Top rated Tourist attractions in Norfolk

Experience the best that Norfolk has to offer with our curated list of top-rated places. Sorted by average review scores from venues boasting over 30 reviews, these establishments promise exceptional quality and experiences to elevate your visit in the city. This list contains 41 places from Tourist attraction category.

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Myers House
Historical place museum
Stately house of a 19th-century Jewish merchant, with period furniture & personal effects displayed.
4.90 (81 reviews)
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Norfolk Botanical Garden
Botanical garden
April azaleas are the showstoppers at this lush green space, which also features 450 rose varieties.
4.80 (7.7K reviews)
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USS Wisconsin BB-64
Historical landmark
Massive WWII-era battleship featuring tours, included with admission to Nauticus maritime museum.
4.80 (5.5K reviews)
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Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Art museum
Historic home & picturesque gardens offering a fine art collection, professional program & classes.
4.80 (889 reviews)
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Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Nature preserve
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Lovely hiking trail around ponds, marsh and stream. No fee for the trail. There's a small museum but we didn't venture in. It was a wonderful easy walk in the crisp fall air. The Colors were still beautiful
4.80 (320 reviews)
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Campbell Falls State Park
State park
πŸ‘ A relatively short hike takes you to a pretty impressive waterfall. When I arrived there was a small parking lot. There should be a sign letting visitors know the trail entrance is to the left of the lot. Once I figured that out, I walked into the woods over a muddy trail. The trial is full of tree...
4.80 (256 reviews)
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Ocean View Station Museum
History museum
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This is a very small museum packed with all the history of Ocean View. If you've ever wanted to know anything about this district I highly recommend you stop by for a visit. The curator, Charles is a very nice and knowledgeable man. He can answer any questions you may have. I will be going back from...
4.80 (37 reviews)
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Nauticus
Museum
Waterfront maritime museum with science exhibits, an aquarium & a historic battleship.
4.70 (1.5K reviews)
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Skyview Park
Park
Fishing & non-motorized boating are allowed on the lake in this massive park, dedicated in 1971.
4.70 (643 reviews)
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Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Museum
Museum devoted to 237 years of Hampton Roads Naval history, featuring ship models & artifacts.
4.70 (239 reviews)
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American Rover Sailing Cruises
Boat tour agency
😠 Worst experience ever. It was too windy, and completely cloudy. Less than 7-8 people onboard, why? Coz these people won’t cancel even under this type of weather conditions. Is earning money that important that you don’t care at all about anything else?
4.70 (173 reviews)
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Haystack Mountain State Park
State park
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Beautiful easy hike. Great look out tower. Family friendly, would recommend getting there early as gate are closed so parking bis limited.
4.70 (151 reviews)
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Hunter House Victorian Museum
Museum
Elegant furnished 1894 home in a historic district giving guided tours from April to December.
4.70 (129 reviews)
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MacArthur Memorial
Museum
Exhibits, learning center & theater honoring Douglas MacArthur & vets of WWI, WWII & the Korean War.
4.70 (126 reviews)
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Episcopal church
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Beautiful historic church right downtown The stained glass windows were stunning! Pam, the secretary, was kind enough to show us around.
4.70 (96 reviews)
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Bristol Blake State Reservation
State park
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Spend an afternoon with a beautiful nature walk around this reservation. There is a long boardwalk that will take you to an outlook post . There you can see a variety of birds , an assortment of all sizes of turtles, frogs , and fish. Kids will love it .
4.70 (72 reviews)
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Town Point Park
Park
Landscaped green space on the river with fountains, picnic areas, seasonal performances & festivals.
4.60 (2.9K reviews)
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Dennis Hill State Park
State park
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Dennis hill state park is a nice area. There are a couple of mid length trails totaling around 1.5 to 2 miles. The trails are overall easy no major inclines or difficult terrain. One trail takes you to a small gazebo with a nice view of the area along with a fireplace. The other trail will take you...
4.60 (161 reviews)
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Elizabeth River Trail
Hiking area
πŸ‘πŸ‘ One of my favorite places to run! So many neat things to see!!
4.60 (117 reviews)
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Virginia Zoo
Zoo
Sprawling park with 700+ animals from 150+ species, plus tours, gardens & kids' camps.
4.50 (6.9K reviews)
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