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Our mission at Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary is to promote sustainable beekeeping through education, research, and the honeybee sanctuary, where people can experience a beautiful landscape in which honeybees and pollinators thrive. Visit for a workshop, event, tour days, or to volunteer. We’re located just minutes from Parkway Milepost 149.2… Read More
The Orchard at Altapass is a 100-year-old non-profit apple orchard located just off the Parkway at Milepost 328.3 featuring heirloom apples, family fun, bee habitat, U-Pick, storytelling, “heyrides,” weekend free music, heritage information, & spectacular views. Hand-scooped ice cream, hot apple pie, homemade fudge, gifts, & jarred goodies are… Read More
The Blowing Rock – North Carolina’s oldest Travel Attraction providing breathtaking views 4,090 feet above John’s River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Visit us on Highway 321 South in Blowing Rock, NC for your iconic photo. Available for weddings and special events. www.theblowingrock.com. Read More
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
“Unto These Hills” – Where Cherokee history comes alive, and drama is part of your adventure’s DNA. This outdoor drama is the Cherokee story, as portrayed by the Cherokee themselves. Performances occur daily from Memorial Day to mid-August, except Sundays, in the newly-renovated Cherokee Mountainside Theatre. Tickets and reservations are… 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