Discover fun things to do in and around Petersburg

Located less than five miles from downtown, the Country Inn & Suites, Petersburg, VA puts you near an array of interesting things to do, from shopping at Southpark Mall to hiking the Virginia countryside. The area is packed with historic sites including Berkeley Plantation, Petersburg National Battlefield, and the 424-acre Pamplin Historical Park complex. In search of thrills? You can head to the races at Virginia Motorsports Park or drive about an hour to brave the coasters and water rides at Kings Dominion amusement park. Even more fun awaits in downtown Petersburg, a charming area brimming with restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops.

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Appomattox Riverside Park

6.57 mi / 10.57 km from the hotel
Get your fill of outdoor adventure at this popular park, which offers opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, canoeing, and angling.

Berkeley Plantation

13.54 mi / 21.79 km from the hotel
Built in 1726, this mansion was the birthplace of US president William Henry Harrison and the ancestral home of his grandson and fellow president Benjamin Harrison. Guides in period costumes conduct tours of the mansion.

Centre Hill Mansion

3.48 mi / 5.6 km from the hotel
Decorated with art that spans the 19th and 20th centuries, this historic home was visited by three presidents, including Abraham Lincoln only 11 days before his assassination.

Colonial Williamsburg

37.21 mi / 59.88 km from the hotel
Step back in time to experience colonial American society in this living museum. Tour restored period buildings, talk to knowledgeable interpreters about the historical figures they embody, and see blacksmiths, apothecaries, and weavers hard at work.

Farmers Bank

3.69 mi / 5.93 km from the hotel
Farmers Bank opened in 1812 and served the community until 1866. One of the few bank museums in the United States, it also houses the Petersburg visitors center.

Kings Dominion

45.08 mi / 72.55 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.

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

6.25 mi / 10.05 km from the hotel
With two museums, four antebellum homes, interactive learning stations, and living history exhibits, the Pamplin Historical Park pays tribute to the everyday lives of soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

Petersburg National Battlefield

3.81 mi / 6.13 km from the hotel
Once the site of a nine-month siege that caused more than 70,000 casualties, the Petersburg National Battlefield memorializes this turning point in the Civil War. Take a guided or self-guided tour along trails that wind past historical landmarks.

Southpark Mall

4.71 mi / 7.58 km from the hotel
This popular local mall hosts a movie theater and stores such as Macy's, American Eagle, Foot Locker, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Virginia Motorsports Park

8.81 mi / 14.17 km from the hotel
With both a drag strip and a dirt park, the Virginia Motorsports Park hosts events from extreme pro mod racing to motocross.

Fort Lee

3.82 mi / 6.14 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.