The 10 Best Things to Do in Mineral, United States

December 30, 2017 Leonarda Pillsbury

Mineral in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Mineral with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Mineral

1. Civil War Medical Museum

400 S Main St, The Exchange Hotel, Gordonsville, VA 22942-9149 +1 540-832-2944
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Civil War Medical Museum

Welcome to the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad. Soon war began. Troops, supplies, and wounded were transported on these railroads to Gordonsville. The Exchange Hotel became the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital which provided care for 70,000 soldiers, both Confederate and Union. In the reconstruction period, this hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman's Bureau Hospital. As the United States healed and the railroads boomed, this graceful building returned to its role of hotel. Now fully restored, the hotel is a museum dedicated to the Civil War era.

Reviewed By jehenson81

I had picked up a brochure for this museum on one of my adventures and when I decided to visit some wineries in the area decided to visit it. It is a beautifully restored building and is full of history and informational signs. Sadly it is very much overpriced for what you get at $10. It is self guided and each room represented a different part of the building’s history. I liked the railroad and hospital rooms best. They need to think about the price a little more.

2. Lake Anna State Park

6800 Lawyers Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551-6404 +1 800-654-4118
Excellent
35%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna offers boating, fishing, hiking, and just all-around fun.

Reviewed By suzielocust - virginia

We are regulars there, we don't live far and we camp in our rv there regularly.The campgrounds are fine, big and spacious, large spaces, clean camp bathrooms but......
The beach area,OMG!!!! It's chaos.Hammocks everywhere,loud music everywhere,kids swimming everywhere,and I mean everywhere.The Fourth of July we actually had to walk off the sidewalk as people had their grills set up ON THE WALKWAYS.We launched our kayaks from the kayak area,3 guys with
fishing lines had to reel them in so we could we launch the kayaks.Enother camper said he had trouble getting his small inflatable boat in to shore due to the amt of kids swimming from the shores.The parking lots do fill up.When we came back from kayaking, we came to the larger paved boat ramp, looked funny but wasn't gonna fight my way through fishing lines again.Thety have a 3rd boat dock, wooden where theoretically you could come in,tie up your boat. There are kids swimming there too. I applauded the lady who screamed " clear the dock we are coming in" to a bunch of kids as she brought in her pontoon boat.The kids to their credit did scatter.Im sure sooner or later there's gonna be a horrible accident where a boat injures a kid not swimming in the designated swimming area. Anyway back to facts. I love the lake, it's a very busy lake, lots of power boats on weekends, lots of places to eat.The trails are nice.grounds nice, there are ranger programs ,very nice. We love the staff but......its just chaos on summer weekends.


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3. Goochland Drive-In Theater

4344 Old Fredericksburg Road, Hadensville, VA 23067
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
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Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Goochland Drive-In Theater

Reviewed By Chris H - Chesterfield, Virginia

They have a great location just outside the Richmond area (but still close enough) for watching on a big screen. Usually plenty of parking but sometimes gets hard when you are tailgating in an SUV/minivan (sometimes you have to move or use string to lower your gate for people behind you). Popular to bring lawn chairs and blankets when it gets cold too.

Usually everyone arrives a few hrs early to get a good spot ... They have sand volleyball, Cornhole, and a kid climbing area near the snack bar. Extensive snack bar with usually variety of foods (burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, nachos, pretzels, popcorn and their very own special goochdog - a hot dog with Mac and cheese and BBQ sauce) and soda drinks ($1 refills).

I think it's always a double-header (two movies back to back) and it really has a feeling of vintage with old-style commercials...funny stuff. They keep the place really clean including bathrooms and the area in general with plenty of trash cans at each row end. People bring pets too.

4. Cooper Vineyards

13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa, VA 23093-3929 +1 540-894-5474
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Cooper Vineyards

Reviewed By John T

We had gone to this winery several times over the last few years, eventually joining their wine club this spring. The winery and wines have enjoyed something new behind the scenes (seems new owners).

