Discover a variety of fun things to do in Chester

With a convenient I-95 location, the Country Inn & Suites in Chester allows for easy travel to popular attractions like Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Ironbridge Sports Park. Just a short drive from the hotel, Chesterfield County's rich history comes alive at the Castlewood Plantation House, Magnolia Grange, and Howlett Line Park Civil War site. Outdoor enthusiasts can find fun things to do at the R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, and Virginia State University visitors can commute a few minutes to the school's beautiful campus. Need more information? Contact the front desk for discount information and tour schedules.

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Downtown Richmond

12.9 mi / 20.75 km from the hotel
A visit to downtown Richmond provides the opportunity to browse through eclectic shops, dine in charming restaurants, and stroll along the scenic riverfront.

Castlewood Plantation House

5.33 mi / 8.58 km from the hotel
One of the truly unique dwellings constructed in 19th-century Virginia, this Palladian-style house now serves as the home of the Chesterfield Historical Society.

Dutch Gap Conservation Area

2.43 mi / 3.91 km from the hotel
Take a hike or bike ride through 810 acres of scenic woods and wetlands surrounded by the James River.

Henricus Historical Park

2.83 mi / 4.56 km from the hotel
Nestled among miles of scenic wildlife trails, this museum provides an interactive look at the Citie of Henricus settlement, which was originally established in 1611.

Howlett Line Park Civil War Site

2.15 mi / 3.47 km from the hotel
Named for the artillery walls that stretched from the James River to the Appomattox River, the Howlett Line played a crucial role in the defense of the Confederacy.

Ironbridge Sports Park

4.99 mi / 8.03 km from the hotel
Post the lowest score on the mini-golf course, take your swings in the batting cages, or hug the corners on the go-kart track at this family-friendly fun park.

Magnolia Grange House Museum

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
Built in 1823, this Federal-style plantation served as the residence for many of the most influential families who founded Chesterfield County.

Parkers Battery

0.96 mi / 1.55 km from the hotel
This well-preserved section of the Howlett Line was used by Confederate forces up until their retreat to Appomattox. Today the park features a walking trail and stone signs marking various positions of the line.

R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks

3.71 mi / 5.97 km from the hotel
This 176-acre park is the perfect place to relish the great outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the open-air shelters, and take a stroll on the floating boardwalk that sits on the park's freshwater tidal marsh.

Virginia State University

8.15 mi / 13.12 km from the hotel
One of only two land-grant institutions in Virginia, this university boasts a picturesque campus that includes a 416-acre agricultural research facility.

Fort Lee

8.44 mi / 13.59 km from the hotel
In its role as training grounds for up to 70,000 sustainment soldiers per year, this US Army base houses more than 26,000 military personnel and their families.