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Artisan Trails

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm flowers BW Country Store band on porch

Big Walker Lookout

Edith Bolling Wilson Museum

Edith Bolling Wilson Museum

Ft Chiswell Animal Park zebras at bus

Rural Retreat Winery

Foster Falls / Shot Tower

Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum

Museums of Wytheville

Ft. Chiswell Animal Park

Rural Retreat Winery Foster Falls Shot Tower West Wind Winery

West Wind Winery

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Wytheville

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum sign

Wolf Creek Indian Village

Wythe Raceway

Wythe Raceway

ATTRACTIONS

The adventure never ends in Wytheville and Wythe County. There’s an abundant selection of attractions with a variety of experiences for all ages.

 

Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway is a 16-mile byway showcasing beautiful mountain scenery in all four seasons. Stop at Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store and climb a 100-foot tower or shop for locally made arts and crafts. Every weekend from May-October, special artisan and music events are held. This byway travels through the Jefferson National Forest with many sites on the Virginia Birding Trail and Virginia’s Civil War Trails.

 

Experience the region’s rich history with tours of the area’s many museums See the Historical Attractions section for more details.

 

The excitement of racing awaits at the half-mile high-banked dirt oval tract known as Wythe Raceway. Saturday night races are held about every weekend from April to October.

 

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm is a 160-acre wooded retreat with over four miles of nature trials and numerous display gardens. The walk-through butterfly house, Flying Flowers, is home to 32 different butterfly varieties with native and non-native plants. Lick Mountain Excursions takes you on mountainous rides with incredible views of a variety of terrain.

 

Fort Chiswell Animal Park is Virginia’s most interactive zoo and home to animals from six continents. Ride the Safari Bus, enjoy the Petting Zoo, and the Zoo Gift Shop.

 

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery offers tastings and tours in a beautiful hilltop setting. Special activities including wine dinners and music events occur year round. Rural Retreat Winery & Dye Vineyards offers a wide selection of wines as well as an area showcasing regional arts and crafts within two historic buildings.

 

Don’t miss the latest production at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Presenting “All Musicals, All the Time”, this venue offers evening and matinee performances, and occasional live music in the Matterhorn Lounge.

MUSEUMS OF WYTHEVILLE 276-223-3330

Hours for all Museums: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Third Saturday (Oct-April) 10a-4p; May-September, Open every Sat., 10a-4p;

Last tour begins at 3:30 each day; http://museums.wytheville.org

 

    Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum - 1095 Tazewell Street, Wytheville

 

    Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum - 205 Tazewell Street, Wytheville

 

    Heritage Preservation Center - 115 West Spiller Street

 

    Thomas J. Boyd Museum - 295 Tazewell Street, Wytheville

 

Tickets available for purchase at Thomas J. Boyd Museum

 

All-In-One Ticket Three Museums: Adults - $11, Seniors (age 65+) - $10; Age 6-12 - $5, under 5 free with paying adult

 

Two Museums: Adults - $7, Seniors - $6, Age 6-12 - $3

 

Individual Museums: Adults $4; Age 6-12 $2

 

Memorial Day to Labor Day: Free Admission to active duty military personnel and their families (up to five family members)

 

African American Heritage Museum 276-625-0042, Wytheville Training School Cultural Center, 410 E. Franklin St, Wytheville, FREE Admission, donations accepted Featuring photos and exhibits with emphasis on African American education. Mon-Thur 2-7p

 

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, 1934 Matney Flats Rd., Wytheville, 276-621-4511, beagleridgeherbfarm.com Charge for classes only Display gardens and hiking trails to explore. Herbal luncheons for group tours by appointment. Thur - Sun 10a-5p, Open May - October, Weekends only in August

     Flying Flowers at Beagle Ridgeflyingflowersva.com Adults $5.00 / Children $2.50 Southwest Virginia’s only walk through butterfly house, Open May - Oct., weekends only in August Thurs - Sun 10a-5p

 

Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store, 8711 Stoney Fork Rd • scenicbeauty-va.com 276-663-4016, Tower & Swinging Bridge, Free special events on weekends May - Oct on BW Country Store porch, Adults $6.00 / Children 4-12 $4.00 Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10a-6p; After Labor Day, Weekdays, 10a-5p; Weekends, 10a-6p

 

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum, 145 E. Main St., Wytheville edithbollingwilson.org 276-223-3484. Donations appreciated. Tues-Fri 10a-4p; Sat 10a-2p; honors First Lady/Second Wife of President Woodrow Wilson

 

Fort Chiswell Animal Park, 569 Red Hollow Rd, Fort Chiswell, fortchiswellanimalpark.com 276-637-6754, Adults $12.00 / Children 3-12 $10.00 / 2 & under Free; subject to change. Mid-March to Memorial Day, Fri-Sat-Sun, 10a-5p; May 1 to Labor Day, open 7 days a week, 10a-5p; After Labor Day, Fri-Sat-Sun, 10a-5p. Last Safari bus leaves one hour prior to closing.

