Use Pocahontas 895 to get to these popular attractions.
Coming from the west:
Check out the thoroughbreds at Colonial Downs, Virginia's only pari-mutuel horse racetrack. Want a different kind of racing? Richmond International Raceway is home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the SunTrust Indy Challenge IndyCar Series, and the NASCAR Nationwide Series races.
Step back in time with a visit to Virginia's Historic Triangle. At Jamestown, tour the recreated English settlement, Indian village, and replica of one of the boats that brought settlers to the New World. Experience America's beginnings at Colonial Williamsburg, and relive the nation's fight for independence at Yorktown and its Victory Center.
Prime Outlets-Williamsburg has continuously been ranked as one of the top 10 shopping centers in the outlet industry. Closer to home, there's The Shops at White Oak Village, a collection of specialty stores and big-box retailers in eastern Henrico County.
Coming from the east:
More than 600 animals are on exhibit in spacious, naturalist settings at the Metro Richmond Zoo in western Chesterfield County.
Cross the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge to Chippenham Parkway and Stony Point Fashion Park, an open-air mall filled with specialty clothing and home decor shops. And keep your eye on Watkins Centre, Chesterfield's newest shopping, office and residential complex, currently under construction with the first store openings expected this year.
Experience the longest continuously running professional sport in metro Richmond at Southside Speedway, one of the South's toughest short tracks. NASCAR runs every Friday night at the track, which has been in operation for more than 50 years.
History buffs will find much to interest them at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Petersburg's premier historical attraction. Complete your Civil War experience with a tour of Appomattox, where Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to end the War Between the States.
Move over, Jamestown: The Citie of Henricus at Henricus Historical Park, in Chester, is a re-creation of America's second successful English settlement.
Virginia's largest state park is practically next door. Pocahontas State Park and Pocahontas State Forest, in Chesterfield County, boasts camping, swimming, trails, fishing, boating, bridle paths and more.