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Things To Do / Attractions
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
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. appalachianspiritgallery.com
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
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
152 Adwolfe Road, Marion
Headspace Brewing Co. (opening in 2017)
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
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
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
George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, 3714 VA-16, Marion
Museum of the Middle Appalachians
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
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
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
203 North Church Street Marion
Classes in music, art, nature, gardening, cooking, storytelling, writing and much more.