Local Area Attractions
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In 2013, Busch Gardens will introduce its first ever food festival. Busch Gardens has also packed the entire year full of excitement with a spectacular line up of special events including the return of IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens® Encore, Howl-O-Scream® and Christmas Town™.Also, enjoy world-class thrills aboard Verbolten®, Busch Gardens’ newest attraction located in Oktoberfest. This multi-launch, indoor/outdoor roller coaster sends guests on a fun and mystifying family adventure through the Black Forest. Visit the website for more information . Events Schedule.
At Colonial Williamsburg, you'll find living history in a town much as it was in the years before the American Revolution. During your visit, meet interpreters of all ages who will help you understand life in the 1700s. Visit their website learn more about what you can expect during your stay in Colonial Williamsburg!
In Yorktown, picturesque streets offer quaint art galleries, antique and specialty shops. Visit the museums with hands-on programs and exhibits. Stroll along the scenic riverwalk and relax on the sandy beach at river’s edge. Free trolley rides around town are available. To add to the charm, enjoy a sail on the York River and don’t miss the candlelight walking tour - complete with tales of ghosts.
The Schooner Alliance lets you step back into history. Board the 105' Tall Ship for a 2 hour morning or afternoon sail (May-October). Sunset sails, private charters and overnight charters are also available.
Oleta Bus Tours from KOA to the Historic Triangle
One of our Most Popular Tours by Oleta in Williamsburg! Includes an exclusive visit to the "Glebe" (site of the first land cleared by Jamestown settlers), admission to Jamestown Settlement, a ferry ride (round trip) across the James River, lunch at the famous Surrey House, scenic tour down the Colonial Parkway, and admission to the Yorktown Victory Center with cannon-firing demonstration. Price includes all admission tickets, transportation by deluxe motor coach, and lunch at the Surrey House. Williamsburg Historic Triangle Tour begins at 8:00 am and ends at 5:45 pm. Check it out here!
Virginia Motor Speedway
Virginia Motor Speedway is a ½ mile dirt racing facility that features four divisions of weekly racing April through September. We offer a family atmosphere, free parking, great concessions and some of the best racing in the country. The speedway also hosts several special events during the season. Check out our website for details.
Kings Dominion is a 400-acre theme park that’s home to more than 200 rides, shows and attractions. The park features one of the largest coaster collections on the East Coast, including the world’s first air-launched coaster, HyperSonic XLC, two children’s areas and WaterWorks, a 19-acre water park playground that’s included with park admission. Approximately 1 1/2 hour drive north from the KOA campgrounds. Check it out!
College of William and Mary
This is the nation's second oldest college. The Sir Christopher Wren building is the oldest academic structure in continuous use in America and the oldest building in Williamsburg. Some famous alumni include Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Tyler and four signers of the Declaration of Independence. Come visit this 300 year old college and enjoy its beautiful historic campus. Explore the campus.
Williamsburg Pottery Factory
In addition to the famed salt glazed pottery, handwork includes wood items, plaster art, custom lamps, floral arrangements, dried and silk flowers, and much more. Plan to spend the day visiting 32 buildings on 200 acres with an inventory of 70,000 items gathered from all over the world. Get a Glimpse!
Colonial Downs Horse Racetrack
Colonial Downs is Virginia’s only pari-mutuel horse racetrack, and it’s located in New Kent County at Exit 214 off I-64. The track features a summer thoroughbred racing season, a fall harness racing season, and an ever growing year-round slate of special events.Eighty percent of the summer thoroughbred races are held over the Secretariat Turf Course, which at 180 feet wide, is the widest grass surface of any track in North America. The 1¼ mile dirt track is the country’s second largest, next to Belmont’s. The large dirt track enables harness horses to pace or trot a one mile distance while encountering just one turn, the only track anywhere to offer this unique configuration. Click to go!
There is shopping for every personality. Shop all of these or choose your preference: Williamsburg Pottery Factory, Premium Outlets Center, Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Yankee Candle, Shops at Kingsmill, Merchants Square and The Williamsburg Winery.
Shops at Kingsmill
Located near Busch Gardens these 40 shops and restaurants, including art shops, gift shops, arts and crafts, apparel, jewelry and much more, are located in a friendly casual setting.
Enjoy the history by touring one or more of the area's plantations!
