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Blue Ridge Highlands

The Birthplace of Country Music

As the Birthplace of Country Music, this area invites you to travel The Crooked Road on a musical journey. The hotspots include BristolFiddling Conventions, such as the granddaddy of 'em all - Galax and the Floyd Country Store.

"America's Most Scenic Drive," the Blue Ridge Parkway, runs through this region of Virginia. Explore the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, and plenty of places to see wildlife ...

Abingdon is known around the world for Barter Theatre, The State Theater of Virginia, its two-week-long Virginia Highlands Festival and its Historic District with charming residences and craft shops.

Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, the state's largest university and home of Lane Stadium, where NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference football match-ups are waged.

Before leaving the region, be sure to visit Saltville, "The Salt Capitol of the Confederacy," and its Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

Meadows of Dan's Primland Resort offers mountain-top chalets, elegant dining and Orvis-endorsed activities like flyfishing and wingshooting, as well as mountain biking and ATV trails.

Find your passion for the outdoors and pioneering in the Blue Ridge Highlands!

Blacksburg

Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, which is in the northern Blue Ridge Highlands region of Virginia. Home to…

Bristol

Bristol is built on sound: engines revving, fiddles singing and the silence of the outdoors. The downtown buzzes with live music…

Galax

Galax is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The City is rich with tradition, shopping, recreation and scenic beauty. 

    • Bland County
    • Carroll County
    • Floyd County
    • Giles County
    • Grayson County
    • Montgomery County
    • Patrick County
    • Pulaski County
    • Smyth County
    • Washington County
    • Wythe County

Area Highlights

Barter Theatre

  • 127 West Main Street

Laugh, scream, gasp and lose yourself in a world of adventure, comedy, romance and suspense. Escape to Barter Theatre and…

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

  • 569 Red Hollow Road

Fort Chiswell Animal Park is the largest zoo in Southwest Virginia and provides one of the most interactive animal experiences you…

Floyd Country Store

  • 206 South Locust Street

The Floyd Country Store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians…

Abingdon Vineyards

  • 20530 Alvarado Road

From Napa to Appalachia...Come enjoy world-class wines on the shores of the beautiful South Holston River!  Use one of…

Museum of the Middle Appalachians

  • 123 Palmer Avenue

Step through the window of time at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians: "From the Ice Age to the Space Age."  Learn how…