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Old 04-27-2014, 03:43 PM   #1
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Anyone been there lately? Thinking about taking the kids for a weekend trip. Debating between staying at Anvil or American Heritage.

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Old 04-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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I'll be up there in July and staying at the KOA. Is that ill advised?

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Old 04-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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I haven't camped there in about 10 years. We did actually stay in Anvil that time. It wasn't the nicest campground I have stayed at but, certainly wasn't the worst. I did expect more though.

As for American Heritage, I haven't stayed there. Hopefully someone who has stayed at both can chime in.

The park was as usual, very nice and clean.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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We were there some years ago and we stayed at anvil. Nice enough but right next to a railroad track. Dang trains ran all night. Next year we stayed at colonial koa. It fit the bill, is a typical koa and was busy.
If you are there for longer than a weekend, there was a pass that you could buy that got you into busch gardens, the water park, jamestown, williamsburg and yorktown. The pass included parking but not the extra $ williamsburg sites like the gov. mansion. You could buy it online and pick it up at busch gardens. We did a fun day then a history day, then a fun day, history, fun. Our kids had a great time.
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You might check out Newport News City park.

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Stayed there 3 or 4 years ago. Nice rustic park. Only about 8 miles to Bush Gardens.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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We stayed at American Heritage a couple of years ago. We liked it. The CG was nice and quiet. We did hear the train at night. it bothered DW but i slept through it. We are going again in August and planning on staying there again.

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Old 04-28-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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I live here in the area and highly recommend the Newport News Park for your camping needs. It is only 10-15 minutes from Busch Gardens.


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Old 04-28-2014, 02:24 PM   #8
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Williamsburg KOA and Chickahominy River Front Park would be my choice. American Heritage is also a good pick. Be sure to do the " ORIGINAL GHOSTS of Williamsburg nightly tour. Fun / Clean entertainment for Adults and Children.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:02 PM   #9
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We stay at the KOA all the sis in law works at the park and lives nearby. The KOA is actually split into 2 is busy and full of the amenities and activities, but they also have a quiet side with the best pool on earth. You have to ask for the quiet side if you want it though or they assume you want the "fun". This year we'll be in a cabin since we have a permanent site in MD.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:30 PM   #10
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We were at American Heritage Easter Week and a nice place with pull thru sites and a clean bath house. The cable was good but the wifi was hit and miss.
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