Things To Do In Richmond

The Motorsport Lab – Up to 82% Off Lamborghini or Ferrari Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$549 $99

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Experience the raw power of a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Richmond International Raceway

"Arabian Nights" – Up to 50% Off Play

Raymond Hodges Theatre

$50 $25

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Classic tale weaves stories such as "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" with life-sized puppets, elaborate costumes, and live original music

Up to 37% Off a Five-Hour Tour of Three Vineyards

Shockoe Slip

$99 $65

Trolleys transport visitors to three vineyards within Central Virginia's wine region, where they will sample local varietals

Up to 53% Off Professional Racecar Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129.99 $61

Experience the rush of riding in a professional racecar from the passenger seat or behind the wheel

Up to 56% Off Golf Instruction

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Bobby Lopez, a Class A member of the PGA, leads 45-minute small-group golf lessons and provides constructive feedback

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

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Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Half Off Racing Experiences

Richmond International Raceway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

54% Off Tour for 1 or 2 from Segway of Richmond

Shockoe Slip

$50 $25

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Segway tours glide through River District, Shockoe Bottom, and retrace Lincoln's visit to Richmond nine days before his death

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 46% Off at Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Staples Mill

$59 $33

Instructors lead students of all ages and experience level in martial arts classes; Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, and kickboxing

71% Off RVAFit Classes

Richmond

$100 $29

Challenging fitness classes are designed with all fitness levels in mind

Up to 65% Off at Premier Martial Arts of Chesterfield

Richmond

$36.66 $18

Seasoned instructors lead students of all fitness levels through classes that help develop strength while teaching self-defense

53% Off Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

G.O.A.L. Performance Training - Kickboxing Classes

$75 $35

A cardiovascular workout consisting of jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks is designed to burn calories and tone the body

Up to 56% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Richmond

$19 $9

Instructors teach kids classic Korean martial art while instilling a strong moral sense, the importance of discipline, and a good attitude

87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Martial Arts World

Multiple Locations

$225 $30

Instructors teach self-defense during karate and tae kwon do classes for ages 5 or older

75% Off Personal Training

Richmond

$60 $15

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45% for 4 Salsa Classes with Boris Karabashev

Richmond

$40 $22

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Half Off Beginner Belly-Dancing Classes

Illumination Dance Studio inside of Dogtown Dance Theater

$60 $29.99

Instructors teach basic belly-dance steps and undulations during a weekly class series

52% Off at Richmond Aikido Kai

Fan District

$60 $29

Instructors with nearly 100 years of combined experience teach the iwama style of aikido, a form of self-defense

Up to 71% Off Surf Yoga at Shockoe Slip Yoga

Shockoe Slip

$110 $39

Students work through yoga poses on a SurfSet fitness board, which mimics the core-strengthening movements of surfing without the water

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes at Phyzique

Innsbrook

$33 $12

Revamp exercise routines with engaging fitness classes; one-year gym membership cement lifestyle changes with constant access

Valentine Richmond History Center - Up to 51% Off

Capitol District

$16 $8

More than 1.7 million objects & artifacts inspire guests to examine Richmond history & members enjoy discounts & special events

Up to 55% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

First Baptist Chruch

$30 $15

Instructors teach students 13 and up the self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, a Korean martial art form focuses on kicking

Up to 51% Off Mixology Class

Richmond

$100 $55

Up to 12 students receive an overview of mixology techniques and popular cocktails from internationally recognized bartender Nahuel Frumboli

49% Off

Richmond

$75 $38

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Up to 70% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

83% Off Fitness Classes at Combat Sports Center

Innsbrook

$150 $25

Instructors with more than 40 years of combined experience lead sessions of CrossFit, TRX, and combat training six days a week

45% Off for a Full Semester of Dance Classes

Chimborazo

$225 $124

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Up to 58% Off Scuba Class at The Dive Shop

The Shops at Tripps

$99 $49

Sample the joys of underwater weightlessness under the watchful eye of a veteran dive master

Up to 76% Off at CrossFit Full Circle

Scott's Addition

$420 $99

Students challenge themselves to look and feel their best with intense CrossFit workouts during body-transformation and fitness classes

51% Off at P.U.R.E Yoga

Richmond

$45 $22

Ladies-only studio helps women achieve a holistic, whole-body-invigorating experience with classes such as restorative yoga and Fab-Flow

50% Off at Virginia Center for Architecture

The Fan

$50 $25

Member receive benefits such as free admission; take an architectural tour of the Tudor-revival Branch House designed by John Russell Pope

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Richmond

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Richmond's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 51% Off Running Tour

Capital Fountain

$30 $15

Runners can receive a bottle of water, Health Warrior chia nutritional bars, and digital photos

Up to 67% Off Dance Packages

Brookland

$77 $40

Dancers of all ability and experience levels take to the floor to learn the rug-cutting secrets of the studio's experienced staff

