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Southwest Virginia LOVEworks Trip

Created by: Casey

This trip includes LOVEworks in Abingdon, Bristol and Gate City, along with quirky, family fun things along the way. Unfortunately, Google mapping thinks Bristol, VA is Bristol, CT. Use your GPS or an atlas.

Day 1

  • LOVEwork in Abingdon

    LOVEwork in Abingdon
    Address:
    150 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (800) 435-3440
    Website:
    www.visitabingdonvirginia.com

    Abingdon celebrates being the first community to ever host the original Virginia is for Lovers LOVEwork by contracting a local artisan from the Holston Mountain Artisan co-op organization to create an exact replica of that installation.


    As the town is known for its local artisans, crafts, cuisine and music, the LOVEwork is an important way of incorporating this strong regional artisan network. The artwork, which stands seven feet tall and 15 feet wide, connects residents and visitors to both Abingdon and Virginia, will travel to various locations, giving each of the region’s various attractions and festivals the chance to display the LOVE.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEworks and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

  • Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill

    Ellis Soda Shoppe & Grill
    Address:
    217 W. Main St, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (276) 623-8187
    Website:
    www.ellissodashoppe.com

    Ellis Soda Shoppe serves hand-mixed sodas along with sandwiches, burgers, salads and appetizers, and the restaurant displays historic pictures of Abingdon and relics from the Ellis Pharmacy which was once located in the same building.

  • Wolf Hills Brewing Co.

    Wolf Hills Brewing Co.
    Address:
    350 Park Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (303) 550-8762
    Website:
    www.wolfhillsbrewing.com

    WOLF HILLS BREWING CO is a craft brewery located in historic Abingdon, Virginia. The brewery takes its name from the original appellation that Daniel Boone gave to the wilderness that became Abingdon. Tradition holds that Boone and his hunting companion spent a sleepless night along a hill on the Great Road after their dogs encountered a pack of wolves, which had a den in a nearby cave. Drawing from this rich history, Wolf Hills Brewing CO melds together time honored brewing methods using only the highest quality ingredients with modern beer styles inspired by the wide array of fragrant hops from the Pacific-Northwest. Wolf Hills brews in small batches that are only distributed in the Virginia Highlands. The result is a level of fresh, savory beer that is unmatched in this region. Discover one of our many styles for yourself during our Growler Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7PM . . . you’ll be howling for more.

  • Comfort Inn - Abingdon

    Comfort Inn - Abingdon
    Address:
    170 Jonesboro Rd., Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (800) 221-2222
    Website:
    www.comfortinn.com/hotel-abingdon-virginia-va112

    Located in beautiful historic Abingdon, VA. 80 rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast. AAA rated. AAA/AARP federal/state per diem and group rates available.Outdoor heated pool.

    Nearby points of interest include Barter Theater, Heartwood Artisan's Center, Virginia Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway, Paramount Theatre, Southwest Virginia Higher Education, Virginia Highland's Community College, Emory & Henry College, Virginia Highland's Festival, Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival, South Holston Lake, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail-The Crooked Road and William King Regional Arts Center.

Day 2

  • Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery

    Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery
    Address:
    102 Bristol East Road, Bristol, VA, 24201

    Phone:
    (276) 669-7737
    Website:
    www.perkinsrestaurants.com/

    Offers a variety of food in a family atmosphere. Offers a full bakery. Open 24 hours.


     

  • LOVEwork in Bristol

    LOVEwork in Bristol
    Address:
    629 State Street, Bristol, VA, 24201

    Phone:
    (276) 644-9700
    Website:
    www.believeinbristol.org

    In keeping with the region’s nationally recognized status as the birthplace of country music, the Arts and Entertainment District of Believe in Bristol spell out LOVE in musical instruments, with the “O” as a banjo whose center shows the Virginia tourism slogan “Virginia is for Lovers.” Behind the sculpture is metal outline of the state of Virginia. The LOVEwork pays homage to the Carter Family and is located on the outside of the building at 629 State Street in downtown Bristol, which is part of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEworks and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE.

  • LOVEwork in Scott County

    LOVEwork in Scott County
    Address:
    Hwy 23 and 58, Gate City, VA, 24251

    Phone:
    (276) 386-6521
    Website:
    www.explorescottcountyva.com

    Scott County uses "We're a Natural" brand in all our promotions. The idea for the LOVEWork plays on the theme of "We're a Natural" in the design. The "L" is a cowboy boot; the "O" an inner tube denoting river floats; the "V" a letter V with a Violin incorporated reflects our musical heritage. The "E" is a combination of a bow and arrow and fly fishing rod indicating hunting and fishing.


    Visitors are encouraged to take photos with the LOVEwork and share with loved ones on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers on on Twitter with the special hashtag #LOVEVA. A complete list of the LOVEwork locations is at www.Virginia.org/LOVE


     

  • Alison's

    Alison's
    Address:
    1220 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (276) 628-8002

    A casual theme restaurant which opened in 1994. Our most popular items are ribs and our "world famous" Baked Potato Soup. We hand-cut all of our steaks and fresh fish, as well as make great entree salads and homemade desserts. Our casual atmosphere, as well as our children's menu and friendly servers, promise a pleasant experience for the entire family!

  • Comfort Inn - Abingdon

    Comfort Inn - Abingdon
    Address:
    170 Jonesboro Rd., Abingdon, VA, 24210

    Phone:
    (800) 221-2222
    Website:
    www.comfortinn.com/hotel-abingdon-virginia-va112

    Located in beautiful historic Abingdon, VA. 80 rooms. Complimentary continental breakfast. AAA rated. AAA/AARP federal/state per diem and group rates available.Outdoor heated pool.

    Nearby points of interest include Barter Theater, Heartwood Artisan's Center, Virginia Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway/Dragway, Paramount Theatre, Southwest Virginia Higher Education, Virginia Highland's Community College, Emory & Henry College, Virginia Highland's Festival, Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival, South Holston Lake, Virginia's Heritage Music Trail-The Crooked Road and William King Regional Arts Center.

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