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  • A.P. Carter Museum

    Born Alvin Pleasant Carter, A.P. Carter was born to love music. A skilled violinist, fiddler to homefolk, he, his wife Sara, brother Ezra and sister-in-law Maybelle formed the Carter Family band....

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  • Animal Kingdom of VA LLC

    Animal Kingdom of VA is a small privately owned exotic animal facility in Southwest Virginia dedicated to the conservation of exotic species. Animal Kingdom of VA LLC is licensed and regulated by...

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  • Appalachia, Town of

    The town of Appalachia is considered to be a largely intact "era" town of the late 1800s, early 1900s. At one time, the town was the center of a booming coal mining culture. It was the hub of eight...

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  • Appalachian African-American Cultural Center

    The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now the Appalachian African-American Cultural Center. Besides preserving Appalachian black...

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  • Appalachian Arts Center - Cedar Bluff

    The Appalachian Arts Center is both a retail gallery and exhibition space featuring the work of local/regional artists, craftspeople, authors, and musicians. The Arts Center offers educational...

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  • Appalachian Backroads

    The Commonwealths of Kentucky & Virginia share a rugged mountainous border of jagged peaks rising over 4,135 feet into the horizon. Pine and Black Mountains create this phenomenal land mass...

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  • Appalachian Wilderness Adventure Program - Wise

    The Appalachian Wilderness Adventure Program (AWAP) is a challenging ropes course. The program is a part of the ministries located at Camp Bethel, which also operates youth summer camp. The...

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  • Appalachian Wonders Loop

    If you’re visiting Wise County and want to venture through the beautiful Jefferson National Forest, then the Appalachian Wonders Loop is a great place to start. Located within the Cumberland...

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  • Artistic Creations- Wood and More

    I am a woodcarver and enjoy carving just about any subject from walking sticks to big bears. At times I can be found with a chain saw in my hands. I also etch glass and paint. Call to arrange a visit...

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  • Artworks Plus - Lebanon

    Susan Patrice Cook creates fine art oil and acrylic paintings in a varitey of styles and subjects including landscapes, still lives, animals and people. She paints on canvas, slate, river rocks and...

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  • Back of the Dragon

    Experience the unmatched beauty and motorcycle riding enjoyment provided by Virginia Route 16, the two lane ribbon over the three mountains between Tazewell and Marion, Virginia. 32 miles, 260...

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  • Back of the Dragon - The Ride

    Thirty two miles and over three hundred curves, the Back of the Dragon is the premier riding road in the nation! Ideal for sports cars or motorcycles, this road offers the most spectacular views you...

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  • Bailey Log Cabin - Bluefield

    Records show that the Bailey family first settled in what later became Tazewell County more than 230 years ago.  Richard Peyton Bailey, Sr. received a warrant for land along the Bluestone River on...

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  • Bark Camp Recreation Area

    Bark Camp Recreation Area is situated on a 45 acre lake that is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. A three mile shoreline trail circles the lake, offering outstanding views. Highlights include an...

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  • Bee Bottom Picnic Area

    Thirty-one picnic units with table, grill and parking spur. Sunny area with playground equipment and mowed spaces for...

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  • Big Stone Gap Farmers' Market - Big Stone Gap

    There's nothing quite like buying local when it comes to fresh produce. Growers and farmers from around our community select their finest crops for you to enjoy and that helps create a sustainable...

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  • Big Stone Gap Loop

    Big Stone Gap isn’t just the name of a movie, it’s also a town with a number of interesting sites to explore. Take a short trip around Fraley Park or a more strenuous trek on Roaring Fork and...

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  • Birch Knob Tower

      Location: Dickenson County An elevation of 3,144 feet above sea level, you'll find the 100-yard walk from the parking lot and the 183 stair steps to reach the top to be well worth the...

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  • Birding and Wildlife Trails

    The Heart of Appalachia region boasts four of the state's official Birding and Wildlife Trail System loops including Appalachian Wonders, Big Stone Gap, Lonesome Pine, Mountain Heritage, St....

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  • Bluefield VA Farmer's Market - Bluefield

    This seasonal Farmer's Market is held in downtown Bluefield, VA under the nice large shelters.  The season begins in May and continues through October. You will find a nice variety of fresh fruits...

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  • Breaks Interstate Park

    The park, located on the Virginia/Kentucky border, is one of only two Interstate Parks in the nation. The park encompasses 4,500 acres of greenwood lands and mountain scenery, including the "Grand...

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  • Broadway Cinemas - Richlands

    Broadway Cinemas is located in the Claypool Hill Mall near Richlands, VA with an Arcade Gallery next door.  Real time information regarding movies, showtimes and available discounts can be found...

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  • Bull Creek Trail - Grundy

    The Bull Creek Trail is a pedestrian and bike transportation enhancement project that is located in the community of Harman, located in Buchanan County, VA. This trail was constructed onto an old...

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  • Bullitt Park - Big Stone Gap

    Located in Big Stone Gap in Southwest Virginia. Bullitt Park is the largest of nine community parks operated by the Big Stone Gap Department of Parks and Recreation. The park includes a football...

