10 Things to Do in Midlothian That You Shouldn't Miss

November 12, 2017 Lean Nau

Midlothian, Virginia (/mɪdˈloʊθiən/) is an unincorporated area in Chesterfield County, Virginia, U.S. Founded over 300 years ago as a coal town, it is now a suburban community located west of Richmond, Virginia and south of the James River in the Greater Richmond Region.
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1. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007 +1 804-340-1400
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5 based on 2 reviews

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

VMFA Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. The Wall Street Journal recently stated that VMFA is now a "two day museum."

Reviewed By jennifera64 - Danville, Virginia

Tis place has it all! Paintings, sculptures, furniture, Faberge, artifacts...you name it, they have it! I was pleasantly surprised and how much I enjoyed this museum. It's a lot to take in for one visit so, I will be returning. I would describe this museum as a "mini Louvre." I just cannot say enough great things!

2. Pocahontas State Park

10301 State Park Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832-6355 +1 804-796-4255
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Pocahontas State Park

Reviewed By jhcollins7 - Midlothian, Virginia

Outdoor enthusiasts unite! This state park is practically in my backyard and a great place for hiking, swimming, biking, etc. There is fishing, camping and truly some amazing views. Download the AllTrails app and try to tackle them all. There are trails for everyone to enjoy and even a couple fun little playgrounds for the kids. One of which is near the huge swim center, which is an extra fee to use.

3. Mid-Lothian Mines Park

13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114 +1 804-323-1700
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Mid-Lothian Mines Park

Reviewed By CrankingChick - Tucson, Arizona

I've been to this park several times with family to take an evening walk or exercise the dogs. It's on a busy thoroughfare in a suburban area, surrounded by businesses and residences. On the west side of Woolridge Road there's a small lake called Loch Lothian, that has a paved walking path around it (about .5 mile loop). We have taken a wheelchair around this path but it's not really suitable due to steep grades and I think there may have been a step or two. Ducks and geese hang out at the lake; I enjoy watching them but watch out for the poop! Across the road there's a separate parking area and trails through the forest to the ruins of structures related to coal mining operations that were conducted here in the mid-1800s. Educational signs explain the historic significance of the area. One trail is paved and about .6 mile, the other is gravel and about .3 mile (distances one-way). We have taken a wheelchair as far the mine and the trail was in good condition but there is a grade so assistance may be needed. We've seen deer in the wooded areas, which is surprising considering the park's proximity to homes and the number of people (and dogs) using it.

4. Escape Room RVA

7025 Three Chopt Rd, Village Shopping Center, Henrico, VA 23226-3606 +1 800-282-3169
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5 based on 99 reviews

Escape Room RVA

You're trapped in a room with only 60 minutes to find the secret passages, solve the codes, dodge the lasers and crack the safe to win the game!Escape Room RVA is the premier immersive escape adventure on the East Coast. Filled with codes, clues, ciphers and curious artifacts, each brilliantly designed room, will fill you with a sense of wonder. Great for groups and team-building, parties, and just doing something new. Located in Richmond, Virginia, Escape Room RVA is designed by Ravenchase Adventures, the industry leader in making awesome sauce. Perfect for team-building, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, kids birthday parties, adult birthday parties, couples, bored people, nerds, non-nerds, geeks, non-geeks, lovers, players, friends, friends of friends and everyone looking for something new and fun. We are located at the Village shopping center just BEHIND Martins! Look for the ravenchase logo.

Reviewed By HCrowder - Chester, Virginia

Our first experience in an escape room and thoroughly enjoyed. Very nicely done, staging and props, set a nice atmosphere. Challenging, we came so close to solving.

5. Maymont

1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA 23220-6899 +1 804-358-7166
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Maymont

Maymont is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion, watching river otters at play, or petting a goat, there is something for everyone to enjoy. NEW! Golf cart tours are now available. Explore the rolling hills and winding path with ease with a personal tour guide!

Reviewed By Susan L - Staunton, Virginia, United States

I've had pleasant visits to Maymont in the past, but this last time will have me choosing to go elsewhere in the future. The groundskeeper kept using his bullhorn to repeatedly announce that the grounds closed at 5 and that the gates would be locked. There were only a few people left, and we did clear out by 5, but he was so aggressive it bordered on obnoxious. If he had talked to the few groups individually or even prefaced his requests with a "please" it would have been much less objectionable.

6. Robious Landing Park

3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 +1 804-748-1623
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Robious Landing Park

Reviewed By mjrgnsn - Richmond, Virginia

We stopped checking out options for dipping our Kayaks into the James and this is a terrific locaiton. Popular with Paddle boards. Met with individuals who paddle upstream and float back. Nice and clean park. Picnic areas, trails and convenient parking with boat launch. Can get busy at times.

7. Buckingham Antique Mall

13150 Midlothian Tpke, Midlothian, VA 23113-4200 +1 804-893-4056
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5 based on 4 reviews

Buckingham Antique Mall

Reviewed By Joy703 - Powhatan, Virginia

This is an Antique Mall with over 30 dealers. Filled with furniture, collectibles and items for the decor. You never know what you will find and the merchandise is constantly changing. A great selection of jewelry too! Virginia Living Best Antique Store 2014, 2015, 2016...MoreThank you for the review. We really appreciate it. Thank you for shopping with us.

8. Hollywood Cemetery

412 S Cherry at Albemarle St, Richmond, VA +1 804-648-8501
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Hollywood Cemetery

Reviewed By FamSiam V

I went through on a chilly but sunny Sunday morning, and mostly had the place to myself. A walk would be very feasible, but because I had limited time, I drove - which was also doable. There’s no great parking near key most grave sites, but adequate room throughout to pull over and park for a few minutes. The history here is incredible, and of course complex. Take a picture of the stone map at the entrance to navigate the cemetery or use a guidebook on your smart phone. In addition to the presidential graves (ponder the fact that as of 2018, John Tyler, our 10th President, born in 1790, still has two living grandsons!), check out the memorial for the tragic Confederate figure, Major General George Pickett (of Pickett’s Charge infamy at Gettysburg); his wife was the first woman interred in the confederate section.

9. Agecroft Hall

4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-3256 +1 804-353-4241
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4.5 based on 219 reviews

Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall is an authentic 16th century English manor house. It was was taken apart,shipped across the Atlantic, and reassembled in Virginia in the 1920s. Today Agecoft Hall is open for tours, special events, educational programs, and is home of The Richmond Shakespeare Festival.

Reviewed By jehenson81

I am not sure what I was expecting when I decided to visit Agecroft but I was stunned when I arrived. This house is amazing. It is a third of the original Agecroft that was built in England and had a five hundred plus history...MoreThank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back here for another visit in the future. Our gardens will be in bloom soon! Regards, Manager of Tour Services

10. Monument Avenue

Monument Avenue from Lombardy Street to North Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23220,23221
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4.5 based on 790 reviews

Monument Avenue

Reviewed By cgray79 - Falls Church, Virginia

It's a shame that we had to walk with our heads down due to the amount of dog excretion left in the grass. Other than that, it's a beautiful street with beautiful homes and something to ponder with the statues. I hope the idea floating around to offer more context and historical references to the figures comes to fruition. My children wondered what we were doing.

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