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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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The meals tax

When you dine in Richmond make sure you bring a few extra bucks for the dreaded meals tax. Richmond is the only place in the metro area which includes Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield that has a meals tax. Luckily the darn thing failed in Mechanicsville thanks to the effort of people like B1Bob and myself. B1Bob even told one of our local politicians who was supporting the tax to shove it. It was hilarious. Anyways, the meals tax is usually a few bucks. For example at Buzz and Ned's the total bill was $20 dollars, 2 of which was from the meals tax, and that doesn't include the regular sales tax.

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Jul 15, 2005

The meal and hotel tax

There is a common local saying: "Noone's money or property is safe whilst the Richmond City Council is in session." In case you didn't believe it, they are imposing a 1% rise in the meals tax (to support a downtown performing arts centre). If that's not enough to curdle your cream, they are proposing a similar lodging tax rise. Not to worry, folks, it is easy to boycott Richmond hotels and restaurants. The surrounding counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover either don't have meals or lodging taxes or theirs aren't as high, despite Richmond's efforts to get us to impose a tax rise here (it won't happen because the counties are much more conservative than the city). I know my own Hanover County has no meals or lodging tax full stop. Mechanicsville, 6 miles (10 km.) to the northeast of Richmond, has quite a lot of good restaurants (just stay away from Mulligan's and Mexico Restaurant) a Holiday Inn Express and there are several hotels due north of Richmond in the town of Ashland.

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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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