Educational Things to See and Do

Buchanan (15 minutes)

Buchanan VA  and Hunter’s Raid

Swinging Bridge over the James River

James River/Kanawha Canal excavation

Natural Bridge Area(20 minutes north)

Natural Bridge

Safari Park

Natural Bridge Caverns

 Roanoke (45 minutes south)

Historical Downtown Roanoke features the Historical Farmers Market, vendors, shopping, restaurants and more

Center in the Square

Roanoke Star and Overlook  click for a view from the Star Cam

Taubman Art Museum

O. Winston Link Museum

Transportation Museum

Dixie Caverns

Bedford/Lynchburg Area (1+ hour east)

Appomattox Courthouse

D Day Memorial

Poplar Forest – Thomas Jefferson’s summer home

Amazement Square

Liberty Mountain Snowflex

  Lexington (45 minutes North)

Historical downtown Lexington features shopping and restaurants

Stonewall Jackson House

Stonewall Jackson grave

Virginia Military Institute

Lee Chapel and Museum

Museum of Military Memorabilia

Cyrus McCormick Farm

Hull’s Drive In – not really educational, but a real treat!

 Staunton (one hour north)

Frontier Culture Museum

Woodrow Wilson Museum

Blacksburg (one hour 15 minutes south)

Smithfield Plantation

Virginia Tech