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  • Burke's Garden

    Sometimes referred to as "God's Thumbprint" because of its view from the air, this mountain-ringed bowl is 10 miles in diameter and filled with some of the most fertile farmland in the state. The...

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  • Bush Mill

    The historic Bush Mill takes you back to a time when people lived simpler lives, when millwrights and craftsmen used Scott County’s abundant natural resources to build overshot, water-powered grist...

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  • Busted Still Brewery - Gate City

    Craft brewery located on the historic Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail and the Crooked Road in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. Enjoy a pint of our famous Black Dog Stout or hoist a glass...

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  • Camp Bethel

    Camp Bethel is a Christian centered camping experience. Retreats and Facility Rental: Camp Bethel's facilities are available for rent year round. Amenities include 165 wooded acres, a small...

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  • Carmine's - Big Stone Gap Visitor Center

    Big Stone Gap is a little town with a big story! The inspiration for the novel, Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani, shows that good old-fashioned southern hospitality and a warm sense of humor aren't...

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  • Carol Ingram Moore - Big Stone Gap

    Artist creates fused glass jewelry, charms from recycled and found materials; and handmade paper infused with mountain poetry and plants. This studio is a trail site on the Lonesome Pine Artisan...

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  • Carter Family Fold - Hiltons

    The Carter fold is a rustic, 800+ seat music shed offering traditional music every Saturday night. Museum opens an hour prior to the show. The Carter Family was discovered in 1927 by Victor...

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  • Cave Springs Recreation Area

    Part of the Jefferson National Forest, Cave Springs offers a small lake for swimming that is fed by a spring that originates in the mountains above in a cave. A white sand beach is on the northern...

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  • Cavitt's Creek Park/Lake Witten Rec. Area

    The 54 acre lake is part of the 164 acre Cavitt's Creek Park Campground. Quiet, breathtaking retreat for fun and relaxation, birding, hiking, camping, fishing and more. We offer: -Fully handicap...

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  • Central Drive-In

    Located on the old route 23 just outside of Norton or Appalachia depending upon which way you travel is a jewel to behold. Since opening in May 1952 the Central Drive In Theatre has always tried...

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  • Charles W. Harris Gallery

    The Charles Harris Gallery is a non-profit, self-supporting venue for visual arts located in Southwest Virginia. The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of innovative, compelling artists from all...

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  • Charlie McConnell Studio - Coeburn

    Artist specializes in detailed pencil drawings including portraits, events and locations. Work also includes oil and watercolor paintings, clay sculptures and pottery. This studio is a trail site on...

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  • Chief Benge Scout Trail

    This 19.6 mile trail allows hikers to spend multiple days exploring high elevation forests full of rare plants and animals. You will be walking in the footsteps of a notorious Native American warrior...

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  • Cinema City Stadium Theaters - Norton

    Cinema City features 9 all stadium seating auditoriums, luxurious high back rocking love seats with cupholder armrests. All digital projection, 7.1 digital surround sound, wall to wall screens,...

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  • Clinch River (Scott Co. Access)

    The Clinch River flows through some scenic gorges and has sweeping mountain views. Some sections contain Class I to III rapids. The river offers canoeing, kayaking and fishing for smallmouth and...

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  • Clinch River Adventures

    Come Get Drenched in the Clinch!!!! Clinch River Adventures is located in the Heart of Appalachia on the most bio diverse river in America, the Clinch River. We currently offer the following...

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  • Clinch River Farmer's Market - St. Paul

    Each Saturday morning and Wednesday afternoon, May-October, Market Square in downtown St. Paul bursts with locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, honey and more.  Meet and mingle with...

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  • Clinch River Farms

    Our farm is an agritourism site and features 70 acres with the Clinch River.  We host groups for nature hikes, petting zoo (special arrangements), playground, river walk, camp site with picnic...

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  • Clinch Valley Millworks

    Inspired by the Foxfire books, Charlie Lawson has been making things with his hands since childhood. His shop, Clinch Valley Millworks, specializes in custom cabinetry, flooring and millwork in...

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  • Clinch Valley Outfitters - Dungannon

    Want to experience one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States? The Clinch Valley is home to more than 400 rare plant and animal species. Referred to as "American's Crown Jewel," "One of...

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  • Clisso Photography

    Photographer uses vintage, as well as modern techniques and features many local scenes from around the country in his photographs. Prints are for sale at the studio and online. This studio is a trail...

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  • Country Cabin II Appalachian Traditions Village

    Country Cabin II is the descendent of the original Country Cabin, focal point of Appalachian Traditions Village, a major venue on the Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage Music Trail which carries forth...

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  • Counts Cabin Trail

    The Counts Cabin trail, located in Dickenson County, is an 1.8 miles long trail in the Jefferson National...

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  • Cowan Mill - Ewing

    This beautiful and authentic gristmill was built in 1890 and used by locals to grind their grain into mill. This rare treasure is considered one of the most photographed places in Lee County. It...

