Busch Gardens is an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 350 acres of fun-filled exploration. The park is home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including Griffon, the world’s tallest and first floorless dive coaster. A new Sesame-Street themed area features four new KIDsiderate rides and shows that will delight young and the young at heart. Stage shows, culinary delights and world-class shopping experiences provide fun for the whole family.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers residents and visitors in the metropolitan Richmond region an unparalleled opportunity to experience the arts, entertain new ideas, develop a new talent, and experience first-hand, all the best this community has to offer.
The Firehouse Theatre Project is formed to present important American contemporary theatre pieces with an emphasis on plays not previously produced in the metropolitan Richmond area, including developing, producing, and performing at least one new play each year.
Local dance enthusiasts founded Richmond Ballet in 1957 as a performance outlet for students in local dance programs. It existed for almost 20 years as a small, civic company until 1975, when the School of Richmond Ballet was founded. The School sparked the evolution from a student company to the professional company of today.
The Funny Bone is open on Wednesday through Sunday night for comedy shows. They are also open on the first Tuesday of every month for our amateur competition, Clash of the Comics. In addition they are a non-smoking establishment and a 21 and over club.
The Richmond Symphony was founded in 1957 by a small, dedicated group of music-lovers who desired to provide Central Virginia with a professional orchestra. The Symphony performed only three concerts in its inaugural season; today, the orchestra makes more than 200 public appearances each season. As a nonprofit corporation, the Richmond Symphony is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts houses a remarkable permanent collection of more than twenty thousand works of art from almost every major world culture. Especially noteworthy are the museum’s collections of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modern and Contemporary American art donated by Sydney and Frances Lewis; French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and British sporting art given by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon; American art acquired through the J. Harwood and Louise B. Cochrane Fund; The Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Fabergé jeweled objects; and The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver. The museum’s holdings of South Asian, Himalayan, and African art are among the finest in the nation.
Every day, there’s a new discovery at the VCU Medical Center. Whether it’s a patient who undergoes a new, life-saving procedure or a clinical researcher who finds promise in a new cancer treatment, exciting medical advances are taking place. The only academic medical center in central Virginia, the VCU Medical Center is on the forefront of health care, providing patients with the most progressive treatments and medical technology available.
The medical staff includes internationally recognized physicians and highly skilled nurses who provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive patient care. Many of the physicians have been ranked among the top doctors in Richmond in specialties ranging from allergies to vascular surgery. The medical center has been ranked among the top centers nationwide in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals.” In 2006, the center received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
MCV Hospitals is the teaching hospital component of the VCU Medical Center, which also includes outpatient clinics and MCV Physicians, a 600-physician faculty group practice.
Colonial Downs is Virginia’s only pari-mutuel horse racetrack, and it’s located in New Kent County at Exit 214 off I-64. The track features a summer thoroughbred racing season, a fall harness racing season, and an ever growing year-round slate of special events.
Independence Golf Club is Richmond's newest and most upscale daily-fee golf course designed by world renowned Tom Fazio, owned and operated by the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation.
The VSGA Foundation, a not for profit 501-c-3 organization whose purpose is to foster amateur and junior golf in the state of Virginia, started planning for the facility nearly 15 years ago. Independence Golf Club opened in October 2001 and was named by Golf Digest magazine among the 'Best Places to Play' for 2004-2005, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. They engage their constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach.
Only 20 miles from downtown Richmond, Pocahontas State Park has been one of the more popular parks in the state park system. Many various activities, including biking, hiking, picnicking, swimming, camping and family-friendly nature programs, await guests. Swift Creek Reservoir and Beaver Lake offer visitors a chance for excellent wildlife viewing and fishing.
Short Pump Town Center is located in Henrico County, Virginia on Broad Street, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) west of I-64 Exit 178A/B. This area of Henrico County is called The West End and is northwest of Richmond. Short Pump Town Center is a two-level, open-air retail center composed of upscale stores. It opened on September 17, 2003 and has over 200 stores. The retail center is owned and operated by Forest City Enterprises. Anchor stores are Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, Macy's, and Nordstrom.
Surrounding the mall proper, there are several strip malls, other stores, and restaurants within walking or short driving distance. These are located on the Town Center property, however not a part of the mall itself. Notable locations surrounding the Town Center include: Applebees, Barnes & Noble, Chili's, Chipotle, and Red Robin.
For the past 20 years, Clyde and Mary Bodie have been growing American Hybrid varietals of grapes, including Cayuga and Buffalo Red. These plantings grew out of Clyde's passion for making wine, which began more than 35 years ago. Bodie Vineyards has just received government approvals to operate as a Virginia Farm Winery. Hours of operation are seasonal, so please call in advance: (804) 598-3498
Located on a sunny ridge-top in Louisa County, Cooper Vineyards is family owned and operated, producing about 1750 cases of wine per year. 8 acres of vineyard are located immediately adjacent to the winery and their unique tasting room is in the winery itself.
Located in historic Hanover County in Glen Allen, Virginia, 10 miles North of Richmond, 10 miles South of Kings Dominion just off I-95.
This family owned and operated winery offers award winning wines from Virginia grown grapes. Ray Lazarchic (principle owner) works with James Batterson (winemaker), Sebastian Nagy (viticulturist) and Mitzi Batterson (winery manager) to produce 15 varieties of distinctive flavors, including the dessert wine Dolce Vino, winner of the Governor’s Cup for the best Virginia wine of 2005.
New Kent Winery opened their doors on May 31, 2008 after eight years of planning, planting and building... all of which have resulted in some of the finest wines produced in Virginia.
Planting the first vines in 2001, the founders started molding reality from their dream of opening a winery in New Kent County, Virginia. While the vines were maturing to proper age, the founders planned a 17,000 square foot winery equipped with state-of-the-art facility.. The winery itself, designed by Williamsburg architect John Hopke was modeled to reflect an earlier time when wine making was common in the New Kent, Virginia region. The winery is built from materials reclaimed from buildings and structures well over a century old. Beautiful, old heart-pine trusses were reclaimed from a 1901 Southern Railroad Depot that was located in Shockoe Bottom. The Heart Pine structural timbers and floor timbers were recovered from an old Connecticut warehouse that was constructed in 1852. The stunning exterior facade of the winery was achieved using handmade, pre-Civil War bricks, merged with siding and roof shingles which were milled from Cypress logs that had been submerged in North Florida Rivers for over one-hundred year
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