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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
One of a Kind Art Gallery offers fine, folk, and funky local art from over 150 local artists and craftspeople. The selection of artwork includes pottery, jewelry, paintings, prints, lamps, textiles, and more. OOAK offers a broad representation of the creative work being created in the mountains of Western… Read More
Augusta Expo Event Center – Located in Fishersville, Virginia just 9 miles from Parkway Milepost 0 at I-64W exit 91. Open year-round for events, concerts and festivals, find details at www.augustaexpo.org or by calling (540) 337-2552. Read More
Hickory Nut Gap Farm - 9 miles east on 74A. Visit animals, pick berries, picnic, purchase meats, kitchen & butchery! www.hickorynutgapfarm.com (828)…
The Crooked Road - Virginia's Heritage Music Trail. Visit the place where America's Music was born...and lives on. www.thecrookedroad.org (276) 492-2409.
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 also available. Read More
The 65th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, scheduled for July 9-12, 2020, have unfortunately been canceled due to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about next year’s event! America’s finest gathering of Scottish Clans. Music, dancing, pageantry, athletic & children’s events. www.gmhg.org (828) 733-1333. Read More
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Plateau, in the middle of Virginia’s famous Crooked Road, Carroll County is known for scenic mountain vistas plus hiking, fishing, golfing, canoeing, bird-watching, flea markets, gun shows, mountain music and annual festivals. Brady’s Produce is located inside the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market, just… Read More
“Your time…our place.” Sculpted by Nature…crafted by Man, visit Caldwell County. Experience live music and theatre, festivals and car shows, world class sculpture exhibits, local crafts, and antiques. Located thirty minutes south of Blowing Rock at Milepost 294.6. www.explorecaldwell.com (828) 726-0616. Read More
Alleghany County, heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is rich in natural beauty with hiking trails, the New River, nearby state parks and unspoiled landscapes. Visit downtown shops, stroll beautiful sidewalks, dine, enjoy local music, art and events. Drop by the Visitor Center in downtown Sparta or visit www.authenticallyalleghany.com. Read More