About Wytheville & Abingdon Areas
Wytheville is a Small Town with a BIG Experience. Located at the crossroads of Interstates 77 and 81 and just 30 minutes from the Fancy Gap entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, there is a variety of attractions for all ages to enjoy while surrounded by the beauty of travel in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From an animal park and herb gardens to wineries and a dinner theatre featuring popular musicals, from historic museums and an Indian village to the top of Big Walker Mountain featuring artisans and craftsmen, from unique shopping to outdoor recreation.
Founded in 1778, Abingdon is home to the world-famed Barter Theatre, the William King Museum & the Arts Depot. The Historic District hosts Sinking Spring Cemetery tour, Main Street’s antique shops and galleries. Enjoy music under the stars at the town’s many concerts, featuring world famous musicians. Each August, the Virginia Highlands Festival, voted one of the Nation’s Top 100 Events, showcases antiques, arts, crafts, and more. Other Abingdon events include Plumb Alley Day, the Highlands Jazz Festival and Overmountain Victory Trail’s Annual September Revolutionary War Reenactment.
Outdoor enthusiasts will love the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail accessible in Abingdon, the nearby Mount Rogers National Recreation Area located in Smyth County, as well as the hiking, biking, fishing and watersports available throughout Southwestern Virginia in the Heart of Appalachia. NASCAR fans will find the Bristol Motor Speedway only a few minutes away in beautiful Northeast Tennessee.