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  • Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park

    Crab Orchard Museum preserves the cultural heritage of the Appalachian Region with exhibits on the 500 year-old Native American Village discovered on site, Pioneer Life, and military conflicts, such...

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  • Creation Kingdom Zoo - Gate City

    Creation Kingdom Zoo enables visitors to interact very closely with rarely seen animals such as the giraffe, camel, kangaroo, tiger, leopard, sloth, zebra, monkey, lemur, snakes, spiders, birds and...

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  • Crockett's Studio - Ewing

    I am a painter in all media: watercolor, oils, and tempera. My paintings reflect the countryside of Virginia. E-mail to plan a...

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  • Crooked River Farm - Gate City

    Crooked River is a 200 acre estate along the Holston River close to Seven Shoals in Hiltons, Virginia on the famous Crooked Road.  The estate includes rolling hay fields, over a mile of river...

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  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    The first great gateway to the west, Cumberland Gap is a mountain pass that was used by wildlife, Native Indian tribes, and later by settlers moving west. Daniel Boone was hired to blaze a trail...

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  • Daniel Boone Loop Trail

    Located in the westernmost part of Virginia, the Daniel Boone Loop contains sites that have a strong historical connection to the early frontier. While this isn’t the exact path that Daniel Boone...

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  • Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail

    One of the nation's most historic routes, the trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 and has become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier. The...

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  • Dante Coal Miner's Memorial - Dante

    Dante was once the headquarters of the Clinchfield Coal Corporation and home to thousands of coal miners and their families. The Coal Miner's Memorial honors those Dante men who worked in the mines...

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  • Dante Coal Mining and Railroad Museum - Dante

    The Dante Coal mining and Railroad Museum invites visitors to enjoy exhibits of coal and railroad memorabilia, donated by the residents and former residents of Dante and the surrounding community....

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  • Derby Girl - Coeburn

    Derby Girl creates originial silver jewelry using rare and exotic gemstones. This studio is a trail site on the Lonesome Pine Artisan Trial in Wise County and is a member of Round the Mountian...

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  • Devil's Bathtub & Waterfall - Dungannon

    The Devil's Bathtub was recently named one of the Weather Channel's Hidden Gems.  The Devil's Fork Loop Trail takes you on a 7+ mile hike across stream beds, past Cascade Falls and to the Devils...

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  • Dickenson Bundy Log House - Castlewood

    Open in season Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm. This log house was constructed from two separate log houses. One was built in 1769 and donated by the owner of the old Henry...

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  • Dickenson County Coal Miner's Memorial - Clinchco

    Welcome to the Dickenson County Coal Miner's Memorial. The memorial is a tribute to the men and women who have died in the coal mines. Located beside the post office in Clinchco, Virginia, the...

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  • Dickenson County Courthouse - Clintwood

    The large number of weddings in this courthouse made Clintwood the "wedding capital" of the area for a period of time. This historical building is of architectural interest to all. See courthouse...

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  • Dickenson County Veterans Memorial - Clintwood

    Dickenson County Military Veteran’s Memorials. Dickenson County has several memorials to honor the soldiers who have died in combat. A Vietnam memorial, Korean War Memorial, as well as memorials...

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  • Dickenson County Visitor Center - Clintwood

    Let the Dickenson County Visitor Center guide your tour of the county. They'll help you plan a great week full of activities. Check out their website or give them a call to get your journey started...

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  • Donkeyville Stables - Castlewood

    Donkeyville Stables offers a tour of feathered friends like majestic tamed turkeys. You can also take a family-friendly cart ride pulled by the beautiful miniature horses or grab some farm fresh...

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  • Doug Branton - Cedar Bluff

    Doug Branton is Associate and Founding Professor of the Arts and Crafts Department at Southwest Virginia Community College where he has taught for 34 years. A dedicated teacher and craftsman, Doug...

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  • Dr. Phipps Family Museum - Clintwood

    Dr. Phipps Family Museum portrays Dr. Rufus Phipps a prominent doctor in Dickenson County who operated the Dickenson County Hospital from the 1920's to his death in 1951. Dr. Phipps made house calls...

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  • Dungannon Depot

    From 1910 to 1912 the Depot in Dungannon was in a boxcar, open at both ends and located on a side track. The present Depot was built by hand beginning in 1910 and completed in 1912. The Dungannon...

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  • Dungannon Virginia

    Dungannon is the gateway to the world-reknowned Clinch River and the hiking and scenery of High Knob. The Scott County Horse Park, on the outskirts of Dungannon, draws visitors to frequent shows and...

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  • Ellenbrook - Lebanon

    Ellenbrook, otherwise known as Number 4, is the historic home of William Alexander Stuart, founder of the Stuart Land & Cattle Company. Construction of the home was completed in...

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  • Emma Yates Memorial Library

    As much a museum as a library, this small town library was once the home and shop of Miss Emma Yates. Built in 1901, the building features the original iron front facade and cylinder glass windows....

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  • Fireside Lanes - Cedar Bluff

    Fireside Lanes has party rates available per hour per lane,  or per person per game, and for tournaments, leaques-men's, women's, mixed, group events, birthday parties, etc. On Friday and Saturday...

