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Winchester-Frederick County

Top of the Shenandoah Valley   If you love vibrant small towns and rural scenic beauty, visit Winchester-Frederick County. Begin your visit at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, open daily 9-5, and located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road.   A vital marketplace for more than 250 years, Old Town Winchester cherishes its heritage. Located within the heart of a 45-block National Register Historic District and features a quaint pedestrian walking mall bursting with outdoor cafes, fun and specialty retail shops. Other great shopping destinations include Kernstown Commons, Creekside, and the Apple Blossom Mall.   The historic district features breathtaking architecture, cultural activities, and exciting events year-round. Museums open year-round include the Old Court House Civil War Museum, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

Outdoor dining in Old Town Winchester

Gardens at Museum of Shenandoah Valley

August Events Aug 10 Aug 16-18 Aug 17 & 18 Aug 18 Aug 24 Aug 31

NPS Stargazing Party Civil War Weekend Winchester Greek Festival Richard’s Peach Festival Belle Grove Wine Fest From Farm to Film Event

Children at Dinosaur Land

Make the Visitors Center Your First Stop! Contact us for more information: (540) 542-1326 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester, VA 22601

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Historical Attractions

Accommodations

WINCHESTER - (area code 540) Aloft, I-81, Exit 313...................................... 678-8899 America’s Best Value Inn, 2649 Valley Ave..662-2521 Candlewood Suites, I-81, Exit 313............... 667-8323 Clarion Inn & Conference Center   711 Millwood Ave..................................... 662-4154 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 317........................... 667-8894 Comfort Inn   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-6500 Country Inn and Suites, I-81, Exit 310......... 869-7657 Courtyard by Marriott, Rt. 50 West.............. 678-8822 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, I-81, Exit 302... 868-0094 Econo Lodge North I-81, Exit 317............... 662-4700 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott   I-81, Exit 313............................................. 665-8881 George Washington Hotel   103 East Piccadilly St................................ 678-4700 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 313..........................667-8011 Hampton Inn North, I-81, Exit 315............... 678-4000 Hilton Garden Inn, 120 Wingate Dr.............. 722-8881 Holiday Inn, 333 Front Royal Pike............... 667-3300 Holiday Inn Express, 142 Fox Ridge Ln...... 667-7050 Holiday Inn Express,   I-81, Exit 307, Stephens City.................... 869-0909 Inn at Vaucluse Spring   231 Vaucluse Spring Ln, Stephens City... 869-0200 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 310 ................................. 667-1200 Pembroke Springs Retreat   6238 Wardensville Grade, Star Tannery... 877-2600 Red Roof Inn, I-81, Exit 313......................... 667-5000 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 313............................... 667-7636 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 313........................ 665-4450 Super 8 Motel, I-81, Exit 302, Middletown.. 868-1800 TownPlace Suites, 170 Getty Ln................... 722-2722 Travelodge, I-81, Exit 313............................ 665-0685 Wingate Inn, 150 Wingate Dr........................ 678-4283

Patsy Cline Historic House — Walk where Patsy Cline walked, see where she lived, slept and spent her “prime years” while pursuing her musical career. Beautifully restored to the period of 1948-1957, tour the home and hear stories about Patsy’s early career. Old Court House Civil War Museum — See soldier’s graffiti on the walls at this museum, which served as a prison, barracks, and hospital during the war, and houses 3,000 Civil War artifacts. Old Town Winchester — 250 years of history and architecture. Visit the shops, dining, and numerous historical landmarks, and museums waiting to be explored. Old Town Winchester offers convenience, charm, and a warm welcome to all. George Washington’s Office Museum is housed in an 18th century log and stone building interpreting the early years of Washington’s life, through its exhibit “George Washington and the West.” Included are Washington’s personal effects, survey equipment, and interactive exhibits. Located at Corner of Cork and Braddock Streets.

Restaurants

Winchester offers over 200 restaurants

WincFood.com has a useful directory online with reviews, special deals, and listings for all restaurants within the city limits.

Points of Interest

Abram’s Delight, I-81, Exit 313.................... 662-6519 Belle Grove Plantation   I-81, Exit 298, N. on US 11...................... 869-2028 Dinosaur Land   I-81, Exit 307, E. on Rt. 277..................... 869-2222 George Washington’s Headquarters   132 S. Braddock........................................ 662-4412 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley   901 Amherst St.......................................... 662-1473 Old Court House Civil War Museum   20 N. Loudoun St.......................................542-1145 Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St..662-5555 Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters   414 N. Braddock....................................... 667-3242 Winchester-Frederick Visitor Center   1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd....................... 542-1326

Campgrounds

2257 Valley Ave., Winchester Open Every Day 10am-8pm 540-66-BOOKS

Candy Hill Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. on US 50...................... 662-8010 The Cove Campground   I-81, Exit 313, W. US 50, Gore................. 858-2882 5


Front Royal

  Start your visit in Front Royal/Warren County at the Visitors Center. It’s a must for every prudent tourist. It’s located at 414 East Main Street – adjacent to the Gazebo Commons area and surrounded by fabulous shopping, restaurants, brew pubs, museums, and galleries. The Visitors Center is a wonderful resource for making the most of your time in Front Royal/Warren County. The walls are filled with racks of free brochures about everything you can imagine – and more. History buffs will undoubtedly enjoy the walking tour of the three historic districts and the driving tour of the Battle of Front Royal. For only fifty-cents, you can ride the trolley around town for another perspective of this quaint little town. In addition, no vacation is complete unless you’ve bought the required t-shirt, hat or mug for you or the family member you left behind. The Visitors Center has quite the selection of memorable merchandise and you’re sure to find whatever you need. The Visitors Center is open every day from 9-5 and is staffed by knowledgeable, local staff anxious to help plan your visit and ensure you have a memorable experience. Telephone travel assistance is also available by calling 540-635-5788.

