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AUG 2017

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Monticello Monticello is the estate and plantation owned by the writer of the Declaration of Independence and third president Thomas Jefferson. Monticello not only provides insight into the mind of Jefferson but also showcases his unique architectural design skills. Described by Jefferson as an "essay in architec- ture," the house was a labor of love that took years to com- plete. Visitors can tour the legendary manor as well as the quarters of the Hemings fami- ly, the best documented slave family in U.S. history. Theme Parks While Virginia is not short on natural beauty and history, many groups are eager to take advantage of the two major theme parks in the state. The city of Williamsburg's Busch Gardens has held the title of World's Most Beautiful Theme Park every year since 1990. Groups looking for an exhilarating roller- coaster ride won't be disappointed since two of the park's six roller coasters rank among the 25 best in the world. Home to more than 60 rides, Kings Dominion in Doswell is another popular theme and water park known for the Berserker roller coaster and thrill rides Delirium and The Crypt, just to name a few. Shenandoah "Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you" are the popular lyrics that capture the feelings visi- tors experience when viewing the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling hills and plush meadows defining Shenandoah's gorgeous landscape. Shenandoah National Park allows visitors to relax in vast green forests and walk part of the Appalachian Trail. Founded in 1936, the park is home to more than 500 miles of trails that offer breathtaking views. There are three districts to explore – North, Central and South – each with its own char- acteristics. n 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 109 City Map Location Page A B C D E F G H I J Arlington ......................... H2 .................. 110 Blacksburg ...................... D4 .................. 110 Charlottesville ................. G3 .................. 110 Chesapeake ..................... I5 .................. 110 Fredericksburg................ H2 .................. 111 Hampton ........................... I4 .................. 111 Harrisonburg ....................F2 .................. 112 Hot Springs ..................... E3 .................. 112 Leesburg......................... H1 .................. 112 Lynchburg ........................F4 .................. 112 Martinsville.......................F5 .................. 112 Newport News .................. I4 .................. 112 Norfolk .............................. I4 .................. 112 Richmond ....................... H4 .................. 112 Roanoke ......................... E4 .................. 113 Salem ............................. E4 .................. 113 Stafford ........................... H2 .................. 114 Staunton ..........................F3 .................. 114 Virginia Beach ................. J4 .................. 114 Warrenton ....................... H2 .................. 114 Williamsburg ..................... I4 .................. 114 1 2 3 4 5 VIRGINIA Southern Heritage, Theme Park Excitement & Appalachian Beauty! A stunning natural landscape and 400 years of history leave many visitors to Virginia spellbound and coming back for more. One of the oldest states in the union, Virginia boasts the historic residences of Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and is the home of many memorable events in American history. From the unparalleled beauty of the Appalachian Mountains to the historic coastal Hampton Roads region to Northern Virginia's doorway to the nation's capital, groups have an abundance of options to choose from that are sure to deliver. Busch Gardens Shenandoah National Park Monticello

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