The Pickin’ Parlor Jam Sessions - More Info
The Pickin' Parlor
Weber City, VA 24290
Phone: (276) 386-2654
Bluegrass and old timey music picked daily. Also, all folks are welcome to come in and play and browse mostly stringed instruments. This is a music store with a playing area available all day. Shopping for musical items, instruments, strings, amplifiers....whatever you may need for your picking.
Crooked Road - Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, The - More Info
P O Box 268
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (866) 686-6874
The Crooked Road is Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, a driving route through the Appalachian Mountains from the Blue Ridge to the Coalfields region, following U.S. Route 58. The trail connects major heritage music venues in the region such as the Blue Ridge Music Center, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, and the Carter Family Fold. The traditional gospel, bluegrass, and mountain music heard today was passed down from the generations and lives on through a wealth of musicians and instrument makers along the trail. Annual festivals, weekly concerts, live radio shows, and informal jam sessions abound throughout the region. A variety of handcrafted woodwork, weaving, and pottery can be found in country stores and small workshops. Numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, from hiking, biking, fishing and boating are also available.
Appalachian Arts Center - More Info
Appalachian Arts Center
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Phone: (276) 596-9188
The Appalachian Arts Center is both a retail gallery and exhibition space featuring the work of local/regional artists, craftspeople, authors, and musicians. The Arts Center offers educational workshops, demonstrations, professional development seminars as well as an assortment of evening craft classes. The Appalachian Arts Center is located in Tazewell County along Rt. 19 in the “old Archie Helton Store” (2.5 miles south of the Claypool Hill intersection of Rt. 19 & Rt. 460).
The Appalachian Arts Center proudly features hand-made work including baskets, book art, clay, drawing, fiber art, glass, greeting cards, jewelry, metal, mixed-media, musical instruments, painting, photography, printmaking, and woodwork. We also carry local authors' books and musicians' CDs along with local jam, jelly, and honey.
Granny’s Art House - More Info
Wise County Chamber of Commerce
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (540) 679-0961
Granny's Art House is a place to play, create and have fun. Workshops are offered in Basket-making, Rubber-stamping, Necklace Art, Artist Trading Cards, and ornament making. Special exhibits feature visiting artists and photographers. Hours vary with workshop times.
DCR Pinnacle Natural Area Preserve - More Info
891 State Park Road
Lebanon, VA 24266
Phone: (276) 676-5673
Towering cliffs, sheer limestone ledges, and waterfalls are but a few of the spectacular features of this preserve. Located near the confluence of the Clinch River and Big Cedar Creek, the topography of Pinnacle NAP has been modified by the forces of weather, water, and time to create this dramatic landscape. Towering above Big Cedar Creek is an impressive rock formation, the Pinnacle, from which the area derives its name. Cut from dolomite, the Pinnacle rises 400 feet above Big Cedar Creek. The Preserve's unique habitats support at least nine rare species and two rare natural communities.
The preserve is open year-round. Public facilities include parking, a suspension foot-bridge, and hiking trails.A preserve guide factsheet and map are available to assist in planning your visit at www.dcr.virginia.gov.
Part or all of the preserve may be periodically closed for resource protection or prescribed burning activities.
From Abingdon, follow US 19 north to Lebanon. Take US 19 (Business) into Lebanon. Turn left onto VA 82 towards Cleveland. Turn right onto VA 640. Bear right onto VA 640 where VA 740 comes in. Turn left onto VA 721 and follow it into the preserve.
Higginbotham House Museum - More Info
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: (276) 988-3800
Located on Pisgah Road directly across US 19/460 from Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park. Beautiful high-styled house museum with gardens. Colonial collections/exhibitions featured.
Flag Rock Recreation Area - More Info
City of Norton
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: (540) 679-0754
From the City of Norton, Flag Rock can be seen as a rock outcrop capped with an American Flag, thus the name "Flag Rock". The recreation site sits over 1,000 feet above the City's elevation of 2,350 ft. The site offers twenty-five acres of recreation area with spectacular views, hiking trails, a fishing area, playground equipment and 18 camping slots. Bath houses have hot and cold water. Two large shelters and several smaller ones are available for picnicking. There are over 50 picnic tables with grills. Camping is also available. Two large shelters are available by reservation only, for a fee of $50.00 per shelter. All camping sites have electricity and are $15.00 per site, per night. Camping is first come first serve. Payment for camping is available at a self service pay station located between the upper and lower campgrounds. For more information call the Norton Recreation Department at 276 679-0754