Explore Virginia's highest peaks, wildest adventures and coolest small towns. Smyth County is home to some pretty amazing sights, including Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and its wild ponies, and The Back of the Dragon, a thrilling, 32-mile driving route between Marion and Tazewell. 

Here, visitors can enjoy an evening at a drive-in theatre, a world-class fly-fishing expedition or a romantic stay at The General Francis Marion Hotel.  Rent paddleboards or canoes at Hungry Mother State Park, known for its beautiful woodlands and sandy lakefront beach in the heart of the mountains. 

Take in a show at the elegant Lincoln Theatre in Marion - once a grand "movie palace" and now home of the famous PBS series, “Song of the Mountains.” Explore 30,000 years of history at The Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, or go antiquing in adorable downtown Chilhowie, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 


Smyth County Tourism Association
121 Bagley Circle, Suite 105
Marion, VA 24354


(276) 646-3306