Up to 56% Off Martial Arts Classes at Shield Martial Arts

Tuckahoe

$99 $49

Instructors with more than 20 years of experience emphasize positive feedback and building confidence

45% Off Yoga Classes

Rocketts Landing

$65 $36

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91% Off Dance-Lesson Package

Multiple Locations

$337.50 $29

Instructors lead lessons for all skill levels in styles such as ballroom, swing, rhythm, country, and wedding dance

61% Off Martial Arts

Richmond

$100 $39

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83% Off at Lessons in Ballroom, LLC

West End Richmond

$112 $19

Award-winning instructors guide students through dances such as the cha-cha and the rumba in a studio with semiprivate practice areas

Half Off Boot-Camp Classes at Glatter Fitness

Richmond

$159 $79

Trainers help students slim physiques and tone muscles through energetic routines of functional exercises.

Preservation Virginia - Up to Half Off Historic Virginian Site Visits

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 17th to 19th centuries

25% Off Race-Day Package

Richmond

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Richmond Funny Bone – Up to 81% Off Standup

Short Pump

$40 $15

Headlining comics seen on Comedy Central and Chelsea Lately Include Roy Wood Jr. and Greg Morton

65% Off Metabolic Group Training

Midlothian

$169 $59

Trainnes undergo a personal assessment and goal-setting session and introductions to metabolic conditioning and foam rolling

Up to 51% Off Rock Climbing in Midlothian

Midlothian

$20 $10

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Staff belayers and a provided harness keep sampling climbers secure on more than 125 top-rope routes, lead climbs, and bouldering problems

82% Off Kids' or Adult Karate Classes at Ultimate Karate Academy

Huguenot Trade Center

$135 $24

No-belt karate classes with emphasis on self-control, discipline, and confidence in a small-group setting of 10–12 students

Up to 55% Off Sushi-Making Class

Midlothian

$120 $59

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Sushi chef guides classes of no more than four in making three sushi rolls, which pair with an appetizer and drinks

Up to 84% Off Capoeira Classes

Bon Air

$125 $29

Combine the rhythm of dance and the athleticism of tumbling with some truly unpredictable kicks and takedowns

Up to 81% Off Classes at Divine 24hr Fitness

Mechanicsville

$70 $19

Group training includes boot camp, TRX, and CrossCoreFit methods plus nutrition advice and personalized support in time for swimsuit season

68% Off Women's Gym Membership to Curves

Multiple Locations

$78 $25

Women’s gym focuses on 30-minute circuit-training sessions that deliver a complete strength and cardio workout

Half Off Beginner Hang-Gliding Lesson

Manquin

$150 $75

Four-hour course with ground school and training session, during which students learn to launch into wind, balance, and steer

Up to 85% Off Karate Classes

Henrico

$119 $18

Students learn the foundational forms necessary to progress through the colored belt system

Up to 63% Off Kickboxing Classes

Montrose

$60 $24

Students learn self-defense and combat moves in classes designed for weight loss led by an NASM-certified MMA fighter

73% Off Boot Camp

Crump Park

$200 $54

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Up to 89% Off Tae Kwon Do Lessons

Multiple Locations

$199 $25

Black-belt instructors encourage students of all skill level through self-defense classes designed to build self confidence

Up to 57% Off Fitness-Dance Classes

Henrico

$75 $35

75-minute, high-energy classes use a combination of hip-hop, street jazz, pop, and club moves

Up to 56% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mesa Vista Therapeutics

$100 $49

During each lesson, students learn the basics of approaching a horse, along with saddling, grooming, and riding skills

Up to 74% Off at King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

$87 $23

Groups of six send pins clattering on 1 of 32 lanes outfitted with advanced scoring systems and, for children 10 and under, optional bumpers

Up to 51% Off Kids' Bounce House

Clover Hill

$300 $150

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Kids can come in for free play or birthday parties complete with cake and pizza, or rent bounce houses for fun in their own backyards

81% Off Boot Camp

Midlothian

$350 $66

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65% Off 3 Sessions with Dietary Guidlelines

Boost Fitness Ventures

$270 $95

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Up to 57% Off Private Horseback-Riding Lessons

Powhatan

$50 $25

Skilled instructor teaches horseback-riding etiquette and technique to students of all skill levels during private lessons

Up to 55% Off Personal Training

Midlothian

$300 $150

Certified trainers conduct body-composition analysis and devise custom cardio and strength-training regimens

55% Off 6-Week Bootcamp

Clover Hill

$150 $67

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Up to 54% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Midlothian

$150 $69

Personal trainers lead fitness sessions tailored to a person's specific needs and areas of improvement

50% Off 1 Month of Tae Kwon Do Lessons

Midlothian

$130 $65

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Up to 90% Off at Dong's Karate School-South Midlothian

Midlothian

$159 $29

Ninth-degree black belt in multiple martial arts disciplines oversees a training system meant to increase confidence and physical skill