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  • Flag Rock Area Trails - Norton

    The City of Norton's Flag Rock Area Trails (FRAT) system offers eight miles of mountain bike trails that are also open to hikers, trail runners, cross country skiers, birders, and other...

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  • Flag Rock Recreation Area - Norton

    Flag Rock Recreation Area sits at 3,250 feet in elevation and is located three miles from downtown Norton on the lower slopes of High Knob. The park is most often associated with the “Flag Rock,”...

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  • Flag Rock Recreation Area Campground - Norton

    The City of Norton's Flag Rock Recreation Area offers an 18-site campground that is open annually April 1 to Oct. 30. The campground is located near numerous outdoor recreation opportunities that...

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  • Flannagan Marina & Powersports LLC

    You can't ask for a better place for boating, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and down right good, clean fun! Flannagan Marina offers kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard, paddle boat, and jon boat...

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  • Flatwoods Recreational Area - Coeburn

    Recreational area with picnic shelters equipped with electricity, water and grills surrounded by a beautiful mountain setting in Coeburn. To see fees and/or to reserve facilities please see the...

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  • Foggy Bottom Dulcimers - Gate City

    I have been crafting dulcimers and various woodturnings for 15 years. Born and raised in Scott county my compassion for music has led me to explore the delicate sound of the dulcimer. Handmade lamps...

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  • Gap Caverns in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Explore a hidden world found underground- inside the mountains! It is a world of darkness, with fantastic dripstone formations and strange animals who have adapted to the cave environment. Gap...

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  • George Washington & Jefferson National Forest: Clinch Ranger District

    The Jefferson National Forest offers countless ways to experience nature.  Numerous recreation areas offer picnicking, fishing,  water activities, and wildlife watching opportunities.  Visitors...

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  • Golden Palette Gallery/Studio - Grundy

    Artist Lisa Boardwine creates original paintings, prints and custom matting and framing. Art supplies are also available at the gallery. Art classes are taught from the artist's studio and workshops...

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  • Graham Recreation Park

    Owned by the Town of Bluefield, VA, this 57 acre park has room for lots of activity. The land ranges from gently sloping to higher hills.   It has an ampitheatre, 1 small and 3 large nice covered...

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  • Grundy Community Center - Grundy

    If there's a big event in Grundy, it must be happening at the Community Center. Not only the town's movie theater, it is also the hub of social life for the community. This facility hosts the annual...

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  • Guest River Gorge Trail

    Rails to trails project that follows an old railroad right of way paralleling the Guest River, a Virginia Scenic River. Trout fishing is permitted in the river, as well as kayacking and canoeing....

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  • Hanging Rock Picnic Area

    This picnic area features 18 picnic units with table and grill or fireplace. A group shelter is also available. Hanging Rock Picnic area is located beside Little Stony Creek in a hardwood forest...

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  • Harry W. Meador Coal Museum - Big Stone Gap

    Museum features exhibits and objects collected by the late Harry Meador Jr., an executive with a local coal company.  Museum property once served as the study of John Fox Jr, author of "Trail of the...

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  • Haysi Floral - Haysi

    Haysi Floral showcases mixed media works and fiber creations made by owner Sue Scanlon as well as local artisans. This is an artisan studio on the Rivers to Ridges Artisan Trail of Dickenson and...

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  • Heart of Appalachia Bike Route and Scenic Drive

    The Heart of Appalachia Bike Route is one of many opportunities to experience our region, Virginia’s westernmost tip. It offers unparalleled scenic bicycle pedal pushin’ exploration between...

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  • Heart of Appalachia Visitor Center - St. Paul

    Are you a road warrior, river rat, or food fanatic looking for the best places to get your kicks in The Heart of Appalachia? Then stop by our lovely Visitor's Center! Located inside of a small...

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  • Hensley's Settlement - Ewing

    Hensley's Settlement is part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, which lies in three states: Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. The preserved settlement is located atop Brush Mountain where...

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  • Hercel Stallard Studios

    I have been doing watercolor & teaching workshops for 20 years. My original paintings and giclee prints are available at the Keepsake Gallery and at my Studio. This studio is a trail site on the...

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  • Hidden Valley Lake & Recreation Area

      Hidden Valley is located off of Route 58 between Hansonville and Abingdon. A hidden gem in the Heart of Appalachia, there are plenty of adventures to find in this beautiful spot. Bring...

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  • High Knob Lake Trail

    1.3-mile trail leads to High Knob Lake at the recreation...

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  • High Knob Observation Tower

    A brand new observation tower with a long history opened in 2014 atop High Knob Recreation Area. At an elevation of 4,223 feet, the original tower built in the 30s burned down 40 years later. In...

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  • High Knob Recreation Area

    At an elevation of 3,800 feet, High Knob Recreation Area is the highest campground in the Clinch Ranger District of the Jefferson National Forest. The main attraction at the site is High Knob...

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  • Hike to the White Rocks

    Thomas Walker Civic Park or Chadwell Gap is where your hike to the White Rocks will begin.  There are picnic tables available, clean restrooms, field for outdoor activities, and a beautiful...

