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The Crooked Road – Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Visit the place where America’s Music was born…and lives on. Experience firsthand how music is woven into the rich tapestry of tradition in Southwest Virginia along a 330 mile driving trail that connects nine Major Venues and over 60 Affiliated Venues… Read More
With its winding back roads and Blue Ridge Mountain splendor, Southwest Virginia offers motorcyclists a memorable riding experience full of amazing views and undulating blacktop. The Lodge at Primland is centrally located to the 268-mile Jagged Edge, which is reputed to be the region’s premier motorcycle route. Following the… Read More
You’ll find award-winning, thought-provoking & meticulous historical restoration, both inside and outside the walls of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, through archaeological discoveries and research that continues to uncover new knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the free and enslaved people who formed the community at Poplar Forest. Guided house tours. Read More
Tuckaleechee Caverns – 25 miles west of Gatlinburg on US 321 & TN 73. One of the greatest natural attractions of the Great Smokies. View millions of formations along the 1.25 mile adventure, including 210-foot Silver Falls and BigRoom which is almost large enough to house a football stadium. Read More
As the Carolinas’ first theme park, Tweetsie Railroad is a unique attraction where guests can relive the Wild West featuring a ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains on a historic steam locomotive. Children of all ages enjoy western themed shows, amusement rides, shopping, panning for gold, and the animals… Read More
A fascinating tour of US history through the eyes of Carolinas’ veterans. The museum covers “modern” wars from World War I through Afghanistan, including the Cold War and War on Terror. Learn intriguing stories of those who served and view one-of-a-kind artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, and themed exhibits. Free admission. Read More
Virginia Museum of the Civil War & New Market Battlefield State Historical Park – Museum presents the entire Civil War in Virginia with a focus exhibit on the VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market. Museum shop, picnic area, overlooks. Emmy-winning film Field of Lost Shoes. Walking trail… Read More
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is located in downtown Roanoke. With over 50 pieces of rolling stock, the Museum exhibits steam and electric locomotives and the largest collection of diesel locomotives in the South. Plus, explore our collections of antique vehicles, cars, and even aviation!  O-Gauge model train layout &… Read More
Virginia Safari Park – Virginia’s only 180-acre drive-thru zoo! Drive 3 miles of road where animals of all sizes, shapes and colors approach your vehicle in search of a tasty bucket of feed. See deer, camels, bison, zebras, elk, giraffe, and many more! 4 miles North of Natural Bridge… Read More
The WNC Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich biodiversity. See 60+ native species in 42 acres of award-winning habitats. Cougars, bears, otters, red wolves & more! Open 361… Read More