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Children's Museum of Richmond - This interactive, hands-on museum has over 250 exhibits including the wonders of flight, illusions and astronomy in its 42 000 sq ft.It also houses a OMNIMAX film and multi-media planetarium.

Maymont - This 100 acre Victorian estate was bequeathed to Richmond in 1925.It includes a nature centre and gardens, a carriage collection, children's farm and native Virginia wildlife exhibits and a restored Victorian mansion.

Paramount's Kings Dominion - This 400 acre theme park has the most roller-coasters in one location on the east coast. The theme park draws on Paramount movies and TV series for its inspiration and Star Trek characters stalk the grounds.Some rides include Top Gun and Wayne's World, while stimulator rides, shows and water slides offer the traditional theme park thrills

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The Henry Clay Inn - 114 North Railroad. Named after the orator and statesman, Henry Clay was known as the "Great Compromiser" and ran for President in 1824,1828 and 1844. The present inn was built on the site of the previous two in 1992 after the previous burnt down.An old-fashioned restaurant and hotel with antiques thoroughout, it offers 19th Century charm with 21st Century convenience and food done the old-fashioned way.

Caliente - 2922 Park Ave. This is a favourite with locals, serving everything from Cajun, Caribbean, Thai and South-Carolina with lots of spices. Open for lunch and dinner, closed on Sundays.

Fuddruckers - 8317 W Broad Str. Grilled burgers made from ground beef, turkey, salmon and ostrich with the buns baked daily. A fast-food joint, where you can build your own burger and add extras like tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, a variety of sauces with cole-slaw, baked beans and fries on the side.

Richmond Bars & Clubs

Bahama Joe's - 6922 Staples Mill Rd. Although new on the scene, this premier nightclub and sports bar offers a 600sq ft dance floor, five bars, sports TV's and a fun, tropical atmosphere that will appeal to all adult age groups. Open Tues - Sat from 5pm - 2am.

Tiki Bob's - 110 N 18th Str. Good atmosphere, value for money drinks and food, crowded, trendy, good crowd mix and dancing make a good social scene where the emphasis is on a Polynesian paradise.Booths with individual TV's and Top 40 music complete the picture. Open Mon - Sat from 4pm -2am

The Canal Club - 1545 East Cary Str. Great spot to hear a band, grab a beer or play a game of pool.The two-storey building features an oak bar with an unusually high number of beers on tap as well as a concert stage.

Richmond children's activities

Children's Museum of Richmond - This interactive, hands-on museum has over 250 exhibits including the wonders of flight, illusions and astronomy in its 42 000 sq ft.It also houses a OMNIMAX film and multi-media planetarium.

Maymont - This 100 acre Victorian estate was bequeathed to Richmond in 1925.It includes a nature centre and gardens, a carriage collection, children's farm and native Virginia wildlife exhibits and a restored Victorian mansion.

Paramount's Kings Dominion - This 400 acre theme park has the most roller-coasters in one location on the east coast. The theme park draws on Paramount movies and TV series for its inspiration and Star Trek characters stalk the grounds.Some rides include Top Gun and Wayne's World, while stimulator rides, shows and water slides offer the traditional theme park thrills

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