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James River

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Address: 22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
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+1 804-780-5733
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This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides...

This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.

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US$59.00*
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The James River is a gorgeous river in the middle of a bustling city!

Walks, bike riding or walking are the best way to enjoy our river. Although kayaking and white water rafting are enjoyed by many along with fishing. Great way to see the city and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Margaret A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walks, bike riding or walking are the best way to enjoy our river. Although kayaking and white water rafting are enjoyed by many along with fishing. Great way to see the city and enjoy nature.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are driving along the James River, crossing the bridges or on nearby roads - charming area!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon walking around the free 3 mile trail around the James River in Richmond, Virginia.

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Thank Sandy H
Newport News, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the views and the history. Walked the entire river walk and look lots of great pictures. Area was clean

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family visited Belle Isle via walking on the walk bridge under US 1 and it was a wonderful experience. If you live anywhere close to the James River you need to do this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We took a stroll along the river, great scenery and nice walk. Gets crowded and parking can be difficult, but worth it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been going down to the James river at least monthly for the last 30 years. It never fails to delight and the efforts made in the last 5 years or so to enhance the individual experience have been fabulous. The river is more accessible and user friendly than ever. I mostly go for walks and the wildlife but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent must do trip! Captain Mike in his pontoon boat provides an up close and personal two hour tour of the 5 habitats on the James River in Richmond ,Va. This is a must see and do adventure and educational experience. My wife and I loved it and Mike knows his stuff and the eagles know him. Don't miss this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love Summers at the river. Its always a bit busy when it's hot out, but its always a social event. The only complaint I have is the lack of cleanliness.. There are many bottles and beer cans left behind by people. A lot of them end up in the water, and I worry about stepping on glass while swimming.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

First visit to this amazing city. Great to view from Church Hill. The history is rich and often sad (slave trade.) essential to American Revolutionary War and civil war history.

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