Maymont  is a 100-acre American estate, an extraordinary gift given to the community by  James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there from 1893 to 1925. Whether  strolling in the gardens, touring the mansion or watching river otters  play, there is something for everyone to enjoy. A first visit to Maymont is best started at the Robins Nature &  Visitor Center—Maymont's front door—but a history lover will soon find a  path to the 1893 Maymont Mansion, while a plant lover will find the  elaborate Japanese and Italian gardens. And animal lovers will delight  in the Nature Center, Wildlife Exhibits and Children's Farm. Maymont Mansion open Tues-Sun, 12-5pm. Nature Center open Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. Grounds open daily.