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Pagoda & Oriental Garden

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Address: 265 W Tazewell St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1209
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Pokemon Go Overwhelms the Pagoda

The Pagoda, a gift to the City of Norfolk from Taiwan was at one time an overlooked oasis in the Freemason area of Norfolk. A quiet zen like garden with Koi, water lilies, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
NJ B
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Edgartown, Massachusetts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Its so calm and beautiful. You can find peace and comfort. I wish the restaurant would be open but it's always closed. And a lot of people go here to play pokemon.

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Thank Jaqueline M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

12 of us ages 9 to adult, walked through. While it was much more pleasant than the sidewalk, it was barely a shadow of the glory it displays in summer. There were traffic cones/ electric cords to watch also.

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Thank KMc4528
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My son and I joined the other Pokemon trainers at the Pagoda today. Everyone was very welcoming and helped my son catch several Pokemon

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Small area, not much to see. Not worth the trip. Better off visiting The Cannonball Trail and Naticus.

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1 Thank Wtrvlll4
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ever since the Pokémon go takeover I always avoid the pagoda. This was a not miss on walks with the wife but now we just avoid it since the Pokémon takeover. Hopefully when the new restaurant opens it will return to being a nice place to visithe again.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We rented the Pagoda for a wedding brunch. They also do weddings. Beautiful venue directly on the Elizabeth River, convenient walk from downtown Marriotts, parking lot. The kids loved the koi in the pond and the photographer loved the footbridge and beautiful landscaping. Pagoda Foundation people are very nice! Site is owned bt the City of Norfolk.

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Thank notravelsurprises
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What an amazing place. This Pagoda is unique and the surrounding gardens are beautiful and peaceful. There's also a donation-based yoga class here every Wed night at 6:30 pm.

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Thank LittleDolores
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were there in Aug 2016; supposedly a new restaurant will open there in September. The gardens and koi fish are nice, but it was a hot day and surprisingly crowded - mostly with a bunch of people sitting around in the shade of the pagoda working their cell phones (I think there were electric outlets available, but I didn't... More 

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Thank Barb H
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Pagoda, a gift to the City of Norfolk from Taiwan was at one time an overlooked oasis in the Freemason area of Norfolk. A quiet zen like garden with Koi, water lilies, and great views of the waterfront. It was often a venue for parties, weddings, and other events. Then a new game was released called Pokemon Go and... More 

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1 Thank NJ B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This a nice quiet park, made up with beauful flowers, plants, coy fish and you feel like you have traveled to japan. Lots of couples take thir engagement photos here, it's peaceful. And people just come sit and relax. There is a restaurant. Hope this helps. David G

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