Things to See and Do

  Scenic Front Royal is where the famed 105-mile Skyline Drive begins, and the welcome mat is always out! The “Drive” offers visitors an incredible, birds-eye view of the entire Valley as it winds its way through the 159,000-acre Shenandoah National Park. Andy Guest State Park offers breath-taking views and year-round cabin rentals - for two- or your entire family. The town is also where the two forks of the Shenandoah River converge – so canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are plentiful in the “Canoe Capitol”. Front Royal is also a stop along the world-famous Appalachian Trail where your once-in-a-lifetime photo album can be completed. For those who enjoy golf, just a reminder that Front Royal/Warren County offers up five golf courses – to challenge all levels.

Restaurants

Arby’s, 1204 N. Royal Ave.............................635-6468 Ben’s Family Cuisine, 654 W. 11th St............551-3147 Blue Wing Frog, 219 Chester St.....................622-6175 Burger King, 412 South St..............................635-3326 Café Amore, 131 E. Main St. .........................749-2318 Castiglia’s Italian Eatery, 328 Remount Rd....635-8815 China Jade, 239 South St................................635-9161 Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St...........................635-3556 Happy Creek Coffee & Tea, 18 High St.........660-2133 Happy Creek Eatery, 117 E. Main St..............660-0988 Front Royal Diner, 865 John Marshall Hwy...636-2270 Golden China, 1423 N. Shenandoah...............635-3688 Hong Kong, 300 Remount Rd........................635-9990 Jalisco Mexican Rest., 1303 N. Royal Ave.......636-5637 Joe’s Steakhouse, 708 S. Royal Ave..................636-5637 Knotty Pine, 801 N. Royal Ave.......................635-3064 L Dee’s Pancake, 522 E. Main St................... 635-3791 Main Street Mill, 500 E. Main St....................636-3123 McDonald's, 408 South St..............................635-5365 McDonald's, 9846 Winchester Rd..................636-8937 Melting Pot Pizza, 138 W. 14th St..................636-6146 Mojo’s Grill, 424 South St..............................636-6656 Mom’s Country Kitchen, 470 S. Commerce...636-7441 Oak Grill, 107 Water St...................................635-3663 Osteria 510, 510 S. Royal Ave........................631-1101 PaveMint, 9 S. Commerce Ave.......................252-4707 Soul Mountain, 300 E. Main St......................636-1185 Spelunkers, 116 South St................................631-0300 Soul Mountain Café, 300 E. Main St..............636-0070 The Apple House, 4675 John Marshall Hwy. 636-6329 The Daily Grind, 215 E. Main St....................635-3556 The Element, 317 E. Main St..........................636-1695 The Oak Grill, 107 Water St...........................635-3663 The Vine & Leaf, 124 E. Main St...................635-1043 Thunwa Thai Cuisine,10 S. Commerce Ave...631-0616 Wynn’s Restaurant, 219 E. Main St................635-5956 Yama Fuji Japanese, 241 Chester St..............631-3454 6


Accommodations

FRONT ROYAL - (area code 540) Budget Inn, 1122 N. Royal Ave. ................ 636-2196 Front Royal Motel,   1400 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-4114 Hampton Inn, 9800 Winchester Rd............. 635-1882 Holiday Inn, 111 Hospitality Dr.................. 631-3050 Motel 6, 141 W. 15th St.............................. 635-2191 Parkside Motel, 541 S. Royal Ave. ............ 631-1153 Quality Inn, 10 Commerce St. ................... 635-3161 Relax Inn, 1525 N. Shenandoah Ave.......... 635-4101 Royal Inn, 533 S. Royal Ave....................... 636-6168 Shenandoah Motel,   1600 N. Shenandoah Ave. ...................... 635-3181 Super 8 Motel, 111 South St. ..................... 636-4888 Twi-Lite Motel, 53 W. 14th St. .................. 635-4148

ROYAL OAK BOOKSHOP opened in 1975 and has become a favorite of booklovers in the mid-Atlantic area. An invitation to browse is generated by the thousands of used, out of print, rare, sale, and new books in stock. Virginiana, books for children, and Civil War history are featured but there is a large selection in ALL categories.

Campgrounds

Front Royal RV Campground, Rt. 340 S.... 635-2741 Gooney Creek,   7122 Stonewall Jackson Hwy................. 635-4066 Low Water Bridge,   Panhandle Rd., Bentonville..................... 635-7277 Poe's Southfork Campground,   203 Riverside Dr..................................... 636-6192

207 S. Royal Ave. Front Royal, VA 22630 (540) 635-7070

Points of Interest

Front Royal/Warren County Visitors Center,   414 E. Main St. ..........................................635-5788 Skyline Caverns, Rt. 340 South .....................635-4545 Warren Heritage Society, 101 Chester St........636-1446 Warren Rifles Confederate Museum,   95 Chester St...............................................636-6982

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Front Royal Virginia Your Adventure is just over the ridge.

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Stephens City

The Newtown History Center   The Newtown History Center offers museum exhibits and tours focusing on the people and events of Stephens City's long history. In addition to the exhibits located in the main museum, there also are interpretive displays in neighboring buildings that discuss the town’s wagon making industry and the architectural history of a late Colonial era structure known locally as the Stone House.

2nd Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley

  The town of Stephens City has a long history spanning over two and a half centuries. From its beginnings in the 1730s and through the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the town and its inhabitants witnessed and participated in events of national significance. Founded by Peter Stephens in the 1730s, the colonial town was chartered and named for Lewis Stephens in October 1758. Stephens City is the second-oldest municipality in the Shenandoah Valley after nearby Winchester, which is about 5 miles to the north. After the Civil War into the twentieth century the town suffered through a forced name change and economic hardships associated with the general advancements in transportation technology. Today the town faces unprecedented growth along with other towns in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Stone House Museum   The Stone House Foundation and its museum, the Newtown History Center, are committed to conducting research focusing on topics of local history and material culture.