 

Mansion at Fort Chiswell, 325 Factory Outlet Drive, Fort Chiswell, fortchiswellmansion.com 276-637-1832 Tour admission; adults, $10; children 12 & under, free. Open May-Dec; Thurs–Sat, 10a-9p; Sun 11a-3p. Special events throughout the year. Groups by appointment.

 

Major Graham Mansion, 2115 Major Grahams Rd, Max Meadows, MajorGrahamMansion.com 276-284-0006, Admission fee - see web for details. Haunted Graham Mansion every fall; open Fri-Sat nights. Check website for special events.

 

Rural Retreat Winery & Dye’s Vineyards, 201 Church Retreat Street, Rural Retreat,

ruralretreatwinery.com 276-686-8300 Wine tasting fee charged & includes complimentary glass Mon-Thurs, 11a-5:30p; Fri/Sat, 11a-6:30p; Sun, 12:30-5p. Wine tasting and food available every day; tours available by appointment. Special events.

 

Shot Tower Historical State Park, 283 Pauley Flatwoods Rd, Austinville, dcr.virginia.gov 276-699-6778  Interpretive Signs provide details. Guests may ascend the tower when park interpreter present. Built over 150 yrs ago to make ammunition; lead from nearby mines melted in a kettle atop the 75 ft tower and poured through a sieve into a kettle of water 75 ft below ground

 

West Wind Farm Vineyard - Winery, 180 West Wind Dr., Ft Chiswell  www.westwindwine.com 276-699-2020 Tastings and tours available. Winery Tours, Special Events, Receptions, Weddings, check website for add’l. info. Mon-Sat 11a- 6p; Sun 1p - 6p

Large groups, call ahead.

 

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, 170 Malin Drive, wohlfahrthaus.com, 276-223-0891. Dinner & Show - $44.00 + Tax & gratuity, Show Only - $32.00 + Tax & gratuity. Senior/Group/Student Rates, Special Matinees - Wed, Thur & Sat. Fri/Sat 6p, Sun 1p

 

Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum, 6394 N. Scenic Hwy, Bastian, indianvillage.org 276-688-3438, Adults - $10.00 / Children - $6.00 Trained guides in period clothing provide period demonstrations, Mon-Sat 9a-5p. Last guided tour begins at 3:30p; self-guided, begins at 4p.

 

Wythe Raceway, 164 Race Track Rd, Rural Retreat, wytheraceway.com 276-620-2015

Gen Adm $10-$20; Kids Free; Pit Adm $25-$35. Youth (11-15) $5.00, Kids 10 & under free  Check WytheRaceway.com for special events and admission. Gates Open 5p, Action at 7:00p.

Races held April - September.

ATTRACTIONS

The adventure never ends in Wytheville and Wythe County. There’s an abundant selection of attractions with a variety of experiences for all ages.

 

Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway is a 16-mile byway showcasing beautiful mountain scenery in all four seasons. Stop at Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store and climb a 100-foot tower or shop for locally made arts and crafts. Every weekend from May-October, special artisan and music events are held. This byway travels through the Jefferson National Forest with many sites on the Virginia Birding Trail and Virginia’s Civil War Trails.

 

Experience the region’s rich history with tours of the area’s many museums See the Historical Attractions section for more details.

 

The excitement of racing awaits at the half-mile high-banked dirt oval tract known as Wythe Raceway. Saturday night races are held about every weekend from April to October.

 

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm is a 160-acre wooded retreat with over four miles of nature trials and numerous display gardens. The walk-through butterfly house, Flying Flowers, is home to 32 different butterfly varieties with native and non-native plants. Lick Mountain Excursions takes you on mountainous rides with incredible views of a variety of terrain.

 

Fort Chiswell Animal Park is Virginia’s most interactive zoo and home to animals from six continents. Ride the Safari Bus, enjoy the Petting Zoo, and the Zoo Gift Shop.

 

West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery offers tastings and tours in a beautiful hilltop setting. Special activities including wine dinners and music events occur year round. Rural Retreat Winery & Dye Vineyards offers a wide selection of wines as well as an area showcasing regional arts and crafts within two historic buildings.

 

Don’t miss the latest production at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Presenting “All Musicals, All the Time”, this venue offers evening and matinee performances, and occasional live music in the Matterhorn Lounge.

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm flowers BW Country Store band on porch Edith Bolling Wilson Museum Ft Chiswell Animal Park zebras at bus Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum
Rural Retreat Winery Foster Falls Shot Tower West Wind Winery
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Wytheville Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum sign Wythe Raceway
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm flowers
BW Country Store band on porch Edith Bolling Wilson Museum Ft Chiswell Animal Park zebras at bus Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum Rural Retreat Winery Foster Falls Shot Tower West Wind Winery Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre Wytheville Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum sign Wythe Raceway