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Smyth County, Virginia Regional Visitor Center 408 Whitetop Road, Chilhowie, VA, I-81, Exit 35


2nd Fridays! Artwalk

From April until December, the 2nd Fridays! Artwalk begins at Appalachian Spirit Gallery and meanders through shops and restaurants throughout downtown Marion - art, crafts, music, jewelry, special events, exhibits and more.


2nd Fridays! Music on the Porch Featuring regional musical talent and has included icons such as Wayne Henderson, Helen White, and Gerald Anderson.


Appalachian Spirit Art Gallery

144 W. Main St, Marion

(276) 759-3890

Appalachian Spirit Gallery celebrates the arts and culture of the Blue Ridge Highlands of Appalachia. The gallery showcases work by members of the Appalachian Spirit Artists Association as well as work by regional and local guest artisans.


Spirit Railroad Express - showcase in the Appalachian Spirit Gallery. Showcases awesome model train layouts and is located in the lower level of the gallery. A great attraction for children of all ages. Open Saturday 10am-noon.


Back of the Dragon Motorcycle Trail

World famous motorcycle trail. Extends across 3 mountain ranges, 32 miles of excitement, 260 curves, elevations up to 3,500 feet. Rt. 16 from Marion to Tazewell. More information here.


Chilhowie Community Park

Sunset Drive at Martin Ave, Chilhowie


Davis Valley Winery & Vineyard (276) 686-8855

1167 Davis Valley Rd, Rural Retrea

100-year old oak bar, winery tours, gift shop


Evo Salon & Day Spa and The Massage Clinic

(276) 783-2353

320 North Main Street, Marion

Full service spa and massages


Glade Mountain Museum (276) 783-5678

6711 Lee Highway, Atkins

Tools, machines, cars and blacksmithing equipment


Hall’s Skateland

(276) 783-2690

152 Adwolfe Road, Marion


Headspace Brewing Co. (opening in 2017)

(276) 780-8860

120 N Chestnut St, Marion

Brewery with traditions of community, music, and successful collaborations


Historic Downtown Marion (276) 783-4190

138 W Main St, Marion

Arts, music, drama, shopping and dining. Anchor renovations include the 1929 Lincoln Theatre and the 1927 General Francis Marion Hotel. Catch a live taping of Song of the Mountains, a PBS series celebrating the region’s Scots-Irish, mountain, bluegrass and country musical heritage.


Holston Hills Community Golf Course

(276) 783-7484

Holston Hills Community Country Club

1000 Country Club Road, Marion

Community Golf Course is a municipal facility owned by the Town of Marion, Virginia. Clubhouse, 18-hole Championship golf course, tennis facility and swimming pool are situated on a 300-acre site along the Holston River in scenic Smyth County.


Holston River Heritage Center

(276) 783-7286

123 E Main St, Marion

Preserving and protecting the history of Marion and Smyth County through the collection, protection, display and interpretation of artifacts and outreach programs.


Hungry Mother Adventures (276) 378-0867

760 Walkers Creek Rd, Marion

Virginia’s largest zip line & float trips down the Middle Holston River.


Hungry Mother State Park (276) 781-7400

2854 Park Blvd, Marion

Woodlands and lake, swimming, camping, cabin rentals, boat rentals, hiking and  Hemlock Haven conference center


Lincoln Theatre (276) 783-6093

117 East Main Street, Marion

Events year-round, touring companies, performance groups, and individual artists. Art Deco Mayan Revival theater


Mountain Empire Airport (276) 783-8805

8223 Lee Highway, Rural Retreat

Public use airport located nine nautical miles northeast of the central business district of Marion and 13 nautical miles west of Wytheville


Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area

(276) 783-5196

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, 3714 VA-16, Marion


Museum of the Middle Appalachians

(276) 496-3633

123 Palmer Avenue, Saltville

Unique geology, full size replicas of ice age mammals that roamed the area over 15,000 years ago. Annual archeological and paleontological digs and locally recovered artifacts and fossils. Woodland Indian artifacts with extensive collection of bead work. See evidence of two Civil War battles which occurred at “The Salt Capital of the Confederacy.” Learn about Saltville’s over 70 year history as a company town.


Park Place Drive In - Miniature Golf

(276) 781-2222

301 Park Blvd., Marion


Riverwalk – Marion (276) 783-4190

441 Baughman Ave, Marion


Saltville Golf Course (276) 496-7779

422 Panther Lane, Saltville


Saltville Wave Pool (276) 496-5439

Refreshing way to enjoy the ocean without having to drive several hours.


Scenic View Golf Course (276) 646-3535

969 Loves Mill Road, Chilhowie


Settlers’ Museum (276) 686-4401

1322 Rocky Hollow Road, Atkins

Tell the story of the people who settled the mountainous southwest corner of Virginia and how its unique culture was developed.  Visitors discover this as they move through the museum’s Visitor’s Center, 1890’s School and Farm.


Song of The Mountains

See Lincoln Theatre

Showcases the best talents in Bluegrass Americana and Old-time music. An Award-winning public television series showcasing music, musicians, musical heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachians!


The Salt Trail

(276) 496-5342

Saltville Town Hall, Saltville

Experience walking down a historic railroad trail used to ship salt from Saltville, now converted into a hiking, biking and equestrian trail that starts in Saltville and ends in Glade Spring.


Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Art

(276) 706-4010

203 North Church Street Marion

Classes in music, art, nature, gardening, cooking, storytelling, writing and much more.