Accommodations

STEPHENS CITY - (area code 540) Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 307...................... 869-6500 Holiday Inn, I-81, Exit 307....................... 869-0909

Restaurants

Anthony's Pizza, 161 Warrior Dr.............. 869-9055 Asian Restaurant, 640 Warrior Dr............. 868-0863 Butcher Block Buffet, 131 Town Run Ln..867-4141 China House, 368 Fairfax Pike................. 868-1858 Ginger Asian, 222 Elizabeth Dr................ 869-0377 Granny's Pancake, 5460 Main St.............. 508-2434 High Point Restaurant, 5106 Main St....... 869-2469 Paladin Bar & Grill, 181-A Warrior Dr..... 868-8327 Roma Casual Italian, 120 Fairfax Pike..... 896-5200 Sake Sushi, 201 Centre Dr........................ 868-8571

Points of Interest

Family Drive-in Theater, Route 11 South.665-6982 New Town History Ctr., 5408 Main St..... 869-1700 8


Strasburg

Accommodations

STRASBURG - (area code 540) A. C. Stickley B&B, 384 S. Holliday Dr.... 465-4771 Budget Inn, 28999 Old Valley Pike............ 465-5298 Fairfield Inn by Marriott,   33760 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-1600 Hotel Strasburg, 213 S. Holliday St............ 465-9191 Ramada Inn, 21 Signal Dr........................... 465-2444 Valley View Motel,   29156 Old Valley Pike............................ 465-8510

Restaurants

Anthony’s Pizza, 101 Founder’s Way......... 465-4545 Arby’s, 33771 Old Valley Pike................... 465-5050 Burger King, 33964 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-5100 Castiglia’s, 33820 Old Valley Pike............. 465-8777 Ciro’s Pizza, 788 Shopping Center Dr........ 465-5125 Cristina’s Cafe, 219 W. King St.................. 465-2311 Denny’s, 119 Hite Ln.................................. 465-9090 Fox’s Pizza, 289 N. Massanutten................ 465-3332 Golden China, 33820 Old Valley Pike........ 465-1388 Great Wall, 782 Shopping Center Rd.......... 465-8336 Hi-Neighbor Restaurant, 132 W. King St... 465-9987 Jalisco Mexican, 348 King St..................... 465-5300 McDonald’s, 33899 Old Valley Pike.......... 465-2500 Rancho Viejo, 19 Signal Dr........................ 465-4855 Subway, 390 E. King St.............................. 465-2484 The Coffee Cafe, 160 N. Massanutten St... 465-3346

  The Town of Strasburg is located in north-central Shenandoah County at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley. It is the largest of the six communities in Shenandoah County lying between Cedar Creek Battlefield on the north and Fisher’s Hill Battlefield on the south, both accessible to the public with interpretive material. It is in the heart of the counties burned by Sheridan to eliminate the productivity of this “breadbasket of the Confederacy.”   The pottery industry began in 1761 and lasted until 1908 with at least seventeen potters producing earthen and stoneware commercially. The pottery tradition is carried on today by teaching the craft of the potter’s wheel and kiln at the famous Strasburg museum.   We invite you to come and visit Strasburg, a small town with big surprises. There are lots of things to do and see. Visit for a day or visit for a week or more. Your days can be filled with excitement or relaxation, whatever you desire. Strasburg and the surrounding area are steeped in history. We have a friendly small-town atmosphere you can take in by just walking down our streets and visiting our shops.

Points of Interest

Hupp’s Hill Civil War Park,   3329 Old Valley Pike.............................. 465-5884 Strasburg Museum, E. King St................... 465-3175

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  The Shenandoah Gateway Visitor Center offers the visitor information about the local area and the Shenandoah Valley. The museum and visitor center are open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. There is no charge to enter the visitor center, however a $5 admission fee is required to visit the museum. Much of what’s offered in the museum focuses on the events of the 1864 Civil War along with artifact collections. The museum is located at 33229 Old Valley Pike, off I-81 at Exit 298 and about one-half mile south on Route 11.


Woodstock, Virginia Accommodations

WOODSTOCK - (area code 540) Comfort Inn, 1011 Motel Dr....................... 459-7600 Candlewick Inn, 127 N. Church St............. 459-8008 Econo Lodge, 1290 S. Main St................... 459-4086 Feathered Nest B&B, 111 Chickadee Ct..... 459-9009 Hampton Inn, 1150 Motel Dr.......................459-7111 Holiday Inn Express, 1130 Motel Dr.......... 459-5000 Inn at Narrow Passage, Rt. 11 S.................. 459-8000

Restaurants

  Welcome to the charming and historic town of Woodstock, Virginia! This adorable little town, with a population of about 3,500 is nestled in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. The town was established by charter in 1761 by none other than George Washington in Virginia’s House of Burgesses and has been the county seat since Shenandoah County was formed in 1772. The limestone courthouse in the center of town was built in 1795 and was designed by Thomas Jefferson.   Woodstock is the perfect destination for people who love spectacular mountain views. There are vineyard tours and wine tasting, first class golf courses, caverns, Civil War battlefields, museums, horse back riding, skiing, and hiking nearby.   If you are thinking of moving here Woodstock is the perfect place to live if you’re looking for a small, peaceful community in a breath-taking mountain setting. Residents of Woodstock love the casual and relaxed way of life that exists within the town and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. They also appreciate the town’s proximity to the nation’s capital and it’s short distance from two cities—Winchester and Harrisonburg. It’s a wonderful place to raise your children or to enjoy your golden years.

