williamsburg-virginia-governors-palaceExplore the most exciting Williamsburg attractions while visiting the Historic Triangle. Experience over 300 years of American history in downtown Williamsburg and enjoy amazing theme parks such as Busch Gardens & Water Country USA. Step back in time for a stroll along the cobble stone streets at the famous Merchants Square Shopping Center, located in the downtown Colonial Williamsburg where you’ll find some of the finest shops and boutiques in the area.

Be sure to visit the nearby Jamestown Settlement and Historic Yorktown to learn about their vital roles in shaping our nations history. Climb aboard a replica of the first ship that sailed into Jamestown over 400 years ago and stand in the same battle field at Yorktown where Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington on Oct. 19, 1781 during the revolutionary war.  These are just a few of many exciting and fun things to do in Williamsburg Virginia. Click on the links below to learn more about Williamsburg attractions.

 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the areas most popular attractions. The European themed amusement park offers exciting roller coasters, gourmet restaurants, challenging games and specialty shops. There are also live shows performed daily throughout the park by character actors and also host famous bands, singers & other musicians from around the world.

Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is home to one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters in the world called “The Griffon”? This 205 foot tall coaster has a breath-taking 90 degree drop straight down at 70 mph, you’ll need to ride it to experience the rest. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is now open on weekends for Hallow-O-Scream.

Relive American History

 Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

Tour Virginia’s colonial capitol in downtown Williamsburg, the largest outdoor museum in the USA. There are many 18th Century buildings open to tour, including the Governors Palace, fully restored to reveal their architectural splendor. Visit trade sites and talk to live interpreters dressed in colonial Costume. Children and adults may participate in special daily events, arts & crafts and live reenactments from periods in our nations history. Open daily from 9am til 5pm.

Experience the Beginning

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A little over 400 years ago the first permanent settlers arrived in North America and settled along the fertile James River. This site is now know as the Jamestown Settlement and is located only 10 minutes away from downtown Williamsburg. The Jamestown Settlement is a unique recreation of the 17th century period, complete with three full scale replicas of sailing vessels they arrived in, dating back to 1607. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the beginning of our adventurous past while visiting in the area. Talk with live interpreters and learn about the excavations and artifacts that have been recovered from the fort. Open daily from 9am til 5pm.

Water Country USA

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If you’re planning a family vacation for spring or summer, be sure to stop in for a splash at Water Country USA, the largest outdoor water park on the east coast. This awesome park has exciting wet rides that will keep you cool on a hot summer day. There are several water slides, rafting slides, tubing slides, also a lazy river, dive shows, great food, and some nice shops with shirts, shorts & souvenirs. Water Country also features a huge wave pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs if you want to work on your tan or just relax. Water Country USA is now closed until May 2019

Celebrate the Yorktown Victory

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Yorktown Virginia is a small town with many years of significance to our American History. In 1781 George Washington led his troops into battle and won the American Revolutionary War. Lord Corn Wallis surrendered his army on Oct 19, 1781 to the American and French allies. Yorktown today is a part of the Historical Triangle and offers many different museums, colonial homes and a very scenic river front view, on Water Street. You will find small shops and dining along with 100’s of years of History in Yorktown, Virginia. Open daily from 9am til 5pm.

Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours

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Enjoy the sights & sounds along the James River and learn a more about our amazing history aboard the Jamestown Discovery ! Our spacious 28 passanger pontoon boat is U.S.C.G. Certified and also has a restroom on board that is handicap accessible. We depart from the dock at Eco-Discovery Park located off Jamestown Road on the inside shores off Jamestown Island. Come discover the natural beauty of the James River aboard the Jamestown Discovery Tour Boat !

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
www.buschgardens.com
James River Plantations
www.jamesriverplantations.org
Richmond International Raceway
www.rir.com
Children’s Museum of Portsmouth
www.childrens-museum.org
 Jamestown National Historic Site APVA
www.apva.org
 Rosie Rumpe’s Regal Dumpe Dinner Theatre
www.rosierumpes.com
 Children’s Museum of Richmond
www.c-mor.org
 Jamestown Settlement
www.historyisfun.org
 Science Museum of Virginia
(and Ethyl IMAX Dome)
www.smv.org
 Chrysler Museum of Art
www.chrysler.org
 Kimball Theatre on Merchant’s Square
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
 Virginia Air & Space Center
(and Riverside IMAX Theater)
www.vasc.org
 College of William & Mary
www.wm.edu
 Mariner’s Museum & Monitor Center
www.mariner.org
 Virginia Aviation Museum
www.vam.smv.org
 Colonial Williamsburg
www.history.org
 Merchant’s Square in Williamsburg
www.merchantssquare.org
 Virginia Living Museum
www.thevlm.org
 Fort Eustis U.S. Army Transportation Museum
Army Transportation Museum
 Nauticus National Maritime Center & Battleship Wisconsin Exhibit
www.nauticus.org
 Virginia Zoo
www.virginiazoo.org
 Go-Karts Plus
www.gokartsplus.com
 Norfolk Botanical Garden
www.nbgs.org
 Water Country USA
www.watercountryusa.com
 Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife
www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp
 Paramount’s King’s Dominion & Water Works
www.kingsdominion.com
 Watermen’s Museum
www.watermens.org
 Hampton University Museum
www.hamptonu.edu/museum
 Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
www.piratescove.net
 Williamsburg Pottery Factory
www.williamsburgpottery.com
 Haunted Dinner Theater
www.haunteddinnertheater.com
 Premium Outlets in Williamsburg
www.premiumoutlets.com
 Yorktown Battlefield National Park Service
www.nps.gov/yonb
 Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours
www.jamestowndiscovery.com
 Yorktown Victory Center
www.historyisfun.org

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