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Over 1,500 miles of vetted byways climbing to the edge of the horizon and descending thousands of feet into the picturesque valleys that lie below.  Connect to Appalachian Backroads from the famed Back of the Dragon, which boasts 438 curves over 32 miles, and traverses three impressive mountain ranges. Read More
The Barter Theatre, the state theatre of Virginia, has been creating extraordinary theatre since 1933! Unleash your imagination with two unique stages and endless adventures. Professional musicals, plays, and theatre for young audiences. Find us in Abingdon, Virginia at I-81 exit 17. Visit Barter Theater online for details on… Read More
We have a lot to offer here at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm! Our gardens, featuring lavender (the 2020 plant of the year), are here for you to enjoy. We also offer hiking trails, a walk-through the butterfly house, numerous workshops on a variety of topics and a gift shop… Read More
Big Walker Lookout – Observation tower, scenic views, hiking trails, cafe and craft/novelty shop. Book Signings by Local Authors, Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and Live Music on the Porch on weekends May through October. Exit the Parkway at Milepost 199.5 in Fancy Gap and take US 52 North past Wytheville. Open… Read More
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings, explores how evolving sound technology shaped their success, and highlights how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music. Read More
Bristol Caverns is located 5 miles southeast of Bristol on US 421. Only 8 miles from I-81 Exit 3. A journey through the caverns will take you through millions of years of timeless beauty. Largest and most beautiful in the Smoky Mountain region. Open daily. (423) 878-2011. 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