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It’s a Great Time to Fall for this Unique Virginia Town
by Colette Boehm, Laurie Rowe Communications
Wytheville has long surpassed its popularity as a stopover point at the crossroads of two major Interstates (I-77 and I-81) in Southwest Virginia. Now it’s a destination unto itself. It’s an authentic place with remarkable stories to tell, in a downtown that combines hometown comforts with unique surprises. As temperatures fall and seasons change, this is an excellent time and the perfect place to get out and explore.
The Trinkle Mansion was originally the home of William Trinkle, a gentleman farmer from a prominent Wythe County family (his brother was Virginia’s governor from 1922 to 1926). The hotel shares a name with many other entities here, the hometown of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson. Often called the “secret president” and the “first woman president” by historians, Wilson’s amazing story is told at the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum (145 E. Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382). This museum is one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a first lady.
To begin the journey, check out visitwytheville.com and plan a visit to this unique downtown and diverse destination. It’s a combination that proves, there’s only one Wytheville!
Outside of town, the Southwest Virginia landscape gives visitors even more reasons to extend a stay in Wytheville and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the outdoors attractions. There are scenic mountain vistas, premier hiking and biking trails, protected lands and pristine waters for some of the best fishing in the region.
There’s only one Wytheville. It’s true, no other town in the world shares this name. But with one visit, guests discover that its name is not the only thing making this destination special. Situated at the crossroads of two major Interstates (I-77 and I-81) this is so much more than a stopover location. A classic downtown chock-full of gems, Wytheville offers unique lodging, dining and entertainment options. Nearby, there are trails for hikers and cyclists as well as for those who love birding and byways. Add a bundle of homegrown attractions, and you’ve got a must-see destination in Wytheville. There’s only one!