What to do and see in Goochland, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 31, 2018 Lean Nau

Goochland is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Goochland County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 861. The community is also known as Goochland Courthouse or by an alternative spelling, Goochland Court House. It derives its name from the fact that the community is the location of the county's court house.
Restaurants in Goochland

1. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

4100 Knolls Point Dr, Goochland, VA 23063-2858 +1 804-554-5815
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

Reviewed By HCrowder - Chester, Virginia

At least 93-degrees and zero shade in the wide-open field of Sunflowers in full-blown for LCCB's All You Care to Pick Sunflower Weekend! Beautiful but hot!

Lots of folks in attendance who didn't think ahead to bring their own chairs and shade.

Food truck (emphasis on singular) onsite that ran out of crabcakes by 3:30 -- we hadn't planned on taking refreshments since website said you could when food truck(s) weren't onsite.

Awkward arrangement for beer: single line to buy ticket, then another apparent sinhole line to be served, it was too much to wait through.

Live music was good.

We'd definitely give another try especially on a cooler day.

2. Goochland Drive-In Theater

4344 Old Fredericksburg Road, Hadensville, VA 23067
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
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.

3. Cavalier Sporting Clays

14151 Boondock Ln, Montpelier, VA 23192-2520 +1 804-370-7565
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Cavalier Sporting Clays

Cavalier Sporting Clays is nestled in scenic Montpelier, Va only 30 minutes west of Richmond and just 45 minutes east of Charlottesville. As Central Virginia's premier sporting clay field, you and your guests will be amazed at the unlimited, realistic shots and delight in the comfort of covered shooting positions and convenience of year round shooting schedule. Program Director, Henry Baskerville brings over 50 years of instructor experience and is NRA and NSCA certified and a full professional life member of the International Professional Hunters Association. Whether you are a beginner or competitor, Henry can customize a package tailored to your specific shooting needs. Cavalier Sporting Clays is perfect for individual lessons to prepare for a hunt, group lessons for team/corporate outing, birthdays, wedding parties, etc. Come relax by the lake, enjoy scrumptious catering options and create an incredible day to remember.

Reviewed By Bill K - Phoenix, Arizona

My friends and I always enjoy shooting with Henry Baskerville. To appreciate his teaching, you have to experience it. We sometime go with a group, with multiples the fun. We always have a blast !!Bill, thank you so very much for your excellent review! We love having groups of shooters as it truly does multiply the fun. Thank you again and we hope to have you and your friends back out soon.

4. Powhatan State Park

4616 Powhatan State Park Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139-4868 +1 804-598-7148
Excellent
50%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Powhatan State Park

Reviewed By globaltrekster - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Nice park near I-64 and right outside of Richmond. Grounds are absolutely beautiful. Visitor center has interesting items for kids and typical tourist items in the shop. Rangers are very friendly and restrooms were very clean. This is a good place to practice photography.

I did not camp or use any cabins. I am also not sure of the admission price because I had a pass.

5. Grayhaven Winery

4675 E Grey Fox Rd, Gum Spring, VA 23065-2165 +1 804-556-3917
Excellent
11%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
56%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 9 reviews

Grayhaven Winery

Reviewed By CheshireTurkey - Richmond, Virginia

We visited during their South African Wine Festival and can offer the following comments.

We have frequently enjoyed South African wines and enjoyed the opportunity to sample offerings from multiple producers. The folks are friendly and helpful. The crowd obviously enjoying themselves.

The entertainment alone is worth the price of admission ($35). However, if you stay for the afternoon you will find it a bit repetitious. I also found the frequent reference by the entertainers to the multiracial composition of the crowd to be interesting. What did they expect?

The food...

The oysters on the half-shell were fresh and quite good although I missed my usual condiments. The South African sauces offered were tasty and interesting but just not as enjoyable. This is probably me.

The sausage is quite good (Boerwhurst, I believe). The Peri Peri chicken bland and tasteless. The roast lamb extraordinary.

The fish and chips were excellent. A large portion of quite tasty fish and had I not waited until most of the crowd had cleared would have likely enjoyed the chips more. Get 'em while they are hot!

I regret having not visited the winery but looked for GrayHavens' under the central tent. Just wasn't thinking that they would only serve this in the winery tasting room and missed it altogether. In driving to the parking area you by-pass the tasting room and unless you know it is there you will miss it.

Pretty sad looking vineyard.

Note for future Festivals. Four Porto-Johns are totally inadequate for this event unless you are having them serviced daily. Disgusting.

6. Courthouse Creek Cider

1581 Maidens Rd, Maidens, VA 23102-2601 +1 804-543-3157
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Courthouse Creek Cider

Courthouse Creek is an orchard and cidery producing heartfully crafted, hard cider here on site in Maidens, Virginia. Our tasting room is open to the public Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. We are kid and pet friendly. Our cider can be as complex and ubiquitous as wine, or as simple and subtle as a cool drink on a hot summer day. We follow a natural method of cider making, also referred to as a rustic style. We use minimal preservatives (if any at all), do not fine or filter, barrel ferment and/or age all of our ciders, and currently bottle-condition them all.

Reviewed By jehenson81

This cidery is lovely with a friendly welcoming staff. The ciders themselves are on the drier side more like English cider. I really disliked the hoppy variety, but enjoyed the one with pear. It was a simple tasting with a few little food bite pairings which helped cut through the dryness of the ciders themselves. It was a great place to visit and very refreshing overall.

7. Midnight Brewery

2410 Granite Ridge Rd Ste 5, Rockville, VA 23146-2234 +1 804-356-9379
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Midnight Brewery

Reviewed By AmbersM0mmy - Virginia

There was finally a break in the weeks of rain and o was able to make it out to Midnight Brewery.

They had 8 beers on tap including a couple seasonal like the Pineapple Pale. There was seating options inside and out. Being such a nice day we went outside. They have a shelf of board games to borrow for kids or kids at heart. They also offered sodas and such for the kids.

The Haywood Grill food truck was on site. Though we didn't get anything this visit I perished the menu and loved the Straight forward (hamburgers, fries, chicken, onions rings) menu and the prices were great.

The people at the bar were wonderful and friendly, The beer cold and tasty, the atmosphere fun and relaxing. I will definitely return.

8. Boomerang Air Sports

205 Towne Center West Blvd, Short Pump, VA 23233-7158 +1 804-360-0320
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Boomerang Air Sports

Reviewed By Joy N - Richmond, Virginia

Went here for a friends child's bday party. Imagine Jumpology, with a Ninja warrior course, zip lining, skating, wall climbing, dodge ball, basketball, rope climbing. Also great place for parties-with party rooms, fridges, pizza, and drinks. HIGHLY recommend if you want a place to take the kids for a few hours or the day.

9. Escape Room RVA

7025 Three Chopt Rd, Village Shopping Center, Henrico, VA 23226-3606 +1 800-282-3169
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

10. Mid-Lothian Mines Park

13301 N. Woolridge Rd., Midlothian, VA 23114 +1 804-323-1700
Excellent
49%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

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.

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