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Danville, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Danville, Virginia

Amusements

  • Dan River Grand Prix

    2855 Riverside Drive
    Danville, VA 24540-4117
    434-791-3747
    Year-round, climate controlled indoor kart racing center with batting cages, games, snacks, birthday party room, corporate meeting room, and cyber cafe. Youth and adult kart racing programs are...
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Birthplace of Lady Astor

    117 Broad Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    434-799-3379
    One of Danville's premier historic sites is the birthplace of Nancy Langhorne, Viscountess Astor, the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons. Her sister, Irene, also born here, married...
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  • Chrismon Tree

    314 West Main Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    Located at the Ascension Lutheran Church
    434-792-5795
    This huge evergreen is decorated with exquisite handmade symbols depicting the life of Jesus. These symbols, known as Chrismons, are handcrafted with pearls and gold beads. Ascension Lutheran Church...
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  • Wreck of Old 97

    Located on Highway 58
    434-793-5422
    On September 27, 1903, a Southern Express train crashed in Danville killing nine persons and injuring seven. The event inspired the famous ballad of the same name and a historical marker is located...
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Museums & Galleries

  • American Armoured Foundation Tank Museum

    3401 U.S. Highway 29
    Danville, VA 24540
    434-834-5323
    Journey through the pages of military history and prepare yourself for an awesome adventure that both young and old will enjoy. The most extensive international collection of Tank and Cavalry...
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  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

    975 Main Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    434-793-5644
    This 1857 Italian Villa house is best known as the Last Capitol of The Confederacy and is the place where Jefferson Davis resided during the final week of the Civil War. It was here that Davis and...
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  • Estelle H. Womack Museum of Natural History

    1008 South Main Street
    Danville, VA 24541
    Located at Danville Community College Campus
    434-797-2222
    An excellent collection of mounted animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects, as well as Indian artifacts, fossils and minerals, are housed at this 5,000 square foot museum which also contains...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Ballou Park

    Located on West Main Street
    434-799-5200
    A scenic retreat in the heart of the city, this wooded 97 acre park includes picnic facilities, a children's playground, tennis courts, nature trails, and softball fields.
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  • Butterfly Station and Garden

    677 Craghead Street
    Danville, VA 24540
    434-791-5160
    Find out which caterpillar host plants attract which butterfly species and explore the best methods of attracting butterflies to your yard while at this beautiful butterfly garden.
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  • Dan Daniel Memorial Park

    Located on River Point Drive
    434-799-5200
    The American Legion Post 325 Memorial Stadium, which is the home of Danville Braves minor league team, is located at this riverfront park which also includes picnic sites and shelters, walking and...
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Science & Technology

  • Danville Science Center

    677 Craghead Street
    Danville, VA 24540
    434-791-5160
    Discover the secrets of how things work and explore the impact of science on your life while at this hands-on science center that offers many activities such as building a crystal, making music in...
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