7 FUN THINGS TO DO NEAR WYTHEVILLE VA THIS SEASON

7 FUN THINGS TO DO NEAR WYTHEVILLE VA THIS SEASON

7 FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN WYTHEVILLE THIS SEASON

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.

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BIG WALKER MOUNTAIN

If you love the outdoors, you’re in the right place because Wytheville has something for everyone. Among the top attractions is the Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway and Big Walker Mountain. At an elevation of 3,405 feet, the Big Walker lookout features an observation tower and a swinging bridge. The oldest and highest private scenic attraction in Virginia is the starting point of the Toland’s Raid Civil War trail that ends in Wytheville. Not to be missed is the fact that the lookout at the top of the mountain is a Virginia Birding trail and offers breathtakingly beautiful views.

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FORT CHISWELL ANIMAL PARK

Fort Chiswell Animal Park, which sits on 45 beautiful acres, is also a must-see venue. Featuring animals from six of the seven continents, you’ll enjoy interacting with a variety of animals, including camels, zebras, buffalo, monkeys parrots, antelope, deer, and Cheeto the giraffe. There is also a great petting zoo and a safari tour too at the Animal Park, where you can not only pet the animals but feed them too!

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BEAGLE RIDGE HERB FARM

No outdoor excursion in Wytheville would be complete without a visit to Beagle Ridge Herb Farm. This 160-acre wooded retreat has more than four miles of nature trails, as well as display gardens and seasonal events. Relax in the gardens and enjoy a cup of herbal tea, learn about herbal crafts and natural lotions and creams or just take in the breathtaking views. You’ll also love Flying Flowers, the name given to the butterflies in the gardens. A walk-through butterfly house allows you to strolls among these gorgeous creatures before you enjoy some Butterfly tea and some delicious lunch.

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WEST WIND FARM AND VINEYARDS AND WINERY

Another attraction that can’t be missed is the West Wind Farm Vineyards and Winery, where you can enjoy hand-crafted Virginia wine while experiencing a spectacular view of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. West Wind offers tastings and tours, along with gourmet snacks, custom gift baskets, local arts, and crafts and more. And the wine slushies are a must!

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS RECREATION AREA

Just outside the town limits, you’ll find Crystal Springs Recreation Area, a scenic 1,800- acre area where you can truly get back to nature and camp, bike, hike or picnic. The trails offer a variety of lengths and difficulty, with farmland, forests, and a clear mountain stream serving as a picturesque background.

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WYTHE RACEWAY

For race fans, every Saturday night from April into October a trip to Wythe Raceway won’t disappoint as the thrills of half-mile dirt racing on a high banked oval will keep you on your feet. The intimate bullring has been thrilling grassroots race fans for more than 50 years and attracts thousands of fans every weekend.

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WOHLFAHRT HAUS DINNER THEATRE

In town, you’ll find a treasure in the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre that promises visitors a unique theatre and dining experience and features lounge-style chairs and a four-course meal prepared by the in-house chef. There’s something for everyone as audiences enjoy all musicals, all the time, which feature a variety of music from classic to contemporary, as well as huge production numbers with exceptional dancing.

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CLAW OF THE DRAGON

Featuring more than 200 miles of incredible scenery, Claw of the Dragon is one of the most popular bike rides in the South among motorcycle enthusiasts.

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CLAW OF THE DRAGON

Traversing Southwest Virginia’s captivating back roads and looping through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail’s epicenter is in picturesque Wytheville. With various loops snaking west into Marion and east into Galax, riders, who can easily jump on the route from Interstate 77 or 81, will experience stunning mountain views as the ride takes them into parts of seven Virginia counties.

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MOUNTAIN VIEWS

In Wytheville, riders can enjoy a number of intriguing roads within the historic community, as well as a number of remarkable sights. A trip to the top of Big Walker Mountain along the 16-mile scenic byway will definitely prove exciting and eye-opening as riders will no doubt feel they have been transported to a haven of incomparable outdoor beauty.

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MUST-SEE STOPS

Other must-see stops on Claw of the Dragon through Wytheville include Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, West Wind Winery, Fort Chiswell Animal Park and Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Riders will also want to check out Wytheville’s charming downtown, which is rich in history and features unique shopping, fascinating museums, and exceptional restaurants like the 1776 Log House Restaurant and Graze on Main, located in the historic and award-winning Bolling Wilson Hotel. A number of other lodging opportunities are also available, including the gorgeous Trinkle Mansion Bed and Breakfast.

Live Music at Big Walker Lookout

Big Walker Lookout’s Mountain Top Music

Big Walker Lookout’s Mountain Top Music

Every Saturday & Sunday, May through October, 12 – 4pm

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July 6 – Brush Creek Gospel

July 7 – Valley Grass Band

July 13 – Marv Ashby & High Octane

July 14 – Jim Lloyd & Friends

July 20 – Jim Crandall

July 21 – Barry Bowman

July 27 – Hollow Ground

July 28 – Central Pickers Band

Aug. 3 – Edith Shumate

Aug. 4 – Mike Gray Gospel

Aug. 10 – Cabin Creek Bluegrass

Aug. 11 – Tom Roush

Aug. 17 – Jim Crandall

Aug. 18 – Valley Grass Band

Aug. 24 – Cabin Creek Bluegrass

Aug. 25 – Central Pickers Band

Aug. 31 – Lilly Comer

Sept. 1 – Mike Gray Gospel

Good Ole Country Gospel

Good Ole Country Gospel

July 5 – Sept. 1

WHDT is happy to present our vision of “good ole” country gospel!

The production will feature favorite songs that we grew up singing, from spiritual, happy, hand-clapping numbers to sweet, beautiful inspirational hymns played by our own talented musicians. Join us in this opportunity to Praise the Lord!

www.wohlfahrthaus.com

888-950-3382/ 223-0891

Summer Saturday’s Concert Series

Summer Saturday’s Concert Series

From June through September, the first Saturday of each month, West Wind Farm has in a great band for you to enjoy at a concert!

SCHEDULE

July 7 from 6 to 9pm – Virginia Remnants

August 4 from 5 to 8pm – Heat of the Night

September 1 from 5 to 8pm – ThornRose – Annual Wine & Swine Event

Tickets are $10 per person. The event is rain or shine. All ages welcome. Outside alcohol prohibited and illegal. Food/beverage available for purchase. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! For more information call West Wind Farm at 276-699-2020 or e-mail info@westwindwine.com! We look forward to seeing you this summer!