16 Homegrown Attractions in Wytheville, VA

16 Homegrown Attractions in Wytheville, VA

16 Homegrown Attractions in Wytheville, VA

During your travels through the Southeast, you’ll want to spend a few days here in our charming small town tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Take in the scenic views and get inspired by visiting one (or many) of the unique attractions in Wytheville.

Big Walker Lookout

Virginia’s oldest private scenic attraction, Big Walker Lookout is definitely worth a stop. They’ve been here since 1947 and attract visitors from all over the country each year. You’ll find the Lookout Tower and Country Store surrounded by hiking, motorcycle, and biking trails. Climb the observation tower for excellent views of the mountains and valleys of western Virginia. Enjoy live music, hand-dipped ice cream and country fresh fudge while you relax. 

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Wytheville Cobb Hill Alpaca

Cobb Hill Alpacas 

The beautiful sight of rolling mountain pastures is enough reason to stop here, but this locally owned and operated farm also offers the opportunity to interact with alpacas! Some lucky visitors are also able to collect eggs from their free-range chickens or observe honey bees busy at work. Shop their boutique for plenty of alpaca-themed merchandise, including a variety of yarn choices from their very own herd. Due to the ever-changing nature of farming, you’ll need to book an appointment in advance to experience the fun at this family farm. 

African American Heritage Museum

This non-profit community organization was established in 2000 to preserve the historic Wytheville Training School. The building itself was constructed in 1882 for African American children and was in operation until 1952. You’ll find a children’s library showcasing achievements, photos, stories, and memorabilia telling the history of education of African Americans in Wythe County. Admission is free and it’s a great education opportunity for the entire family. 

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Wytheville Beagle Ridge Butterfly

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Known for their lavender, herbs, and butterflies – you’ll be glad you took a break to stop at this beautiful nature education center. They offer classes for crafts, gardening, cooking and more. You’ll also find a beautiful butterfly house and 16 varieties of lavender while you’re there! This is truly a great spot for nature-lovers looking to learn ways to conserve all aspects of the outdoors.


West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery

This fourth-generation homestead in the Blue Ridge Mountains welcomes motorists, hikers, picnic lovers and wine connoisseurs year-round. Make sure to try their small batch, family-crafted wine while you’re there. They planted their grapes in 2003 but their family roots date back more than a century! Their winery and tasting room are easily accessible from I-81 and I-77.

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Wytheville Cross Roads Social House

Crossroads Social House

This entertainment center welcomes people of all ages to gather for family fun. They offer 14 lanes for bowling, an arcade arena, jump zone, and a great menu! Your family road-trip deserves the excitement found at the Crossroads Social House.


Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

As First Lady in the White House during World War I, Edith Bolling had an often overlooked, yet vital role in history during the Woodrow Wilson presidency. Visit this museum to tour the historic Bolling Family Home to learn how her early life in Wytheville, Virginia prepared her for life as First Lady. You’ll also learn how she became known as “The Secret President” and “The First Woman President.” 

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Wytheville Fort Chiswell Animal Park Kids

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

This exciting zoo has it all! As you enter, you’ll walk through a petting zoo full of smaller animals ready to welcome you to the area. As you continue, the adventure gets even better with the Safari Bus. It is a true reversal of the zoo concept – you’re the one in the cage and the animals roam freely. Make friends with a camel or ostrich while making memories that will last a lifetime. You can purchase admission tickets at arrival and no reservations are required to enjoy the fun at the most interactive zoo in Virginia.


Crystal Springs Recreation Area

If you’re a fan of hiking, you’ll love the trails  at Crystal Springs Recreation Area! Discover Mother Nature at her best while exploring the terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains full of wildlife and scenic views. Bring your bikes for a mountain bike adventure or plan a picnic and relax while you’re in Wytheville.

