Being just a few hours away

makes the Heart of Appalachia the perfect weekend get-away

  • 2hours away
    Knoxville, TN
  • 3hours away
    Charlotte, NC
  • 3hours away
    Charleston, WV
  • 4hours away
    Lexington, KY

To Elevate, or To Relax….that is the question.

The Heart of Appalachia Visitor Center is centrally located in the bustling burg of St. Paul, Virginia, just off of 4th Avenue.  Open 6 days per week, we offer friendly conversation, informative suggestions,  literature on area attractions and points of interest, a clean, spacious bathroom, and free WiFi so you can save your data for when you need it. From time to time, we feature cultural exhibits like the Coal Heritage display pictured here.  Our region is rich with history, exciting adventure, scenic beauty….and we’d love to share it with you. During the summer months, Market Square is abuzz with activity.  The Clinch Valley Farmer’s Market is open for business with fresh in-season produce, local jams and honey, and often live entertainment on Wednesdays from 2-5pm and Saturday from 8am-1pm. The Heart of Appalachia region is just hours away from multiple prominent East Coast cities and municipalities making it the perfect get-away to break free from the stresses of everyday routines. Come out to the country for some elevating…and relaxing.

Tourism & Visitor's Centers

County Information

Welcome Centers

  • Bristol Welcome Center

    Interstate 81
    66 Island Road
    Bristol, VA 24201


    Office Hours
    • Sunday - Saturday
      8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Rocky Gap Welcome Center

    Interstate 77
    Rocky Gap, VA 24366


    Office Hours
    • Sunday - Saturday
      8:30am - 5:00pm