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Maymont, Richmond

(4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
The Maymont estate boasts a historical house museum, arboretum, formal gardens, wildlife exhibits, a children's farm and more. James H. Dooley, a wealthy lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife acquired the estate in 1886. After their deaths, it was bestowed to people of Richmond. Take a guided tour of the couple's Gilded Age mansion to learn about their lives and the times they lived in. In addition to the animals kept on the farm, a number of injured animals live here, including bald eagles, black bears, and American bison. If you would like to feed the farm animals, bring quarters to use in the grain dispensers. Stop for a bite to eat at the Robin's Nest cafe, or bring along a picnic. Add Maymont to your Richmond travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Richmond trip itinerary planner.
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  • One of the premier attractions in Richmond. Maymont has it all; beautiful gardens, historic home, a zoo, and even outdoor music in season. Parking could be better when crowded. Not be missed at Christ...  more »
  • I have been to Maymont many times over the years, but one of the most memorable times was attending a friend's wedding which took place in the Italian Garden. Along the northern edge of the garden is ...  more »
  • Maymont is such a wonderful treasure of Richmond. We recently went there to go to the Japanese garden to admire all of the Japanese maples. It was a gorgeous sunny day and many people were out picnick...  more »
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  • Maymont is the quintessential park to visit in Richmond. For me, it is one of those places that is part of the fabric of a city. There is a nature center with exhibits, miles of paved walking paths, open fields for picnics, grassy hills that kids love rolling down, outdoor animal enclosures, and more. Staff are friendly, the facilities are well-kept and continuously improved, and the views are beautiful and relaxing. Tons to do and see.
  • I can't believe a place like this is free, or only a few dollars depending what you do! We wish we gave ourselves more time to explore. I had no idea they had a nature center indoors, with an OTTER which was absolutely wonderful to see so up close! There were fish and snakes also, and for only $4 it was a steal. We then went to walk around the grounds a bit, and were able to see the Italian and Japanese gardens, which were DELIGHTFUL. Again, wish we gave ourselves more time and picked a cooler day (it was hot!) So beautiful. Clearly a treasure.
  • This is a great place to visit and walk around to see the many gardens that they have. I especially enjoy the Japanese garden which I was lucky enough to see a baby deer run through on my visit. If you have Pokemon Go players in your family then they will enjoy it here as there are multiple poke stops and a gym there.
  • Lot of grandeur in the estate. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ŒMansion was very classy . Japanese garden, italian garden had exquisite plantations,flowers, little pond, water fall, fish in the pond, way bridges. Had a awesome experience exploring the estate & also wild life nature preserve.Spring water flowing in the estate are so fresh and tasty
  • Lot of place to walk.100 acers.Japanese garden is beautiful,but not well maintained.Mamont is well maintained.The guide here is very good in explaining all things in detail.