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12th & Canal Sts, Richmond, VA
+1 804-649-2800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The canal walk stretches a few blocks frrom 5th street to the Historic Tragegar building at the end of the canal. It is a revived river front city and the city has done a good job. You can walk long the canal to see many...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 week ago

love the local art and the scenes that were drawn. You can take a boat down the canal if you want and listen to the history of the place

Thank lwenzell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not San Antonio, but makes for a lovely walk and different perspective on Richmond. We walked from Sockhoe Slip to Tredegar. I wouldn't do alone at night (some dark tunnels) but the canal views, new construction and interesting historic plaques made for a most...More

1  Thank Kalpr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole canal area is a great place to hang out, especially late in the day when the cables from the bridge lite up. Spent 2 evenings here with camera and tripod.

Thank drdroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a gorgeous day for a walk, we'd visited the Tredegar Iron Works and walked along the canal to the Shockoe area. It was very clean and maintained.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately did a self guided tour for this due to heavy rains, but was still very nice. I know they do fairly priced boat tours where I'm sure you get a good history lesson. Would recommend strolling this on a nice day.

Thank Karly K
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a beautiful place to walk in an area of Richmond with lots of history with the Tredegar Iron Works, the Civil War museum and two nice pedestrian bridges that cross over the James river. It is a great place to spend a leisurely...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Richmonds riverside is charming and a great place to walk. We walked across a bridge across the James River. A fun time out!

Thank CHAndry
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I've walked this area before when I stayed at the Omni for my daughter's wedding in September, and it's a very pleasant place to take a quiet walk. The big difference at the end of June is the punishing heat. Although just a couple blacks...More

2  Thank M H
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Easy street parking on Sunday afternoon. Gorgeous walk. Great views of the city. Close to other historical attractions.

1  Thank 475cathyd
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Response from 130avar | Reviewed this property |
No they are not.
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6 October 2017|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
OOPS I thought you were asking about the Canal Walk! Don't think they can come on the Canal Boat.
29 January 2017|
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Response from conniegum | Reviewed this property |
I can't post the website, but google "Riverfront Canal Cruises." I cut and pasted this info from their website: Hours of operation The season begins the first weekend in April and ends the second week of... More