Williamsburg and Hampton Roads

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  • 1. Busch Gardens

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Voted the world's most beautiful theme park for 26 consecutive years and counting, Busch Gardens features more than 50 rides and attractions...Read More

  • 2. Jamestown Settlement

    Museum/Gallery

    Adjacent to but distinct from Historic Jamestowne is a mainland living-history museum called Jamestown Settlement. The site marries 40,000 square...Read More

  • 3. Mariners' Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    A world history of seagoing vessels and the people who sailed them occupies the outstanding Mariners' Museum, inside a 550-acre park. An alliance...Read More

  • 4. Virginia Air and Space Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The Virginia Air and Space Center traces the history of flight and space exploration. The nine-story, futuristic, $30 million center is the...Read More

  • 5. Children's Museum of Virginia

    Museum/Gallery

    The largest children's museum in the state, the Children's Museum of Virginia has so many hands-on exhibits that teach through activities that...Read More

  • 6. Fort Monroe

    Museum/Gallery

    The channel between Chesapeake Bay and Hampton Roads is the "mouth" of Hampton Roads. On the north side of this passage is Hampton's Fort Monroe...Read More

  • 7. Hampton Carousel

    Carousel

    In a waterfront park near the Virginia Air and Space Center is the Hampton Carousel. Its prancing steeds and bright-color chariots carry riders...Read More

  • 8. Historic Jamestowne

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    An island originally connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, Historic Jamestowne was the site of the first permanent English settlement...Read More

  • 9. Market Square

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    An open green between Queen and Palace Streets along Duke of Gloucester, Market Square was the site where cattle, seafood, dairy products, fruit...Read More

  • 10. Nauticus

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    A popular attraction on Norfolk's redeveloped downtown waterfront, Nauticus is a maritime science museum featuring hands-on exhibits, interactive...Read More

  • 11. Town Point Park

    Fairground

    Between Nauticus and Waterside Festival Marketplace, this park is the site of many free outdoor festivals and concerts, the annual Fleet Week...Read More

  • 12. U.S. Army Transportation Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum, at Fort Eustis, traces the history of army transportation by land, sea, and air, beginning with the Revolutionary War era. More...Read More

  • 13. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

    Museum/Gallery

    The sea is the subject at the popular Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, a massive facility with more than 200 exhibits. This is no...Read More

  • 14. Virginia Living Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    At the Virginia Living Museum, visitors are transported to a steamy cypress swamp and cool mountain cove, the underwater world of the Chesapeake...Read More

  • 15. Virginia Zoological Park

    Zoo/Aquarium

    The largest in the state, Virginia Zoological Park has more than 400 animals in 100 species living on 55 acres—including rhinos, ostriches,...Read More

  • 16. Water Country USA

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The nearly 45 acres of pools, children's play areas, lazy rivers, and water rides have a colorful 1950s and surf theme. Blast down Rock 'n'...Read More

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  • 17. Yorktown Victory Center

    Information Center

    On the western edge of Yorktown Battlefield, the Yorktown Victory Center has wonderful exhibits and demonstrations that bring to life the American...Read More

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