Arby’s Restaurant, 320 W. Reservoir Rd.... 459-5915 Asian Spice, 914 S. Main St....................... 459-8815 Ben's Diner, 476 N. Main St....................... 459-4322 Burger King, 334 W. Reservoir Rd............. 459-2931 Candy’s Diner, 21874 Old Valley Pike....... 459-4292 China Wok, 479 W. Reservoir..................... 459-7815 China Wok, 1019 S. Main St....................... 459-2885 Domino's Pizza, 493 W. Reservoir Rd........ 459-2001 Italian Touch Pizza, 345 W. Reservoir Rd. 459-8785 Joe’s Steakhouse, 124 S. Main St............... 459-5637 KFC, 321 W. Reservoir Rd......................... 459-2066 Las Trancas, 1051 S. Main St..................... 459-1622 McDonald’s, 335 W. Reservoir Rd............. 459-5301 Paisanos, 483 W. Reservoir Rd................... 459-8756 Pizza Hut, 325 W. Reservoir Rd................. 459-4502 Caramelized Restaurant, 1296 S. Main St..459-8181 Spring House Tavern, 325 S. Main St......... 459-4755 Subway, 491 W. Reservoir Rd.................... 459-7997 Sunrise Cafe, 1032 S. Main St.................... 459-5886 Sweet Blessings Bakery, 135 Lora Dr......... 459-4440 Taco Bell, 330 W. Reservoir Rd.................. 459-9299 The Other Place, 121 S. Main St................. 459-2999 Tony’s Pizza House, 1013 S. Main St......... 459-5363 Wendy’s, 327 W. Reservior Rd................... 459-8225 Woodstock Cafe & Shoppes, 117 S. Main St..... 459-8888

Points of Interest

Shenandoah County Tourism   600 N. Main St., Suite 101...................... 459-6227 Chamber of Commerce, 103 N. Main St.... 459-2542 Woodstock Museum, 137 W. Court St........ 459-5518

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EDINBURG A friendly little town in the heart of Shenandoah County   Although it was not incorporated until 1852, Edinburg was an active crossroads town as early as the late 18th century. The local iron industry led to mills established to supply the furnaces and meet the needs of local farmers. A number of grist mills were built in the area with the largest being the Edinburg Mill located at Stony Creek right along the Old Valley Pike, Route 11, which serves as Edinburg’s Main Street.   Built in 1848, the Edinburg Mill was one of the few mills to survive “The Burning” that devastated the Valley during the Civil War. Saved by the Town’s residents, it continued as a working mill until 1979 when it was converted into a restaurant. This new use continued until 1998 when the Mill once again was threatened as it sat vacant with its future unknown. The Town of Edinburg partnered with the Edinburg Heritage Foundation to purchase the property in February 2000 and once again the residents were able to save the Mill. The Mill is now home to a visitor center and museum telling the story of local transportation along with the history of the Mill, retail shops and a restaurant to continue the tradition of feeding the Valley.   While the Civil War was devastating to Edinburg and the Madison District, the area returned to pre-war activity and people prospered. Because of modern transportation and better jobs elsewhere, the area began to change from commercial and farm activity in the second half of the 20th century; the area has become a retirement haven, with many tourist attractions and small shops catering to arts and crafts as well as outdoor activities such as canoeing and fly fishing.   Edinburg really comes to life the 3rd Friday evening of September, as the annual Ole Time Festival begins. The fun filled weekend features crafters and artists, foodstands, children’s festival, a parade on Saturday, non-stop music on 3 stages, a 4K Fun Run, antique autos and tractors, all-you-can-eat breakfast, Friday night street dance, community sing-a-long, old-timers baseball game, a Bed Race, a Duck Race and more.

  The Edinburg Mill, which served the area from 1848-1979 as an active mill now has become a new tourist attraction. Housing a visitor center, museum and shops, it is once again the cornerstone of the town’s commercial district. The museum’s theater features “The Burning” which tells the story of the dark days of our nation’s Civil War.

Accommodations

EDINBURG - (area code 540) Edinburg Renaissance, 212 N. Main St...... 984-8286

Campground

Creekside Campground, 108 Palmyra Rd... 984-4299

Restaurants

Bean’s BBQ, 117 S. Main St....................... 325-3738 Carmella’s Café, 102 N. Main St................ 984-8330 Edinburg Mill Restaurant, 214 S. Main St..984-8400 Penelope’s Café Gallery, 305 N. Main St... 984-8801 Rutz’s BBQ & Catering, 107 N. Main St... 984-3988 Sal’s Italian Bistro, 125 S. Main St............. 984-9300

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Mt. Jackson

Meem’s Bottom Bridge

  The Mt. Jackson Town Hall includes a tourist information center and a museum where you can learn more about Mt. Jackson’s history.   The town is rich in Civil War history including several Civil War-era buildings. The Union Church was used as a hospital and you can see where the soldiers wrote their names on the wall. Mt. Jackson’s Soldiers Cemetery has a monument listing the names of soldiers from all the Confederate states who died at the Mt. Jackson Confederate Hospital.   You won’t want to miss the natural beauty of Shenandoah Caverns, American Celebration on Parade, and The Yellow Barn.

  One of the best-known covered bridges is the 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss known as Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge in Mount Jackson. The Meem's Bottom Bridge was constructed in 1892-93 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. It was deeded to the Highway Department in the 1930's in return for assuming its maintenance.   This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually undergirded with steel beams and concrete piers. The bridge was reopened to traffic in 1979 and is still in operation to date.   One of the many stops along the Wilderness Trail in Shenandoah County.

