U.Va. Faculty & Staff Guide

Area Amusements

Amusement Parks

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA | (800) 772-8886
Hours: Vary by day and season.
Rates: One-day pass (ages 7 and up) $40.99, Two-day pass (ages 7 and up) $49.99, Season pass (ages 7 and up) $99.99

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Paramount's Kings Dominion

Doswell, VA | (804) 876-5000
Hours: Hours vary by day and season.
Rates: One-day pass (ages 7 - 54) $38.99, Season pass (ages 7 - 54) $79.99
Special Group Rate: 15 or More People Only One-day pass $28.50

Paramount's Kings Dominion


A.M.F Kegler's Lanes

2000 Seminole Trail, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 978-3999
Hours: Sun-Tues till midnight, Wed till 1 a.m. (open late for karaoke night), Thur till midnight, Fri-Sat till 2. a.m.
Rates: Shoe rental $3.50 per person; Lane fees $3.75-$5.25 per person per game (depending on day and time)

Golf Courses, Miniature Golf & Driving Ranges

Boar's Head Golf Course

Route 250 West, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 293-4653
Eighteen-hole golf course and driving range
Hours: Open daily. Call ahead for a tee time.
Rates: March 18-November 25: Mon-Thur before 5 p.m. $20/person, Fri-Sun before 5 p.m. $35/person, any day after 5 p.m. $12/person; November 26-March 17: Mon-Thur before 2:30 p.m. $12/person, Fri-Sun before 2:30 p.m. $20/person, any day after 2:30 p.m. $10/person
Cart Fees: $36/18 holes or $18/9 holes (two people in cart)
* Rates are for University of Virginia students only; for additional price information consult the Web site.

Highlands Golf Park

10421 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, VA | (434) 985-2765
Miniature Golf Course, Driving Range and Practice Green
Hours: April 1-September 30: Mon 2:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Tues-Sat 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; October 1 - March 31: Sat-Wed 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur & Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday closed

Range Prices: Regular Bucket (34 balls) $3.50-$4.50; Large Bucket (68 balls) $6.50-$8.50; Super Bucket (102 balls) $8.75-$11.75
Practice Green: Adult $1-$2; Youth (12 and Under) $.50-$1
Miniature Golf Course: Adults $5; Youth (12 and Under) $3

Putt-Putt Golf Course

1525 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 973-5509
Miniature Golf
Hours: Every day 9 a.m.-12 a.m. (Hours vary in winter-it is best to call ahead.)
Rates: 1 Game (18 holes) $4; 3 Games (36 holes) $8 (All 3 games do not have to be played the same day.)
Special Group Rate: (10 or More People Only) 2 Games for the Price of 1 (Games must be played the same day.)

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Bear Balloon Corporation

Charlottesville, VA | (434) 971-1757
Hours: All flights are at sunrise, weather permitting. Reservations are required. Flights last approximately one hour.
Rates: March-December $165/Person
Special Group Rate: 8, 9, 10, or 16 people $100/Person (30 minute flight)

Bonaire Charters

22 Maplevale Drive, Palmyra, VA | (434) 589-5717
No rates or times are available. Please call for more information.

Ice Skating, Snow Tubing, Skiing & Snowboarding

Charlottesville Ice Park

230 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 817-1423
Hours: Hours vary daily; call for public skating times.
Rates: Mon-Wed daytime $3 per session; Thur-Fri daytime $5.50 per session; Nights and weekends $6.75 per session

Snowslide at Ingleside

Near Staunton, VA | (540) 248-7888
Snow tubing day and night
Directions: Take I-64W to I-81N. Take Exit 225, turn left on Rt. 275 to Rt. 11. Take first left into Ingleside.
Hours: Tues-Thur 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; Fri 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Rates: 2 hours for $12; weeknights, all you can tube for $10 between 5:30 and 9:30. Special rates apply during holiday periods.

Massanutten Resort

Harrisonburg, VA | (800) 207-MASS or (540) 289-9441
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing (eight slopes)
Hours and rates vary. Group rates and twilight specials are available.

Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen, VA | (434) 325-2200 or (434) 325-2100
Skiing and snowboarding (twelve slopes)
Hours and rates vary. Group rates and twilight specials are available.

Mountain Biking

Walnut Creek Park

Old Lynchburg Road, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 296-5844
Twelve miles of twisting single-track trail designed with the intermediate rider in mind. An easier route follows the lake's dam.
Hours: 7 a.m. to dark
Fees: Albemarle County resident day fee $3; non-county resident $4.50; seasonal fee $50 for county residents and $75 for non-county residents


In addition to the U.Va. indoor pools at the Aquatic Fitness Center and Memorial Gym, there are a number of public pools in the Charlottesville area:

Indoor pools

  • Smith Recreation Center, (434) 977-1960, Cherry Avenue at Buford Middle School
  • Crow Recreation Center, (434) 977-1362, Rose Hill Drive (Take Rt. 250 to the Meadowbrook exit)

Outdoor pools (open Memorial Day to Labor Day)

  • Meade Park, (434)295-7532, Meade Avenue
  • Washington Park, (434) 977-2607, Preston Avenue

Miscellaneous Activities

Newcomb Hall Game Room

(434) 924-7652
Billiards, Ping-Pong, Arcade
Hours: Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-midnight; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m.;Sun 1 p.m.-midnight
Rates: Pool and Ping-Pong Tables $0.05/minute


Splathouse, Inc. | 946 Grady Avenue, Charlottesville, VA | (434) 977-5287
Hours: Fri 7 p.m.-11 p.m. (public night); All other nights by reservation only

$10/person, $5/gun, $18/500 rounds or $7/100 rounds
$25/person (with your own equipment and supplies)

Special group rates exist. Call for information.


Skydive Orange | Orange, VA | (540) 943-6587
Hours and rates vary. Reservations are required. Call for further details.