Explore top things to do in Chester and nearby Richmond

Whether you’re taking a break on a business trip or looking for family-friendly fun, you’ll find plenty of things to do within easy reach of your room at the Country Inn & Suites, Chester, VA. Take a kayak trip down the James River in nearby Dutch Gap Conservation Area or get a look at Virginia’s tidal marshes at R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks. Your kids will enjoy downtown Richmond attractions like the Children’s Museum and get a kick out of the mini-golf course at Ironbridge Sports Park close to the hotel. If you’re interested in colonial Virginia’s earliest history, don’t miss a visit to the unusual Henricus Historical Park. For discount information and tour schedules, contact the front desk.

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Downtown Richmond

12.9 mi / 20.75 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

24.02 mi / 38.66 km from the hotel
You can 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.

Children’s Museum of Richmond

14.58 mi / 23.47 km from the hotel
Sure to bring a sparkle to your kid’s eyes, this discovery center encourages kids to take an active role in stations like the Hospital, The Bank, The News Studio, and Water Play.

Dutch Gap Conservation Area

2.43 mi / 3.91 km from the hotel
Take a hike or bike ride through 810 acres of scenic woods and wetlands surrounded by the James River.

Henricus Historical Park

2.83 mi / 4.56 km from the hotel
Nestled among miles of scenic wildlife trails, this museum provides an interactive look at the Citie of Henricus settlement, which was originally established in 1611.

Howlett Line Park Civil War Site

2.15 mi / 3.47 km from the hotel
Named for the artillery walls that stretched from the James River to the Appomattox River, the Howlett Line played a crucial role in the defense of the Confederacy.

Ironbridge Sports Park

4.99 mi / 8.03 km from the hotel
Post the lowest score on the mini-golf course or practice your swing on the driving range at this family-friendly fun park.

Magnolia Grange House Museum

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
Built in 1823, this Federal-style plantation served as the residence for many of the most influential families who founded Chesterfield County.

Parkers Battery

0.96 mi / 1.55 km from the hotel
This well-preserved section of the Howlett Line was used by Confederate forces up until their retreat to Appomattox. Today the park features a walking trail and stone signs marking various positions of the line.

R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

3.71 mi / 5.97 km from the hotel
This 176-acre park is the perfect place to relish the great outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the open-air shelters, and take a stroll on the floating boardwalk that sits on the park's freshwater tidal marsh.

Virginia State University

8.15 mi / 13.12 km from the hotel
One of only two land-grant institutions in Virginia, this university boasts a picturesque campus that includes a 416-acre agricultural research facility.

Fort Lee

8.44 mi / 13.59 km from the hotel
In its role as training grounds for up to 70,000 sustainment soldiers per year, this US Army base houses more than 28,000 military personnel and their families.