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Abuja is the capital and center point of Nigeria. The city houses millions of people either residing there or are on business trips. However, whether you are residing in or you are visiting this beautiful city, there are interesting places you can visit to have fun with your friends and family. Here are 10 interesting places to visit in Abuja:

    1. Millennium Park

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If you want to explore picnic grounds with your friends while in Abuja, then you need to visit the Millennium Park. This is a great fun place where you can enjoy different recreational activities. The interesting thing about this place is that you don’t have to pay an entrance fee to enjoy its facility.

    2. Gurara Falls

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This is a fascinating and amazing waterfall in Abuja. This place houses different rock formations, amazing scenes, beautiful floral full of trees and others. It’s an attractive tourist center to visit when you are in Abuja.

    3. Abuja Arts & Craft Village

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The Abuja Arts and Crafts Village is a place to visit in Abuja if you are a lover of Arts and Craft. There are a variety of handicraft works of arts in the Thatched-roof huts in this craft village. You can get gifts such as beaded necklaces, leather bags, ‘adire’ fabrics and clothes in the Arts & Crafts village.

    4. Usman Dam

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While you are in Abuja for a vacation and you are thinking of a place where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. Then, you need to visit the Usman Dam. The Dam boasts of the largest hydro power plant in West Africa. It is surrounded by rolling hills which makes it a perfect location for those who love hiking.

    5. The Secret Garden

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This is a fascinating outdoor spot located in Riverplate Park. You can visit for a moment of relaxation with friends and family. The garden is an interesting place to enjoy Nigeria’s live bands in a serene environment. There’s also a kid section in case you have your child(ren) with you.

    6. Traffic

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Traffic is a fun-house is situated in Maitama. Traffic is a popular place among youths who love fun places in Abuja because of its relaxing and exciting aura. It imprints on the memory after a visit.

    7. Aso Rock

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Not only Aso Rock is the tallest rock in Abuja, it’s also the largest. The Aso Rock which is about 936 meter is the perfect location to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Perhaps, the height of the city makes it the right spot for the erection of the presidential villa.

    8. The Dome

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The Dome is an interesting recreational center in Abuja. It has different facilities such as bowling alley, serene garden, restaurant, banquet hall, and others. It is an amazing place to visit in Abuja.

  9. IBB Golf Course

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This is a perfect place to visit for golf lovers. The IBB Golf Course has about 18 holes for maximum golf experience. Though it is a golf course, you can also enjoy other activities including tennis and driving range.

   10) Durban Street Neighborhood Park.

It is located in Abuja. A place to relieve yourself of stress while having fun with your family. It is an Abuja based resort center. You experience nature first hand as it is filled with modern facilities for all members of your family.

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This article was first published on 21st July 2017


Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]

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  • Nice article! However, it would have been much better if you include full address/description of the locations or a link if they have web presence.

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