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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
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
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
The Shenandoah Valley Cultural Heritage Museum at the Edinburg Mill showcases an extensive collection of artifacts that represent Valley life through the years. The 1848 mill was one of the few to escape burning during the Civil War. Open year-round, except major holidays. Elevator and accessible parking available. Read More
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… Read More
The Blowing Rock – North Carolina’s oldest Travel Attraction providing breathtaking views 4,090 feet above John’s River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Visit us on Highway 321 South in Blowing Rock, NC for your iconic photo. Available for weddings and special events. www.theblowingrock.com. 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
You’ll find award-winning, thought-provoking & meticulous historical restoration, both inside and outside the walls of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, through archaeological discoveries and research that continues to uncover new knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the free and enslaved people who formed the community at Poplar Forest. Guided house tours. Read More
“Unto These Hills” – Where Cherokee history comes alive, and drama is part of your adventure’s DNA. This outdoor drama is the Cherokee story, as portrayed by the Cherokee themselves. Performances occur daily from Memorial Day to mid-August, except Sundays, in the newly-renovated Cherokee Mountainside Theatre. Tickets and reservations are… Read More
Virginia Museum of the Civil War & New Market Battlefield State Historical Park – Museum presents the entire Civil War in Virginia with a focus exhibit on the VMI cadets in the Battle of New Market. Museum shop, picnic area, overlooks. Emmy-winning film Field of Lost Shoes. Walking trail… Read More