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  • Hill Mandolins - Haysi

    Hill Mandolins builds ultra high quality mandolins and guitars by hand in the mountains of Dickenson County. This studio is a site on the River's to Ridges Artisan Trail of Dickenson and Buchanan...

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  • Inspiring Images - Bluefield

    Walter Shroyer is Professor of Art and Chair, Division of Fine Arts at Bluefield College where he has taught for 17 years. A ceramic artist and printmaker, his inspirations come from the surrounding...

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  • Interstate 101 Car - Big Stone Gap

    Built in 1870 for the South Carolina & Georgia Railroad, this private car was used by the president of the railroad and is one of the oldest and finest examples of typical passenger car...

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  • J. S. Easterly Park - Lebanon

    This county park is landmarked by a crystal-clear waterfall. For a pleasant walk, the park offers hiking trails, a picnic shelter with grill, or try a leisurely afternoon of...

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  • JAG's - Grundy

    Jackie Fiser designs and handcrafts "one of a kind" custom wreaths and floral arrangements for any season or decor.This Craft Venue is part of the River's to Ridges Artisan Trail in Dickenson and...

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  • Jessee's Mill

    The United States Department of the Interior, Park Service, has declared Jessee's Mill to be a national historic landmark and was previously designated a state historical landmark by the Commonwealth...

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  • John Flannagan Dam and Reservoir

    Located in a rugged, wooded Cumberland Mountain setting, this V-shaped 1,145 acre reservoir stores waters of the Cranesnest and Pound Rivers.  This is some of America's cleanest and clearest water...

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  • John Fox, Jr. Museum - Big Stone Gap

    The museum was the home of John Fox, Jr., a famous mountain author of many novels and short stories. Most well known are "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and "The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come". "Trail...

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  • Jonesville Farmer's Market - Jonesville

    If you're ever in the beautiful Lee County, one thing you have to remember to do is take advantage of our fertile farm land and visit the local farmers market! The Town of Jonesville sponsors a local...

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  • June Tolliver House & Folkart Center - Big Stone Gap

    Location adjacent to amphitheatre that stages the musical adaptation of John Fox Jr.'s novel, "Trail of the Lonesome Pine". At the turn of the century, the house was owned by the Duff family who also...

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  • Kiwanis Park - Grundy

    The Kiwanis Park in Grundy features picnic facilities, a walking track, a covered stage, playground equipment and a tennis...

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  • LOVEwork in Scott County

    Scott County uses "We're a Natural" brand in all our promotions. The idea for the LOVEWork plays on the theme of "We're a Natural" in the design. The "L" is a cowboy boot; the "O" an inner tube...

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  • Lake Keokee Recreation Area

    This 92 Acre lake, surrounded by a lovely wooded area, may be used for fishing or boating. The lake features a paved boat launching ramp, four picnic units with tables and grills, and a 3.7 mile...

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  • Lays Hardware Center for the Arts - Coeburn

    The Crooked Road comes to Coeburn every Friday night at the Historic Lays Hardware Building in downtown. Local groups entertain and provide music to "shake a leg" to on the dance floor. Informal jams...

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  • Lee Theatre - Pennington Gap

    Originally opened in 1947, the Lee Theatre was a hub of entertainment for the county. Today the hub is back but now hosts live musical performances, plays, and still stays true to its roots with the...

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  • Leeman Field Park - Pennington Gap

    In addition to offering many activities for the whole family, Leeman Field in Pennington Gap is the trailhead for the Stone Mountain ATV Trail, part of Spearhead Trails.  The Park also boasts a...

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  • Legion Park

    Formerly, the home of the American Legion Hall, and located on Rt. 619 in Norton, Legion Park was constructed in May of 1996. It features a picnic shelter and access to an interpretive trail with...

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  • Little Beaver Creek

    Roger Apple creates one of a kind art pieces using native materials such as wood, rocks and wood resins gleaned from the immediate area. He carves peach seeds, creates composite sculptural pieces,...

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  • Little Stony National Recreation Trail

    Little Stony National Recreation Trail is located between Coeburn and Dungannon on a narrow gauge railroad bed that was constructed in the early 1900's for logging. The 2.8 mile trail follows the...

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  • Little Stony National Recreation Trail

    Little Stony National Recreation Trail is located between Coeburn and Dungannon on a narrow guage railroad bed that was constructed in the early 1900s for logging. The 2.8 mile trail follows the...

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  • Lonesome Pine Loop

    The Lonesome Pine Loop is a great choice for anyone wanting to visit the areas mentioned in John Fox Jr.’s 1908 novel, “Trail of the Lonesome Pine”. Many of the sites on this loop are located...

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  • Lonesome Pine Raceway - Coeburn

    ASA sanctioned Lonesome Pine Raceway is a .375 mile paved facility with 16 degree banked turns. LPR runs Late Model, Charger, Street Stock, Mod4, Pure4 and Legends divisions. The track also hosts...

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  • Long Hollow Log School Museum - Jonesville

    Log school built before 1858. Used as heritage education...

