The 100-acre estate and park has been transformed from the Gilded Age showplace of millionaire couple, James and Sallie Dooley, into a public wonderland that offers unique experiences for all ages. See safety measures in place. ( DISCOVER RICHMOND 2006 ) BRUCE PARKER 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA, 23220, Historic Estate Entrance Full of beautiful gardens, waterfalls, a mansion, and rescued animals, this park will delight the child, the. 10am-5pm (Oct-Mar), The Robins Nature Center The saga began Feb. 18, when a 30-year-old single mother and her 4-year-old son visited Maymont Park, a 100-acre Victorian estate in Richmond that features more than 700 native wildlife … When the weather is too nice to be stuck in the VA Museum, come here to have a picnic, do some sunbathing or feed grain to baby goats. Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center. The focus is on native animals to Virginia. 282 reviews of Maymont "The Maymont Estate is an incredible resource within Richmond. Stroll through the gardens and arboretum, see native wildlife habitats, feed friendly goats, explore The Robins Nature Center and visit the Mansion. Additional information about Maymont is available at www.maymont.org. Maymont | An American Estate given to the community by James and Sallie Dooley, situated on 100 acres overlooking the James River in Richmond, Virginia. Daily 10am-7pm (Apr-Sep) You don’t have to spend a fortune to help care for your furry, feathered and finned friends at Maymont, and your symbolic adoption will benefit the animals plus the thousands of guests who visit and learn from them each year. Daily 10am-7pm (Apr-Sep) Maymont includes a 33-room mansion, a nature and visitor center, an arboretum and 100-acre park, gardens, a children's farm, and a 40-acre wildlife park. These exclusive adventures will have you roaring with joy! Or look for a licensed rehabilitator in your area on the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website. 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA, 23220, Farm Entrance This 100-acre American estate is an extraordinary gift given to us from James and Sallie Dooley, the millionaire couple who lived here 1893-1925. I enjoyed learning about the James River via the live water displays showing they types of specimens typical to The James and how the whole ecology was linked together. Maymont's goats and sheep seemed nonchalant about the hubbub going on around them as the park hosted a family-oriented festival showcasing some of the animals. Cons: animals in cages, closes by 7 pm In 1942, William B. Thalhimer, the CEO of a family-owned department store, created an exhibit of Virginia wildlife habitats, a mini-zoo of sorts, at Maymont. Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center. The goats, sheep & donkey are friendly & love attention. Others are important members of the environmental education team, participating in public and school programs. Not every exhibit was open but we did get to see several farm animals, bald eagles, and a cute fox. Maymont: Gardens, animals and history all in one place! We will be hosting this event on two dates; March 18 and March 19, 2017. These animals were orphaned or sustained permanent injuries that prevent them from surviving in the wild. Pros: well-landscaped, mystic wedding area, surprises every turn. Milady Delacruz Agosto 1, 2017 One of my favorite places in Richmond. Many animals can be seen at the Maymont Farm, The Robins Nature Center and wildlife habitats. Best of all, you can visit your adopted animal at Maymont and see the results of your generous support. I enjoyed learning about the James River via the live water displays showing they types of specimens typical to The James and how the whole ecology was linked together. A nature center is also on the grounds, which exhibits many aquatic animals found in and around Virginia such as otters, alligators, and sharks. info@maymont.org. Stroll through the gardens,… Your donations help to care for a 100-acre urban oasis, historic treasures, wildlife and farm animals. Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center. The focus is on native animals to Virginia. 1000 Westover Road Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center. If you want a place to take very long walks through nice surroundings then visit Maymont… We do not accept wild or domestic animals from the public. We are holding a movie to help raise money for the animals. 804-358-7166 Maymont is a 100-acre historic estate and park, located in Richmond, Virginia, with many unique experiences for all to enjoy. The saga began Feb. 18, when a 30-year-old single mother and her 4-year-old son visited Maymont Park, a 100-acre Victorian estate in Richmond that features more than 700 native wildlife … Not as many animals as a zoo, but still a beautiful and fun place to go if you're around RVA. Additional information about Maymont is available at www.maymont.org. Symbolic adoptions make great gifts for anyone who loves animals and are a unique way for a business or club to give back to the community. Additional information about the Wildlife Center is available at www.wildlifecenter.org. In 1942, William B. Thalhimer, the CEO of a family-owned department store, created an exhibit of Virginia wildlife habitats, a mini-zoo of sorts, at Maymont. Located next to William Byrd Park and Carillon Neighborhood, Maymont is one of the jewelries in the green bands of James River running across Richmond City. Tickets are only $5 dollars for kids and $10 dollars for adults. While we love all animals, please be aware that pets are not permitted at Maymont. Your donations help to care for a 100-acre urban oasis, historic treasures, wildlife and farm animals. Popcorn is $8 and drinks are $5. 279 reviews of Maymont "The Maymont Estate is an incredible resource within Richmond. Visitors are also able to see white-tailed deer, elk, and American bison. Maymont Park provides the lover of nature and asthetic beauty the opportunity to walk this inspiring refuge amidst city life. If you are not seeing our live feed, that means we’re experiencing technical difficulties, check back soon! One can also learn more about the types of animals kept at Maymont Park's Petting Zoo and Animal Collection. It takes over $3 million a year to keep Maymont beautiful and accessible for all, and most funding comes from people like you! 10am-5pm (Oct-Mar), The Robins Nature Center View calendar for holiday hours. Anyway, this place is a lovely, hill-y, walk loaded with farm animals and some random animals such as a fox, bobcat, eagles and a black bear. Additional information about the Wildlife Center is available at www.wildlifecenter.org. The Maymont Foundation also offers a range of educational options for children with mental and physical disabilities. 