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Top 20 Virginia Attractions

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Busch Gardens® Williamsburg
Virginia, known as the Old Dominion and the Mother of Presidents, has a plenty of attractions to choose from. Here are some of the top Virginia tourist attractions.

1. Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach is one of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast.

2. Busch Gardens Amusement Park
Located in Williamsburg, the Busch Gardens Amusement Park is the second largest theme park in Virginia.

3. King’s Dominion Amusement Park
With over 60 rides, shows, and attractions, this theme park is one of the largest on the east coast.

4. Mount Vernon -- Home of George Washington
George Washington’s family home sits in Alexandria, Virginia. Visitors to the home of the nation’s founding father will find evidence of a man of great character, energy, and strength.

5. Monticello -- the Home of Thomas Jefferson
The home of Thomas Jefferson, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, reflects the progressive, meticulous, and inventive character of Thomas Jefferson.

6. Arlington National Cemetery
The Arlington National Cemetery the largest and most honored memorial ground in the country. It attracts more than 4 million visitors each year.

7. Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park is 200,000 acres of forest and mountains that stretches down a corridor along the northwest corner of Virginia. It is filled with numerous hiking and camping opportunities, plus it is home to Skyline Drive and a major portion of the Appalachian Trail.

8. Jamestowne Historic Site
Jamestown, built in 1607, is said to be the oldest colony in the country. Today the area is a major tourist attraction, providing information and guided tours on life as a pilgrim.

9. Luray Caverns
The Luray Caverns is the most popular cave system in the United States. Visitors are taken through the caves on one hour lighted tours.

10. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
This museum features more than 23,000 works of art over 13 acres of land. It features more than a dozen collections.

11. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, located in Richmond, has been ranked the second best public garden in the U.S. It stretches across 50 acres and includes a domed conservatory.

12. Norfolk Botanical Garden
This very atypical garden stretches across 155 acres and features over 40 themes. The garden attracts visitors from around the world.

13. Old Town Alexandria
The historic streets of Old Town Alexandria are filled with restaurants and quaint shops.

14. Montpelier -- Home of James Madison
The home of the nation’s fourth president once hosted hundreds of guests under the first lady, Dolly Madsion. It is at Montpelier that Madison wrote down the ideas that would become the U.S. Constitution.

15. Yorktown Battlefield
The Yorktown Battlefield is the location of a siege crucial to the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

16. Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park features a geological formation more than 1,000 years old.

17. Natural Bridge
Located in Rockbridge County, Virginia, the Natural Bridge is one of the oldest attractions in the country.

Virginia aquarium
Virginia Aquarium
18. Virginia Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is filled with hands-on exhibits, marshlands, a nature trail and even an outdoor aviary. There is even an IMAX Theatre to provide an ultimate, up close and personal movie experience that will enable visitors to get "Under the Sea" in 3D.

19. Virginia Zoo
Located in Norfolk, the Virginia Zoo covers over 53 acres and is home to more than 400 animals.

20. National Museum and the White House of the Confederacy
Located in Richmond, Virginia, the White House of the Confederacy is decorated to resemble what it looked like during the Civil War, when it served as the family home of Jefferson Davis and the headquarters of the Confederacy.


State Attractions

Museum of Fine Arts
Old City Cemetery
Busch Gardens
Monroe Estate
Amazement Square - Rightmire Children’s Museum
Madison’s Montpelier
Norfolk Botanical
Southwest Virginia Attractions
Virginia Air and Space Center
Historic Jamestowne
Virginia Aquarium
Carytown Blends Old South and Hipster for Shoppers
Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Washington’s Mt. Vernon
Mill Mountain Zoo
Top 20 Virginia Attractions
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall
Central VA Attractions
Blue Ridge Parkway
Virginia Zoo: 500+ Animals
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