Fun Especially for Families Where Families Play A fun way for families to see Charlottesville is to hop aboard the free trolley and ride around downtown and the University of Virginia’s Corner. The trolley stops at specially marked bus stops every 15 minutes, so getting on and off for adventures and exploration is easy.
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Families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Historic Downtown Mall. In addition to the exciting games, learning exhibits and building stations, this children’s museum offers its visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature. Little C’Ville, one of the museum’s exhibits, includes a mini bread bakery, The Paramount Theater and the post office, and a Pollination Station and Bee Hive sponsored by CharlottesvilleFamily. If you’re looking for outdoor play, the McGuffey Park near The McGuffey Art Center is an easy walk from the Downtown Mall. This lovely little park is newly renovated and packed with fun. Or, for outdoor play with stunning world-famous views and nature of the wild kind, visit the Shenandoah National Park, a short 30-minute drive away. To find out more about how local families play, log on to CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, available all around town.
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