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Visit one of the most important houses in American history and become inspired through the stories & values of the Preston Family and all those who lived at Historic Smithfield. Completed in 1774, Smithfield was the county’s political and social center. The grounds and gardens supplement an understanding of… Read More
My name is Ben Van Leeuwarden and I am the manager of Planet Chopper. We offer lodging, tours, rentals and mechanical work at the midway point of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our roadhouse is a bikers’ heaven! It is located in Woodlawn VA, just 15 minutes from Parkway Milepost… Read More
Meadows of Dan, VA — Primland is a luxurious back-to-nature escape unfolding across the highlands of Virginia in all their smoke-hued grandeur. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a natural paradise of forest-cloaked peaks and sun-dappled valleys. At the heart of this pristine wilderness, Primland Resort awaits on its own 12,000-acre… Read More
Explore Park is the place where adventure begins! This 1,100 acre recreation facility is operated by the County of Roanoke, VA and features direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 115 and an easy fifteen minute drive to the cultural amenities in downtown Roanoke.   There’s so… Read More
Skyland Lakes Golf Club is a beautiful, well-maintained golf course located just off the Parkway at Milepost 202.2 (Route 608). The 18-hole, par 71 public golf is located on 98 acres of gorgeous mountain view property. Amenities include a clubhouse, pro shop, snack bar and grill, and putting greens,… Read More
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 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
Treasure Potts Antique and Garden Shoppes are located at Milepost 199.4 in Fancy Gap, Virginia. Stop in and browse our Antique Shoppe where furniture pieces date from the 1800s to early 1900s. Quality glassware, pottery, and china bring the furniture to life. Yesterday’s furniture is today’s treasure in Mahogany, Oak,… 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