The staff is friendly and informative. Their wines are all very good. The Port is amazing. I am not normally a port fan or you could say I am a port critic.

The patio offers a great relaxing views. The tasting room is very clean and modern. Enjoy with your plus one or friends.

5. Coyote Hole Ciderworks

225 Oak Grove Dr, Mineral, VA 23117-5088 +1 540-894-1053
Excellent
28%
Good
72%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Coyote Hole Ciderworks

Reviewed By Kevin R - Fredericksburg, Virginia

Beware, this place isn't well marked, so you'll have to look for it off of 208. It is located directly across from the Food Lion Shopping center. We stopped in during the grand opening weekend. The ciders here are delicious. The tasting room is well appointed. There is a table that is near the entry doors and the bathroom that is kind of in the way. The owners may have seen it as a way to maximize on available space. Speaking as someone who sat there, it is uncomfortable with people all around you all of the time. The staff was very friendly, and eager to explain the products, and help set up a tab. My only complaint if any was the price for a growler fill $24.00!! That doesn't include the growler. If you need one, the price then jumps to $32.00. Pints come in at a reasonable $7 per. I encourage you to come out, support local, and enjoy a pint or two. It is worth the drive.

6. North Anna Nuclear Information Center

1022 Haley Dr, Mineral, VA 23117-4527
Excellent
41%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

North Anna Nuclear Information Center

Reviewed By Jim K - Lake Anna, VA

Dominion Power operates two nuclear reactors on Lake Anna. The information center has many exhibits that depict the operation of a nuclear reactor and the generation of electrical power. They even have movies that document the transport of the reactors to the site. In addition to the displays, Dominion staff members are available to answer questions and assist visitors. This is a must see when visiting Lake Anna.

7. Lake Anna Winery

5621 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551-6100 +1 540-895-5085
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Lake Anna Winery

Reviewed By mike b - Chesterfield, Virginia

We enjoyed our tasting at Lake Anna, and Patty did a great job of presenting the wines. Their Merlot and Merlot blend were our favorites. They have a nice tasting room, and a very good gift shop area. We just did the tasting, but I think this would be a great place to spend some time with friends....and a bottle of their wine.

8. Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery

206 Harris Creek Rd, Louisa, VA 23093-4202 +1 540-967-4647
Excellent
50%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
17%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By James K - Virginia

Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery is conveniently located just outside of the Town of Louisa. Penny, the owner, offers a nice variety of wines for tasting and sale. She also has a a variety of craft items from local artists. Weston has many specialty events throughout the year. Before leaving, be sure to say hi to Suzie, Penny's French Bulldog.

9. Lake Anna Outfitters

4634 Courthouse Rd, Mineral, VA 23117-9700
Excellent
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5 based on 3 reviews

Lake Anna Outfitters

Reviewed By lkalife - Lake Anna, Virginia

This little shop houses an amazing selection of Lake Anna apparel, plus a kayak and paddleboard rental/sales business. Lot's of neat stuff for families to browse on a rainy day or paddle on a good day for outdoor activity. Want the official LKA™ tee shirt? They got it! Want to go on a picnic paddle date? They can handle that, too.

10. Chateau MerrillAnne

16234 Marquis Rd, Orange, VA 22960-3704 +1 540-656-6177
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Chateau MerrillAnne

Chateau MerrillAnne is a small boutique winery located in the rolling farm land of Orange County, Virginia. We offer a broad selection of hand-crafted wines from the finest vineyards in Virginia. Currently all of our wines are sold exclusively in our tasting room at Chateau MerrillAnne. We look forward to seeing you soon! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, just type ChateauMerrillanne.

Reviewed By Dinah Y - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Stopped by for the first time. As you drive up the lane there are signs with "Nutter says...". They are so cute. There are paintings and signs inside the tasting room honoring the tuxedo cat named Nutter, that use to live there.
The people were great as well. Our pourer was one of the owners and she joyfully chatted with us.
The wines were OK. They were not really to my taste.

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