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Newport News Park

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Address: 13564 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23603-1104
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City of Lights,a Christmas Treat!

I just visited the City of Lights in the Newport News Park. I have seen various Christmas Events in multiple states, this one in the Park stole the show. The crowd was somewhat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2016
glynr34
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Clintwood, Virginia
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Clintwood, Virginia
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177 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I just visited the City of Lights in the Newport News Park. I have seen various Christmas Events in multiple states, this one in the Park stole the show. The crowd was somewhat overwhelming but all the traffic moved at a reasonable pace. If you expect to drive straight thru without stopping and enjoying an excellent themed Christmas Show, then... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you want to kayak or use a pedal boat, ride a bike or just want to have a leasure walk in nature or need a playground for your children or grandchildren, this is a place to go. Great location.

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Thank Erika B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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611 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

$12 a car is ridiculous and I would be more accepting if they used some of that money to pay for some quality traffic control. It was a free for all out on the 143 and it is just a matter of time before there are accidents! Way over priced!!!

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Thank HungryViking2016
Newport News, Virginia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

I camp here frequently. They have an unimproved area reserved for Scouts, and I bring the Troop here for primitive camping. The regular campground has all the regular campground amenities, and the camp office/convenience store is being rebuilt from the ground up right now to offer better service. Other parts of the park offer archery, boating, hiking, playgrounds, picnic areas,... More 

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Thank Dick B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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175 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Newport News Park rents canoes, pedal boats, and jon boats from the park boat ramp and campground ramp. A friend and I took kayaks to the campground ramp to paddle the city reservoir. You will hear some road noise from Jefferson Ave and -I64 but after a short time you tune it out and enjoy the waterway. Paddling under Jefferson... More 

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Thank goneagain2
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293 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We camped in the park and what a treat that was. We had a great view of the reservoir and the setting was really pretty! Perfect for camping and enjoying a little camp fire. We explored the trails and found a lot of civil war fortifications all over one side of the park. It was interesting but in a way... More 

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Thank Allison C
Flagstaff, Arizona
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Went alone, wouldn't do that again. Here on travel for husbands work and went to take some pictures of the fall leaves. lots of trees very pretty but some odd things going on, just got an feeling and wouldn't go back alone again being a female alone.

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Thank azmom74
Hampton, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This park is awesome, they have so many different activities. From kayaking to hiking. You can have parties and get togethers there. I definitely reccommend this for families. P.S. checkout the lights during Christmas Time.

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Thank elmolover81
Kenmore, New York
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Nature and history lovers dream. Nice trails with some history mixed through the trails. They have a discovery center for the young and old. They are starting to set up the Christmas lights which look amazing.

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Thank Kim W
Florence, South Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I had not encountered before disc golf courses where you had to pay to play. But the five bucks is worth it to meander around the fields and forests to find your next tee-off. Some spots are fun, some average. The park as a whole is expansive and interesting but disc golf is all we did.

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