Accommodations

MT. JACKSON - (area code 540) Motel 6, I-81, Exit 273.............................. 477-2911 Shenandoah Guest House, 6012 Main St.... 465-8793 Widow Kip’s Country Inn, Rt. 698............. 477-2400

Restaurants

Burger King, 220 Conicsville Blvd............ 477-9777 China King, 5330 Main St.......................... 477-4060 Denny’s, 250 Conicville Blvd..................... 477-9332 Italian Touch, 5320 Main St........................ 477-4042 Jalisco’s, 5626 Main St............................... 477-4247 Sheetz, 227 Conicville Blvd....................... 477-3110

Points of Interest

American Celebration, I-81, Exit 269......... 477-4300 Bryce Resort, 1982 Fairway Dr., Basye...... 856-2121 Mt. Jackson Visitor Center, 5901 Main St..477-2121 Route 11 Potato Chips, 11 Edwards Way.... 477-9664 Shenandoah Caverns, I-81, Exit 269........... 477-3115

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Valley Family Campground   168 Industrial Park Rd............................ 477-3080

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(540) 477-2432


Shenandoah Valley Campground

  From the moment we dropped our first batch of chips back in the early days of 1992, we understood our destiny as a high quality producer. Instead of succumbing to the frenzy of mass production, we took advantage of our small size and made chipping our personal art form. The payoff was immediate: an incredible potato chip!   Our factory is open to the public Mondays – Saturdays, 9am-5pm. We are closed on major holidays.   Take I-81 exit 269, go toward Shenandoah Caverns, right on Industrial Rd., ½ mile.

A Family Campground that features R.V. Sites, Tent Sites and Deluxe Cabins.

  Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley Campground, Mt. Jackson. Our campground is a newly built campground located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We are a family owned and operated campground that offers lots of amenities to make your future stay with us unforgettable. Amenities include swimming pool, playground, pavilion, camp store, snack bar, horseshoes, corn hole, laundry facility, bath house with showers, dish washing station, propane, firewood, ice, a dump station and we are pet friendly. Located less than 1/2 mile from Shenandoah Caverns. Close to Bryce Ski Resort and Virginia Civil War Museum.

Route 11 Potato Chips 11 Edwards Way Exit 269, I-81 540-477-9664 www.Rt11.com

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A newly built campground located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley!

(540) 477-3080

168 Industrial Park Road Quicksburg VA 22847 Right next door to The only Virginia cavern with

Elevator Service!

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Come join the celebration. . .

American Celebration on Parade

Since 1922

Virginia’s only cavern with

Elevator Service!

  The American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns, will thrill and entertain you. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before – and you can’t see it anywhere else! Come see the nation’s premier parade float exhibition. Your family will see spectacular parade floats from famous national celebrations such as the Rose Parade, Presidential Inaugurals, the Miss America Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many more! It’s an amazing exhibition that fills 40,000 square feet of floor space with huge floats and delightful animated figures. You’ll recognize many of these floats and other celebration art pieces and you will be amazed at their size and beauty.

Only 2 minutes from I-81 Explore an underground world of wonders at Shenandoah Caverns. You’ll be amazed at the variety of unique, intricate & unexpected formations. After the tour, be sure to visit our other attractions. Let the exploration begin!

(540) 477-3115 I-81 Exit 269

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  The Yellow Barn at Shenandoah Caverns is the Valley’s newest attraction and entertainment venue. It offers visitors a whimsical look at our agricultural heritage and rural life with historical displays that include restored antique farm wagons, equipment, carriages and vehicles. An indoor bee hive depicts the social life of honeybees and a mineral cave pays homage to the caverns. A Country Store Gift Shop and a Virginia Wine Shop are all part of the Barn experience.


BRYCE RESORT Golf at Bryce Resort

  Nestled in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, Bryce Resort in Basye is a 400 acre resort that is open to the public and is known throughout the mid-atlantic region as being the most family-oriented resort in Virginia. A four season resort with skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; grass skiing, mountain boarding, tubing, climbing wall, bungee, zip line and a new mountain bike trail.

Lake Laura at Basye

Orkney Springs Hotel

YEAR-ROUND VACATIONS Condos, Town Houses, & Private Homes Slope Side Rentals   The Virginia House (formerly known as The Orkney Springs Hotel) at the Shrine Mont Conference Center in Orkney Springs. This turn-ofthe-century hotel is the site of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, now in its third decade of performances. The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is a not-for-profit performing arts presenter that has been bringing world-class music to the Valley for more than 50 years.

Rentals available for 1-50 persons

Real Estate Sales Property Management Serving Bryce Since 1994 Open 7 days a week 39 Resort Drive, Basye, VA www.creekside-realty.com

540-856-3325 1-800-376-3325

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New Market

Shenvalee Golf Resort   The Town of New Market offers noteworthy 19th century buildings, familyfriendly restaurants and shops, several hotels, the Shenvalee Golf Resort, and Endless Caverns. The Virginia Museum of the Civil War is located here.   Come enjoy a scenic walk through our historical town with our town walking tour guide and learn about New Market’s historical architecture and the stories behind the buildings where our downtown businesses are located. The town has a unique architectural heritage, boasting a number of buildings that reflect the simplicity and craftsmanship of its early German settlers. The buildings on the tour are identified by a brass plaque with the corresponding number.   Pick up the walking tour guide at the Chamber of Commerce, 9386 South Congress Street, and enjoy the rich history of our town.

  The Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park interprets the 1864 Battle of New Market with emphasis on the role of Virginia Military Institute Cadets and the Civil War in Virginia.   Featured Exhibits: Artifacts from VMI, Battle of New Market, and Bushong family Kaminsky Gallery of Civil War Firearms Robert Raeburn Civil War Art Collection Stained Slab Glass Mural Wall by Ami Shamir.   Museum and grounds open 9am-5pm.

Points of Interest

Battlefield Military Museum, I-81, Exit 264...740-8065 Endless Caverns, I-81, Exit 264, Rt. 11...........740-3993 Museum of the Civil War, I-81, Exit 264.......740-3101 New Market C of C, 9386 S. Congress St.......740-3212

  The Chamber of Commerce offers a wide array of local brochures. The friendly staff will help you find your way around town to local shops, restaurants, attractions and accommodations. The Chamber’s office is open from 10am-2pm, Mon-Fri. 9386 S. Congress St. 540-740-3212. 16

  Your exploration of the Civil War in Virginia begins here in the legendary Shenandoah Valley. The Battle of New Market Reenactment is held every year in May on the original battlefield property. One of the oldest continual reenactments in the nation to commmerate a unique moment in American history.


