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Amazement Square

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Address: 27 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1422
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+1 434-845-1888
13:00 - 17:00
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Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on...

Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can explore global and regional topics, the arts and humanities, science and health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity.

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I recently visited Amazement Square with my 3 kids (11, 9, 7) during our 3 day visit to Lynchburg. There are 4 floors in a restored building along the James River. Inside offers... read more

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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited Amazement Square with my 3 kids (11, 9, 7) during our 3 day visit to Lynchburg. There are 4 floors in a restored building along the James River. Inside offers a climbing and sliding structure that spans all 4 floors; a music station for budding musicians; an architecture drafting area; a small science area to learn a... More 

Thank BethAnn05
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When we went some of the items did not work. We could have been easily done by within 30-40 minutes. I had 3 boys 5, 7 and 9 years old.

Thank Brandon O
Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful hands on museum with a wealth of enrichment that will delight children of all ages. Incredible resource no matter whether you are a toddler or an older kid with boundless energy there is something here for you

Thank Sandpiper0001
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I recently took my grandkids to the museum. They live in the northeast and have been to many big city museums and they don't compare to the gem we have in Lynchburg.

Thank Chal N
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So I know this place is meant for children, but as a member of a group of adults who went it was so much fun! We called ahead to book our group, but my favorite part was the zip line, and the boating exhibit. The most fun thing was the boats I thought it was great taking these wooden boats... More 

Thank csnellings
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Best children's place in Lynchburg! I absolutely love taking my child here and I like to play myself!!!

Thank Paige F
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We are members of Amazement Square and try to go regularly to see the new exhibits. Our two year old has been going for at least a year and he loves it - we even had his 2nd birthday party there! From the farm on the main level to the James River upstairs, the entire building is packed full of... More 

Thank Jason P
Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ok. Not the greatest babysitter. Need help . Twins 4 & toddler 2. They don't golf, play poker or watch sports on TV. Weather not so great. Let's go to Amazement Square. Fun interactive games & plenty of young folk to help out. Not that I needed help, mind ya. Nothing like mixing fun & education. What a novel idea.... More 

Thank Charles C
Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A real hands on interacting kind of places. Hardest thing to find there is a kid that's not having fun!

Thank Brickrider
Lynchburg, Virginia
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A TRUE treasure for Lynchburg, its always changing, always something new and great fun for the family... not just the children.

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