The Wilderness Road | Virginia's Heritage Migration Route
Today, over 43 million Americans can trace their heritage to the families that migrated along the Wilderness Road.
In the more than 250 years since Mary Draper Ingles was captured by Shawnee warriors, escaped and made her historic return journey to the New River Valley of Virginia, much has been written and produced about the preeminent colonial heroine. Mary represents hundreds of women who survived capture and returned to their log cabin homes during the early settlement of the region west of the Alleghenies.
Mill Mountain Theatre | Roanoke
A year-round professional theatre, which produces several shows each season geared to children and their families. Drama Enrichment classes for students are also available.
website | (540) 342-5740
Virginia Museum of Transportation | Roanoke
he Virginia Museum of Transportation fires the imagination! The whole family can climb aboard decades-old steam locomotives while watching modern trains zoom by on busy active tracks. Don't miss two "last of their class" steam giants: the N&W Class J 611 and the N&W Class A 1218. The museum is located in downtown Roanoke’s century-old freight station in the heart of Virginia's Rail Heritage Region. Explore our extensive collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, rail cars, and model trains. Visitors love our antique cars, trucks, and buggies, too. The Museum Store offers hard-to-find books, DVDs, toys and gifts. After your visit, stroll along the Goode Railwalk to the O. Winston Link Museum to watch trains and enjoy hands-on exhibits about Roanoke’s rail history. The Museum is Virginia's official transportation museum.
website | (540) 342-5670
Fall Railroad Weekend | Two Great Day Trips Saturday, Nov 5 and 6
Take in the sights and activities at the heart of railroad activity in Virginia!
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Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech | Blacksburg
The Department of Theatre and Cinema is inventing the future of American theatre at Virginia Tech by producing contemporary plays and new visions of the classics to discover how our performances connect with and stimulate people in the New River Valley. Two ticketed main stage shows with multiple performances and a number of free workshop productions are produced each semester creating shared theatrical experiences for the entire community. The cinema program offers many cinema-related activities that unspool year-round, including visiting artists and special screenings to the student-run Progeny Film Festival.
Palmer Mill and Playhouse | Saltville
Previous productions have included A Tuna Christmas, You Can’t Take It With You, Annie, Steel Magnolias, Sanders Family Christmas, and others. Productions are usually weekend events on Friday and Saturday nights, and a Sunday matinee.
website | (276) 496-5342
The Lincoln Theatre | Marion
Originally built in 1929 as a vaudeville and movie house, The Lincoln Theatre hosted stars such as Roy Rogers, Ralph Stanley, Roy Acuff, and other legends. Through a focused community initiative and fundraising of more than $1.8 million, the building was fully renovated. The theater reopened in 2004 as a presenter and a programming facility. Today's theater boasts state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems and six beautifully restored historic murals.
website | (276) 783-6092
Blue Ridge Dinner Theater | Ferrum
We're looking forward to a 31st season filled with new plays, new delicious meals, and some new performers. Of course, you can look forward to seeing some of your favorite BRDT performers returning to the Sale Theatre stage
website | (540) 365-4335
Stafford Glass | Newport
Stafford Art Glass is a glassblowing studio and gallery displaying the work of owner Parker Stafford as well as the best works by today's finest artisans of the region and nation. All work made by hand in the U.S.A.
website | (540) 605-0034
Taubman Museum of Art | Roanoke
At the heart of downtown Roanoke, the new 81,000 square foot Taubman Museum of Art proves an arresting landmark for visitors arriving from US I-581. As Roanoke's most contemporary structure, it provides an analog for the city's evolution from industrial and manufacturing town to technology-driven city.
website | (540) 342-5760
Appalachian Spirit Gallery | Marion
Our mission is to celebrate the arts, traditions, lore, and spirit of the Appalachian Mountains and showcase the work of local talent. The building was once the home of Lola Poston Harriman, the artist who painted the large murals in the Lincoln Theatre. The Gallery also provides tourist information and guided history walks.
website | (276) 783-8891
Narrows Gift Shop & Art Gallery | Narrows
"302" Main St. displays and sells the artistic endeavors of over 30 local artists, artisans, authors and craftmen. The juried items are offered at reasonable prices to suit every budget, allowing comfortable enjoyment of the arts as gifts or as personal expressions Just For You. The inviting shop showcases an extensive variety of quality handcrafted items including jewelry, furniture, paintings, wood turnings, digital art, candles, knit apparel, soaps, stained and blown glass, books, lotions, purses, wall decor, sculpture, baskets, note cards, quilts, Appalachian, coal, local history, and more. Also offered are gift certificates and personal or group private appointments.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
The Back Porch Gallery
The Back Porch Gallery is a showcase for local artisans and crafters. Mrs. Jane Blevins’s College Collection prints are just one example of the many excellent artists featured there. Antiques and fine framing are also available. Logon to the website.
The gallery is open:
1:00pm—5:00pm on Sunday
website | (276) 744-7642
Are you an antiques collector? Looking for unique pieces for your home or office? At Bonaparte Antiques, we offer a wide selection of beautiful antiques and collectibles, ranging from fine funiture and artwork to jewelry and glassware, that would make the perfect addition to your home or place of business.With our lifetime of experience in antique collecting, we have Something For Every Collector! Find limited-edition art prints or curio cabinets from the 30's, 40's, as well as Americana and Oriental antiques pieces from around the world. We offer competitive prices on all our pieces, so for a fine selection of antiques and collectibles, visit Bonaparte Antiques today!
At Bonaparte Antiques, we pride ourselves in delivering friendly service, and the best prices you will find anywhere! If you enjoy collecting antiques visit us today!
111 S. Main St., Galax, VA 24333 | (276) 236-8662
Golden Gallery of Galax
The Golden Gallery is the place to find the best in high quality European Antiques & Collectibles. We offer a wide variety of furniture including “Farm House” pine from Bavaria as well as many household primitives. Browse thru our collection of beautiful blue salt-glaze pieces from Westerwald of Germany as well as china and glassware. Keep track of time with a beautiful Grandfather clock or one of the many mantle or wall clocks. We also offer a wide selection of bedroom furniture including beds, armoires, dressers,& nightstands in a variety of woods. We also have dining room tables, chairs, writing desks, china buffets & a large collection of framed paintings & lithographs as well as European religious art. Housed in a fully restored 1940’s warehouse, Golden Gallery offers 7,000 square feet of antiques for your shopping pleasure.
211 S Main Street, Galax, VA 24333
website | (276) 236-1970