Small Town Spotlight: Wytheville, Virginia
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Just as the fog settles between the mountains of the Jefferson National Forest, Wytheville, Virginia, will settle in your bones and warm your heart. This little slice of American heaven is bursting with small town pride. The Wytheville community has been welcoming visitors as they travel from the Great Lakes to Florida on Route 21 for nearly 100 years. Plan your trip to Wytheville today! We’ve found some great itinerary ideas to help you get a head start.
Culture and tradition are staples in this mountain community, which means that there are several museums and historical sites to be enjoyed. The Haller-Gibboney Rock House Museum was home to the town’s first physician. In addition to personal artifacts, you can see a garden where typical 19th-century plants were grown for medicinal purposes. Visit the Thomas J. Boyd Museum to learn about the town’s history, the Civil War, and the polio epidemic in Wythe County. Finally, tour the birthplace of Edith Bolling Wilson, the wife of former president Woodrow Wilson.
You’ll also enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in Wytheville. You can hike one of seven scenic trails or feast your eyes on panoramic views from Big Walker Mountain Outlook. Take a walk through the butterfly house at the Beagle Ridge Herb Farm for a thrilling experience. This 160-acre wooded retreat has more than four miles of nature trails and numerous gardens. Do you enjoy motorsports? Get your blood pumping at the Wythe Raceway. They race on a dirt tract on Saturday nights just about every weekend from April to October.
You’re bound to get hungry after enjoying all these exciting activities. For a nostalgic lunch, you must try a world-famous hot dog at Skeeter’s. For dinner, head to the 1776 Log House for a family-style meal and a live show in a truly unique atmosphere. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary, hot breakfast each morning when you stay at the comfortable and convenient Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Wytheville.
Virginia is for lovers, and you’re bound to fall in love with Wytheville! Be sure to visit their tourism website before you arrive to see what music or art festivals may be planned. You’ll find friendly faces greeting you both in town and in our hotel. You’re sure to enjoy your stay and leave happy when you book a trip to this small town.