Hidden Gems of Richmond, Virginia
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Virginia, Richmond Guide (B): Hidden Gems of Richmond, Virginia

At over 400 years old, Richmond is one of America’s oldest cities. Within the city, there are many historic sites to explore, such as the Edgar Allan Poe House Museum and the Virginia Capitol Building. After visiting Richmond’s main attractions, travelers may be left thinking, “what’s next?” This insider guide will reveal some of Richmond’s best hidden gems and travel oddities.

For over 25 years, Connecticut the American Indian has kept a watchful eye over Richmond’s residents. In the early 1980s, local artist Paul Di Pasquale created the 10-foot-tall statue as a tribute to the area’s Native American community. Connecticut spent most of his days as a mascot at The Diamond, home of the Richmond Braves. However, when the Triple-A baseball team moved out of Richmond, Connecticut needed a new home. He now sits perched above the old Lucky Strike tobacco factory, where he gazes over the James River.

Outside the Science Museum of Virginia, visitors can get a hands-on look at a floating sphere sculpture called a kugel. The scientific marvel is nine feet in diameter and weighs 29 tons, but visitors can easily move it with a swipe of a finger. Several of these levitating sculptures exist around the world, although Richmond has the largest one ever constructed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Hidden Gems of Richmond, Virginia
Guide Location: USA » Richmond
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Edgar Allan Poe House Museum   Virginia Capitol Building   Grand Kugel   Science Museum of Virginia   John Marshall House   Markel Building   Richmond Milk Bottle Building  
Author: Audrey Lesner
Read it on author's website: https://thebudgetsavvytravelers.com/2017/07/10/hidden-gems-of-richmond-virginia/