Step back in time at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians. Learn about the unique geology of the region and how it has influenced the area for millions of years. See the full size replicas of ice age mammals that roamed the area over 15,000 years ago. Visit the site of annual archeological and paleontological digs and see artifacts and fossils that have been recovered locally. View a display of Woodland Indian artifacts which includes an extensive collection of bead work. See evidence of two Civil War battles which occurred at "The Salt Capital of the Confederacy". Learn about Saltville's over 70 year history as a company town. Whether you're a native of the area who wants to know more about your heritage or you want to learn about the area as you visit, you'll find something to interest you.