Tucked away in Mt. Solon in Augusta County, Virginia await one of the state’s most striking natural wonders: the Natural Chimneys. These limestone rock formations, which resemble chimneys, were actually formed during the Paleozoic Era when the region was completely underwater. Today, visitors can admire these fascinating and ancient rock formations along the North River. And the best news of all? This attraction is completely free of charge. Here’s more on why you’ll want to check out the Natural Chimneys, a place that tops our list of the best things to do in Virginia for free.

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Have you ever seen the Natural Chimneys in Virginia? What did you think of your experience there? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! For more information on planning your visit, you can check out the Natural Chimneys Regional Park website.

Looking for amazing things to do in Virginia for free? There are lots of adventures in the Old Dominion that won’t break the bank!

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What are some other free attractions and places to visit in Virginia?

Exploring the Old Dominion can be done on a dime -- or less! Here are some of our favorite things to do for free in Virginia:

  • Mt. Trashmore at Virginia Beach. Built on the site of an old landfill, Mt. Trashmore has turned trash into treasure with 165-acres of park space that has something for everyone. The park features picnic shelters, trails, two fishing lakes, a skate park, the “Kids’ Cove” playground, basketball courts, and more. As a Virginia Beach City Park, it is entirely free to the public.
  • Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Speaking of our favorite beach... who doesn’t love sand, sun, and ocean? But Virginia Beach is much more than that. The beach offers year-round activities along the beachfront and boardwalk, including street performers, live music, sight-seeing, and much more. Just pack a picnic and enjoy the fun. When it comes to free things to do in Virginia, the beach is definitely at the top of the list.