North Bend Plantation
North Bend Plantation is the home of Sarah Harrison, William Henry Harrison's sister. It is considered the best preserved and purest expression of the academic Greek Revival Style in Charles City County, Virginia. North Bend is a spacious 6,000 square foot Virginia Historic Landmark and National Register featuring original antiques, rare books, old dolls and a rich Civil War history. North Bend Plantation
Sherwood Forest Plantation
Sherwood Forest Plantation was the home of the 10th U.S. President John Tyler from 1842 until his death in 1862. Sherwood Forest Plantation has been the continuous residence of the Tyler family since the President purchased it in 1842. Known to be the longest frame house in America, it is over 300 feet long. Sherwood Forest Plantation reflects the lifestyle of this mid-19th century Presidential family. Beautifully wooded landscape and 12 dependencies surround President Tyler's home. Check it out!
Tuckahoe Plantation is the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson. The land was first settled in 1714 and the mansion was built during the era of great plantations in Virginia. Tuckahoe was constructed in two sections, the North first in 1733 and the center hall and South end following in 1740. Original outbuildings line “Plantation Street” making Tuckahoe known as having one of the most complete 18th century plantation layouts in North America. Tuckahoe Plantation
Mountain biking trails are available at York River State Park and Waller Mill City Park. Distance biking is available at many locations nearby. Williamsburg's mild terrain is suitable for family biking trips. Biking is popular on the Colonial Parkway, a 24 mile long National Historical Park between Jamestown and Yorktown.
Birders will find a multitude of species in this area. Water fowl and shore birds can be found in abundance at York River State Park, Hog Island Wildlife Refuge, Back Bay Wildlife Management Area and Chickahominy Wildlife Management Area. The Williamsburg area is home to Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Cedar Wax Wings, Cardinals, Pileated Wood Peckers, Wild Turkeys, Bob Whites, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Blue Herons, Bitterns, Wood Ducks, Purple Martins and a variety of owls to name a few.
The Williamsburg area offers many boating opportunities for water enthusiasts. For quiet row boating and canoeing several local reservoirs offer rental boats. For power boating and water skiing the James River, York River and Chickahominy River are just a short drive away. All three rivers lead into the Chesapeake Bay.
Williamsburg area has a diverse menu of fishing opportunities. Local reservoirs are home to largemouth bass, chain pickerel, land locked striped bass, crappie, channel catfish, and a variety of pan fish. The Chickahominy River is a hot spot for largemouth bass fishing with many tournaments held there each year. Salt water fishing is available at piers from Yorktown to Virginia Beach. Ocean species are available by charter boat wreck fishing and Gulf Stream trips for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin and Shark are available out of Virginia Beach.
There is golfing for every level. You can choose from Colonial Williamsburg, Kingsmill, Fords Colony, The Colonial Golf Course, Royal New Kent, Stonehouse, Williamsburg National Golf Club, Kiskiak (only 10 minutes away), and Newport News/Deer Run Golf Course. Most of these are challenging, 18 hole golf courses.
We have a great hiking trail here at KOA that begins at the Colonial field and takes you to the Williamsburg section. Have fun Geocaching! There are also local municipal and state parks that have hiking trails, fitness trails and nature trails. They include Waller Mill Park, and York River State Park.
Old Forge Outdoors located near Williamsburg at Providence Forge has two championship sporting clay courses and a five stand complex. Instructors are available to work with beginner and intermediate shooters.
Take a stroll through history by visiting the forts/battlefields in our area: Fort Monroe (largest stone fort ever built in the United States), Fort Norfolk (supplied ammunition for the Confederate iron clad in the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac), Petersburg National Battlefield, Richmond National Battlefield and Yorktown Battlefield.
If your interest is in touring museums, you can spend a day or two touring one or all of the following: The Children's Museum of Virginia, The Chrysler Museum, Museum of the Confederacy, Fort Eustis Transportation Museum, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Mattaponi Indian Museum, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Hampton University Museum, Virginia Living Museum, Mariners Museum, Virginia Air and Space Museum, Nauticus National Maritime Museum, Mary Bell Washington Museum, Virginia Marine Science Museum, Hunter House Victorian Museum, Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, U.S. Quartermaster Museum, Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center, and War Memorial Museum of Virginia.
