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James River

22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
+1 804-780-5733
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This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
+1 804-780-5733
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great MTB riding trails, great pedestrian trails to walk both along the river and through town, great people-watching and parks to play in, and a great line-up of concerts and other activities. And did I mention kayaking and swimming? Thetes a lot to love about...More

Thank Father02
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my niece and nephew down to the James River and we had a blast. We went on a Segway Tour and we bought lunch from a 30 plus year street vendor Christopher's Walk away Gourmet. I took the kids down by the...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river walk at the James River in Richmond has been recently renovated and expanded and makes for a great place to bird-watch, get exercise and see some nice city-views. It is still being expanded but I was already impressed by what I saw. The...More

Thank madcheddar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several companies offer trips. This was our second time and had even more fun than the first..excellent way to enjoy some of Richmond scenery from the river and to learn some of its history from the perspective of the river

1  Thank Mike J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd have to say that this river is average. I'd give it 4-5 stars if it was all nice and pretty through the entire city of Richmond. Unfortunately, as I was riding in a vehicle going across the bridge in the industrial part of downtown,...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for your en-plein-air workout, you can have long walks, paved paths, stairs, bridges and a well manteined park along the James river.

Thank Ramona P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Who wants a stuffy gym when you can get all the exercise you want in a beautiful setting along the James. Stay on the paved path or climb the stairs and cross the bridge to the island and hike around on the shaded tree lined...More

Thank danielgB5584MW
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My wife and I joined three other parties for the 7:00 pm cruise up and down the James River at a restored James River canal and lock. In the peaceful 40-minute ride, the skipper had plenty of history to share and we saw wildlife on...More

1  Thank Dalancou
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The pipline catwalk (that name is probably not correct) is very cool. It is a walkway added to the top of sewer pipe which allow you to walk above the river water. We went when the river was at flood stage, but still beneath the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The River was above flood stage and was especially impressive when viewed from the recently opened T.Tyler Potterfield Memorial walking bridge. It is across from the Tredegar Ironworks and has a variety of ways of describing the days when Richmond fell to Union forces.

1  Thank Barbara O
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Response from 90sherim | Reviewed this property |
Pony Pasture 7310 Riverside Dr. Richmond VA 23225 This is a popular swimming and sunbathing area. It also provides access for Class II whitewater boating and good fishing for smallmouth bass. River features include multiple... More