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!

An Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Wytheville

You would expect an area that includes the second oldest river in the world to have an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities…and you’d be right. There are plenty of waters to fish in from creeks and ponds, to lakes and rivers and hundreds of acres of forest for traditional hunting or viewing the beautiful scenery, plants, trees, and native animal life. For those who enjoy camping and hiking in Virginia, there are a variety of locations from primitive sites to those with all the conveniences.

The area includes local, state, and national parks that offer recreational experiences for all ages and abilities. Scenic drives are abundant and several back roads drives are noted on the Wythe County map. Many are ideal for the bicyclist or motorcycle rider as well as for those in automobiles.

 

Fort Chiswell Animal Park
Address: 569 Red Hollow Road
Max Meadows, VA 24360
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.

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

Wytheville
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Humidity: 87%
Pressure: 29.83"Hg
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