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Danville, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Danville, Virginia


  • 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... more info  map

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,... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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.... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map


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