Places of Interest

Blue Ridge Music Center
Celebrating music and musicians from the Blue Ridge Mountains with live concerts, exhibits,  and local artists who present the history of our music as only they can.  OPEN  10:00am--5:00pm   May---end of October   Special performers on Saturday  7:00pm-9:00pm and Daily on the Breezeway 12:00pm-4:00pm

Blue Ridge Parkway
Incredible long range views and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian Mountains are to be had with a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Blue Ridge Wine Trail
North Carolina and Virginia wineries, tours, panoramic scenery, memorable food, lodging, and music festivals along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Fort Chiswell Animal Park
569 Red Hollow Road  Max Meadows, VA 24360 -  Our petting zoo and display area is a delight for all ages, and the Outback can only be accessed by guided tours.We have African Crowned Cranes, Bennett's Wallabies, eland, water buffalo, wildebeest, emus, zebras, ostrich, American bison, camels, and much more.

Fries Theater
Historic 1910 Fries Theater offers live music, dances, plays, film festivals, and occasional movies.  A member of Southwest Virginia's Historic Theater Guild.  Main St. Fries, VA (Shares building with Fries Community Center.)

Harmon Museum
5122 Carrollton Pike  Woodlawn, VA - Come see the history of Southwest Virginia. Featuring exhibits and photographs form the Revolutionary Period, Civil War artifacts, early coal mine relics, antique military guns, and early folk music memorabilia.

Historic 1908 Courthouse
Independence VA.:  Learn the history of the 1908 Courthouse, browse the retail art and craft shop, go back to the early 1900's in Grayson County with the museum and cultural exhibits.

Matthews Living History Farm Museum
Just out of Galax VA. in Grayson County A Virginia Living History Farm, Matthews Forest and Trail, (Host the Matthews Trail Run in April),  Workshops, Heritage Days, S.O.L. Based Field Trips, Environmental Education, and Self Guided Tours.


3222 Meadow Creek Rd., Galax, Va.  24333
Mt. Vale Vineyards has a Passion for the Mountains and a Dream of growing grapes and making wine.  WE hope you enjoy drinking our wine as much as we enjoy making it.
                     Friday-Saturday  12:00pm-6:00pm
                     Sunday   1:00pm-5:00pm
       Open anytime by appointment 276-233-4483
    Luxurious Guest  House & a Cottage
These lovely and spacious suites awaits the guest who has a night (or several) to spend with us.  We are PET friendly!  

West Wind Farm - Vineyard & Winery
2228 Fort Chiswell Road  Max Meadows VA 24360.
West Wind Farm is a recently planted vineyard and offers handcrafted Virginia wine from our new winery that serves as a gathering place in Southwestern Virginia. Come visit with us and see what we have to offer. We think you're going to enjoy yourself

Winterberry Gallery
80 Winterberry Lane, Galax VA 24333  Phone : (276) 238-1144. Winterberry Gallery
displays local Appalachian art as well as variety of art from out of the region. Also hosts different events for families, children and adults.

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