Hampton(Waterfront and Air & Space Center), VA - Part 1





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Hampton is an independent city in Virginia and One of the 7 Cities of Hampton Roads.

Hampton features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, historical sites, and miles of waterfront and beaches.

The City has two distinct areas with links to the Chesapeake Bay. The downtown waterfront area has been renovated and welcomes visitors.

Attractions downtown include cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, and shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries, an air and space museum, restored antique carousel, and a waterfront park.

The Royal Customs House is where the British once brought tea, spices, cloth, and other supplies to the colonists.

Pick up a brochure for the self-guided walking tour of downtown Hampton at the waterfront Hampton visitor center (710 Settlers Landing Road).

The visitor center is also the departure point for the Miss Hampton II harbor tours and the Venture Inn II cruise and fishing boat.

The HarborLink ferry service to Downtown Norfolk also leaves from this site. The 45 minute ferry ride takes passengers to a dock adjacent to Nauticus in Norfolk.

Mill Point Park, located at the eastern end of Queens Way on the waterfront, hosts live rock music each Wednesday evening and live jazz on Friday evenings from May to September

Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of Americas space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more!

Your imagination will soar as you launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, program Mars rovers for a mission, become an air traffic controller, fly an airplane, and climb aboard a WWII bomber!

Come face to face with the Apollo 12 Command Module that went to the moon, a Mars meteorite, a three-billion-year-old moon rock, a DC-9 passenger jet, a replica 1903 Wright Flyer, and more!

Experience a 3D IMAX film in the giant-screen Riverside IMAX Theater...you have to see it to believe it! Or explore the wonderful world of science with one of our blockbuster changing exhibits!

Dont forget to top off your visit with a spin on the Hampton Carousel, a restored, turn-of-the-century carousel adjacent to the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Visitors can ride on an authentic restored 1920's wooden carousel.

Fort Monroe is a Hampton, Virginia, military installation located at Old Point Comfort, which is on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula.

Langley Research Center (LaRC)
NASA Langley 14-foot (4 m) x 22-foot (7 m) Subsonic Wind Tunnel.

Phoebus was once an incorporated town and has retained it's individual character.

Welcome to Hampton, a Hampton Roads community.

The old "lighthouse" at Buckroe Beach was built as a part of the amusement park.

F-89J s/n 52-2129 on display at the Air Power Park and Museum in Hampton, Virginia.

Air Power Park is an aviation museum along the banks of the Back River. The outdoor park contains historic aircraft, spacecraft, and other flight-related artifacts relating to the city's role in aviation history. The museum is built in the shape of a geodesic dome.

Hampton Coliseum is a multi-use facility. It is used to host concerts, and is a regular stop on the World Wrestling Entertainment tour.

Hampton Roads Convention Center.


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