1000 Westover Road It takes over $3 million a year to keep Maymont beautiful and accessible for all, and most funding comes from people like you! Throu… ... Maymont Park [Ultra 4K Tour Video], Richmond, VA Sony AX53 - Duration: 6:46. Maymont is home to hundreds of animals including mighty black bears, iconic American bald eagles, playful river otters and friendly goats. This event will be held at Maymont Park near the famous mansion. Maymont Feb 23, 2012 - Explore Roy Kelley's board "Maymont, Richmond, VA", followed by 1661 people on Pinterest. Forget Carytown. Fish and Wildlife Service. Explore the Maymont Mansion, Italian and Japanese gardens, a carriage collection, 400 animals in wildlife exhibits, the Children’s Farm, and the Nature Center. Tags: 9thgrade, H14S, Maymont Park, animals, biology, ecology, exploration, nature center Summary The design of this lesson gives students an opportunity to take an active role in researching the animals that are native and non-native to Virginia. One can also learn more about the types of animals kept at Maymont Park's Petting Zoo and Animal Collection. If you have an injured or orphaned animal that needs human care and intervention, email ARK (Area Rehabbers Klub) or call 804-598-8380. View calendar for holiday hours. See safety measures in place. The original park included formal gardens, an arboretum, the DooleyÍs home, and a carriage house, stone barn, and other outbuildings. Specialties: Visit Maymont, one of Richmond's greatest treasures. When the weather is too nice to be stuck in the VA Museum, come here to have a picnic, do some sunbathing or feed grain to baby goats. Maymont has large lawns, mansions, gardens, stone roads and bridges that are preserved from the beginnings. Maymont: Animals, birds and gardens to enjoy - See 2,006 traveler reviews, 1,620 candid photos, and great deals for Richmond, VA, at Tripadvisor. Maymont Maymont: Gardens, animals and history all in one place! Plus you’re helping us offer environmental and animal-related education to thousands of children who visit during school field trips, public programs, summer camps and outings with family and friends. 313. The USDA's most recent routine inspection of Maymont, on July 13, revealed “several perimeter fence issues” concerning wildlife exhibits: The park has yet to … The 100-acre estate and park has been transformed from the Gilded Age home of millionaire couple, James and Sallie Dooley, into a public wonderland that offers unique experiences for all ages. Milady Delacruz Agustus 1, 2017 One of my favorite places in Richmond. The organization hosts several types of spring and summer programs for the Girl Scouts of all ages. 1001 Spottswood Road, Richmond, VA, 23220. Review of Maymont Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile This is a great place for small children. Discover something new at Maymont – whether it’s a blooming flower in the gardens, a special exhibit in the mansion, a baby goat at the Farm, or a fun public event. Maymont is home to hundreds of animals including mighty black bears, iconic American bald eagles, playful river otters and friendly goats. Discover something new at Maymont – whether it’s a special exhibition in the mansion, a blooming flower in the historical gardens, a baby goat at the Farm, or a fun public event. Milady Delacruz August 1, 2017 One of my favorite places in Richmond. There's 1000 acres of sprawling hills, with Japanese gardens, rose gardens, waterfalls, a petting zoo and the Robins Nature Center. In addition to the farm animals that it keeps in the Children's Farm, Maymont is the permanent home of several animals that are native to the Commonwealth. These animals include bald eagles, a bobcat, black bears and foxes. Explore the wild side of Maymont with special animal-themed encounters, a personal tour guide, and behind-the-scenes access. Milady Delacruz Август 1, 2017 One of my favorite places in Richmond. Maymont includes a 33-room mansion, a nature and visitor center, an arboretum and 100-acre park, gardens, a children's farm, and a 40-acre wildlife park. Service animals are welcome. 1001 Spottswood Road, Richmond, VA, 23220. Many of these have been injured and are otherwise unable to live in the wild. There's 1000 acres of sprawling hills, with Japanese gardens, rose gardens, waterfalls, a petting zoo and the Robins Nature Center. Milady Delacruz Agosto 1, 2017 One of my favorite places in Richmond. For more information, email our development department or call 804-358-7166, ext. Richmond, Virginia 23220 Richmond, Virginia 23220 www.maymont.org The 100-acre estate and park has been transformed from the Gilded Age showplace of millionaire couple, James and Sallie Dooley, into a public wonderland that offers unique experiences for all ages. Kids are considered to be anyone 13 and under. There’s adventure at every turn… All wild animals in our care at Maymont have come through licensed rehabilitators and agencies. Others are important members of the environmental education team, participating in public and school programs. Your Adopt an Animal donation helps to provide a healthy diet, veterinary care, enrichment activities and habitat maintenance to the hundreds of animals who live at Maymont, including injured and orphaned wildlife, friendly farm animals, and aquatic species of the James River. Discover something new at Maymont – whether it’s a baby goat at the Farm, a blooming flower in the gardens, a special exhibit in the mansion, or a fun public event. and our generous supporters. Maymont: Trip to petting zoo - See 2,010 traveler reviews, 1,628 candid photos, and great deals for Richmond, VA, at Tripadvisor. Your Adopt an Animal donation helps to provide a healthy diet, veterinary care, enrichment activities and habitat maintenance to the hundreds of animals who live at Maymont, including injured and orphaned wildlife, friendly farm animals, and aquatic species of the James River. Many animals can be seen at the Maymont Farm, The Robins Nature Center and wildlife habitats. 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