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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

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.

Holliday Lake State Park

Located in the heart of the Appomattox- Buckingham State Forest, Holliday lake is equipped with picnic tables, grills, fishing and swimming areas, and a hiking trail- everything needed for a memorable day outdoors.
> Appomattox > Central Virginia > State Parks

Berkeley Plantation

With many claims to fame, Berkeley Plantation is a must-see attraction for anyone who is interested in Virginia history.
> Charles City > Central Virginia > Educational > Historical

High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail State Park is not a typical state park. Visitors will not find overnight facilities or a wide variety of activities, but what they will find is enough to keep them coming back.

Booker T. Washington National Monument

Located in Franklin County, Virginia the National Monument of Booker T. Washington honors an exceptional man come from humble beginnings.

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park, located in the heart of Central Virginia, commemorates a battle pivotal to the history of the United States.
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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