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  • Louis E. Henegar Miners Memorial Park - Appalachia

    Public park dedicated to local mining historian Louis Henegar and the numerous coal miners in the community. The outdoor learning experience features many examples of underground mining equipment...

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  • McClanahan Cemetery - Grundy

    This historic cemetery may be found opposite Church of Christ on Rt. 83 North. Up on the hillside is the site of 3 Confederate Soldiers, related to the McClanahans by marriage. Hours: Daylight...

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  • Miner's Park - Big Stone Gap

    This public park recognizes the coal mining history of the...

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  • Mountain Heritage Loop

    Tazewell County is historically known for it’s deep connection to the coal industry, however, as you cross Walker Mountain the only thing you can focus on is Tazewell’s beautiful scenic views....

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  • Mountain Heritage Museum - St. Paul

    See hundreds of artifacts from coal mining, logging, railroading, farming, the Civil War, and Native American and Appalachian natural history. View dozens of pictures and prints about these subjects...

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  • Mountain Top Golf Course - Grundy

    Nine-hole public golf course located on 30 acres of previously strip-mined land atop Compton Mountain. Features artificial greens and is the first course of its kind in the U.S. Located on Route...

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  • MountainRose Vineyards

    Grapevines & roses abound as you visit MountainRose Vineyards & enjoy the only Virginia wines made from grapes grown on land formerly mined for coal. Abundant in minerals, the soil gives our...

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  • Natural Tunnel State Park

    More than 850 feet long and as high as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the “Eighth...

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  • North 40 Airsoft

    North 40 Airsoft runs a 10 acre airsoft field in Norton, VA.  We play every other weekend.  For event dates and times please see our facebook site under EVENTS.  North 40 is also an airsoft...

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  • North Fork of Pound Reservoir

    Built in 1966 as authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1960, the 154 acre lake is used for fishing, boating, camping, picnicing, hiking, and municipal water supply. Picnic area overlooks reservoir...

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  • Norton City Park

    This park features a gazebo which is (available on first come-first serve basis). The park includes lighted tennis courts, basketball court, amphitheatre, as well as, playground equipment and picnic...

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  • Norton Friends & Farmers Market - Norton

    Located in the Heart of the Appalachian mountians along the Crooked Road Music Trail, area farmers and vendors provide locally grown produce, eggs, artisan cheeses, crafts, fresh baked goods, and...

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  • Norton Recreation Department

    Norton Community Center and swimming pool are located on East Park Avenue. A variety of recreation programs and classes are offered as well as meeting rooms for gatherings and social...

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  • Norton Reservoir - Norton

    Norton's Upper Reservoir/Lower Reservoir is located four miles from the city's downtown. The Upper Reservoir is 9.8 acres and allows fishing, canoeing/kayaking and electric motor boats. The Upper...

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  • Old Russell County Courthouse - Castlewood

    Open in season Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday 12:30pm - 4pm.  This former courthouse was built in 1799 by Henry Dickenson. A stone building, the structure replaced a log courthouse that was...

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  • Oxbow Lake Park - St. Paul

    Oxbow Lake Park is a city-owned park that includes a wetland and forest complex adjacent to the Clinch River. Because of its well maintained trail system, it is a popular destination for many of...

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  • Park Avenue Theater

    Opened March, 2014, Park Avenue Theater is a vintage movie theater showcasing Hollywood classics and modern hits alike.  This 241 seat theater can also be rented for special events, concerts, or...

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  • Pathfinders Outdoor Adventures, LLC - Norton

    Pathfinders is the premiere outdoor adventure outfitter in Southwestern Virginia offering sales and rental equipment, as well as training, for those who want to SEIZE THE...

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  • Phillips Creek Recreational Area

    Beach area and picnic shelters on Pound Reservoir, within walking distance to Cane Patch Campground, all part of the Jefferson National Forest. The Phillips Creek Loop Trail is a self-guided trail...

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  • Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve

    Towering cliffs, sheer limestone ledges, and waterfalls are but a few of the spectacular features of this preserve. Located near the confluence of the Clinch River and Big Cedar Creek, the topography...

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  • Plum Creek Winery

    Plum Creek Winery is the first and only winery in Tazewell County! Available souvenirs are ball caps and wine glasses.  Wine sold by the glass, by the bottle or the case.  They can be mixed or...

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  • Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum

    The Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum is a twenty minute drive from Bluefield Va over Rt. 102. It’s the oldest attraction of its kind, opening in 1938. The Exhibition Coal Mine site is...

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  • Pocahontas, Historic Coal Mining Town

    Pocahontas, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Virginia's first coalfield boom town. Today, Pocahontas preserves its coal mining heritage. Visitors can tour the world's first...

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  • Poplar Gap Park - Grundy

    Buchanan County's flagship Recreation Park and Fairgrounds! The park offers a fairgrounds and horse ring, two baseball fields, a football field, three large picnic shelters with grills and a...

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  • Powell Mountain Overlook

    Powell Mountain Overlook is on the border between Lee and Scott counties and has great mountain views of both of our southwestern most counties as well as Kentucky and Tennessee. On Route 58 west of...

