Things to Do in the Tri-Cities

Keystone Truck and Tractor

Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum

880 West Roslyn Road, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

It’s cool, it’s combustive, and guarantees to take you on an exhilarating walk down memory lane. Experience the last century of agricultural heritage incorporating fully restored antique farm tractors, ongoing restoration projects, and other farm-related equipment. Keystone offers visitors more than the farm with a time warp of antique road trucks, classic cars, vintage gas pumps, oil cans, automotive signage, clocks, advertising posters of yesteryear, and much more!

Appomattox River Peanut and Wine Company

Appomattox River Peanut and Wine Company

424 S 15th Ave, Hopewell, VA 23860

Find the Best in gourmet peanuts, imported and domestic premium wines, and made-to-order gift products. The Appomattox River Peanut and Wine Company was established in 2002 and is the only peanut processor in the area. The Appomattox River Peanut and Wine Company offers a large selection of imported and domestic premium wines, made-to-order gift baskets and chocolates.

Pamplin Historical Park

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

6125 Boydton Plank Rd., Dinwiddie VA 23803

Journey back to the 19th century. The Park’s 422-acre campus features four award-winning museums, four historic homes, costumed living history demonstrations, guided tours, and the Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865. The Park’s facilities and programs appeal to casual visitors, serious students of Civil War-era history, and families alike. The Park is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Virginia Motor Park

Virginia Motorsports Park

8018 Boydton Plank Rd., Dinwiddie, VA 23803

Virginia Motorsports Park is a state-of-the-art, 500-acre facility that is the home to some of the country’s hottest racing action including Drag Racing, Street Outlaws, Rugged Maniacs, Mud Bog, Motocross, Autocross, Truck, and Tractor Pulls, and a Family ATV Park. Events include the NHRA Nationals, events sanctioned by the National Mud Bog Association, the new Family All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Park offers over 250 acres of riding space, and more.

Tree Time Adventures

Tree Time Adventures

6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA 23875

Featuring four obstacle courses with over 60 elements, with levels from beginners to advanced. There are 8 zip lines and an outdoor trail for walkers. Courses can be enjoyed by the entire family. Five-point harnesses are used to provide extra security. Once you feel how you can move through the treetops, you’ll be hooked. Our passion for fitness is based on a passion for living life to its fullest!

Beacon Theatre

The Beacon Theatre

401 North Main St., Hopewell, VA 23860

Today the historic Beacon has been restored and reopened as a performing arts venue, hosting a year-round schedule of concerts by nationally known musicians, artistic and performing arts events, as well as a wine festival, weddings, balls and corporate meetings. The Beacon features a 669-seat, art deco theatre. The theater proper steadily features live music showcasing the intimacy of the venue and its status as a first-rate entertainment/corporate event facility.

Swaders Sports Park

Swader’s Sports Park

4725 Whitehill Boulevard, Prince George, VA 23875

A family-friendly sports park featuring Lasertag, Go-Karts, 2 – 18 Hole Miniature Golf Courses, Driving Range, 9 station Batting Cages, Play smart Indoor KidZone, 70+ arcade games, and Route 66 Bowling.  There is also a Corporate Center, with projections screens and internet, for team building exercises or group functions. After enjoying all the fun, satisfy your taste buds in the Dug Out where a variety of appetizing items will get you to the next round of adventures.

Escape Old Towne

Escape Old Towne

104 N Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. The games are physical versions of “escape the room” video games. These rooms are designed to promote logical thinking, teamwork, develop problem-solving skills, time management, and build the ability to solve problems under pressure. Do you have what it takes to escape?

Food

Ashton Creek Vineyard

Ashton Creek Vineyard

14501 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chester, VA 23831

A wonderful and relaxing experience. Spacious reception room and a lovely outdoor area as well, offering vineyard or wooded settings. All the wines currently being produced come exclusively from Virginia-grown grapes. Locally owned and family-run, this is a delightful place to spend some time. Enjoy delicious wine while nibbling on cheese and charcuterie or a warm crab dip or their lovely Fig, Proscuitto and Goat Cheese Flatbread.

Cakes and Moore

Cakes and Moore Bakery

2112 Boulevard Colonial Heights, VA 23834

This charming small bakery serves up delicious donuts, cupcakes and other sweet treats. They also specialize in custom cakes for weddings, graduations, birthdays and other celebrations! Soup and sandwiches are offered for lunch.

Boppers Malt Shop

Boppers Malt Shop

414 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23801

This fun little place in Old Towne screams Nostalgia! It’s a Hot Dog Joint, Candy Store, and Ice Cream Parlor all in one!  They serve homemade Root Beer, Old Fashion Malts, Foot Long Hot Dogs as well as Ice Cream and delicious Candy and Chocolates – enjoy all of your favorites. This is a place where having fun rules and you can’t help but smile! You can even pose with Elvis!

Dixie Restaurant

Dixie Restaurant

250 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23801

The famous Dixie Dog is a red hot dog topped with chili, just one of the many items on their extensive menu. Folks flock here for Biscuits and Gravy, Omelets, Grits, Country Ham with Fried Apples and Eggs amongst other classic breakfast items or lunch for everything from Liver and Onions to Chicken and Dumplings, Fried Catfish to Salads and Burgers, Sides and Desserts! Visitors will experience fine southern hospitality and great homestyle cooking here.

El Caporal

El Caporal Mexican Restaurant

241 Charles H Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

With an extensive menu of staple Mexican and specials to maintain the local feel, the restaurant offers the best in indoor and outdoor dining. Authentic cuisine, friendly welcoming atmosphere, speedy service, and most of all delicious food!

Old Towne Alibi

Old Towne’s Alibi

305 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23801

A comfortable, happy place with a great bar, list of burger options, shrimp & grits and crab cakes that everybody talks about, and lots of salad options. Live music every week, open mic nights – all fun!

Konran

Konran

16 W Old St, Petersburg, VA 23803

Konran focuses on fusing all types oriental cuisine to give you a unique taste that will keep you coming back for more! A relaxing atmosphere, quick personable service, and a unique experience for your taste buds.

Brickhouse Run

Brickhouse Run

407-409 Cockade Alley, Petersburg, VA 23801

At Brickhouse Run, guests experience all the hearty friendliness and rustic joviality of an English pub in the middle of Old Towne Petersburg. Owned by Drew and Johanna Phelan, Brickhouse Run has authentic pub dishes like shepherd’s pie, bangers & mash, and fish & chips, as well as menus featuring fresh local ingredients that change with the seasons. And, like any good pub, you’ll find a wide selection of English beers and ales