Are there zebras and camels in the mountains? Absolutely! Gather the grandkids and get ready for a day filled with fun and fur. Located just off the interstates of I-77/I-81, you'll find Fort Chiswell Animal Park. They have animals from six of the seven continents on forty-five acres surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. All ages will enjoy the "outback" experience as you are taken on a guided bus ride where you can get up close and personal with the furry, four-legged residents. Once the animals hear the bus, they come around to be fed by you and your family. There's also a Petting Zoo for the youngest ones in the group. Their gift shop is full of lovable, huggable souvenirs and take-home goodies.
After lunch at one of our many restaurants, get ready to visit Galewinds Amusement Park where "everyone's a driver". They have four go-cart tracks, the area's largest arcade and an 18 hole lighted mini-golf course. Day Two: After a good night's sleep and breakfast at one of our 25 hotels, your grandkids will love traveling to nearby Bland County and visiting Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum. Interpretive guides lead a hands-on exploration of primitive skills, includeing handmade replicas of tools, baskets, weapons, pottery and tanned animal hides. Nature walking trails wind through the village complex. The museum houses a gift shop with Native American made arts and crafts.
You'll then travel back to Wytheville for lunch and then to the Wytheville Community Center. There you'll find something for all ages including Olympic size pool, open gym, youth/teen center, walking track, climbing wall and recquetball court. They have "day passes" as reasonable prices. You and the grandkids will love the nighttime entertainment at the Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre...you'll be served a four-course dinner followed by a Broadway-caliber musical. Celebrate life together with your grandchildren in Wytheville, VA...small town..BIG Experience!
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