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Monument Avenue

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Address: Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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Discover Richmond's Monument Ave by Segway
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Electric Bike Tour through Prominent Richmond Neighborhoods
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Richmond's City Center Bike Tour

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I thought there were going to more statues, but the ones there are very impressive. The houses that line Monument Avenue are just stunning. It would be a great place for a walk in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought there were going to more statues, but the ones there are very impressive. The houses that line Monument Avenue are just stunning. It would be a great place for a walk in warmer weather, but it is nice to drive the whole length.

Thank Sheryl B
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like walking around Monument Avenue. This is an unique area with six major monuments and many other interesting houses and buildings to see along the way. It's beautiful during the Christmas season with the homes decorated. Easter on Parade or during a marathon are also prime times to get out of your car to see this National Historic Landmark... More 

Thank Doug H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to take a drive up the street to see the 'famous' statues. First we had to manage through some VCU ball game traffic, then the statues were not lit, which you would think the city would want to show them off. The row houses that lined the street were cute though.

Thank Alan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The architectural beauty is unsurpassed in Richmond and other cities! The statues and cobblestones add to it's history.

Thank Margaret A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed only a few blocks from Monument Avenue!!! The houses were spectacular with beautiful Christmas lights and decorations!!!! We loved driving around every night to admire the historical houses on Monument Avenue!!!

Thank carlv
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Technology old and new could make the drive even better. Two suggestions - 1) offer a 'slow lane' in the lane closest to the statues similar to a swimming pool. Suggest drivers could use their hazard lights to signify tourist status 2) provide an on-line audio tour similar to Bus tours explaining the historical significance of each of the people... More 

Thank TomMuoio
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a feast for the eyes, mind and soul.. gorgeous, beautiful homes. elegant boulevard setting them off. you can almost see the carriages with handsome men and beautiful ladies stepping out to their homes..

Thank ethnostock
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had an overnight stay in Richmond when we visited with 2 grandsons on a history trip, arriving late in the afternoon. The concierge at the Westin suggested that we drive down Monument Avenue before we left the city, so we put it on our route out of town. It was a wonderful suggestion that I would recommend to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This grand avenue reminds you of Richmond's past. However, if you want to know which general you are driving by, you'd best plan to get out of your car. Arthur Ashe's statue was added some years back to help slow the protests against the row of white generals.

Thank JaydeeHanson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous for its seemingly unending tribute to Confederate generals and Jefferson Davis, in 1996 a monument was added to honor local tennis great Arthur Ashe. It's a beautiful street with impressive homes and tree line expanses.

Thank Chinapjs

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