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Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium

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Address: 400 Sausiluta Dr, Richmond, VA 23227-2139
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Nice Educative place for childern

I was very good experience with my children and they enjoyed much. The fishes , turtle, snakes and the park are really good..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2015
simon s
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

I was very good experience with my children and they enjoyed much. The fishes , turtle, snakes and the park are really good..

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Nice and quiet, lots of turtles. Some trails were stroller friendly, some weren't. The decks by the visitor center were neat to be close the the aquatic wildlife.

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West Point, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Fantastic park & free nature center museum, great place to spend an afternoon- plenty of nice play equipment & the nature center has something for everyone. It does get busy during the summer with various camps and day cares having field trips but if you can time it when there is no crowd it's one of the best parks in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This nature center is off the beaten path and should be better publicized. It is free and has several things to see. I liked the varied types of live turtles in aquariums inside the building best. We also saw many turtles swimming in the lake when we stood on the porch over the water. My sister walked the path around... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

It's a small place, but it's free. Check out the nature center to see fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The facilities are clean and well kept. The auditorium style seating to see the larger aquarium is a cool place to chill out and let the kids wander for a second. (It's sunken, so they're not going anywhere.) We like the trails... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

Spent the morning here recently and really enjoyed the park. The nature center is small, but there are a lot of live animals to see, and the small aquarium is nice as well. The trails around the park are well-maintained, and there are many great viewpoints around the three lakes where you can see many different turtles swimming and sunning... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Park was very spacious with a great playground for kids, and some very well maintained picnic areas. There is plenty to do from fishing to hiking.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Virginia is one of the most beautiful states in this part of the U.S. and this area especially.Wonderful for the entire family.If you are anywhere near this, you should take it in.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Young kids especially elementary school goers will love this education center. Informative and interesting. Exhibits are clearly documented and arranged. The park has a huge play area with lots of activities for kids. Lake trial / fishing are quite engaging for couples and adults. For photo enthusiasts scenic lake shore is inspiring during spring / fall seasons.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful scenery as well as very educational. Love that they have live animals as well as displays. Definitely coming back!

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