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Best Hidden Gems in Richmond

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The Valentine Museum

Begin your exploration of historic Richmond at The Valentine museum! Fascinating permanent and changing exhibits illuminate the city's four centuries. Tour the 1812 Wickham House, a neoclassical masterpiece, and Edward Valentine's 19th-century Sculpture Studio, then enjoy lunch in beautiful Wickham's Garden Cafe. The Cafe offers sandwiches, salads and award winning desserts and is open for breakfast and lunch, M-F 8a-3p. Guided walking tours, specialty bus tours, custom group tours and step-on guides are available. All programs are led by friendly and knowledgeable master guides, who bring the history of Richmond to life, on location.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Refuge for Men

For an upscale yet unpretentious barber experience, Refuge for Men has been serving Richmond well since it first opened. RFM is most popular for its classic straight razor shave, complete with hot towel treatment. Enjoy the game on the flat screen TVs while you wait and while you get your well deserved moments of man pampering in.

Richmond, VA, United States
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42nd Street Island

42nd Street Island is a scenic area that you can hike through to enjoy views of the James River and of the Richmond Skyline. With nothing but a thick cover of tree, rock and the river surrounding it, this is a great place to stop by for a tranquil escape from the bustling city. There are a bunch of big rocks to sit on, so after the long hike to get here, you can lounge around and immerse yourself in nature.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Aquarian Bookstore

Explore the mysteries of the metaphysical, find out how to become holistically whole or learn how to help usher in the new age at the Aquarian Bookstore. Along with a vast selection of books, you will find crystals and unusual jewelry, tarot cards and other gifts. Psychic readings and classes on topics like yoga and astrology are available.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Riverside Outfitters

For adventure lovers and enthusiasts, Riverside Outfitters offers a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from. Activities on water are rafting, downriver paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Climbing activities are tree climbing, ziplines, canopy ropes, limb walks etc. These are all done under supervision of guides in order to maintain safety of participants. The company also undertakes and tailors events and parties.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium

Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium is the best place to be on a sunny afternoon in Richmond. It is tranquil and beautiful, bringing together land and water for the delight of all visitors. Aside from the wonderful sightseeing, there are a plethora of activities for kids to engage in, such as educational programs focusing on fireflies, butterflies and two in particular that are a big hit: the Insectigator - where kids are able to hunt for certain insects - and the Dirt Lab, where budding archaeologists dig up hidden treasures. As if all of that isn't cool enough, there is a 50,000-gallon freshwater aquarium on site, which houses various fish and amphibians. With so many live exhibitions, it is no wonder that Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium is a big hit with children and adults alike.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Hadad's Lake

Hadad's Lake is one of the favorite water parks and picnic spots in Richmond. The park has a capacity to accommodate 6000 people with various facilities like swimming pool, children's play area, paddleboat, a launch pad, basketball and volleyball. Corporate get togethers, private parties, weddings and lots more can be organized at this venue which also comes with a full catering service. Group outings, birthday bash or just a fun day out, Hadad's Lake is the perfect choice.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Regency Square

Shoppers enjoy 110 stores and food vendors at Regency Square in Richmond's West End. Hechts department store, Ann Taylor, Crabtree & Evelyn, The Gap and Gap Kids, Laura Ashley and 9 West are a few favorites. Among items shoppers can find in other specialty stores here are toys, books, records, shoes and lingerie.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Parkside Barber Shop

The Parkside Barber Shop is one of the most popular in the Richmond area. Guests can relax on the large, comfortable leather couches and watch the flat screen TV while they wait for their appointment. In the barber chair, classic and luxurious service is the name of the game, with services from a simple haircut to straight razor shaves, manicures, pedicures and massage.

Glen Allen, VA, United States
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