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The Friends of Southwest Virginia helps localities, businesses, individuals, artists, nonprofits and entrepreneurs mobilize and succeed. Visit us at the SWVA Cultural Center in Abingdon, Virginia to see some of the region’s best artisans, music, and learn about all the outdoor adventures throughout the SW VA region. Read More
The Mountains are Calling and there’s no better time to go to Gatlinburg, TN. It’s the kind of place that brings people together and where memories are made around every corner. Come see why. www.gatlinburg.com… Read More
Greenhouse Crafts Shop – 1/4 mile west of the Northwest Trading Post at Parkway Milepost 258.7. Beautiful cards, gifts, crafts, books, CDs, instruments, garden. Soaps and other local handmade items. Open 7 days a week. www.greenhousecrafts.com (336) 982-2618. Read More
Explore Greensboro, NC featuring over 135 attractions, where the fun never ends. Centrally located in North Carolina’s picturesque heartland, it’s the perfect place to relax and be immersed in entertainment. Dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants. Feel at home with more than 90 accommodations to choose… Read More
Grovewood Village is located at 111 Grovewood Road in Asheville, NC adjacent to the Omni Grove Park Inn. Experience Asheville’s historic arts and crafts destination. Visit our galleries, enjoy a free tour, and peruse the free Biltmore Industries Homespun and the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museums. Museums open seasonally. Free… Read More
Take a detour off Milepost 63.7 and see for yourself why people love Lynchburg so much! Wind your way past wineries and farm stands (stopping to enjoy) to the picturesque city of Lynchburg, Virginia, known for its beautiful historic architecture packed into seven National Historic Districts.  Our vibrant city,… Read More
Exit at Parkway Milepost 330.9 for gem mining, gem & mineral shops, Gem & Mineral Festival, Rhododendron Festival, whitewater rafting, Appalachian Trail/Roan Mountain, Penland School of Crafts, and NC’s largest indoor recreational facility! For accommodations, event dates & attractions, contact: Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce, 79 Parkway Maintenance Road, Spruce… Read More
Mountain Star Gallery is located in beautiful Fancy Gap, VA at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 199.4. Owned by potters Don and Susan Walton, the gallery represents over 100 artists from the US.  Featuring pottery, metal, glass, jewelry and more, you are certain to find that perfect and original gift… Read More
NC High Country Host & Regional Visitor Center – Visit us for travel information for the Boone, Blowing Rock, Beech Mountain, and West Jefferson area. We’re open 7 days a week and located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 291.8. Order a free vacation planner at highcountryhost.com… Read More
New Morning Gallery – A fine crafts destination for over 30 years, offering a unique selection of hand-crafted furniture, home accessories, pottery, glass, jewelry, garden sculpture and other imaginative gifts by American artisans in a 12,500 square foot setting. The gallery is located in Historic Biltmore Village, two blocks from… Read More