Major Attractions

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Get to know America’s historical roots through the regions renowned innovative exhibits and interactive learning. Major attractions include:

  • American Revolution Museum at Yorktown: A brand new museum of innovative exhibits chronicling the American Revolutionary era from Colonial unrest to the emergence of the new nation, drawing from the perspectives of ordinary people.
  • Busch Gardens®: Busch Gardens® is an action-packed, European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology, boasting more than 100 acres of fun-filled exploration and named the most beautiful theme park in the world for 27 consecutive years.
  • William & Mary: The second oldest university in the United States and a cutting-edge research university, the campus of William & Mary is situated on 1,200 acres in historic downtown Williamsburg.
  • Colonial Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg interprets Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg, Va., as a 21st-century center for history and citizenship with more than 400 restored or reconstructed original buildings, museums and educational programs.
  • Historic Jamestowne: Site of the first permanent English settlement, Historic Jamestowne continues to make history as an active archeological dig site, offering a tour with the archaeologist or behind-the-scenes tours in the lab with the curator.
  • Jamestown Settlement: Traces America’s colonial beginnings through expansive gallery exhibits and film, and historical interpretation at outdoor re-creations of the three ships that sailed to Virginia in 1607, the colonial fort and a Powhatan Indian village.
  • Water Country USA®: Virginia’s largest water park, offering live entertainment, water rides and attractions, all with a retro surf theme.
  • Yorktown Battlefield: The National Park Service welcomes visitors to explore interpreted trails and sites from the last major battle of the American Revolution.

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