40 or More Free Travels: Something Completely Different

    Foamhenge, Natural Bridge

    Take a walk off the beaten path to appreciate lesser-known fun spots like a potato chip factory and star-gazing!

    Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard – Oak Grove. Come to the farm to watch their famous Goat Walk or explore the trails of the adjacent Voorhies Nature Preserve, home to 93 documented species of birds.

    McCormick Observatory – Charlottesville. Escape to the galaxy on a budget every first and third Friday nights of the month. Visitors can take part in a telescope viewing, see a slideshow and tour the museum. 

    Foamhenge – Natural Bridge. Mark Cline of the Enchanted Castle Studios has unveiled a full size scale replica of Stonehenge made entirely of foam. “Foamhenge” is painted to resemble the real Stonehenge. Be sure to bring a camera to try to fool your friends back home.

    Luray Singing Tower – Luray. Recognized as one of the country's major carillons, the tower contains 47 bells. The Luray Singing Tower, officially known as the Belle Brown Northcott Memorial, was erected in 1937 in memory of Colonel T.C. Northcott's wife. The carillon is situated in a park opposite Luray Caverns, the largest caverns in the East.

    Rt. 11 Potato Chip Factory – Mt. Jackson. Route 11 is famous for its delicious, old style, kettle-cooked potato chips with all natural seasonings. Fry-viewing opportunities abound as do chips for sampling and purchasing.

    Mt. Trashmore Park – Virginia Beach. World-renowned Mount Trashmore Park was created by compacting layers of solid waste and clean soil. Facilities include picnic shelters, playground areas, basketball court, volleyball areas, walking trails, plus an extensive street course Skate Park which includes a seven-foot deep bowl and a massive 13.5 ft tall vertical ramp.

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Last Updated: 10/8/2014 3:43 PM
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