Beagle Ridge Herb Farm/Flying Flowers at Beagle Ridge
Phone
276-621-4511

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

Address
1934 Matney Flats Rd
Wytheville, VA 24382
Hours M-F
M-W Closed 10AM-5PM Th-FRI
Hours Sat-Sun
10AM-5PM
Blue Springs Trout Fishing
Phone
276-621-4238

Blue Springs Trout Fishing offers trophy trout fishing on three different sections of stream all on Cripple Creek in southwest Virginia.The stream sections are stocked daily with trophy size trout from 2 to 10 pounds & larger.Offering all species of trout for your trophy trout fishing pleasure.No restrictions on type of bait or tackle you can fly or bait fish by appointment only.Offer lodging on one section with camping on all three sections.

Address
298 Blue Springs Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Cedar Springs Fish Farm/Sportsman Lodge
Phone
276-617-1705

At Cedar Springs Trout Farm we hatch and raise our own rainbow, brook, golden and brown ttrout. Our trout are healthy, delicious and firm-textured because they are raised in gravel-bottom raceways with flowing water and fed a high protein diet. Trophy trout fishing in 2.1 miles of sparkling clear Cripple Creek mountain water with a brand new spacious lodge to provide great secluded vacation accommodations Come fish for a day, or stay in our Sportsman's Lodge. We also offer live pick up and delivery for stocking and fish by the pound.

Address
5158 Cedar Springs Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Hours M-F
7AM-6PM Reservation Required
Hours Sat-Sun
7AM-6PM Reservation Required
Fort Chiswell Animal Park
Phone
276-637-6754

Fort Chiswell Animal Park is the largest zoo in Southwest Virginia and provides one of the most interactive animal experiences you will find anywhere in the State! The 45 acre zoo is home to animals from six continents and is conveniently located less than three miles off Exit 80 on I-81/I-77. In the Petting Zoo you'll get the chance to pet and feed goats, llamas, and deer. You can throw peanuts to the monkeys or snap a photo of the zoo's wallaby family. The hands-on fun moves to a whole new level when you board the Safari Bus for a guided ride through the Outback. The Safari Bus Tour is the highlight of the Fort Chiswell Animal Park experience and brings you nose-to-nose with camels, zebra, ostrich, antelope, buffalo, and more! It's the zoo where the animals WANT to see you--so don't forget your camera! You're invited to come take a ride on the wild side and experience a place you'll never forget.

Address
569 Red Hollow Road
Max Meadows, VA 24360
Hours M-F
April 5-21 Closed Mon-Thurs Open 10AM-5PM on Fridays April 26-Labor Day Mon-Fri 10AM-5PM Labor Day-Dec 1 Closed Mon-Th Fridays 10AM-5PM
Hours Sat-Sun
April 5-April 21 10AM-5PM April 26-Labor Day 10AM-5PM Labor Day-Dec 1 10AM-5PM
Historic Shot Tower
Business Name
Phone
276-699-6778

Overlooking the New River, Shot Tower was built more than 200 years ago to make ammunition for the firearms of the early settlers. Lead from the nearby Austinville Mines was melted in a kettle atop the 75-foot tower and poured through a sieve, falling through the tower and an additional 75-foot shaft beneath the tower into a kettle of water. Guests may ascend the tower, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Interpretive signs provide details on the tower. Grounds are open from dawn until dusk. The parking lot is open year-round. The tower is open on scheduled days in the summer. Admission to the tower is free, however the daily parking fee applies. Group tours are also available.

Address
283 Pauley Flatwoods Rd
Austinville, VA 24312
Hours M-F
Dawn-Dusk
Hours Sat-Sun
Dawn-Dusk