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Newport News Travel Guide, Virginia

Newport News, VA, US-overview

The Newport News is a beautiful and independent city that is ideally located in Virginia, United States. People from all across the globe visit this fantastic spot in order to make their vacations a true blast. Apart from offering a large number of appealing and fabulous sights and tourist attractions, the city of Newport News is also popular for its rich history and culture.

The city is located at the south-western edge of the Virginia Peninsula and also on the north shore of James River, stretching southeast from the Skiffe’s Creek along numerous miles of the waterfront to mouth of the river at the Newport News Point on the Hampton Roads harbor.

The area now called as the Newport News was earlier the part of Warwick County. As the other Virginia cities, Newport News is most of the times linked with larger American South.

Some of the major attractions that can be visited in Newport News include:

The Peninsula Fine Arts Center- This highly admired establishment contains a revolving gallery of the art exhibits. The Center is also popular for maintaining a permanent ‘Hands On For Kids’ gallery that is specially designed for the kids as well as families in order to interact with the educational and fun environment that encourages the participation with art concepts and materials.

The Virginia War Museum- It covers all the history of the American military. The collection of the museum involves different periods of the American history. The main highlights of the establishment’s collection involve a section of Berlin Wall and the external wall from the Dachau Concentration Camp.

The Ferguson Center for the Arts- It is an exceptional concert hall and theatre on the Christopher Newport University campus. The complex is featured with three separate concert spaces- the Music and Theatre Hall, The Studio Theatre and the Concert Hall.

The city of Newport News is a home to the sports franchises like the Peninsula Poseidons and the Mason Dixon League’s Peninsula Pirates. The University fields about fourteen sports and also takes active part in the USA South Athletic Conference in the Division III of NCAA. The city also offers two excellent public boat ramps for the residents, the Hilton Pier/Ravine and the Denbigh Park Boat Ramp. So, what are you looking forward to? Just plan your trip and pay a visit to the beautiful and charming city of Newport News in order to have a superb vacation time.


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