Wytheville, VA

Wytheville is a true original, not just because it’s the only town in the country fortunate enough to bear that name but also because of its stunning landscape, which includes majestic mountains, sparkling waters, and rolling hills. No doubt about it – a trip to this memorable and striking town in Southwest Virginia always leaves visitors wanting more!

Group Tour Itineraries

Enjoy a 3 day tour of Wytheville.

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Day 1

Begin your journey at our Visitors Center, filled with information on the area and our historic footprints, as well as a museum dedicated to former Virginia Governor, E. Lee Trinkle, a native of Wytheville. It’s also at the Visitors Center where you will meet your step-on guide that will accompany you on your tour and delight you with the many legends of the area.

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Get on board and travel along a National Scenic Byway to the top of Big Walker Mountain where only the birds see more! At an elevation of 3,405 feet, the lookout has an observation tower and a swinging bridge. This is the oldest and highest private scenic attraction in Virginia and is the starting point of the Tolands Raid Civil War trail that ends in Wytheville. The lookout at the top of the mountain is a Virginia Birding Trail and an exciting breathtakingly beautiful view.

The BW Country Store features gifts, local crafts and artists works, hand dipped ice cream cones and homemade fudge, jams and relishes. During the summer months, the weekends feature special artisan demonstrations.

Our next stop along our historic footprints journey will be Wytheville’s Heritage Preservation Center where you can begin tours of the Haller-Gibboney Rock House – home of Wytheville’s first physician – and the Thomas J. Boyd Museum, filled with local history, a Civil War exhibit, a section on “the summer without children”, and more! Our newest museum, the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum, is dedicated to a Wytheville native and First Lady.

You will enjoy the drive along the route of Wytheville’s Historic Homes as well as the African American Heritage Driving Tour. These routes will enable you to take a closer look of the places where people lived, learned and worshipped.

Up next will be Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum… featuring a reconstructed Indian village with guides in native attire, museum, gift shop and sheltered picnic area. The interpretive guides lead a hands-on exploration of primitive skills including handmade replicas of tools, baskets, pottery and weapons. After touring the village, your group can shop in the gift shop full of Indian relics and beautiful native jewelry.

After checking into one of our 25 hotels, your group will enjoy dinner on their own at one of our dining establishments.

Additional Information:

Big Walker Lookout and BW Country Store – www.scenicbeauty-va.com

Museums of Wytheville – museums.wytheville.org

Wolf Creek Indian Village – www.indianvillage.org

Group Sales Director – Mary Jo Babbitt mjbabbitt@wytheville.org

Day 2

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After breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to get back on board for a trip to Fort Chiswell Animal Park. Your group will meet and feed animals from six of the world’s seven continents. There’s the petting area (self-guided) and the “Outback” (guided), where you will be transported over beautiful rolling hills. Since the animals look forward to you feeding them… they are anxiously awaiting your arrival. There’s also a gift shop full of animal-related items as well as other souvenirs.

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Then it’s over to West Wind Farm Vineyards and Winery, which features hand-crafted Virginia wine with an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They boast award-winning Virginia wine made from several varieties of grapes. The winery offers tastings and tours as well as gourmet snacks, unique candles, custom gift baskets and local arts and crafts. We can also arrange for a catered lunch set in the natural beauty of the area’s rolling hills.

Then your group will travel over to Rural Retreat Winery for a tour and dinner. It’s the perfect way to round out your day in the mountains. Their tasting room includes a full-service deli featuring Amish style meats and cheeses. The atmosphere is enhanced by the array of handcrafted local artisans works that are for sale.

Additional Information:

Fort Chiswell Animal Park – www.fortchiswellanimalpark.com

West Wind Winery – www.westwindwine.com

Rural Retreat Winery – www.ruralretreatwinery.com

Group Sales Director – Mary Jo Babbitt mjbabbitt@wytheville.org

 

Day 3

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Your group will head out to Beagle Ridge Herb Farm for a day with nature. This 160-acre wooded retreat features more than four miles of nature trails as well as display gardens and seasonal events. Sit in the gardens and enjoy a cup of herbal tea, learn about an herbal craft and natural lotions and crèmes or just absorb the great outdoors.  You’ll love the Flying Flowers in the butterfly house. Select in advance from a menu to satisfy your lunchtime cravings.

Then, you’ll head back to downtown Wytheville for an afternoon of shopping in one of our specialty stores.

 

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Afterwards, your group will head back to the hotel to freshen up for an evening of wonderful entertainment. The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre will welcome your group, seat you together and then serve a four-course meal at your table, followed by a Broadway-caliber musical. Your group will also be welcomed from the stage. This is an evening of entertainment that won’t soon be forgotten! A gift shop full of souvenirs and theatre memorabilia is available after the show, you’ll get to meet the cast.

The next morning, it’s time to travel home with wonderful memories of your time in Wytheville. We hope you will take your new experiences with you and share your expanded outlook of our beautiful area with your family and friends.

 Additional Information:

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

beagleridgeherbfarm.com

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

www.wohlfahrthaus.com

 

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