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Amazement Square

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Address: 27 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1422
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+1 434-845-1888
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on...

Amazement Square is Central Virginia's first multidisciplinary, hands-on children's museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs. Visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can explore global and regional topics, the arts and humanities, science and health-related themes, as well as expand their creativity.

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Best kids museum I have seen

I recently took my grandkids to the museum. They live in the northeast and have been to many big city museums and they don't compare to the gem we have in Lynchburg.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chal N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my grandkids to the museum. They live in the northeast and have been to many big city museums and they don't compare to the gem we have in Lynchburg.

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Thank Chal N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So I know this place is meant for children, but as a member of a group of adults who went it was so much fun! We called ahead to book our group, but my favorite part was the zip line, and the boating exhibit. The most fun thing was the boats I thought it was great taking these wooden boats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Best children's place in Lynchburg! I absolutely love taking my child here and I like to play myself!!!

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Thank Paige F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We are members of Amazement Square and try to go regularly to see the new exhibits. Our two year old has been going for at least a year and he loves it - we even had his 2nd birthday party there! From the farm on the main level to the James River upstairs, the entire building is packed full of... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Ok. Not the greatest babysitter. Need help . Twins 4 & toddler 2. They don't golf, play poker or watch sports on TV. Weather not so great. Let's go to Amazement Square. Fun interactive games & plenty of young folk to help out. Not that I needed help, mind ya. Nothing like mixing fun & education. What a novel idea.... More 

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Thank Charles C
Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A real hands on interacting kind of places. Hardest thing to find there is a kid that's not having fun!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A TRUE treasure for Lynchburg, its always changing, always something new and great fun for the family... not just the children.

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Thank S T
Madison Heights, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great place for school field trips or family outing. But beware its not a cheap time. Plenty of things to enetertain young minds and get some well needed exercise in at the same time.

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Thank Walter S
Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Very strong children's museum for ages 4-8 in particular (also incorporates activities for older and younger ones). Exhibits are well-spaced and well-maintained. A multi-story climbing tower with a zip line, tunnels, observation deck, etc. is a highlight, especially for ages 5 and up (for younger ones, be prepared to crawl in with them). Other highlights include a plexiglass "get in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great time visiting amusement square with my four kids. Would have liked to have been able to spend more time in the painting area but they closed it down early. The play place entertained the kids for hours. We will be back!

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