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Southwest Virginia's most comprehensive cultural heritage museum. Visit this website and find out why you need to visit.
Let the friendly staff at the Old Fort Antique Mall help you find your treasure. They also have fine chocolates, sugar free chocolates, hard candy and fudge.
Step into the historic Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine;
listen as guides explain the story of mining the famous Pocahontas Number
Three coal, and how the hand-loading era of the industry slowly succumbed to
mechanization, and how the coal produced the energy which made this country
Relax in one of the most comfortable chairs and enjoy a scrumptious meal and a live performance. What an evening! Or enjoy a lunch in the Matterhorn Lounge and browse the gift shop. On Saturday evenings, enjoy one of 28 German beers and listen to live music on the terrace. See you there!
Step back over 500 years in time. The recreated village is near the site of the original McCord excavations. The museum has many artifacts and Indian related objects. Beautiful nature trails through rhododendron thickets and ample picnic facilities make this a must stop for families and all those interested in the history of the American Indian.
A recreational activity that will allow you to really see the beauty of this area is llama hiking. With advance reservations, Bob and Carolyn Bane of Virginia Highland Llamas will lead you and your party, along with a herd of llamas, up Big Walker's old Appalachian Trail section. On special saddles, the llamas will carry a picnic lunch you can enjoy after hiking through lush green meadows up to a beautiful vista.
The hike is about three hours up and two and a half hours down. All you need is sturdy footwear, a camera and raingear. Everything else is furnished. For more information or reservations call (540) 688-4464.
Bob & Carolyn Bane
I-77 and I-81 through this mountainous portion of Virginia gave VDOT and their engineers a real test. This is some fascinating information about our interstates. Some more interesting pictures are shown HERE and on the links in the above page.
Bland County, named for the prominent Virginia patriot, Richard Bland, Bland County is situated on the edge of the southwest portion of the Great Valley of Virginia. This website will provide more detailed information on the history of Bland and the county statistics.
Hidden behind busy interstate exits is a town full of charm and hospitality that will make any visitor feel right at home. For over one hundred years, Wytheville has welcomed thousands of visitors each day to its wide tree-lined streets that still hold a hint of yesteryear.