Sleep Inn & Suites Harbour Pointe
6451 Bayside Lane
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804) 639-3500
Fax: (804) 639-1140
6451 Bayside Lane, Midlothian, VA, US, 23112
- Phone: (804) 639-3500
- Fax: (804) 639-1140
Bored and looking for something to do that would delight the kids? Take them to Metro Richmond Zoo, located at Chesterfield County, Virginia. This privately owned zoo is spread over 70 acres and has around 1,400 animals representing over 150 species, including the reticulated giraffe, white rhinoceros, snow leopard, cheetah and Grant's zebra. Almost all of the areas of the zoos are accessible to the public except for the Malayan tapirs and demoiselle cranes enclosures.
The Manakin Episcopal Church was built in 1700 by French Huguenots who had settled in the region. In its long history, the church building was damaged and moved many times. It was destroyed during the Civil War and then restored using the parts recovered from the original structure. Built by Lawson & Newton, the current church is a Late Gothic Revival structure. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Renowned for being the pioneering iron manufacture resource in North America, the Falling Creek Ironworks was established in 1619. Although its establishment was momentary due to the Native Americans’ attack in 1622, it is of great historic significance. After being rediscovered in the 21st Century, the site is presently located in Chestfield County. It works to preserve, conserve and further explore the archaeological spots and resources. It also encourages the scientific learning of iron-working sites and materials.
The canal that was built to favor the passengers who traveled through the water ways was the James River and Kanawha Canal. Although frequently destroyed by the floods, the canal stood still in its appearance and continues to serve the passengers. This canal is spread over 138 acres (56 hectares) and is a great visiting place for the tourists. If you are still debating whether or not to visit, keep in mind that it is listed on the register of National Historic Places in the year 1971. The public pathway is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This Warwickshire priory was built in 1125 and moved to Richmond in 1928 by US Ambassador to Spain, Alexander Weddel and his wife, Virginia, who made it their country home. The house holds an extensive collection of portraits and rotates exhibits of works by Charles Dana Gibson among others. Also showcased are Flemish tapestries, Spanish colonial art and Elizabethan oak furniture.
This Tudor house once overlooked the Irwell River in Lancashire, England. In 1929, it was moved to this site, reminiscent of the original, overlooking the James River in Richmond's Windsor Farms neighborhood. Agecroft contains furnishings dating back from 1485 to 1660, including an interesting 1610 lantern clock that tells time only on the hour. Landscape artist Charles Gillette designed the gardens, which include an Elizabethan knot garden that blooms with fragrant and medicinal plants. When you visit Agecroft, you are stepping back in time and into the lives of gentry in the English Tudor period. Guided tours are available for the museum and the gardens are self-guided.
Virginia War Memorial or The Carillon was built in 1932 to honor the fighters who lost their lives in World War I. It was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and is a highlight of the Byrd Park. The Colonial Revival style structure has 56 bells which are played on important occasions. The memorial also hosts private and corporate events.
University of Richmond, is not only an educational institution but an integral part of the local community. Besides the usual student activities, the University is involved in a range of other ventures. Community service is an important task that the University undertakes. Also, it houses some of the best venues that Richmond has to offer. The Modlin Center for the Arts, comprises of several quality venues used for performances by international artists in music, theater and visual arts. The University has been hosting an Annual International Film Series for several years which is open to the public. More events can be found on its website.
Maymont, a historic estate, was left to the people of Richmond by a wealthy lawyer and philanthropist, and his wife, after their deaths. The Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont is dedicated to native fauna from across Virginia. A visit here is like visiting somebody’s house and discovering an astonishing world of wildlife in their backyard. You can either walk around and explore the park and its inhabitants on your own, or opt for one of their educational programs available throughout the year.
Cannons fire as the Richmond Concert Band plays Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." This famous piece and other patriotic and popular music entertains spectators. Then the bells of the Carillon, a Georgian bell tower, chime as fireworks light the sky in an impressive display. Treats like sno-cones and popcorn are available from vendors. Most who attend the event bring a picnic. Admission is free.
The Richmond Christian Center, also known as Faith Alive International Ministries is a church with a vibrant member community. It is actively involved in community affairs. Besides this, the Church also lends its space for outside events like concerts, music auditions for gospel music. The Church also has future plans of expanding its premises and building a 5000-seat sanctuary. The Church firmly believes in the spirit of community service.
The First Baptist Church of South Richmond, believes in serving and uplifting the community. One of the oldest and self reliant churches, it was also called The African Church of Manchester and First Baptist Church of Manchester. It tries to reach out to all the diverse groups of different ages and sexes. The Spiritual Development Institute aims to create a spiritual awakening and introduce the members to the mission and belief of the church. Music and dance is incorporated, to involve the youth. Imami Center can be rented for events, live bands can also perform here, provided the music is respectable.