Sleep Inn & Suites
80 Cottage Green Drive
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 752-2355
Fax: (804) 752-2855
Located just fifteen miles from the capital of Virginia, the Town of Ashland is quiet a convenient place to go sight seeing. Then of course there is also the fact that the accommodations and eateries here are quite cheap. The town is full of historical sights and the visitors center is no different—step into the 1920's train station. They'll guide you through your visit.
Eleven thrilling roller coasters, a water park and lots of kids rides make this park a favorite summer destination for families. Roller coasters range from the stand-up and hanging variety to one that shoots you out of a volcano. The Rebel Yell, a wooden coaster, offers the option of riding a car that travels backwards. For those who are not quite as fearless, there are several family rides that are equally as fun—a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower, a log flume and an old-fashioned carousel. Ongoing entertainment, games and snack bars keep everyone happy throughout the day. The park is 30 minutes north of Richmond off I-95, Exit 98.
Children will love Meadow Farm. This living history site features animals to see and pet and special games and activities just for the small and curious. A restored 1860 farmhouse and its outbuildings are here to tour, giving visitors a comprehensive idea of what country life was like in the 1800s. Examples of special activities are needlework circles, a favorite social event for women of the era, and group games that children played during the period. Adults will enjoy the farmhouse too, as well as the 150 acres of park grounds that surround it. Admission is free.
Apart from imparting the best of education to students, the Hanover High School also takes care of other extra curricular activities. There is a library media center available for research work and special events like 'In the Spotlight' are held for students' guidance. Various clubs and organizations like 'National Honor Society', 'Model United Nations' and 'Key Club' of the school take care of the students' overall development. The Hanover Hawks Athletics have made the school proud by winning many matches on their home field.
North Anna Battlefield Park is the 172-acre site of the May 1864 Battle of North Anna, which has now transformed into a place with walking trails, a picnic place, and historic interpretive signs that point out trenches and rifle pits from the past. Bring your family and friends to soak in some sunshine and indulge in American history. Some trails, such as the Blue Trail, may include steep hills and require strenuous activity.
In the 1880s, Lewis Ginter, a wealthy businessman, opened a resort on this land just northwest of Richmond. An avid gardener, he planted and cared for much of the foliage that still thrives in the park today. Upon his death, the property passed to his niece who opened a hospice for children in Ginter's home. She also cultivated the gardens and imported several rare plants. The land is now operated by the city as a botanical garden. Explore the Victorian garden, nature trails and the home, and perhaps stop at the Tea House for lunch.
Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium is the best place to be on a sunny afternoon in Richmond. It is tranquil and beautiful, bringing together land and water for the delight of all visitors. Aside from the wonderful sightseeing, there are a plethora of activities for kids to engage in, such as educational programs focusing on fireflies, butterflies and two in particular that are a big hit: the Insectigator - where kids are able to hunt for certain insects - and the Dirt Lab, where budding archaeologists dig up hidden treasures. As if all of that isn't cool enough, there is a 50,000-gallon freshwater aquarium on site, which houses various fish and amphibians. With so many live exhibitions, it is no wonder that Three Lakes Nature Center & Aquarium is a big hit with children and adults alike.
The Bryan Park is a prime historic park in the northwest of the city. Spread over a large area, the park offers an array of hiking and biking tracks. Another promising feature is the Joseph Bryan Park Azalea Garden. It boasts of over 450,000 azalea plants of roughly 50 varieties, as well as a small pond with a fountain. The park also features a well-designed golf course. It also hosts cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Admission is free, and in this fast-paced world of gadgets, a visit can revive your mind and soul.
The Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery is a place of the Jewish faith people. This cemetery consists of the burials of the Jews who believe in that one should be emotionally connected to the Holocaust. Tothe Jews, their primary goal is to remember the people of Holocaust. The Jews also believe in educating people about the Holocaust education.
Open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk, the Pole Green Park offers unlimited recreational facilities to the people of Mechanicsville who flock to this 217 acre space that's blessed with a stunning variety of flora and fauna. It's common to find youngsters enjoying a game of softball, soccer, volleyball or just skating around. Picnic facilities like benches and barbecue grills keep families with kids happy, while the Children's Festival and the Hanover Tomato Festival are 2 of the biggest extravaganzas held here that bring out tourists and locals in plenty.
Come and visit the Hermitage Road Historical District and view the stunning properties with different architectural designs, like the Tudor, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Georgian, Colonial Revival, etc. Along with the great high style architecture design homes, the district also features the A.P. Hill Monument, vast green spaces, public school, etc. One can also view the overhead trolley wiring which has been into existence for over 100 years and is still in use.
The Union Presbyterian Seminary is a historic theological seminary established in 1812. Located at the north side of Richmond, it is spreas over an area of 12 acres (5 hectares). The seminary building is constructed in the Late Victorian style of architecture and has vivid details. The seminary educates both men and women to provide service at the church. The seminary has another campus which is situated in Charlotte.