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The Appalachian Mural Trail features over 60 murals in North Carolina and a growing collection of murals in Virginia. Our vision is to follow the Blue Ridge, highlighting existing historic murals that tell the stories of cultural heritage, and helping communities create new outdoor Appalachian murals to beautify and… Read More
Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins is located just 30 minutes East of Parkway Milepost 0, near the intersection of VA Route 33 at Va Route 20. Come visit our 18th century estate at Virginia’s most honored winery, with daily tastings and fine dining at Palladio Restaurant. For details and events… Read More
America’s Largest Home in Asheville, NC Discover Biltmore House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village and Winery In 1888, George Vanderbilt fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains and decided to make the region his home. The result was Biltmore, his historic estate in Asheville, NC. More than a century later,… Read More
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music. Read More
Blue Ridge Farm Museum – Located on Route 40, we’re an 1800s Virginia farm complex with livestock & interpreters of farm life. Open mid-May to mid-August on Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Check out our tours and programs offered by reservation.  Visit us at www.blueridgeinstitute.org or call… Read More
Blue Ridge Institute and Museum – Located on VA Route 40, we’re the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Come see our free changing exhibits on folk life and folk art. Open Monday-Saturday 10-4 and on Sundays from 1-5 in the summer months only. Visit www.blueridgeinstitute.org or call (540)… Read More
Bristol Caverns is located 5 miles southeast of Bristol on US 421. Only 8 miles from I-81 Exit 3. A journey through the caverns will take you through millions of years of timeless beauty. Largest and most beautiful in Smoky Mountain region. Open daily. (423) 878-2011. Read More
Buffalo Mountain Ziplines is located just one mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, only 4 miles north of Mabry Mill and 4 miles south of Rocky Knob in Floyd, Virginia. We are home to Virginia’s longest and highest zipline! Bring the whole family (ages 3 and up) for a… Read More
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park represents the best of the North Carolina mountains in one place. Surrounded by the towering cliffs of Hickory Nut Gorge, the Park offers some of the most amazing views found anywhere. From atop Chimney Rock, an ancient monolith soaring 1,200ft above the… Read More
At Christ Museum & Gardens, you’ll experience the greatest story ever told through realistic life-size scenes from the life of Christ. Rare gems and coins plus the awe-inspiring face of Christ sculpture. Plus, the Book of Revelation exhibit and Bible collection. Come visit our gift shop!… Read More