradford collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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Maymont

Stroll in the gardens, tour the mansion or watchi river otters play at Maymont

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

See the LED-hula-hoops light up the Dominion GardenFest Illumination at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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Hollywood Cemetery

Enhance your world with a self guided tour of Hollywood Cemetery

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Virginia Capitol Building

Be a part of the preservation of the Virginia Capitol Building, Executive Mansion, Bell Tower, and Capitol Square.

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Monument Avenue

See one of the most significant places on earth – Monument Avenue

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American Civil War Museum

Learn and do at the American Civil War Museum

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Virginia Holocaust Museum

Do something different at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

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Carytown

Visit the unique shopping and dining town called CaryTown…

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Tredegar Iron Works

Visit the iron and the coal center of the south at Tredegar Iron Works

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River City Food Tours

Explore unique Carytown from an insider’s perspective as you sample food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops – with River City Food Tours

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Haunts of Richmond

See local ghost stories and legends come to life on a tour with Haunts of Richmond

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James River Park

For birdwatching, biking or fishing drop by James River

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Science Museum of Virginia

Unveil the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time in the Science Museum’s newest exhibiton – Speed

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Edgar Allan Poe Museum

See Poe’s life as if it was your own at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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Richmond International Raceway

Fire up your weekend with some top racing at Richmond International Raceway

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Short Pump Mall

Get ready for some merry shopping and great deals at Short Pump Mall

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Virginia War Memorial

Honor the veterans of your time at Virginia War Memorial

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Canal Walk

See four centuries of history streched over a mile at Canal Walk

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Virginia Capital Trail

Tie up your hiking boots and walk along the Virginia Capital Trail

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Real Richmond Food Tours

Join Real Richmond Food Tours to explore the City’s History and Cuisine with Walking Tours

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Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Celebrate a famous figure at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

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Belle Isle

Walk across the footbridge and visit the beautiful Belle Isle

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Library of Virginia

Search through thousands of books in the tall halls at the Library of Virginia

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Children's Museum of Richmond

Take your child to Children’s Museum of Richmond – a center for active learning, creative play and global exploration

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The John Marshall House

Drop by to visit the home to “The Greatest Man Never to be President” for forty-five years at the John Marshall House

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Via Richmond Scooter Tour & Rental

Take your touring to the next level with Via Richmond Scooter Tour & Rental

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Greater Richmond Convention Center

Hold an event you won’t ever forget at the large Greater Richmond Convention Center

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Book a day outing for some fun beer tasting at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Richmond National Battlefield Park

See where battles rages for 150 years at Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Capitol Square Park

Tour an educational exhibit on show at Capitol Square Park

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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

Visit a world where air, land and water all meet at the Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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The Valentine

Enjoy lunch at Sally Bell’s Kitchen located in The Valentine (Monday-Friday) and shop at the Museum Store (open daily).

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Libby Hill Park

Drop a penny in the ornamental fountain at Libby Hill Park

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The Diamond

Choose a front row seat and settle for the biggest game of the season at The Diamond

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Richmond Rides

Explore Richmond on a set of two shiny wheels with Richmond Rides

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Blue Bee Cider

Check out the place that makes the buzzing Blue Bee Cider

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Fan District

Join the board at Fan District and make the world a better place for everyone

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City Hall Observation Deck

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the capital city at City Hall Observation Deck

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West End Antiques Mall

Find that treasure you have been looking for at West End Antiques Mall

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Pony Pasture Park

Check out the climbing wall at Pony Pasture Park

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RVA Paddlesports

Take on a new sport this coming season with RVA Paddlesports

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Segway of Richmond

Get out and about in an innovating way with Segway of Richmond

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Richmond Canal Cruises

Enjoy a stress free cruise on a modern boat with Richmond Canal Cruises

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Drewry's Bluff

Stand in the place which defended our country at Drewry’s Bluff

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Deep Run Park

For celebrations, meetings or even retreats drop on by to Deep Run Park

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Dogwood Dell

Take your chair and get ready to enjoy some fun performances outdoors at Dogwood Dell

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Museum District

Be a part of history in the making with the foundation Museum District

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Crossroads Art Center

See work from emerging and established artists at Crossroads Art Center

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G-Force Karts

Enjoy paintball, lazer tag and go karting in one place – G-Force Karts

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park Richmond

Get rid of some of that endless energy at Sky Zone Trampoline Park Richmond

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Putt-Putt Fun Center

From go karting to crazy golf book a birthday party at Putt-Putt Fun Center

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Laser Quest

For some fun lazer fun book an afternoon at Lazer Quest

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Patterson Sports Park

For some fun miniature golf go to Patterson Sports Park

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Shockoe Bottom Clay

Buy a unique handcrafted item for your home at Shockoe Bottom Clay

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Riverside Outfitters

Be entertained by thrilling outdoor sports and rent a raft with Riverside Outfitters

