With a lush landscape of mountains and waters, Wytheville is blessed with a number of beautiful scenic drives and rides. One that must be on your list is the Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway, which passes through 16 miles of spectacular beauty.
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Southwest Virginia's premiere Lavender farm.Our 14 theme display gardens showcase herb and perennial collections. Stroll through the gardens, enjoy tea on the patio and watch the hummingbirds feast on the flowers. The gardens are alive with colorful plants, butterflies and birds. Walk through Flying Flowers, southwest Virginia's only walk through butterfly house. Take a guided tour with Lick Mountain Excursions or hike the trails up to Crystal Springs Recreation Area
Wytheville, VA 24382
Big Walker Mountain, named for pioneer explorer Dr Thomas Walker, is home to Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store. At an elevation of 3,405, climbing the 100 foot lookout tower provides visitors with breathtaking views, where Only the Birds See More!
Now in our 70th year of business, the BW Country Store features the handmade wares of artists from the Southwest Virginia Region, as well as old fashioned fudge, homemade jams, jellies, & relishes. Delicious, Virginia-made, hand dipped ice cream! Weekends, May through October, the BW Country Store is host to local talented musicians that perform mountain top music for visitors to enjoy! Local authors are on hand to sign their latest books. Chat with a local artisan about their craft & see how it is created. Historic demonstrations, such as, Lye Soap making, Apple Butter cooking, and Blacksmithing also take place on weekends and are a great educational opportunity! Wythe & Bland Counties are steeped in Civil War history, Rich Culture, and Appalachain Heritage! Numerous hiking, biking, and birding trails are maintained throughout the area, with plenty of camping, outdoor activities, and the scenic beauty of our National Forests and the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains for visitors to take advantage of.
Located on the Wythe/Bland County Line,reached from Bland or Wytheville off I-77 or I-81 on US-52.
Wytheville and Wythe County are all about fun and experiencing incredible attractions that you will only find here in our small but bountiful part of Southwest Virginia.
Due to its stellar location at I-81 and I-77, as well as some divine cuisine, Wytheville has long been known by travelers as THE place to stop and have some great food.