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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Richmond's City Center Tour
"Come join us as we explore Richmond’s city center. From the graceful lines of the Capitol square and Jackson Ward's fascinating history to houses of the Fan and Monument Avenue to the exuberance of the VMFA we sample the best of the city center on our 3 hour tour. Includes a snack stop at Sugar and Twine Bakery that is included in the tour price. Tour includes a beautiful view of the River and highlights the best and most interesting architecture and history that Richmond has to offer! There is not better way to experience Richmond than on a bike with us!""""Come explore the history of Richmond at some of its most famous sites
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Easter Parade

Fondest memory This is not the kind of parade where you have some guy dressed like the Easter bunny riding a float with an off-key high school band in tow. At this party, it's the folks who make the parade. The Richmond Easter Parade is a historic event where locals take to Monument Avenue every Easter Sunday for a leisurely stroll up and down the blocked-off avenue from 1-5pm between the Allen and Davis side streets. Local bands play bluegrass and jazz from the front porches of the mansions. Arts and crafts vendors sell jewelry, paintings and more. A bunch of clowns, folks on stilts, and even the Easter Bunny himself are there to entertain the kids. The best Easter entertainment is the people-watching. The Easter Bonnet contest makes for something to see every year. Richmond ladies (and a few men: this is the Fan, after all) create their own Easter bonnet concoctions from styrofoam, mini Easter bunnies and anything else they have to impress the judges. This year, there was the first Pet Bonnet Contest. The bonnets look ridiculous enough on folks, but they were hillarious on the pets. Seeing the pets dressed like this, you have to wonder if they are equipped to feel embarrassed.

Normally, the parade is held on Easter Sunday. However, this Easter, it was postponed by the threat of rain. It didn't actually rain and some local residents grumbled and some threatened not to sign the petition authorising the closing of the street. In my opinion, the previous week's event was prematurely cancelled, but enough people signed the petition to close off the roads in order to have the parade the following Sunday.

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Science Museum of Virginia

Science exhibits and an Omnimax theater now occupy the old RF & P Railroad Broad Street Station. It was designed by the same guy who designed the Jefferson Memorial built right after World War 1. Most...
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Children's Museum

Some people say that it is expensive to get into the museum($7 a person) but when you consider all you can do it is very cheap. Kids can do anything from climb in a interactive mouth to being...
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Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society has existed since 1811 and remains to this day a repository, a research, and teaching centre for Virginia History. It is supported almost fully by private...
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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

the virginia museum of fine art has an excellent collection of classical american and european sculpture and paintings as well as collections of african, asian, and precolumbian art. the museum hosts...
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Hollywood Cemetery

The beautiful, serene landscape makes this cemetery one of Richmond’s most visited places. The setting is so beautiful that if somebody had not started burying people there when they did, it might...
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Maggie Walker House

Maggie Walker was definitely a pioneer. Not the sort of pioneer that took a covered wagon out into the wild in search for gold or farming land, but a pioneer in the history of civil rights and...
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