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  • Powell Valley Overlook

    Powell Valley is a picturesque location, with an overlook accessible from the Northbound lanes of U.S. Route 23. A number of homes, farms, and a church are located in the valley below the...

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  • Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center - Clintwood

    The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center features the life and music of the legendary music performer. Recognized as a pioneer in traditional Appalachian old-time music, Stanley...

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  • Redbud Capital of the World - Honaker

    Honaker, Virginia has been designated as the "Redbud Capital of the World" by the Virginia General Assembly for their amazingly beautiful/plentiful redbud trees blooming in April annually. Route 80,...

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  • Richlands Coal Miners' Memorial

    The Coal Miners' Memorial is a testament to the heritage of the Town of Richlands. Dedicated in 2003,the memorial is a tribute to the men/women who sacrificed all they had to make a living. The...

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  • Riverbound X-Stream - Lebanon

    At Riverbound X-Stream, we seek to establish and promote our water resources as quality flyfishing destinations for all those who would share our vision of unspoiled places, magnificent fish, and...

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  • Route 611 Cumberland Mountain Scenic Drive

    Rt. 611 Cumberland Mountain Scenic Drive was designated in 2009 as a Virginia Scenic Byway. Beginning in Clintwood, and winding through the Mountains, you will find several tourism attractions...

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  • Russell County Farmer's Market - Lebanon

    The Russell County Farmer's Market is held at the Russell County Government Offices in Lebanon every Wednesday from 11-3pm and Saturday mornings 8am-Noon. The market begins the first weekend in June...

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  • Russell Fork River

    A tributary of the Big Sandy River, the Russell Fork River is a scenic series of rapids, pools, and tortuous twists. World-class whitewater rafting opportunities are available on the river running...

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  • Russell Fork Whitewater Adventures

    Outfitter for day trips on the Russell Fork River, which offers whitewater rapids of Class III-V+ Outfitter works with individual or family's needs and skills on river...

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  • Saint Paul Loop Trail

    Located near the heart of Saint Paul, the Saint Paul Loop offers six excellent sites for wildlife watching that visitors can enjoy. It includes everything from wetlands to montane to extensive...

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  • Sand Cave - Ewing

    Tucked away in the Cumberland Gap National Park, hikers and horseback riders will discover a ceiling of gold, red and green, eroded rock forms and photo ops to cherish.  Access to this gem of a...

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  • Sanders House Center

    The Sanders House Center includes a late 19th century home which was once the centerpiece of a 3,000 acre farm. Built in 1896, it has gorgeous solid oak woodwork, original wood floors, hand-painted...

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  • Sanders House Center - Bluefield

    The Sanders House Center includes a late 19th century home which was once the centerpiece of a 3,000 acre farm. Built in 1896, it has gorgeous solid oak woodwork, original wood floors, hand-painted...

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  • Scott County Courthouse - Gate City

    The earliest portion of this courthouse was built in 1829; it was subsequently enlarged in the...

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  • Scott County Park - Gate City

    Park includes a 9-hole golf course, pro shop, tennis and picnic shelter. The most challenging and scenic golf course in the Mountain Empire. Ask about our Tuesday Senior Citizen Specials and our...

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  • Scott County Regional Horse Park - Dungannon

    Scott County Horse Park is home to a wide range of equestrian events, including shows for various breeds, horse pulls and plow-offs for the draft horse enthusiasts, and trail rides through nearby...

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  • Seven Springs Trout Pond

    Seven Springs Trout Pond is operated as a catch-out trout pond.  We are open March through November on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are located one mile west of the Town of Tazewell on...

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  • Southwest Virginia Museum State Park

    Dedicated in 1948, the Southwest Virginia Museum in Big Stone Gap chronicles the exploration and development of the region. The museum houses a collection of items from the region. The collection was...

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  • Spearhead Trails

    Ride Virginia's newest and most exciting trail destination! Spearhead Trails ATV & OHV systems are multi-use trail systems primarily designed for ATVs and Side by Sides.  Annual or Day Permits...

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  • Spearhead Trails - Coal Canyon Trail System

    Coal Canyon currently offers 60+  miles of family-friendly riding, built on reclaimed mine lands, which offers sweeping views of the mountains and valleys. With a trailhead at Southern Gap, near...

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  • Spearhead Trails - Mountain View Trail System

    Mountain View, Spearhead's first and longest trail system, has expanded to over 100 tree-lined miles, with 10 miles of dedicated single track for dirt bikes. This system has a nice mix of green,...

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  • Spearhead Trails - Original Pocahontas Trail System

    The Original Pocahontas, dubbed "the OP," offers 65 miles of scenic twists and turns in a deep-woods setting. The system provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and historic downtown,...

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  • Spearhead Trails - Ridgeview Trail System

    Spearhead's newest trail system, Haysi Ridgeview is a good mix of beginner, intermediate, and expert trails. 50+ miles (and growing) of multi-use trails connect to the ATV-friendly town of Haysi....

