The city of Hampton, Virginia, leads the country in the pursuit of aeronautics and space exploration. The home to Langley Air Force Base and NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton has helped put a man on the moon and a lander on Mars. Visit the Virginia Air & Space Center and learn about the scientific contributions made by these two organizations. The Center features over a hundred interactive exhibits, a 3-D IMAX theater and thirty historic aircraft, including the Apollo 12 Command Module.
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4.5 based on 442 reviews
The largest stone fort built in the United States and completed in 1834. This was established for the coastal defense of the Chesapeake Bay. It was also the Southern-most fort for the Union in the Civil War. Not a high tech exhibit but interesting none the less. Would plan on about an hour, less if you have young children as they might get bored
4.5 based on 147 reviews
They locked Jefferson Davis up here. The place is haunted. The buildings are hundreds of years old. There is an actual moat. There is a great little museum. Don't miss the pet cemetery on the top of the berm. The view is spectacular. The drive is well worth is well worth it. There is a brewery on-site if you look hard enough. Yes, you can even fish here. Don't tell anyone else about it
4.5 based on 114 reviews
Free, great for families, petting zoo, animals & trees, working farm, hands on, near to Convention Center & Coliseum, easy access from I-64 & I-664
This place is a gem, tucked away in an area near the convention center and almost totally secluded. An assortment of large and small animals for petting (and some for feeding). Much better than the local zoos, and also completely free. Great place for kids and adults. Much bigger then it looks upon entering. Plenty of parking.
4 based on 431 reviews
Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.
I don't know if it was just because it was a holiday weekend, but it seemed as if a lot of the features of the museum were not working or closed to visitors. There weren't a lot of visitors that day. We were able to enter for free due to a reciprocal membership agreement, so I guess we got our "money's worth". Our overall impression was that the museum felt dated and needed some "refreshing"
4 based on 337 reviews
This is a private beach club/restaurant/pool but the entry is gratis if your dine there. It is open seasonally in warm weather and if you go one a Monday night the dinners are two for the price of one!
4.5 based on 92 reviews
Miles of trails that are great for walking or running, paddleboat/canoe rentals, plenty of fish and turtles, picnic areas, dog park, Ranger station with wildlife exhibits, camp sites with Yurts available, great place for a nature lover!
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Everything about it was excellent--the service, the space, and the food. Very nice place to hold a large event.
4.5 based on 59 reviews
Opened in 2003, the Hampton History Museum serves to increase the awareness and understanding of the history of Hampton by maintaining an educational and research center for the collection, exhibition, interpretation, preservation and promotion of the vast historic resources of the City.
My wife was traveling independently of me the last weekend in August and this is her review:
Hampton, Virginia, America’s oldest, continuous, English-speaking settlement, has a rich and interesting history. The settlement was overshadowed in colonial times by the larger and more dominant community of Williamsburg, and today Colonial Williamsburg is the major drawing card for visitors in the region. However, the Hampton History Museum is well worth a visit. The curators of this museum have created a series of sophisticated galleries that tell the *whole* history of this largely-forgotten port town that contributed much to colonial Virginia’s development. It covers not only the European side of Hampton’s history but presents a clear image of the role of slaves in the development of Virginia and the United States. Anyone can view the exhibits and come away with a broader understanding of Hampton and how it fits into the social and industrial history of the United States.
The museum is directly across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Church which is a beautiful example of colonial period architecture and whose surrounding graveyard offers further curious insights into history.
4 based on 105 reviews
Joyce Meyer 2 day conference (attended in 2015). Most of the staff friendly and helpful. Concession worker were great to deal with. Normal food Popcorn, pizza, chicken fingers etc.
CON: This building is very unique (built 1970). No elevators. Must go outside to get wheelchairs upstairs. Leaving the parking lot is a big mess after shows. I stayed at the embassy Suites and cars were still leaving 30 minutes after show.
I would gladly see another show at this venue.
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