Up to 82% Off Paintball at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 85% Off Karate Classes at Dong's Karate

Midlothian

$119 $18

Grandmaster school teaches self-respect at all experience levels through movements of karate

50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Tall Pine Stables

$50 $25

Lessons for riders of all skill levels focus on balance and strength, safety, and horse care and health

Up to 54% Off Golf and Baseball Activities

Midlothian

$16 $8

Activity center boasts covered and heated driving range, mini-golf course, and variable-speed batting cages

Up to 61% Off Scuba-Diving Intro Class

Powhatan

$50 $20

Certified instructors discuss scuba fundamentals, techniques, and equipment before students put lessons into practice with an indoor dive

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes at Aim 4Fitness

Waterford Shopping Center

$65 $19

Cardio kickboxing blends elements of boxing, martial arts and aerobics; group fitness classes confuse muscle memory

39% Off at Windy Hill Sports

Midlothian

$33 $20

Families and friends compete during three go-kart rides and then play one round of mini-golf or head to the batting cages with six tokens

Up to 61% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Zephyr's Way Stable

$80 $40

Instructor helps beginner to advanced-intermediate riders gain comfort in the saddle at stable with indoor and outdoor arena

Up to 53% Off Kids' Play-Center Fun at The Playroom

Chester

$16 $8

Kids stretch their imaginations and muscles at a play center that features playhouses, dress-up costumes, inflatables, and slides

47% Off Boxing and Kickboxing

North Chesterfield

$150 $80

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Readers of Richmond magazine have voted Car Pool Car Wash the Best Car Washing/Detailing business in the city multiple times over the last decade. Stepping into one of its facilities, it’s easy to see why. In addition to making autos look and feel like royalty, Car Pool Car Wash also cultivates a stress-free environment with sleek waiting rooms that resemble modern hotel lobbies and emit free WiFi. After grabbing a complimentary cup of coffee and receding into plush leather chairs, visitors are served a visual feast that may include floor-to-ceiling windows or a stone fireplace. Rocking chairs outside of the car wash enable car owners to wait under the open sky while flipping through a book or magazine.

Locally owned and operated since 1977, the automotive salon company has focused on advanced car-cleaning methods while expanding its outreach to include six full-service wash facilities, two exterior-only wash facilities, and a full-service detail shop. Many of the car wash's specialty packages cater to specific vehicle needs such as comprehensive interior cleaning or professional exterior waxing, services that enlist products from Simoniz and Rain-X to safeguard paint jobs.

Car Pool Car Wash strengthens its bond with repeat customers through its frequency rewards program, which makes participants eligible for future discounts after they sign up online or in person. The shop also carries Duck Bucks gift cards that allow recipients to prepay for regular car washes. In their efforts to foster a tightly knit community, the owners of Car Pool Car Wash regularly support local charities and organizations in their initiatives.

5512 W Broad St
Richmond,
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In 1997, Nancy Glenmore Tatum and Kevin Casey founded Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center in their house's sunroom. Their operation's therapeutic blend of yoga, massage, and consultation services attracted a wide enough student base to necessitate three expansions, and Nancy and Kevin eventually settled in the Glen Eagles Shopping Center. They still uphold a central belief that "yoga is for everyone," and have upheld that philosophy by building a time machine to let the late Ben Franklin participate. Nancy and Kevin have also cultivated a nurturing community with resources such as workshops and teacher training that promote its growth.

The center's impressive roster of yoga classes covers the flowing Vinyasa poses as well as specialty courses for prenatal mothers, older adults, and kids. Every class pays attention to the individual needs of its students, just as the massage services modify their kneads to better treat specific tensions. A calming interior contributes to Glenmore's warm ambiance: two carpeted studios, a massage room, and a lounge accommodate its guests. Students can also borrow the yoga books and videos of the lending library, so long as they turn in their senses of balance as collateral.

10442 Ridgefield Pkwy
Richmond,
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In 2009, The New York Times named The Camel Richmond's "premier venue" for "up-and-coming Southern rock and bluegrass bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and jazz and funk musicians." So far, nothing's changed: The Camel still hosts local and nationally touring acts such as Ben Kweller and James McCartney, who, unlike his father, has never toured with a band named after icky bugs. But even though it's lauded for providing live music seven nights a week, The Camel makes a space for all art, including occasional film screenings.

Like its entertainment lineup, The Camel's cuisine is an eclectic mix of American flavors. The culinary team, lead by executive chef Xavier Beverly, whips up gourmet vegan risottos, grills fresh seafood, and tops flatbreads with spinach, mushrooms, and hummus. But they also keep things casual with finger foods such as the popular sausage stars and housemade beef burgers crowned with horseradish mayo. Served until 2 a.m. nightly, each dish can be paired with local or craft beers, which fill the 28 taps lining The Camel's exposed brick wall.

The Camel is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

1621 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
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Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
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One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.

Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.

2500 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
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