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  • Spearhead Trails - Stone Mountain Trail System

    The Stone Mountain Trail system offers 30 miles of challenging intermediate to advanced level OHV trails with nine stunning overlook vistas never before offered to the public. Many of the overlooks...

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  • Spearhead Trails - Stone Mountain Trail System

    Stone Mountain boasts 30 miles f highly technical "blue and black" trails along the crests and curves of Stone and Black Mountains, and features 9 stunning overlooks. The trailhead is at Leeman Field...

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  • Stone Face Rock

    Folklore says that the face was carved by Cherokee Indians honoring their chief at the time. The name of the Chief is unknown. Others believe that the face has evolved over time by wind and rain....

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  • Sugar Maple Bicycle Trail

    The Sugar Maple Trail is 1.8 miles of exhilarating mountain biking and hiking trails that are located at the Flag Rock Recreation Area in Norton, VA.  Contact City of Norton Parks and Recreation...

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  • Sugar Run Baskets

    White oak is the basis for all my baskets. Like the early American pioneers, I go to the woods and carefully select a tree that is suitable for basket materials. All material for my baskets is...

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  • Tazewell County Visitor Center - Bluefield

    It has been said that mountains have a way of drawing you into a slower pace and heightens your senses. Nestled in the majestic Appalachian mountains of southwestern Virginia, Tazewell County is home...

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  • Tazewell, Historic Town of

    Before the pioneers arrived, Tazewell County was a hunting ground for Native Americans.  Tazewell County was created on December 20, 1799.  The land was taken from portions of Wythe and...

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  • The Appalachia Cultural Arts Center - Appalachia

    The Appalachia Cultural Arts Council, Inc. founded The Appalachia Cultural Arts Center as a vehicle to foster commitment to the future, to economic development, and to the cultural pride of the Town...

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  • The Barn at Stoney Creek -Dungannon

    The Barn at Stoney Creek Farm is located in the beautiful Stoney Creek valley. We are at the foot of the High Knob mountain,close to the devils bathtub. We have 7500 square feet of barn space and 2...

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  • The Breakdown

    The Breakdown is a USARA regional qualifying, Adventure Race that lasts 24 hours at Breaks Interstate Park. The race focuses on Trekking, Mountain Biking, and Flat-water Paddling and also offers a...

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  • The Great Channels Natural Area Preserve

      The Channels Natural Area Preserve, Hayters Gap VA from Mark Simcox on Vimeo.   Within he boundary of the 4,836 acre Channels State Forest is a 721 acre parcel that has been...

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  • The Homeplace Mountain Farm & Museum

    The Homeplace is a collection of authentic structures and artifacts that have been assembled here from their original locations throughout Scott County. Each building has been carefully taken down...

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  • Trail of the Lonesome Pine Amphitheatre/June Tolliver Playhouse

    COME SEE THEATRE UNDER THE STARS! The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is an outdoor drama in operation yearly during the summer months of June, July, and August, with weekly performances on Thursdays,...

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  • Twin Creek Studio - Tazewell

    Formerly known as Inspiring Images, Twin Creek Studio is owned and operated by Walter Shroyer, Bluefield College Art & Design Department chairman, and Linda Weatherly. It's located in the...

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  • Vincent's Vineyard - Lebanon

    Come to Vincent's Vineyard and appreciate the beautiful scenery while in the city limits of Lebanon. Experience country living in a relaxing atmosphere with some good old fashioned...

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  • Virginia Coal Heritage Trail

    325 miles of scenic byways stretch through seven counties and the city of Norton, providing the traveler with glimpses of unique coal mining towns that were formed more than a century ago.  This...

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  • WKW Woodworking - Bluefield

    William Kyle Wimmer makes mission style oak, cherry and walnut fine furniture as well as rustic pie safes, woooden ice cream boxes, shelves, cupboards, benches, stools, bowls and quirky birdhouses....

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  • Wallen Ridge Trail - FT #329

    Wallen Ridge and Lovelady Gap are part of the High Knob Landform. Wallen Ridge Trail, FT #329, is located in the Clinch Ranger District of the Jefferson National Forest. The trail is rated moderate...

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  • White Rock Stables

    White Rocks Stables offers a 'fun for the whole family' experience with several locations recommended for riders ranging from novice to the most experienced of horseman. In the near future, we hope...

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  • Wilderness Road State Park - Ewing

    Wilderness Road State Park was purchased in 1993. The park is about 310 acres that lie astride the Wilderness Road, a route carved by Daniel Boone in 1775. The route, which followed a buffalo trace,...

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  • William P. Harris Park - Grundy

    Located minutes from the towns of Richlands and Honaker, William P. Harris Park is located on Route 80 at Council. This park has a large community center, a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball...

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  • Wise Lake Reservoir

    The Wise Reservoir provides the water supply for the Town of Wise. Although heavily used by anglers and picnickers, this is also a good venue for wildlife watching. Mixed woodlands surround the...

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  • Woodspin Studio - Coeburn

    Lathe turned native Apalachian wood and exotic imported woods are shaped into bowls, vases, and small objects that are both classic and contemporary. This studio is a trail site on the Lonesome Pine...

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