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Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Top Attraction!
Scenic in Lynchburg, VA USA

The Blue Ridge Parkway, with its many picturesque overlooks and point of interest, is ranked America's most scenic drive. Dubbed "America's Favorite Drive, The Blue Ridge Parkway follows the Appalachian Mountains for 469 miles in Virginia and North Carolina. The Parkway provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in elevation.


National D-Day Memorial
National D-Day Memorial Top Attraction!
Tour in Bedford, VA USA

Paying tribute to the allied forces, the 9-acre complex features a lush English Garden, haunting invasion tableau with statuary and landing scene, a powerful, permanent tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of D-Day service men and women. Located in the town suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation, the National D-Day Memorial pays tribute to the Allied Forces participating in the largest land,sea, and air operation in history: the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944.

Jamestown National Historic Site
Jamestown National Historic Site Top Attraction!
National Park in James City County, VA USA

National Historical Park Jamestown National Historical is a part of Historic Jamestowne, site of the First Permanent English Colony in North America. The National Historic Site consists of 22.

A. Korotky Studio
A. Korotky Studio things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Arts and Craft in Charlottesville, VA USA

A weaving and surface design textile studio My name is Andrea Korotky and I am the proprietor of A. Korotky Studio, a weaving and surface design textile studio. My studio is located on the garden floor of my home in the heart of Fry's Spring, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
National Park in Appomattox, VA USA
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National Park Walk the old country lanes where Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses Grant, General-in-Chief of all United States forces, on April 9, 1865.


Bedford Museum And Genealogical Library
Bedford Museum And Genealogical Library things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Bedford, VA USA

The Museum showcases Bedford's history, including early Native American life through the War Between the States, and further into the Twentieth Century.

Colonial National Historical Park
Colonial National Historical Park
National Park in Jamestown, VA USA

National Historical Park Colonial National Historical Park (NHP) administers two of the most historically significant sites in English North America.

Hollywood Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery
Historic Site in Richmond, VA USA

Historic landmark established in 1847 Tourists are drawn to Hollywood Cemetery for its historical importance. The Commonwealth of Virginia declared Hollywood Cemetery a historical landmark in 1967, and Hollywood Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two U.S.

James Madison's Montpelier
James Madison's Montpelier
Historic Site in Montpelier Station, VA USA

MONTPELIER was home to President James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bill of Rights, and Dolley Madison, America's first First Lady. It was here at Montpelier where James Madison shaped the ideas that would become the U.S. Constitution.


Johnson's Orchards
Johnson's Orchards
Farm in Bedford, VA USA

U-pic fruit in season & free visits to farm animals Johnson’s Orchards is a family owned and operated farm. Our farm is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the foot of the Peaks of Otter, about 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 8 miles from the National D-Day memorial.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA USA

One of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping.

Light in Darkness
Light in Darkness things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Art Gallery in Charlottesville, VA USA

Les Yeux du Monde presents Light in Darkness Les Yeux du Monde presents Light in Darkness 16 May – 26 July 2020 In response to the worldwide tragedy of the Coronavirus, Les Yeux du Monde presents the online exhibition, Light in Darkness through July 2020.

Monticello Artisan Trail
Monticello Artisan Trail things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Arts and Craft in Nelson, VA USA

Monticello Artisan Trail - a network of artisan studios Nelson County is the perfect backdrop for the Monticello Artisan Trail. A 471-acre outdoor playground of unspoiled beauty, its borders include the first thirty miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the James River.

Oakland Museum
Oakland Museum things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Exhibits on Hurricane Camille and more in 18th c. tavern. Exhibits on Rural Electrification, Hurricane Camille and Nelson County Schools in an 18th century tavern. Gift shop includes historical maps of Nelson County, Hurricane Camille books, CDs and DVDs of Camille remembrances and books by local authors.

Patrick Henry's Red Hill
Patrick Henry's Red Hill things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Historic Site in Brookneal, VA USA

Last home and burial place of Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry embodied the spirit of American courage and patriotism. The orator of liberty, his compelling speeches kindled the fires of the Revolution and fueled the effort to secure freedom. The first governor of Virginia, Henry served five terms.

Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield
National Park in Hopewell, VA USA

National Battlefield The visitor contact stations at Grant's Headquarters at City Point and Five Forks Battlefield will be closed October 27, 2004 due to a park-wide staff meeting.

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Poplar Grove National Cemetery
National Park in Petersburg, VA USA

National Battlefield

Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park
National Park in Richmond, VA USA

National Battlefield Park Richmond's civil war battle lasted from 1861-1865.

Science Museum of Virginia
Science Museum of Virginia things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Science Museum in Richmond, VA USA

Aerospace, astronomy, electricity, physical sciences, computers, crystals, telecommunications, and the Foucault pendulum are among the subjects covered in exhibits here. Older children and teens love the Ethyl IMAX Dome and Planetarium, and adults enjoy ...

Swannanoa Palace Open Houses
Swannanoa Palace Open Houses things to do on a rainy day in Central, VA
Museum in Nelson, VA USA

Tours of the historic Swannanoa Palace Swannanoa Palace Open Houses 11:15AM to 5:00PM.on select Saturdays May thru Nov. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912.

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