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

 

Take a break from the interstate and leisurely drive on Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway. This 16-mile byway showcases beautiful mountain scenery in all four seasons. Along the way, 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 nearby. Continue down the mountain toward Wytheville and follow the path of Toland’s Raid by viewing the markers of the Virginia’s Civil War Trails.

 

Experience the region’s rich history with tours of the many museums located in the area.

 

Start your engines! The excitement of racing awaits! Wythe Raceway is a half-mile high-banked dirt oval tract near Rural Retreat with Saturday night races just about every weekend from April to October.

 

A beautiful learning environment, Beagle Ridge Herb Farm is a 160-acre wooded retreat with over four miles of nature trails and numerous display gardens. The walk-through butterfly house, Flying Flowers, is home to 32 different butterfly varieties with native and non-native plants. The new Serendipity building is newly opened for special programs, classes, and private events.

 

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 find the perfect gift for your animal lover in the Zoo Gift Shop. Special events are held throughout the year.

 

Located on a fourth generation homestead, West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery offers tastings and tours in a beautiful hilltop setting and more than 10 family-crafted Virginia wines. 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 a deli and area showcasing regional arts and crafts within two historic buildings.

 

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

 

Select the links below to visit each attraction's page:

African American Heritage Museum

410 E. Franklin St, Wytheville,

Wytheville Training School Cultural Center

276-625-0042 FREE Admission, donations accepted

Featuring photos and exhibits with emphasis on African American education. Mon-Thur 10a-4p

 

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

1934 Matney Flats Rd., Wytheville

276-621-4511 • beagleridgeherbfarm.com

Display gardens and hiking trails to explore. Herbal luncheons for group tours by appointment. Charge for classes only

Open May - October, Weekends only in August   Thur - Sun 10a-5p

 

     Flying Flowers at Beagle Ridge      flyingflowersva.com

     Southwest Virginia’s only walk through butterfly house

     Adults $5.00 / Children $2.50

     Open May - Oct., weekends only in August  Thurs - Sun 10a-5p

 

Big Walker Lookout and BW Country Store

8711 Stoney Fork Road, Wytheville • U.S. 52 N.

276-663-4016 • scenicbeauty-va.com

Tower & Swinging Bridge, Free special events on weekends May - Oct on BW Country Store porch. Adults $6.00 / Children 4-12 $4.00

All Year 10a-5p, Summer 10a-6p

 

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

145 East Main Street, Wytheville

276-223-3484 • edithbollingwilson.org

Honors First Lady/Second Wife of President Woodrow Wilson, Donations appreciated, Open 10a-5p Tues-Sat or by appointment;

 

 

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

569 Red Hollow Road, Ft. Chiswell

276-637-6754 • fortchiswellanimalpark.com

Adults $12.00 / Children 3-12 $10.00 / 2 & under Free; subject to change

Mid-March to Memorial Day Fri-Sat-Sun 10a-5p; Memorial Day to Labor Day open 7 days a week, weekends 10a-5p, weekdays 10a-4p; Labor Day thru November Fri-Sat-Sun 10a-5p Last Safari bus leaves one hour prior to closing.

 

Fort Chiswell Mansion

I-77/I-81, Exit 80, Ft. Chiswell

304-323-5435 • fortchiswellmansion.com

Admission fee - see web for details Open for tours Saturday & Sundays 1p - 5p., Open May 1 - October 31.

 

MUSEUMS OF WYTHEVILLE

276-223-3330 •

http://museums.wytheville.org

115 West Spiller Street, Wytheville

Hours for all Museums:

Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Third Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, Last tour begins at 3:30 each day

All-In-One Ticket  Adults - $11,

Seniors (age 65+) - $10

Three Museums  Age 6-12 - $5,

under 5 free with paying adult

 

Heritage Preservation Center – purchase tickets

 

Great Lakes to Florida Highway Museum

1095 Tazewell Street, Wytheville, Adults - $4  Two Museums: Adults - $7

 Age 6-12 - $2  Seniors - $6, Age 6-12 - $3

 

Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum

205 Tazewell Street, Wytheville, Adults - $4, Age 6-12 - $2

 

Thomas J. Boyd Museum

295 Tazewell Street, Wytheville

Adults - $4, Age 6-12 - $2

 

Rural Retreat Winery & Dye’s Vinyards

201 Church Street, Rural Retreat

276-686-8300 • ruralretreatwinery.com

1.5 miles from I-81, Exit 60 - follow signs

Wine tasting fee charged & includes complimentary glass

 Mon-Sat 11a-6:30p and Sun. 12-6:30p; Wine Tasting and food available

everyday; tours available by appointment. Special events.

Shot Tower Historical State Park

283 Pauley Flatwoods Road, Austinsville

I-77, Exit 24 or I-81/77 Exit 80

276-699-6778 • dcr.virginia.gov

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 seive into a kettle of water 75 ft below ground. Interpretive Signs provide details

and guests may ascend the tower.

 

West Wind Farm Vineyard - Winery

2228 Ft. Chiswell Rd.

180 W. Wind Dr. GPS Mapping

I-81/77 Exit 80, US 52 S

276-699-2020 • www.westwindwine.com

Winery Tours, Special Events, Receptions, Weddings, check website for add’l. info. Tastings and tours available. Large groups call ahead.

Mon-Sat 11a- 6p; Sun 1p - 6p

 

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

170 Malin Drive, Exit 73 off I-81 & I-77,

276-223-0891 • wohlfahrthaus.com

Dinner & Show - $42.00,

Show Only - $30.00 + Tax & gratuity

Senior/Group/Student Rates, Special Matinees - Wed, Thur & Sat

Fri/Sat 6p, Sun 1p

 

Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum

Off Exit 58 of I-77, Bastian

276-688-3438 • indianvillage.org

Trained guides in period clothing provide

period demonstrations

Adults - $10.00 / Children - $6.00

Open April - November

Mon-Sat 10a-5p; Last tour begins at 4p

 

Wythe Raceway

164 Race Track Road, Rural Retreat

I-81 at Exit 60,

10 minutes from junction of I-81 and I-77

276-686-4261 • wytheraceway.com

Admission - $9.00 / Kids 6-11 - $2.00

Check WytheRaceWay.com for special events admission. Races held April - October.

Gates Open 5p, Action at 7:30p

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Main Exit: I-81, Exit 70

 

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