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There's almost too many attractions to count! Just to name
a few, you can go to one of our great museums, visit
a WWII battleship, or view original works of art throughout downtown. There's always something new for you and your family to do in Norfolk!

Plan your perfect outing with these attractions.

Harbor and River Cruises
Mile Markers
Museums & Historic Homes
Parks & Trails
Performance Venues
Public Art


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American Rover Sailing Cruises

Phone: (757) 627-7245
Location: 224 E. Main Street
Hours: April-October

Since 1986, the American Rover’s red “tan bark” sails have been one of the signature sights of the Hampton Roads area. Cruises depart from Waterside in the heart of Downtown Norfolk, Virginia.
The American Rover is Coast Guard Certified and Inspected to carry up to 149 passengers. She is 135 feet in length and is a three masted topsail schooner. There is ample comfortable seating with shade topside. Below decks you will find 2 smartly appointed climate-controlled lounges, ship’s store and bar, and clean, comfortable rest rooms.


Location: Town Point Park

The Anchor was removed from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Antietam CV-36. Placed in 1983, it weighs 30,000 pounds. The anchor measures 146 inches along the shank and 116 inches across the flutes. Donated by the Naval Historical Center.

Armed Forces Memorial

Location: Town Point Park

The Armed Forces Memorial is a 160-foot monument with 20 bronze cast letters scattered across the base of a flagpole. The letters are actual letters cast in bronze written by members of the Armed Forces who never returned from war. Erected in the summer of 1998, the memorial is dedicated to veterans of American conflicts from the Revolutionary to Persian Gulf War. Designed by James Cutler and Maggie Smith.

Attucks Theatre

Phone: (757) 664-6464
Location: 1010 Church Street

The Attucks Theatre was built in 1919 as a mecca for entertainment and commerce, strategically located on Church Street, the heart of the city's minority community, much like New York's Harlem. Today, the Attucks has the distinction of being the oldest remaining legitimate theatre in the nation that was completely financed, designed, constructed and operated by African-Americans.

Battleship Wisconsin

Phone: (757) 664-1000
Location: One Waterside Drive
Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open daily, 10am-5pm; Rest of the year: Closed Mon; Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun. Noon-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Da

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided or audio tour that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during World War II.

Big Six

Location: Chrysler Museum of Art

Big Six stands 108 inches high, weighs 900 pounds, and is made of steel. Created by Artist Tony Rosenthal in 1975.

Blue Herons

Location: MacArthur Center

Blue Herons is a 15-foot, 500-pound bronze sculpture of three life-sized great blue herons. Sculpted by David Turner of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Bugling Cherub

Location: MacArthur Center

The Bugling Cherub is a gold-leafed copper cherub perched on a weathervane high atop the entrance to MacArthur Center. A replica of an 1883 sculpture of the Archangel Gabriel, it weighs 35 pounds and measures five feet long. Sculpted by J.K Lynch and Sons of Wilton, Connecticut.

Canada Geese

Location: MacArthur Center

Canada Geese is a 15-foot, 700-pound bronze sculpture of life sized Canadian geese. Sculpted by David Turner of Virginia Eastern Shore.

Cannonball Trail

Phone: (757) 441-1526
Location: 232 East Main Street

This walk-it-yourself tour connects historic sites woven among featured attractions in Downtown Norfolk. The Cannonball Trail becomes a "story telling stage" for interpreting Norfolk's rich and multi-faceted history. Begin your adventure at VisitNorfolk, 232 East Main Street.

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