Accommodations

NEW MARKET - (area code 540) Blue Ridge Inn, 2251 Old Valley Pike........ 740-4136 Budget Inn, 2192 Old Valley Pike.............. 740-3105 Cross Roads Inn B&B   9222 John Sevier Rd............................... 740-4157 Days Inn, 9360 George R. Collins Dr. ....... 740-4100 Jacob Swartz House, 574 Jiggady Rd......... 740-9208 Quality Inn, Exit 264, I-81.......................... 740-3141 Rosendale Inn B&B   17917 Farmhouse Ln.............................. 740-4281 Shenvalee Resort, 9660 Fairway Dr............ 740-3181

Restaurants

  At the New Market Battlefield Park you can explore the farm which Jacob and Sarah Bushong started in 1818. The current home was built in 1825. Three generations of their family found shelter in the basement as the battle raged around them.   After the battle, the house would serve as a field hospital for a week, leaving permanent blood stains in the parlor. The orchard just behind the house is where the fiercest fighting occurred.   Today, visitors can explore nine structures interpreting mid-ninteenth century Shenandoah Valley farm life.

Burger King, 172 W. Old Cross Rd............ 740-4400 Italian Job, 140 W. Cross Rd....................... 740-4448 Jackson's Corner Coffee Roastery & Cafe   9386 S. Congress St................................ 740-9010 Jalisco Mexican Restaurant   9403 S. Congress St................................ 740-9404 Kathy's Home Cooking Cafe   9478 S. Congress St................................ 740-9007 McDonalds, 171 W. Old Cross Rd.............. 740-8484 Miller Grille at the Shenvalee   9660 Fairway Dr..................................... 740-3181 Southern Kitchen, 9576 S. Congress St...... 740-3514 Subway, 186 Old Cross Rd......................... 740-9041

Campgrounds

Endless Caverns   Rt. 11 South............................................. 740-3993 Rancho Campground, Rt. 11 South............ 740-8313

Shenandoah Valley

5th Annual Music Series

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER

  Located inside the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, the official Tourist Information Center is the perfect place to get oriented-- North, South, East or West, the friendly staff will help you find great places to eat, sleep and visit during your time in the area. The center offers hundreds of brochures, travel guides and maps to choose from.   The information center is certified by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. It features a real-time digital signage display providing visitors with up to the minute weather and traffic information.   The Center is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. They are closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market. 866-515-1864.

Exclusive Platinum Sponsor is proud to present

August 16th, 2019 ● 6:30-9:00 p.m. Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Rd. New Market, VA

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Gateway to a small town with “big city” attractions Luray Caverns

  Discover Eastern America’s largest and most popular caverns. From well-lighted, paved walkways, explore cathedralsized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high – filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools.   Luray is home to the world famous Luray Caverns and the central entry point of the Shenandoah National Park and scenic Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just a few miles in any direction offers you a chance to enjoy the abundance of our natural resources and a range of activities including, camping, canoeing, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, horseback riding, photography or simply marveling at the scenery. Any season is a great time to visit; each is unique and beautiful.

The Luray Valley Museum

  The Luray Valley Museum is the latest attraction to be added at Luray Caverns. Experience what life was like in our Valley when settlers first arrived.

Luray-Hawksbill Greenway

  This award-winning linear park features a paved walking and biking trail, which extends more than two miles along Hawksbill Creek in the Town of Luray. The Greenway is a designated Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail and an Urban Wildlife Corridor.

Shenandoah 

The     LAND OF

Shenandoah River

  The south fork of the Shenandoah River flows through the entire length of Page County, offering a water playground for canoeing, tubing, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and swimming.

...is showcased in Page County, home to Luray Caverns, Shenandoah National Park, the fabled Shenandoah River plus Diverse lodging options & quaint towns of Shenandoah, Stanley & Luray Variety of attractions & activities Charming Stores, Restaurants, Cafes And so much more. Call today for a free travel guide or visit our website 888-743-3915 www.luraypage.com

Lake Arrowhead

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  This picturesque 34-acre lake, filled with a variety of game fish, features a wooded picnicking area and a white sand beach for swimming.


Accommodations

LURAY - (area code 540) Allstar Lodging, 803 E. Main St................. 843-0606 Brookside Cabins, Rt. 211 E....................... 743-6188 Budget Inn, 320 W. Main St................800-858-9800 Cardinal Inn, 1005 E. Main St.................... 743-5010 Caverns Inn, Business Rt. 211 E..........888-700-3626 Days Inn, Rt. 211 E..................................... 743-4521 Hillside Motel, Rt. 211 E............................ 743-6322 Luray Caverns Motel - East, W. Main St.... 743-4531 Luray Caverns Motel - West, Rt. 211 W..... 743-4536 Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main St..................... 743-5105 Piney Hill B & B, 1048 Piney Hill Rd........ 778-5261 Quality Inn, 410 W. Main St....................... 743-6511 Shadow Mountain Escape,   1132 Jewell Hollow Rd........................... 843-0584 South Court Inn, 160 S. Court St................ 843-0980 Spring Farm B&B, 13 Wallace Ave............ 843-0606 The Inn of the Shenandoah,   138 E. Main St........................................ 300-9777 Woodruff House B & B, 330 Mechanic St..843-3200

  The Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center offices reside in the restored historic train depot at 18 Campbell Street in downtown Luray. Come by and visit with our staff for information and recommendations. Find out where to stay, what to do and see and which adventures you can experience... we can help you find them all. Additionally, we have a wide variety of brochures, magazines, and more to assist you as you plan your stay in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re open 7 days a week.