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Colonial Shooting Academy

Become the best at Colonial Shooting Academy

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Thunderbolt Indoor Karting

Thunder round the track and get competitive at Thunderbold Indoor Karting

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Egyptian Building

See culture merged together at the Egyptian Building

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Rockwood Park

For shopping, lodging, dining and playing make Rockwood Park your choice

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Chimborazo Park

Enjoy the fresh air and great views at Chimborazo Park

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Farmer's Market

Purchase some quality organic produce at the Farmer’s Market

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Langley Speedway

See a racing star take victory at Langley Speedway

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Richmond Funny Bone

Get stuck into a live comedy show for adults only at Richmond Funny Bone

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Reservoir Distillery

Try a whiskey experience that will enhance your life at Reservoir Distillery

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Richmond Coliseum

Stand aside and see the ghosts of christmas ever show at the one and only Richmond Coliseum

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Greenleaf's Pool Room

Choose from one of the 12 regulation Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables with spectator and theater seating at Greenleaf’s Pool Room

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Cobblestones Park

Relax on one of Cobblestones Park’s expansive beach areas, complete with gigantic 20 foot umbrellas and picnic tables

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Eerie Nights Ghost Tour

Get a scare when going on an Eerie Nights Ghost Tour

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Real Escape Room

Try your luck at escaping the Real Escape Room

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Richard Petty Driving Experience

Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or Ride-Along shotgun for 3 high-speed laps at Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Belmont Golf Course

Play golf the great way at Belmont Golf Course

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Mystery Dinner Playhouse

Play the game while enjoying a good meal at Mystery Dinner Playhouse

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Uptown Alley

Strike up the entertainment at Uptown Alley

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Peak Experiences - Indoor Rock Climbing

Reach the peak with Peak Experiences – Indoor Rock Climbing

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Mid-Lothian Mines Park

Explore the stone ruins of what used to be the mines at Mid-Lothian Mines Park

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Virginia Skydiving Center

Attach yourself directly to the front of a certified instructor’s harness, and free fall together from between 13,500 and 14,000 feet at Virginia Skydiving Center

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Pamplin Historical Park

Journey through time with the soldiers at Pamplin Historical Park

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James River Cellars Winery

Let your tastebuds do all the work and taste the perfection at James River Cellars Winery

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Buffalo Wild Wings Glen Allen, VA

Visit a sports bar with appetizing food and watch the game at Buffalo Wild Wings Glen Allen, VA

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Romp n' Roll

For gym, art, music and food book a birthday at Romp n’ Roll

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Richmond Archery Tag

Can you tag the team? Try it out at Richmond Archery Tag

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Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park

Spend some time in the rural oasis at Lawrence Lewis, Jr. Park

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Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area

Try you hand at hunting – deer, turkeys, squirrels, rabbits, doves and waterfowl at Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area

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Berkeley Boxwood Garden Tour

Check out virginias most historic plantation and drop by for a Berkeley Boxwood Garden Tour

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Ashland Museum

Listen to the story be told through words and pictures at Ashland Museum

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Escape Room RVA

Put your mind to the test and challenge yourself at Escape Room RVA

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Richmond Tacky Light Tours

Get in the festive mood and book a christmas season bus tour with Richmond Tacky Light Tours

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RVA Street Art Festival

See how street art has changed at the RVA Street Art Festival

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A Toast To Canvas, LLC

Paint away, sip some wine and have fun with friends with A Toast To Canvas, LLC

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Gillies Creek Park

Take your skills to the BMX racetrack at Gillies Creek Park

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Richmond Bubble Soccer

Put yourself in a giant bubble and play some unique games at Richmond Bubble Soccer

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S.Y.F. Entertainment

From fire eating to fire hoops book the entertainers at Richmond S.Y.F Entertainment

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Old Dominion Railway Museum

Book a special tour at the old Dominion Railway Museum

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Dominion Riverrock

Experience the nations outdoor sports and music festivals at Dominion Riverrock

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Richmond Symphony

Hear the Richmond Symphony perform alfresco under the “Big Tent,” rock steady outside at Pocahontas Live

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GWARBar

Snack on hilariously named vegan treats at GWARBar

Richmond is a very cool place to be! Whether you live there or just visiting as a tourist, from Carytown to the Canal Walk, there will always be something fun to do in Richmond! Be sure to contact us if you have any additional fun activities or feedback that you’d like to include!