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.

 

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
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Wytheville
48°
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Feels like: 46°F
Wind: 7mph WNW
Humidity: 90%
Pressure: 29.98"Hg
UV index: 0
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