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In 1774, Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land, including the Natural Bridge, from King George III of England for 20 shillings. He called the majestic, 30-story solid rock bridge “the most sublime of nature’s works.” Today’s Natural Bridge Historic Hotel & Conference Center was completed in 1965. Explore… Read More
Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to witness a Naturalization Ceremony welcoming 30 new American citizens in honor of Constitution Day, the day in 1787 the American Constitution was signed into law. A luncheon for the new citizens… Read More
Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 6th. NC Trail… Read More
The Crozet Tunnel Greenway – the Coolest Hike in Virginia – offers a unique opportunity for visitors to visit both sides of the much-visited Blue Ridge Mountains at Rockfish Gap in Central Virginia. The tunnel and trails are part of a regional greenway system. The trail is for hikers… Read More
With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Northeast Tennessee offers true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore and less time sitting in traffic. Take on mountain roads, homemade cuisine, crafted brews, and a deep history that began before the United States became… Read More
Oconaluftee Indian Village poses the question, “Is it actually Cherokee history if it’s still happening?” Today you can transport back to an 18th century village full of authentic stickball demonstrations, dance, staged war reenactments—you name it. If it happened then, it’s happening now. Season opens May 1st, and tickets and… Read More
Old Hampton Store & Barbecue and 87 Ruffin Street Gallery are located in the historic village of Linville.  Just minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 305.1 and at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, Old Hampton Store has served the community since 1921. It is a… Read More
Olde Liberty Station Restaurant is your ticket for casual dining. Located just 12 miles from Parkway Milepost 86; Open 11-10 Monday-Thursday, 11-11 Friday, Noon-11 Saturday. First Class Dining in a beautifully restored train station with great prices and award-winning cheesecakes. Call (540) 587-9377 for more information. Gift certificates available. 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
Come get lost and find yourself in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia. Dance to the music of the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. Relax in the spa or play a round of golf all at our award-winning mountain resort, Primland. Explore the many historic sites of the region such… Read More