Virginia Air and Space Center
Make the universe your playground and come face-to-face with the Apollo 12 Command Module. See a Mars meteorite, moon rock and climb aboard a WWII bomber. Fly an F/A22 Raptor and be transported to Mars! You can even pilot a space shuttle and more! Check it out!
The Mariner's Museum
Dare to follow in the wake of the heroes of the great Age of Exploration. Glimpse priceless artifacts from the wreck of the USS Monitor, the world's most famous iron clad ship. Imagine the frozen horror of the night the great Titanic sank. Such wonders await you at The Mariner's Museum, one of the largest and finest maritime museums in the world.
Virginia Living Museum
Virginia Living Museum combines the elements of a native wildlife park, science museum, aquarium, botanical preserve and planetarium. Visitors to the Living Museum encounter more habitats, wildlife and plant species than would be encountered in a lifetime of outdoor adventures in Virginia. The exhibits showcase all of the state’s regions from the upland coves of the Appalachian Mountains to the salty offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean and feature more than 245 different animal species. The Museum believes in hands-on education; that by experiencing science it will become memorable. Check it out!
U.S. Naval Base Tours
Norfolk, Virginia, is the proud home of the largest naval base in the world. The Norfolk naval base provides seaport, airport, and squadron facilities, quality of life, and personnel management services. The 45-minute tour departs from the Naval Tour and Information Center located at 9079 Hampton Blvd, next to Gate 5. Bus tours conducted by Navy personnel ride past aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships and the busy airfield. The tour also drives by historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. There is a charge for the tour. A picture ID is required for all adults.
Richmond Civil War National Battlefield Park
Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost
Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Virginia Beach's famous 3-mile oceanfront promenade is the place to see and be seen. Newly renovated with larger than life sculptures and landscaped park areas.
The National Maritime Center
Located on the Norfolk waterfront, this unique, thriving campus of visitor attractions explores the economic, naval and natural power of the sea. The Center consists of Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, NOAA@Nauticus and Cruise Norfolk.
Nauticus is a spectacular maritime-themed science center featuring hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, aquaria, digital high-definition films, and an extensive variety of educational programs. A gift shop and restaurant complement the experience.
Highest Standards Our experienced full-time cleaning staff hold excellence as the standard. We are constantly renovating and upgrading the resort to ensure our guests feel pampered, relaxed, and comfortable. After all, you are on holiday right! In addition to the amenities listed on this website, we also offer: Sites: Maximum Length Pull Through -90 feet with full hookup 1 and 2 Room Cabins available New Patio Sites with 50 amp services Lodges New Sleep 6 Deluxe Cabins (Lodges) Pet cabins and pet lodges on request Services : Office Service, faxing, photocopying (available with charge) Message Service WiFi Dog Walks Parking Escort and Assist Gift Boutique Camp store Laundry facility. Fun: Heated Swimming Pools (no charge) Adult Only Swims (Saturday night weather permitting) Shuttle (no charge), Tours with charge Movies (no charge) Daily Activities In Season (no charge) Arcade Volleyball Nature Trails Horseshoes Basketball geocaching
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Other points of interest
For continued enjoyment you can explore other sites and activities like Norfolk Waterside (waterfront festivals, harbor cruises and maritime history), Wharton's Wharf Harbor Tours, Jamestown Island Boating Excursion, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Jamestown Ferry, Bacons Castle (home includes furnishings based on 1711 and 1755 inventories made by the residents during those years), York River State Park, Virginia Beach Ocean Front (Virginia's premier boardwalk area), Deep Sea Fishing, Virginia Beach Aquarium (offering a six story 3-D Imax theater and a marine life petting area), Virginia Beach Pavilion, Christian Broadcasting Network (one of the nation's most modern television studios), Verizon Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Norfolk Scope, Cape Henry Light House (the oldest government-built lighthouse in America), Ocean Breeze Festival Park, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk Zoo, Hampton Waterfront, The Center for the Arts, Fine Arts Gallery, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, The Feldman Chamber Music Society (five chamber music ensembles held each year), First Landing Cross, George Washington's Birthplace National Monument, Air Power Park (one of the largest civilian-owned collections of aircraft and missiles in the United States), Carrie B. Harbor Tours (narrated tour of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Harbor), Flowerdew Hundred (one of the earliest English settlements in the New World) and Peninsula Fine Arts Center (affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts).