Richmond Region Tourism

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Visit Richmond, VA

Unleash the potential of your next event in Virginia's Richmond Region – a meeting and convention destination with the perfect blend of versatile venues and extraordinary experiences. Immerse your clients and attendees in a region that seamlessly combines powerful history, thriving arts, and award-winning dining, with a thriving culture that speaks for itself. Nestled conveniently in the heart of the mid-Atlantic, the Richmond Region stands out as a vibrant, diverse, and mid-sized metropolitan hub with nationally renowned attributes, both in nature and business. From the only class IV rapids in the U.S. flowing through an urban environment in the James River to the world's fastest high-speed internet, the Richmond Region offers a unique blend of adventure and accessibility. **Strategic Location** Strategically positioned just off I-95, a mere two hours from Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach, the Richmond Region provides unparalleled convenience. Centrally located, it's within a day's drive of half the U.S. population, including major metropolitan areas like New York City and Atlanta. Accessing this dynamic destination is seamless, whether by train or through the GBAC Star accredited Richmond International Airport (RIC), boasting services from all major and low-cost carriers with over 80 non-stop daily flights. **Versatility for Meetings** Discover your "Only in Richmond" moment at the GBAC Star accredited Greater Richmond Convention Center, an expansive 700,000 sq. ft. facility and Virginia's largest expo and meeting venue. Venture beyond city limits to explore a region offering over 20,000 hotel rooms, ensuring you find the perfect setting for your meeting or conference. **Tailored Services** Our dedicated Destination Sales and Services teams are seasoned destination experts, committed to ensuring your experience in the Richmond Region exceeds expectations. With unmatched hospitality, flexible venues, and world-class services, we provide planning resources that align seamlessly with your meeting and convention objectives. **Beyond Meetings** Elevate your events with over 90 unique attractions, including award-winning garden trails, a premier fine arts museum, trendy shopping districts, and distinctive museums. The Richmond Region invites you to go beyond the ordinary meeting experience, offering every moment as an opportunity to explore and create lasting memories. Discover the tailored charm, accessibility, and versatility of the Richmond Region – a destination meticulously designed for meeting planners seeking exceptional events and unforgettable experiences.

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  • Richmond International Airport

    10 mi. from city center


Local Attractions

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Museum
VMFA’s permanent collection encompasses more than 33,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history. Its collections of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, English silver, Fabergé, and the art of South Asia are among the finest in the nation. With acclaimed holdings in American, British Sporting, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist, and Modern and Contemporary art – and additional strengths in African, Ancient, East Asian, and European – VMFA ranks as one of the top comprehensive art museums in the United States. Programs include educational activities and studio classes for all ages, plus lively after-hours events. VMFA’s Statewide Partnership program includes traveling exhibitions, artist and teacher workshops, and lectures across the Commonwealth. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. For additional information, telephone 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum.
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Maymont Estate

Park
Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center.
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Kings Dominion

Recreation
King's Dominion, located on Hanover County, is the region’s largest collection of roller coasters with a water park that is included in the admission price. Grab your friends and family and come to Kings Dominion – Virginia’s ultimate destination for summertime fun! This park is 400 acres packed with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions -- everything you need for creating lifelong memories. Thrill-seekers will get their fix with one of the East Coast’s largest collection of breath-taking roller coasters – a whopping 15 in all -- including Intimidator 305™, which stretches 305 feet tall and screams at more than 90 miles per hour. Families will delight in the zany rides and activities at Planet Snoopy, featuring Snoopy and the entire PEANUTS™ gang. Everyone will enjoy our spectacular high energy live shows. When the heat rises, cool down at the newly renovated for 2015, Soak City: our 20 acre waterpark with two gigantic wave pools, exhilarating water slides, a lazy river and so much more. Plus, Soak City is included in your park admission – the only Virginia destination offering two parks for the price of one!
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Museum
The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia celebrates the rich culture and moving histories of African American people in Virginia and their contributions to our magnificent country. Their mission is to preserve stories that inspire. For many, Black history is reduced to a handful of moments and events, and popular stories of Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, but there are many, many more. Although Virginia’s past is sometimes painful, we can learn from our ancestors and allow that history to fuel our future.
122 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23220

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Park
The garden's 40 acres include one of the largest and most diverse perennial gardens on the East Coast and the only classical, domed conservatory open to the public in the mid-Atlantic region. Hands-on educational workshops and group dining options are available at this Henrico County site.
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

Park
The “T. Pott Bridge” sits atop the remnants of a former hydroelectric dam. This wheelchair, pedestrian and bike-friendly span links Brown’s Island to the north and Manchester to the south, and offers spectacular views of the power of the James River. Named for T. Tyler Potterfield, a senior planner for the City of Richmond and a staunch advocate for linking the city to our green spaces, the bridge opened in 2016. Access is provided from both sides of the river: Brown’s Island on the north and from Semmes Ave. on the south. To reach the bridge from the south side of the river the approach is behind the SunTrust complex on Semmes Avenue. There is a short bridge above train tracks, with views of the Manchester Climbing Wall, from which you can follow a sidewalk to the bridge. Near the end of the 1,600-foot-long bridge, near Brown’s Island, you’ll reach an installation titled “Three Days in April 1865.” It recounts how the former Capital of the Confederate States of America fell and many of its people fled while fire consumed the city.

The Valentine

Museum
Explore 400 years of Richmond Region history at the Valentine through its collections and exhibits. Take a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House, a fully-restored neoclassical masterpiece. Explore the Valentine Family's legacy and the Valentine's Meat Juice brand along with the original museum collection in our newest exhibit "Creating History: The Valentine Family and the Creation of a Museum." You can also peer into the Edward V. Valentine Sculpture Studio and learn about this world-renowned 19th century artist and his works.
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA, US 23219

American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar

Museum
Housed in the 1861 Gun Foundry, the American Civil War Center's exhibits explore the war through three interwoven perspectives: Union, Confederate and African-American.
500 Tredegar Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Convention Centers

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center

    The Greater Richmond Convention Center is the largest exhibition and meeting facility in Virginia. The GRCC is an impressive 700,000-square-foot, multi-purpose complex centrally located in Virginia’s capital.

    • Exhibit Space178,159 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space254,350 sq. ft.

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