Just south of Richmond is a city with its own unique place, historically and geographically. Colonial Heights has the natural beauty of the Appomattox River nearby, historic sites such as the Violet Bank Museum, and is the hometown of notable people such as NASCAR driver Gray Gaulding and former Miss Virginia, Jacqueline Cook.
Our friends at Eastern Virginia Bank are hosting their Celebrate America BBQ this Friday, September 11th, where the Kasasa Rewards Rush truck will make an appearance. In addition to this rewarding event, our friends at EVB suggested a few other rewarding things to do in the area.
1. Try The “Best Steak In Colonial Heights.”
One reviewer said Wagstaff’s Steak House has the “best steak in Colonial Heights.” Our friends at EVB agree that it’s the local place to go to for a good steak. Wagstaff’s brings the cuts of meat to your table, where you can choose the size and the cut that you want. You also have the option of waiting for your steak to be brought to you so you can enjoy appetizers and company first.
2. Catch A Game At Shepherd Stadium.
Named in honor of former Colonial Heights Mayor Fred Shepherd, Shepherd Stadium is the local place to see a “good ole ball game.” Make a visit to the concession stand and feel the excitement of America’s pastime as you take your seat for the game. It’s also possible to reserve the facility for your own game or tournament.
3. Step Into History At The Violet Bank Museum.
If you like history, the Violet Bank Museum is a definite to-do. It was previously General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters for several months during the Civil War, and now contains historic displays, artifacts, and period furniture. Reviewers mention how knowledgeable the tour guides are. You can also see the famous Cucumber Tree that grows on the property. Recent reviews have said that admission to the museum is only a dollar, making this an affordable and rewarding way to spend a few hours.
4. Walk Alongside The Appomattox River.
The Appomattox River runs alongside Colonial Heights, giving locals a natural refuge for recreation or relaxation. The Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail System (also known as the Appomattox River Greenway) is a hard-surfaced trail that begins at Roslyn Landing Park and is still under development. The trail offers breathtaking views of the river, while providing a great open space to walk, bike or run. One writer detailed his experience there, saying the trail is “probably one of the best things to ever happen to Colonial Heights.”
5. Find Family Fun At “Central Virginia’s Favorite Sports Park.”
While not technically in Colonial Heights, locals can go just across the Appomattox River to enjoy Swaders Sportspark. Billed as a “family friendly outdoor sports park located in Prince George,” the park offers plenty of fun for everyone — including laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages and more. As one reviewer said, “if you're looking for a fun filled day of play for the kids, this is your place.”