Restaurants

Anthony’s Pizza, 1432 W. Rt. 211.............. 743-9300 Brookside Restaurant, Rt. 211 E................. 743-5698 Circa '31-at Mimslyn Inn, 401 W. Main St..743-5105 Dan’s Steak House, Rt. 211 W.................... 743-6285 55 East Main Grill, 55 East Main St........... 743-2739 East Wok, Luray Shopping Center.............. 743-4313 Gathering Grounds, 24 E. Main St.............. 743-1121 Gennaro’s Italian, 402 W. Main St.............. 743-2200 Little Cabin BBQ, 632 Collins Ave............ 860-9055 Mok N She's Restaurant, 915 E. Main St... 743-4464 Mrs. B's Pizza, 606 E. Main St................... 743-7161 Purple Door Cafe, 657 W. Main St............. 843-0800 Rainbow Hill, 2547 US Hwy. 211 W.......... 743-6009 Rancho Viejo Mexican, 709 E. Main St..... 743-3775 Speakeasy at the Mimslyn, 401 W. Main.... 743-5105 Triple Crown BBQ, 1079 Hwy. 211 West... 743-5311 Uncle Buck’s, 42 E. Main St....................... 743-2323

Campgrounds

Country Waye, 3402 Kimball Rd................ 743-7222 Jelly-Stone Park, Rt. 211 E......................... 743-4002 Outlanders River Camp,   4253 US Hwy. 211.................................. 743-5540

Points of Interest

Luray Caverns, Rt. 211 W........................... 743-6551 Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce   18 Campbell St........................................ 743-3915 Luray Zoo, Rt. 211 W.................................. 743-4113

Allstr Lodging

Vintage Southern Hospitality -- Fine and Casual Dining -Circa ‘31 and the Speakeasy Elegantly Restored Rooms & Suites Meeting & Event Sites Seasons Day Spa The Mimslyn Inn 401 West Main St., Luray, VA www.mimslyninn.com 540-743-5105 or 800-296-5105

Luray Vacation Rentals

540-843-0606

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Accommodations

TOWN OF

SHENANDOAH - (area code 540) A Exquisite River Paradise,   301 Morrison Rd..............................877-226-0518 Lydia Mountain Motel, 409 Long Ave........ 652-1000

Shenandoah

Restaurants

  Welcome to the Town of Shenandoah, Daughter of the Stars! We proudly proclaim to be one of Virginia’s most picturesque Towns, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Massanutten Ridge, along the banks of the beautiful Shenandoah River. In our beautiful little Town you will find lots to do and see. We have several parks where you can enjoy fishing and other water sports or have a leisurely picnic by the river. We are also a historic railroad Town. From the benches on First Street, railroad buffs will enjoy watching the only working station between Roanoke and Hagerstown.   Events all year long with the largest being the Memorial Day Festival and Parade each year with events for all! Tour the free museum and obtain free maps and tourist information, all available at Town Hall.

Box Car Deli & Subs, 500 First St.............. 652-1011 GT's Smoke Wagon, 119 Maryland Ave..... 271-1243 Karen's Frozen Favorites,   115 Maryland Ave................................... 652-2004 Mamma Mia Pizza, 701 S. Third St............ 652-6062 Rudy's North Side Diner, 418 N. Fifth St... 652-2002

Points of Interest

Shenandoah Speedway, 420 Quincy Ave.... 652-1108 Shenandoah River Adventures,   415 Long Ave.......................................... 478-5032 Town Hall, 426 First St............................... 652-8164

Shenandoah River Park

At Shenandoah General Store, you'll find a unique variety of home decor, jewelry, purses, bath products, candles, Virginia peanuts and much more! Come see us in historic Shenandoah, VA.

540.652.2004 115 Maryland Ave • Shenandoah, VA

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Restaurants

Town of Elkton

ELKTON/McGAHEYSVILLE - (area code 540) Ciro’s Italian Eatery, 101 Downey Knoll................289-1205 Domino's Pizza, 14821 Spotswood Trail................298-1220 El Paso Mexican Grill, 245 S. Stuart Ave...............298-8861 Hank’s Grille & Bar, 49 Bloomer Springs Rd........289-7667 Jack Brown’s, 11702 Spotswood Trail....................289-5092 Peking China Restaurant, 14819 Spotswood Trail.298-0162 Pizza Hut, 249 S. Stuart Ave...................................298-9439 Romano’s Italian Bistro, 42 Island Ford Rd...........289-5770 Terri's Country Café, 15552 Old Spotswood Trail.. 298-1411 Thunderbird Café, 42-A Island Ford Rd.................289-5094

Campgrounds

  Elkton is a small town of approximately 2,900 residents nestled on the east side of Rockingham County, in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. You will enjoy the setting in small town Elkton with the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop. Located about five miles west of the Swift Run Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park which the Appalachian Trail passes through. Two miles down the road in Elkton, you can put your canoe or kayak in the Shenandoah River. And about five miles away is Massanutten Resort which has year round activities for the vacationer.

Swift Run Campground, U.S. 33 East..................289-8086

 The Miller-Kite House Museum located at 310 East Rockingham Street served as General Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters in April 19-30, 1862 while planning the early stages of his famous Shenandoah Valley Campaign.   The museum is free and open to the public Sundays only, 1-5pm. For information call 540-578-3046.

