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“well worth a small detour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue
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Discover Richmond's Monument Ave by Segway
Ranked #7 of 167 things to do in Richmond
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“well worth a small detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Grand scale monuments to the famous Civil War heros of the South. Brick paved street so car a little rough riding , but speed limit is low so that did not trouble us. Wonderful houses along this street too. Worth going a little out of the way to see it. You really need a car on a hot day as they are spread out; JEB Stuart, Stonewall Jackson, General Lee and Jefferson Davis are the main stars; oddlyArthur Ash and Mathew Maura were later added.

Visited July 2014
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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“Take a Long Walk or Short Ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

It's fun to stroll or drive slowly up this avenue. Every block has a different sculpture of an historical person along the middle island. Along both sides of the street are lovely homes - mostly all brick since clay is plentiful in this area. Worth looking at as well as the monuments. It doesn't matter in which direction you go since the monuments are in the center.

Visited July 2014
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Walpole, MA
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“Statues and lovely neighborhood homes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Friendly people, columns, front gardens, porches, and historical depictions all make for a leisurely stroll worth taking. However, uneven sidewalks keep your eyes moving to avoid a fall.

Visited July 2014
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Long Island
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305 reviews
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“Memorable Monument Avenue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

A drive down beautiful Monument Avenue is a must for a complete visit to Richmond. The beautiful tree lined boulevard is lined with architecturally beautiful homes and during June, the Crape Myrtle bushes bloom profusely, adding to the colorful beauty. Statues of Confederate heroes like Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson as well as tennis great Arthur Ashe stand in the park-like center of the street.

Visited June 2014
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Walk or drive but don't miss this destination”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

If you are in Richmond it is beyond worth the time to enjoy Monument Ave. The monument, beautiful homes, kind residents and proximity to so many other attractions make this a don't miss. We chose to walk and were richly rewarded by a nice breeze and great opportunity to stroll hand in hand down the grassy median. With the Fine Art museum we had no choice but to stop by there as well and enjoy a delightful lunch at Amuse.

Visited July 2014
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