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Local Links & Area Attractions

Area Attractions
Lake Prince Woods retirement community is located near Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Norfolk, so we hope you have lots of free time. There are a wealth of attractions, events and sites to visit near Suffolk, Virginia. We've picked out a few samples.  Prepare to be entertained!

Suffolk, Virginia and Hampton Roads Attractions

Area Attractions

Annual Suffolk Peanut Fest: This family-friendly event honors the city's agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes. Suffolk Peanut Fest has been featured in numerous magazines, including Southern Living, The Southern Farmers Almanac, Best Festivals—Mid Atlantic, Sauveurs, a French Cooking Magazine and Virginia Business.

Battleship Wisconsin: The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is an accredited museum operated by the United States Navy that celebrates the 234 years history of the fleet in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. We are located on the second floor of Nauticus in beautiful downtown Norfolk, Virginia.

Busch Gardens: Plan your next family vacation to Busch Gardens amusement park in Williamsburg, VA. Buy park tickets, read theme park reviews and get the latest news about our roller coasters.

Colonial Williamsburg: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world's largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia—the restored 18th-century capital of Britain's largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution. The Colonial Williamsburg story of a revolutionary city tells how diverse peoples, having different and sometimes conflicting ambitions, evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. Americans cherish these values as a birthright, even when their promise remains unfulfilled.

Downtown Suffolk Shops & Museums


Water Activities:
Lake Cohoon, Lake Kilby, Lake Meade, Lake SpeightLake Prince and Western Branch Reservoir

Fort Monroe and the Casemate Museum: Fort Monroe was built between 1819 and 1834, but the history of fortifications on the site goes back much further. As early as 1608, Captain John Smith recognized the importance of building a fort at Point Comfort, as the English colonists called this land. In 1609 they built Fort Algernourne here, with the mission of protecting the approaches to the colony at Jamestown. Throughout the colonial period, there were other fortifications at this site, but none lasted very long.

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge: The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The refuge consists of over 112,000 acres of forested wetlands. Lake Drummond, at 3,100 acres and the largest natural lake in Virginia, is located in the heart of the swamp.

Lone Star Lakes: Located at 1 Bob House Parkway in the Chuckatuck section of Suffolk, this 1,063-acre wilderness park offers eleven lakes for freshwater fishing, nature trails for hiking, picnic areas with tables and grills, a playground, a 4-mile horse trail for horseback riding, an archery range, a model airplane flying field, a fishing and crabbing pier, shoreline fishing areas, plenty of flora and fauna, and friendly park rangers to welcome you.

Jamestown Settlement: Experience the story of America's beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation's history - from the founding of America's first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Nauticus, The National Maritime Center

Sleepy Hole Golf Course: This newly polished gem on the shore of the mile-wide Nansemond River has hosted eight LPGA Tour events and served as a venue for many prestigious amateur tournaments. Picturesque Sleepy Hole Golf Course was designed by renowned architect Russell Breeden and built in 1972. In June of 2003, we gave our venerable course a well-earned rest and renovation under the direction of golf course architect Tom Clark, of Ault, Clark and associations, Ltd.

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts: Suffolk High School, built in 1922, served as a beloved place of gathering and learning for thousands of students, parents, teachers, administrators and many others, until its doors were closed in 1990. The building's halls still seem to resound with 70 years of youthful excitement and potential. The old slate stairs were lovingly worn with the buoyant steps of all those who had passed through this magnificent building. Through the years Suffolk High School had seen many great changes, but an ingenious metamorphosis was on the horizon.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Zoological Park: The Virginia Zoological Park seeks to increase understanding of the world's flora and fauna and to add to the growing body of knowledge about them; to display animals respectfully, in a way that encourages their natural behavior; to conserve animals and their habitats; and to offer opportunities for learning and enjoyment to the public.