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Millwald Theatre

Built in 1928, the Millwald Theatre recently underwent a complete historic renovation and is a must-see for history lovers. The theatre, located in the heart of downtown Wytheville, offers movies and live music year-round for all age groups to enjoy. Check out their website for showtimes and plan a night you won’t forget. 


Take Your Wytheville Family Vacation To New Heights: Printable Scavenger Hunt For Kids

Take Your Wytheville Family Vacation To New Heights: Printable Scavenger Hunt For Kids

Take Your Wytheville Family Vacation To New Heights:

Printable Scavenger Hunt For Kids

by Kimberly Stroh

Wytheville is full of great family attractions that the kids will love. The rich history, diverse outdoor adventures, and entertainment options make Wytheville an unforgettable destination for families.

There’s no shortage of family fun in Wytheville, but there’s a way to take your trip to new heights – with this Printable Scavenger Hunt For Kids.

Print this PDF document below while you’re visiting downtown Wytheville. It’s a walking scavenger hunt that young kids can complete with the assistance of a parent.

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How To Play The Wytheville Scavenger Hunt

The best way to play the Wytheville Scavenger Hunt is to print a copy so kids can mark the items as they locate them. Start anywhere in downtown Wytheville, as all of the items can be located within a few blocks of each other.

The idea of the scavenger hunt is to keep kids engaged and it’s a way for them to be actively curious. They’ll notice murals, historical signs, and even a giant pencil (that’s probably the most obvious item to locate).

As a parent, scavenger hunts are a great opportunity to connect on vacation. You’ll notice the kids get excited as they locate items and it’s a great way to discuss how the items have meaning to the city of Wytheville.

Discuss Edith Bolling Wilson’s connection to Wytheville – that it’s her birthplace. Or even the art representation in the LOVEworks sign!

I promise that the kids will have so much fun with this scavenger hunt that they may not even realize they’re learning too!

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

November 4 – December 23, 2022

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre presents “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

 This heartwarming tale is brought to life through the singing of your favorite holiday tunes. Fun for the whole family and complete with a nativity scene, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” will leave you with the spirit of the season!


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Horror-Filled Haunted Houses and Attractions

Horror-Filled Haunted Houses and Attractions


The spooky sights and sounds in the post-apocalyptic maze of hallways and rooms at the award-winning Helheim Haunted Attraction will send you running for the hills! The 2022 season is expected to be their biggest and best yet. Follow them on Facebook for updates on dates, tickets, and more.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a “real” haunted house, look no further than Haunted Graham Mansion, located just outside of Wytheville in Max Meadows, Virginia. This historic mansion was officially deemed haunted by the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters and has become one of the area’s haunt-season hot spots. You can experience a spook-filled time at the mansion every Friday and Saturday night from September 30th through October 29th.

Another unique, can’t-miss experience is Dinner with a Ghost at the 1870 Octagon Mansion History Museum, which is known for having active paranormal activity. The evening begins with champagne and a delicious 4-course, chef-prepared gourmet meal. Guests then take part in a fascinating two-hour paranormal investigation, complete with digital audio recorders, alarms, REM-pods, motion detectors, K-2 Meters, and DVR cameras.

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Fun on the Farm

Fun on the Farm

HOMEGROWN FUN The kiddos will love all the Fall on the Farm festivities waiting at Richdale Farm, a 650-acre, 5th-generation family-owned farm. Take a hayride to the hillside slide; navigate your way out of the winding corn maze; take your best shot with the apple cannon; and pick out the perfect pumpkin to take home and carve a masterpiece jack-o-lantern with.

Keep the farm fun going with a visit to Williams Orchard on W. Lee Hwy. This family-owned-and-operated farm hosts their Fall Festival every weekend in October, with activities ranging from hayrides and corn mazes to pumpkin-picking, pumpkin launchers and apple shooters, and more. The festival takes place on Saturdays 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm.

Don’t let your visit to Williams Orchard end without shopping the wide selection of seasonal treats, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, fall mums, sweet corn, canned goods, and more at their on-site store.

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