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Discover the fun in Wytheville… There’s Only One!

Wytheville… There’s Only One! That’s right, you can search the world over and not find another town with this name and that’s only the beginning of the uniqueness. This picturesque town tucked in the Southwest Virginia mountains is home to a multitude of homegrown attractions, endless outdoor adventures, and one-of-a-kind local flavor dining experiences. 

 Carefully curated museums tell Wytheville’s colorful history including being the birthplace of an American First Lady. Climb the tower at Virginia’s oldest privately – owned attraction to an elevation of 3,505 feet for a view where “Only the birds see more”. Wineries and craft breweries abound with handcrafted libations and regional musicians. Stroll Southwest Virginia’s premier Lavender Farm and butterfly house, experience a safari that gets you up close with exotic animals from six continents or be entertained with a Broadway style musical production and delicious meal. 

Mountain bikers, hikers, and campers flock to our mountains for the winding trails and panoramic views while fishermen and kayakers take to the waterways that include one of the world’s oldest, the New River. If you’re searching for family fun, a relaxing couples getaway, or a group friendly excursion, look no further, Wytheville is just 30 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and has it all.

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Wytheville Highlights

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

Meet the only Appalachian-born US First Lady at her birthplace and learn about her exciting journey from Wytheville to the White House at the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum. As one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a First Lady, the museum tells the story of the overlooked, yet vitally important role Edith Bolling Wilson played in the White House at a pivotal moment during World War I.

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

Broadway in the Mountains is always on the menu at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. Experience a Broadway-style musical paired with a delicious four course meal at Virginia’s only “All Musicals- All the Time” theatre. This year-round venue offers the finest “dinner-tainment” in Southwest Virginia.

Craft Beer Scene

Experience Downtown Wytheville’s craft beer scene at two new breweries. 7 Dogs Brewpub pairs a full-service restaurant offering mouth-watering All-American pub fare with its award-winning craft beer selection. Seven Sisters Brewery hosts a rotating lineup of diverse food trucks to compliment their seasonal craft beer menu. Both breweries are family friendly and offer trivia nights and live music

Fort Chiswell Animal Park Zoo

Fort Chiswell Animal Park

The entire family will be captivated by the exotic animals you’ll encounter during a safari ride at Fort Chiswell Animal Park. This one-of-a-kind attraction puts you up close and personal with alluring animals from six continents, that you can feed right from your bus seat. Water buffalo, wildebeest, zebras, camels, and wallabies are just a few of the specimen you’ll encounter during this fun-filled adventure.

Chautauqua Festival in the Park

Now in it’s 37th year, Wytheville’s Chautauqua Festival in the Park is the region’s only FREE arts and music festival. This eight day event is held during the third week of June and kicks off with the annual hot air balloon glow and launch and the Main street parade. The craft bazaar, quilt show, flower show, art & photography show, and pet show are just a small example of the exciting events held throughout the week. Each evening great performances are hosted on the main stage, with past performers including Mickey Guyton, Percy Sledge, Rhonda Vincent, and Chris Stapleton. Bring a chair and head to Elizabeth Brown Park in June.

Explore Nearby Destinations:

There are dozens of communities and attractions to explore! You’ll want to travel to the Blue Ridge many times until you explore every unique city and town.

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Discover the fun in Wytheville… There’s Only One!

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