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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.

Area Visitor Centers

Motorcycles at a roadside overlook

Lodging, Dining, & Things to Do

The sun setting over a curvy road in the mountains of VA

Stories from Wytheville & Abingdon Areas

August 26, 2020
The Blue Ridge Mountains are dotted with farms producing everything from Christmas trees to trout. Fruit, flowers, herbs, jams, jellies, pies, wreaths and other crafts are all produced right here in the mountains.
July 1, 2020
Motorcycle and sportscar touring are popular along the winding routes in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
May 15, 2020
Enjoy waterfalls and cascades throughout Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
October 18, 2018
When will the leaves be at peak color this Fall along the Blue Ridge Parkway? While it would be nice if we could forecast the moment Autumn foliage will dazzle us with peak vibrancy as reliably as we track the ocean's tides, just when and why the leaves change colors is a complex array of factors far less predictable.
December 27, 2017
"Amid the clutter of instruments in Barr’s Fiddle Shop on Galax’s Main Street, three guys sat playing bluegrass tunes on guitar. Sometimes, the owner Stevie Barr – a man who had played for the Queen when she visited Virginia in 2010 – would join in."

Recommended Itineraries

Duration:2 - 3 days
Northeast Tennessee: True Outdoors The towns of Northeast Tennessee are located just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. If you’re traveling the Parkway and want to visit this area, consider exiting in the Plateau Region and traveling southwest, or…
Duration:1 day
The towns of Northeast Tennessee are located just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read on for ideas for a great day trip to this area.
Region: Virginia
Duration:2 - 3 days
It would be a challenge for motorcycle riders to find a more beautiful and diversified driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia.