Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia attractions

Top Choice Museum in Roanoke

O. Winston Link Museum

Trainspotters aren't the only ones who will find this museum fascinating. It is home to a large collection of photographs, sound recordings and film by O Winston Link (1914–2001), a New Yorker who in the 1950s spent…
Top Choice Winery in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Chateau Morrisette

The Blue Ridge Mountains form an attractive backdrop at this winery 13 miles southwest of Floyd. Head to the swish tasting room to try the signature Black Dog dry red or the Our Dog Blue, a blend of riesling, Tramin…
Monument in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

National D-Day Memorial

During WWII, 30 Bedford National Guard soldiers joined the invasion of Normandy. Nineteen were killed in action on D-Day, the highest per capita loss of any community in the country. Today, Bedford and the US honor …
Nature Reserve in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

This seriously beautiful area is well worth a visit for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike, fish or cross-country ski among ancient hardwood trees and the state's tallest peak. The 33.4-mile Virginia Creeper Trail, popular w…
State Park in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Smith Mountain State Park is located on the north shore of an enormous, 32-square-mile reservoir, one of the most popular recreation spots in Southwestern Virginia and the largest lake contained entirely within the …
Museum in Roanoke

Taubman Museum of Art

The jewel in Roanoke's cultural crown, this impressive museum is set in a sculptural steel-and-glass edifice. Inside, you'll find a small permanent collection strong in 19th- and 20th-century American works includin…
Arts Center in Abingdon

Heartwood

Heartwood is a showcase of regional crafts, cuisine, wine, craft beer and traditional music. There are exhibition spaces, retail galleries, a restaurant (sandwiches, salads, quiche) and a brew bar. Don't miss Thursd…
Historic Site in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

Mabry Mill

One of the most photographed buildings in the state, the mill nests in such a gloriously green vale you'll think you've entered the opening chapter of a Tolkien novel. Edwin Mabry’s original sawmill and blacksmith s…
Museum in Roanoke

Center in the Square

The city's cultural heartbeat, where you'll find three museums, a butterfly garden, aquariums and a theater. The museums cover African American culture, pinball and science. The atrium aquariums and green rooftop ca…
Winery in Blue Ridge Highlands & Southwest Virginia

White Rock

The setting is lovely at this winery and brewery 17 miles east of Roanoke. Pop into the tasting room to try its crisp White Mojo, a blend of Pinot Gris, Traminette and Chardonell. Beers include Blitz Creek Brews Amb…