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Central VA Attractions

MonticelloCentral Virginia has numerous attractions that will spark the interest of all kinds of travelers.

Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsThe Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the largest of its kind in Virginia with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Jefferson’s Monticello

MonticelloThe home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello has an aura unlike so many other historical attractions.
Things to Do in Central Virginia

Staunton River Battlefield State Park

Staunton River Battlefield State Park is a site important to the history of the Civil War.
> Randolph > Central Virginia > State Parks

Walton’s Mountain Museum

Walton’s Mountain Museum is located in the mountains of Schuyler, in Nelson County, Virginia.
> Schuyler > Central Virginia > Cultural

Kings Dominion Amusement Park

Kings Dominion Drop TowerKings Dominion in Central Virginia is one of the largest theme parks on the east coast with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.

Monroe Estate

James Monroe's HighlandTour the official home of James Monroe, the country's fifth President, among the rolling hills of Charlottesville.
> Charlottesville > Central Virginia > Charlottesville > Cultural > Educational > Historical

Lewis Ginter Garden Tour

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden flowersLewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers more than 50 acres of gardens on historic property in Richmond.

Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site is honors a woman who dedicated her life to advancing the civil rights of women and African Americans.
Central Virginia Events

Hanover Tomato Festival

The Annual Hanover Tomato Festival showcases more than 200 art, craft and food vendors, as well as plenty of tomato tasting.
Date: Saturday, Jul. 09
> Mechanicsville > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

Carytown Watermelon Festival

The Carytown Watermelon Festival is held every year in August. This fruit celebration involves more than 3,000 watermelons and 115,000 people, making it the largest one-day festival in the state of Virginia.
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 16
> Richmond > Central Virginia > Festivals > August

Dinwiddie Christmas Parade

Visit downtown Dinwiddie from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the annual Dinwiddie Christmas Parade.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23
> Dinwiddie > Central Virginia > Festivals > December

Greene County Fair

Come to Greene County, Virginia to experience the fun and back-home warmth of a real, rural county fair and its people.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 09
> Stanardsville > Central Virginia > Fairs > August

Mineral Bluegrass Festival

The Mineral Bluegrass Festival presents three days of bluegrass music bands at Walton Park in the town of Mineral.
Date: Thursday, Jul. 21
> Mineral > Central Virginia > Festivals > July

Orange County Fair

During the Orange County Fair in the fourth week of July, the community celebrates its role in American history, its agricultural heritage, and the traditional values that created and help it sustain its way of life.
Date: Wednesday, Jul. 20
> Orange > Central Virginia > Fairs > July

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