Discover fun things to do in Ashland like touring the historic downtown

Located less than five miles from the Country Inn & Suites, historic downtown Ashland is beloved by train enthusiasts because of the Amtrak regional line running down the middle of Railroad Avenue. You can browse charming shops for model trains, books on railway history, and antiques or enjoy a local craft beer and a bite to eat while you watch the trains roll by. Book one of our comfortable rooms and suites if you’re planning a family visit to ride roller coasters at Kings Dominion, just 10 minutes north on I-95, or to explore Richmond attractions like the Science Museum of Virginia. NASCAR fans appreciate being within minutes of the action at Richmond Raceway, while visitors who prefer slower-paced things to do can stroll alongside fragrant rose bushes and lakeside cherry trees at the renowned Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. If you enjoy biking, you can hit one of the numerous trails near the hotel.

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Downtown Richmond

12.17 mi / 19.58 km from the hotel
A visit to downtown Richmond provides the opportunity to browse through eclectic shops, dine in charming restaurants, and stroll along the scenic riverfront.

James River Cellars Winery

1.26 mi / 2.03 km from the hotel
Stop by the tasting room to enjoy a flight of Virginia-made wines at this popular winery. Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events, including live music.

Bass Pro Shops

0.42 mi / 0.67 km from the hotel
Stock up on hunting and fishing gear, outdoor wear, and camping supplies at Bass Pro Shops. You can also check out the store’s aquarium and Virginia landscape murals before indulging in a tasty meal at the on-site seafood restaurant.

Center of the Universe Brewing Company

0.62 mi / 0.99 km from the hotel
If you love craft beer, you won’t want to miss a stop at this brewery located in the heart of central Virginia. Spend an afternoon in the taproom or beer garden sampling quality IPAs, ales, and seasonal brews.

Hanover Golf Club

7.48 mi / 12.04 km from the hotel
Play a round of golf at this challenging 18-hole course in a picturesque setting along the South Anna River.

Hanover Tavern

5.49 mi / 8.84 km from the hotel
Be sure to visit this rare colonial-era tavern that now houses live theater performances, an elegant restaurant, and seasonal events.

Kings Dominion

8.4 mi / 13.52 km from the hotel
Plot out your roller coaster route and enjoy more than 60 rides at Kings Dominion. This theme park also includes a 20-acre water park and Planet Snoopy for younger kids.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

6.8 mi / 10.95 km from the hotel
Open year-round, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden features 82 acres of gorgeous themed gardens, fountains, and a classical conservatory. The site hosts exhibitions of nature-inspired art in its on-site gallery and outdoors on the grounds.

Richmond Raceway

9.16 mi / 14.74 km from the hotel
This track welcomes the NASCAR Cup Series and also hosts the Richmond Highland Games.

Science Museum of Virginia

10.78 mi / 17.35 km from the hotel
Kids of all ages get a kick out of visiting this museum, which includes hands-on exhibits about the human body and the universe. Visitors can also watch immersive nature films on a 76-foot-high screen in the Dome theater.

Short Pump Town Center

10.17 mi / 16.37 km from the hotel
This Richmond mall has more than 120 stores and restaurants and features popular retailers like Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, and J.Crew.

Hanover Sports Park

1.39 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
With 28 teeing areas, a driving range, and seven batting cages, this outdoor park provides plenty of opportunities to hone your golf swing or improve your batting average. There's also a miniature golf course and a clubhouse with a gaming area.