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Things to do in Colonial Heights

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Large shopping district where you can find everything you may need. Many chain restaurants, Walmart, Target and much more. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Excellent thin crust pizzas from the open kitchen with large pizza oven. A dozen of their own beers”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“Award winning soul food. Some of the best in the country. I reccomend the Fish and Shrimp Fry Meal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
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“It's Wal-Mart, good prices and almost everything you need for family and home”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Highly recommended and great Tex-Mex rotisserie chicken. Fresh and served hot. Popular military lunch spot. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Good atmosphere, solid Italian food, nice bar. Much like Petersburg, it's the Little Engine That Might...”
  • 2 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Located only a few minutes away! Swaders is a family-friendly sports park featuring Lasertag, Go-Karts, 2 – 18 Hole Miniature Golf Courses, Driving Range, 9 station Batting Cages, Playsmart Indoor KidZone, 70+ arcade games, Route 66 Bowling and several rooms for birthday parties and outings of all sizes. There is also a Corporate Center, with projections screens and internet, for team building exercises or group functions. After enjoying all of the fun, satisfy your taste buds with refreshments in the Dug Out where a variety of appetizing items will get you to the next round of adventures at Swaders.”
  • 1 local recommends
Theatre
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“Take a step up in entertainment and back in history at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Known as the People’s Playhouse, the theatre is housed in the 350-year-old Swift Creek Mill, which is a local, state and national historic landmark. Offering optional Virginia-Style Buffet Dining before every Mainstage performance and exceptional live theatre, the Mill is sure to be one of your favorite stops in the Petersburg area. Civil War Trails marker for the Battle of Swift Creek is onsite and open to the public.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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Unknown
“Fort Clifton was a Confederate stronghold on the Appomattox River, serving as an important link in the line that defended Richmond and Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. Located on a high bluff at the junction of the Appomattox River and Swift Creek, the fort controlled navigation on the river north of Petersburg and was a formidable defensive bastion that wasn’t taken by Union forces until the fall of Petersburg on April 3, 1865. Each year The Fort Clifton Festival is held on Mother’s Day weekend. The festival includes arts, crafts, music, educational exhibits, re-enactors and children’s rides.”
  • 1 local recommends
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Museum
“Violet Bank First Recorded Settlement The first recorded settlement in Colonial Heights was by Thomas Shore. In 1775, he purchased 144 acres of land along the northern bank of the Appomattox River, across from Petersburg. He built his mansion and called it Violet Bank. While the original main building was burned, this remaining structure, built in 1815, is registered as a Historic Landmark. Today, Violet Bank is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a registered Virginia Historic Landmark. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“ BBQ Grills Boat Ramp Disc Golf Course Drinking Fountain Fishing Pier Horseshoe Pits Open Space Pavilion(s) Picnic Shelter(s) Playground Restrooms Volleyball Court”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Appamatuck Park is part of the Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail System. The park is still under development and more amenities will be added in the future.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Excellent thin crust pizzas from the open kitchen with large pizza oven. A dozen of their own beers”
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
“Award winning soul food. Some of the best in the country. I reccomend the Fish and Shrimp Fry Meal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Good atmosphere, solid Italian food, nice bar. Much like Petersburg, it's the Little Engine That Might...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Highly recommended and great Tex-Mex rotisserie chicken. Fresh and served hot. Popular military lunch spot. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“UK-inspired pub chain with kilt-clad waitresses serving fish 'n' chips & bar food. Kind of like hooters?”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

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