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Natural Bridge Zoological Park – Discover the largest & most complete collection of birds & animals in the state of Virginia. Ride on an elephant, stand next to a giraffe, see a huge white tiger, hug baby llamas & donkeys. Enjoy monkeys, gibbons, & mandrill baboons. See Himalayan bears,… Read More
NC Outdoor Adventures was created out of the obvious need for outdoor recreation experiences and education. Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including tubing, rafting, whitewater kayak instruction, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible… Read More
Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina. Housed in a former hardware store built in 1890 at 300 North Main Street in Mt. Airy, Ben & Ellie Webb have successfully created a fun, up-beat ambiance combining wine tasting tours, outstanding local food, live entertainment… Read More
PARI is a former NASA facility that is now an active center for research and STEM education. Radio telescopes 26M (85ft.), space flight artifacts, meteorites, minerals, scenic views, hiking trails. A ‘Dark Sky’ designated location. Day tour, night viewings with optical telescopes and astronomy instruction. Family style cabin rooms… Read More
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards is a six generation family farm located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the foot of the Peaks of Otter offering thousands of fruit trees, grape vines, creeks, ponds and majestic views.  Seasonal hours. U-pick fruit, tours, tastings & animal visits plus a… 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
One day here makes a lifetime of memories. From mild to wild, prepare for action-packed outdoor fun for all ages and skill levels! Raft, zip, rope, rock, paddle or saddle, mix and match to create your ideal vacation. Adventure awaits – call 800-PRO-RAFT or visit www.raftinginthesmokies.com to book today!… Read More
Riverstone Organic Farm – 708 Thompson Road, Floyd, VA. Just 3 miles from Parkway Milepost 149.2. Certified Organic working farm with vegetables and livestock. Walking paths, riverside picnic area and farm store with fresh local meat, eggs, produce, fruit and flowers, plus artisan products and gifts. Workshops, events and tours… Read More
Shelton Vineyards and Harvest Grill, Exit Parkway at Milepost 199.4 and take  I-77S to exit 93 and follow the signs. Estate winery offers tours and tastings daily with a selection of 5 wines. The Harvest Grill serves lunch & dinner Monday-Saturday & lunch on Sunday in a bistro style… Read More
Explore an underground world of wonders that has been thrilling visitors for almost 100 years at Shenandoah Caverns. It’s Virginia’s only cavern with elevator service! There’s also a historic soda fountain serving classic menu items (open seasonally) and American Celebration on Parade and Mainstreet of Yesteryear exhibits.  Caverns and… Read More