Richmond, VA, Guide and Information
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Arts & Culture in Richmond VA
Visit the 240' War Memorial Carillon in Richmond.
Richmond honors its past while looking to its future.
Opened in 1928, The Byrd Theatre is a Richmond historic treasure.
When one hears of Richmond, your thoughts may turn to NASCAR, but there is so much more!
When you first hear the name Richmond, Virginia, what likely comes to mind is “history”. And Richmond has plenty of history to commend itself – 400 years of history! But NOW, Richmond also has become a destination for craft beer, as well as wineries, and spirits. Talking about destinations – how about the foodie paradise that is now Richmond? And let’s not forget about the Vibrant Arts Scene that Richmond boasts about to everyone – and all of the major travel news outlets boast about it too!
Richmond, VA has blossomed into a vibrant, updated version of itself. We are a multi-layered community with world class art museums – two of them – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - VFMA, and VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art - ICA! Our health care community is second to none thanks to VCU Health. The Science Museum of Virginia and the Children’s Museum of Richmond are places in the city where kids of all ages Love to go to be WOW’d by unique and interesting hands-on experiences meant to amaze and inspire.
Richmond’s neighborhoods, like Scott’s Addition and Jackson Ward are constantly renewing themselves into ultra-cool places to be and be seen. And talk about SHOPPING?! Richmond has several Shopping Meccas with everything from the upscale Short Pump Town Center to totally eclectic Carytown, and downtown’s Shockoe Slip/Shockoe Bottom where shopping local is DeRigueur. Check out our Discovery Map partners and experience Richmond yourself!