If you’re visiting Manassas from a nearby area, or are simply feeling more adventurous than normal, you’re probably wondering what there is to do around here. While you could theoretically run through a lot of Yelp pages and the like, that can be a pain at times. Besides, as you’ve probably seen in recent times, some types of review sites are prone to negative reviews even from people who’ve never even visited the state! That’s why we’ve done the work so you don’t have to. Below are some attractions in Manassas that everyone can enjoy.
Manassas National Battlefield Park
If you’re a history buff or are just someone who appreciates history and historical sites, then the Manassas National Battlefield Park is perfect for you. This park was where, during the American Civil War, some of the earliest and most famous battles occurred. Most notably, this is the site of the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. You can take a self-guided tour, but if you’re looking for a more complete experience, there’s a private customized tour that includes numerous sites, with the Manassas National Battlefield Park as just one of many attractions. If you’re looking for an educational attraction, look no further.
The Manassas Museum
As you can probably tell by now, Manassas is rich with history. What, then, could be better than a trip to a museum? The Manassas Museum features a permanent exhibit with time periods spanning Native American history to the 20th Century. Additionally, there is an emphasis on the Civil War Era, as Manassas played a pivotal role in this era. What makes this museum particularly interesting is the use of living history portrayals, allowing you to get a more interactive experience with a wide variety of historical figures and perspectives. The Manassas Museum also has seven diverse historical sites and a changing exhibit for everyone to enjoy.
Hylton Performing Arts Center
If you’re looking for something a little different than history, or consider yourself an avid theatregoer, then the Hylton Performing Arts Center is perfect for you. What makes this theatre special, besides the wonderful acting and cozy interior, is the acoustics. This theatre is highly lauded for its excellent sound, leading many visitors to believe that there are no “bad” seats at the Hylton.
Splash Down Waterpark
While historical sites and theatre are certainly right up the alley of many people, others may be wanting an experience with a little more interactivity and action. That’s where the Splash Down Waterpark comes in. With pavilions, eateries, and frequent specials and events, it’s hard to go wrong with this water park. If you’re celebrating a birthday, you’re in luck, as the Splash Down Waterpark has multiple packages for people interested in hosting birthday parties.
No matter what you’re looking for in an attraction, Manassas is perfect for you. Whether you’re interested in immersing yourself in history, watching a play, or splashing at a waterpark, Manassas has something for you.