Author: Chad Thompson

In this episode, we head to downtown Wytheville to visit during the July 3rd celebration. Wytheville is a fun location located off I-81 in Southwest Virginia. Wytheville is a gateway to North Carolina, West Virginia, and Northern Virginia. Packed with plentiful shopping, dining, and entertainment options, Wytheville is surely a stop you want to make. Downtown Wytheville is a vibrant community filled with an old-time style with a modern twist. Enjoy your stroll down the streets while...

Abingdon Vineyards is a wonderful location out by the river and the Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, Virginia. Here you can have some fun on the water, enjoy a meal outside, experience live entertainment, and much more! To learn more about Abingdon Vineyards, be sure to check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abingdonvineyards To learn more about all things SWVA, be sure to check out our website! https://visitswva.org/...

If you’re looking for your next big outdoor adventure, Smyth County, Virginia is full of thrills, scenic beauty, and the perfect wilderness experience. Smyth County is the gateway to Virginia’s tallest mountains, Mt. Rogers and White Top. Smyth County is also home to the famous Hungry Mother State Park. Mount Rogers / White Top Take a scenic drive to the tallest mountains in Virginia.   White Top Mountain / Scenic Overlook White Top is a 39-minute scenic drive from downtown...

Planning a great family getaway has never been easier! We’ve composed the top family fun adventures in Smyth County just for you! Smyth County is full of dining, outdoor, shopping, and family-friendly activities.  Chilhowie Take a stop in the “Valley of many deer” Begin your journey in Chilhowie, by stretching your legs on the riverwalk trail and learn more about Smyth County at the visitor center. Chilhowie is also a great location for dining at the popular Riverfront...

If you’re seeking a quirky roadside attraction tour, Smyth County has some well-known locations you cannot miss! During this two-day and one-night stay, you can surely enjoy the local staples of Smyth County. DAY 1 America’s coolest hometown of Marion is full of fun and exciting adventures. Hungry Mother State Park, the Lincoln Theatre, and The Wayne Henderson School, just to name a few. While on your trip to Marion, consider these must-see roadside attractions!     View this post...

Today, we are chatting with Wythevillve Downtown Executive Director Todd Wolford about the exciting downtown of Wytheville and some upcoming events in 2021. Wytheville in a central hub destination in Southwest Virginia off I-81. If you're looking to travel to West Virginia, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, or Southwest Virginia, chances are, you'll be passing through Wytheville. Coming out of the pandemic, Todd and the team at Wytheville want to give back to the local community by...

Today, we visit the Arts Depot in Abingdon Virginia. Located in downtown Abingdon, the Arts Depot is housed in a historic Norfolk & Southern train depot. Here you can expect to find ever-changing art galleries, working artist studios, and a good deal of history. Be sure you visit the Arts Depot on your next trip to Abingdon, Virginia. For more information on the Arts Depot, please visit: https://www.abingdonartsdepot.org/ For more information on all other offerings in Southwest Virginia,...

In today's episode, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Tourism Director David Rotenizer, Hammer & Forge Brewing owner Caleb Williamson, Chaos Mountain Brewing owner Joseph Hallock. We talked about all things brewing including start-ups, passion projects, innovation, and more. I had the chance to visit both of these breweries back in April of this year and enjoyed both. I went back to Franklin County in May to attend the Chaos Mountain...

If you're looking to explore an area of Southwest Virginia that is immersed in beauty, history, and moonshine, Franklin County has to be on your list. Franklin County is home to two beautiful lakes, breweries, distilleries, and plenty of quaint downtown areas. Franklin County also acts as a gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 'Round the Mountain Artisan Trails, and is of course the Moonshine Capital. Downtown Rocky Mount Rocky Mount serves as the county seat to...

In this episode, we visit the historic and family-owned, Big Walker Lookout Country Store in Wytheville, Virginia. Expect to experience scenic beauty, great food, and entertainment on your visit. Big Walker is also a member of the 'Round the Mountain Artisan group and has a nice selection of local art and gifts in the shop. Be sure to pay Big Walker Lookout and the Country Store a visit on your next Southwest Virginia Adventure! To learn more...