Taking a trip to the Nation’s Capital? Then take a short Amtrak ride to Lynchburg, VA and spend a few days in a destination with unparalleled natural beauty and world renowned attractions. WALK BACK IN TIME. Tour the trails at Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park where our “nation reunited” as General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, at the end of the Civil War. Visit the retreat home, Poplar Forest, of the 3rd US President Thomas Jefferson. Learn the rich history of Jefferson’s private life and take a tour of this octagonal home nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains. Complete with lush English gardens and amazing mountain views, tour the National D-Day Memorial which is dedicated to Allied Forces and those that sacrificed their lives on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. TAKE THE TRAIL. Ranked America’s most scenic drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the nation’s longest rural parkway and provides breathtaking surroundings and endless outdoor recreational opportunities. Enjoy outdoor biking or hiking throughout beautiful scenery and wildlife on your adventure through Blackwater Creek Biking Trails or Liberty Mountain Biking Trails. FLIPS & DIPS. Show off your flips at the Snowflex Centre which is the nation’s ONLY year round snow sports slope for skiing, snowboarding or tubing. Looking for an activity after snow skiing in 80 degree sunshine? Enjoy a dip in the historic James River as you kayak, canoe or tube. Choose a downtown restaurant to finish your exhilarating, memorable day.