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More Than Monuments - Places To See In Richmond

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      Article Title: More Than Monuments - Places To See In Richmond
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      Richmond, Virginia is a city surrounded by history working hard
      to achieve a good future. Not far from Richmond on the James
      River is Jamestown, the first settlement in the United States by
      the British and 30 miles north of Richmond is Williamsburg,
      start of the Virginia colony.

      The American Civil War raged through the heart of Richmond
      which was the capital of the old South and battlefields, houses,
      and memories from that time exist around the city still.
      Richmond has become famous for Monument Avenue, a long stretch
      of highway downtown which features huge stone statues of civil
      war heroes. Monument Avenue was also a bronze statue of tennis
      great Arthur Ashe who defeated racial segregation to become one
      of the premier tennis players in the world and work to ensure
      racial equality and understanding within the world of
      professional sports. However Richmond is much more than
      monuments and flags. It is surrounded by natural treasures.

      Maymont Park

      Near the center of downtown Richmond is Maymont Park. Once a
      100 acre private residence owned by wealthy family named the
      Dooley's, they donated the entire estate to the people of
      Richmond for the future of the city. The park features a visitor
      center with aquatic displays, a children's petting zoo, an
      Italian garden, amazingly well constructed Japanese garden from
      two periods of Japanese history, and a horse carriage museum.
      Amidst all that is a sprawling open park for picnicking and
      relaxation. Maymont Park is free and open to the public and
      hosts many events to educate citizenry and visitors on
      conserving the land and natural resources of central Virginia.

      Ginter botanical Gardens

      One of the highlights to any trip to Richmond is a trip through
      the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The sprawling environment
      features several specialized Gardens including: the four seasons
      Garden made of indigenous materials and mythical fountains, a
      healing Garden made of plants used for medicine and medieval
      healing, a sunken garden designed and shaped like ancient Rome
      and the Rose Garden framed around a reflecting pool set aside by
      the many colors of roses available. The Ginter Gardens also
      feature walkways and an educational center, a horticultural
      awareness center and a peaceful healing environment for anyone
      who needs a little rest and beauty in their lives. The Gardens
      charge a minimal fee for entering and participants can stay as
      long as they desire.

      Cold Harbor Battlefield

      Because Civil War history plays so much a part in the Richmond
      landscape, preserved battle sites and houses can be seen in and
      around the Richmond area. By far the best preserved is the Cold
      Harbor Battlefield park. Located on Route 156 slightly south of
      Mechanicsville, Virginia approximately 25 miles from Richmond,
      this battlefield features a 1 mile paved walk through the last
      battlefield the south won on during the Civil War. Place markers
      show bunkers that have been preserved, Union and Confederate
      lines and lead to the Garthwright House a structure remaining
      from the Civil War that was used as a hospital for Union
      soldiers. Cold Harbor Battlefield offers a peaceful beautiful
      walk through history.

      Among these natural delights is Richmond, a city full of
      technology, business opportunities with a nod towards its future
      economic development. Fortunately, with such natural delights
      and historical emphasis Richmond will never escape its past.


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