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James River

22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
+1 804-780-5733
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This river running right through downtown Richmond offers sightseeing rides on an antique paddlewheel steamer or on a raft with a trained guide, as well as wading, fishing, rafting, kayaking or simply relaxing on the river banks and gazing out at the city.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“belle isle” (43 reviews)
“north bank” (4 reviews)
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22nd Street and Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23223
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+1 804-780-5733
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"belle isle"
in 43 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 16 reviews
"north bank"
in 4 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 8 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"tredegar iron works"
in 9 reviews
"both sides"
in 4 reviews
"civil war"
in 15 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"hollywood cemetery"
in 4 reviews
"rapids"
in 46 reviews
"rocks"
in 34 reviews
"fishing"
in 25 reviews
"kayak"
in 23 reviews
"pony"
in 18 reviews
"pasture"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The James River has a unique park system atmosphere with many hidden away spots that suddenly explode with vibrancy and river life. Make sure to talk to a Richmond native and ask about Texas Beach, the Pipeline, and Pony Pasture. These are all wonderful small...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get the chance to visit the area and are looking for something cool to do check on Atlas Obsucra website to find the pipeline trail. It is a little bridge which takes you under the train tracks over the James River, you also...More

1  Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This river separates the city and it is gorgeous - great vistas and we highly recommend a visit to several spots along it

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

As seen while in Hollywood cemetery, the vantage point for the river from the President’s circle was amazing. You can clearly see and hear the mighty river.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Being new to the area, I decided to walk around downtown and the surrounding areas one day. Found the James River pedestrian bridge, as well as Belle Isle, and few other places. Very clean, mostly locals walking, jogging, lots of dogs and children, a fun...More

1  Thank Malia P
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This park is for people that live in Richmond. It has a dirt path which seemed to be a bike path or walking your dog. The trail was slippery with roots. It lead you down to stairs that lead you down to the river. These...More

Thank Tonda3546
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

There are multiple ways to get to the james river. on any summer day you can go and see locals laying on the rocks laughing play hopping rocks, swimming walking dogs and eating lunch. its free and safe local attraction.

Thank fruitb0wlk
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I cant say enough good thing about the JRTS and the Buttermilk trail. My wife and I run the Buttermilk and North Bank trial almost every weekend in the summer. The leaf clutter make the trial slippery during the fall but its still a beautiful...More

Thank Nick T
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I was able to see the James River from my room of the hotel and it is absolutely stunning. The boulder rocks on the Western edge provide an interesting element to the view. The area down by the River in downtown is extremely peaceful

Thank RamblinManfromGA
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went to Richmond to pick up some things Ihad ordered. Decided to take some photographs down by the river on a clear Friday afternoon. Two guys busted my front window and stole my large purse and put it inside my black umbrella. As I was...More

1  Thank travelqueen03
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Response from 90sherim | Reviewed this property |
Pony Pasture 7310 Riverside Dr. Richmond VA 23225 This is a popular swimming and sunbathing area. It also provides access for Class II whitewater boating and good fishing for smallmouth bass. River features include multiple... More
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