Elkton Area Community Center

Swift Run Campground 3 Mi West of Skyline Drive on US 33

(540) 298-8086 Elkton, VA

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Begin your adventure in downtown Harrisonburg, where hospitable travel specialists at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center will welcome you with maps, guides, and additional city information to help you plan your Harrisonburg getaway. Within the Visitor Center at 212 S. Main Street, you’ll also find the Valley Turnpike Museum, the Civil War Orientation Center, and Rocktown Gift Shoppe.  Take a self-guided walking tour through downtown Harrisonburg, a bustling Arts and Cultural District populated with unique clothing boutiques, specialty shops, music and book stores, galleries, museums, and more.   A city with deep-rooted agritourism efforts, Harrisonburg also makes it easy to turn your trip into a green getaway. Not only is the city home to a lively farmer’s market featuring local produce and artisan gems, but it also houses a community of restaurants that bring farm-fresh to life in their unique dishes. So soak in the views of Harrisonburg’s breathtaking outdoor scenery, explore the local flavor of the area, and stop through some of the city’s 33 Virginia Green businesses, creating your own unique activity-filled green getaway.

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

James Madison University

Main Street viewing north

Points of Interest

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum   780 University Blvd............................... 568-3194 Explore More Discovery Museum   150 S. Main St....................................... 442-8900 Grand Caverns, Grottoes............................ 249-5705 Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Ctr.   212 S. Main St....................................... 432-8935 Hugo Kohl's Museum/American Jewelry   217 South Liberty St., Ste. 103............ 564-2755 Larry W. Shifflett Fire Museum   101 N. Main St. (3rd floor)................... 432-7703 Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Ctr.   1921 Heritage Center Way.................... 438-1275 Valley Turnpike Museum, 212 S. Main St.432-8935 Virginia Quilt Museum, 301 S. Main St.. 433-3818 22

Massanutten Regional Library


Accommodations

HARRISONBURG, VA

HARRISONBURG - (area code 540) Budget Inn, 687 E. Market St....................... 434-3687 Candlewood Suites, Exit 247, I-81............. 437-1400 Comfort Inn, Exit 247, I-81......................... 433-6066 Country Inns & Suites, Exit 243, I-81.......... 433-2400 Courtyard Marriott, Exit 247, I-81............... 432-3031 Days Inn, Exit 245, I-81............................... 433-9353 DoubleTree, Exit 247, I-81.......................... 433-2521 Econo Lodge, Exit 247, I-81........................ 433-2576 Economy Inn, Exit 251, I-81........................ 434-5301 Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1946 Medical Ave.... 433-9333 Hampton Inn, Exit 247, I-81.........................432-1111 Hampton Inn, Exit 243, I-81........................ 437-0090 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 243, I-81............. 433-9999 Hotel Madison, 711 S. Main St.................... 564-0200 Microtel Inn & Suites, Exit 243, I-81........... 437-3777 Motel 6, Exit 243, I-81................................. 434-6700 Motel 6, Exit 247, I-81................................. 433-6939 Quality Inn, Exit 247, I-81........................... 442-1515 Ramada Inn, Exit 243, I-81.......................... 434-9981 Residence Inn, 1945 Deyerle Ave................ 437-7426 Rockingham Motel, Exit 243, I-81.............. 433-2538 Sleep Inn, Exit 247, I-81.............................. 433-7100 Super 8 Motel, Exit 243, I-81....................... 433-8888 Valley Suites, 2420 S. Main St..................... 437-1440 Village Inn, Exit 243, I-81, US 11 S. ........... 434-7355

Our convenient location at I-81, Exit 247-A, makes us the perfect location for travelers in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

Campgrounds

Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA   I-81, Exit 257, Rt. 608............................ 896-8929

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Spacious quest rooms with microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and 32” flat screen HD TVs Enjoy our Indoor pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness center and business library Complimentary continental breakfast, internet, and local phone calls Conveniently located near Downtown, JMU, Massanutten Resort, Skyline Drive, Rockingham Memorial Hospital and golfing Just off I-81 at exit 247A 1946 Medical Ave., Harrisonburg, VA

Call now for reservations at 540-432-1111, toll-free at 1-800-Hampton, or book on-line at www.hamptoninn.com

540-433-9333

85 University Blvd., Harrisonburg

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Restaurants - (area code 540) A&A Kabob Grill, 625 Mt. Clinton Pike..... 568-1894 A Bowl of Good Café, 831 Mt. Clinton Pike.437-9020 Agrodolce Italian Rest., 1647 E. Market St..615-5442 Artful Dodger, 47 Court Square................... 432-1179 Backcountry Restaurant,1594 S. Main St.... 434-3575 Bella Luna Pizza, 80 W. Water St................. 433-1366 Benny Sorrentino’s, 64 S. Mason St............ 432-6400 Beyond Restaurant, 50 W. Water St............. 432-0105 Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft, 92 S. Main St..... 433-1793 Blue Stone Inn, 9107 N. Valley Pike............ 434-0535 Black Forest German, 787 E. Market St...... 689-0758 BoBoKo Indonesian, 217 S. Liberty St........ 434-3542 Brickhouse Tavern,1007 S. Main St............ 402-5100 Brothers Italian,1059 S High St....................433-1116 Buffalo Wild Wings, 291 University Blvd... 438-9790 Capital Ale House, 41-A Court Square........ 564-2537 CiCi’s, 2035-91 E. Market St....................... 432-9099 Ciro’s, 778 E. Market St.............................. 434-5375 Clementine Café, 153 S. Main St................. 801-8881 Corgans’, 865 Port Republic Rd.................. 564-2674 Cuban Burger, 70 W. Water St..................... 812-6970 El Charro Mexican, 1580 S. Main St........... 433-3189 El Sol, 68 S. Carlton St................................ 442-8763 Finnigan’s Cove, 30 W. Water St................. 433-9874 Five Guys, 108 Burgess Rd......................... 433-4897 Food.Bar.Food, 126 W. Bruce St................. 433-3663 Francesco’s Ristorante,1751 Virginia Ave... 442-7174 Franco’s Pizza, 225 Burgess Rd................... 564-0105 Greens & Grains, 865 Port Republic Rd. .... 433-1702 Grilled Cheese Mania, 1476 S. Main St....... 746-7515 Heritage Bakery & Café, 212 S. Main St..... 564-1200 Hokkaido Japanese, 3140 S. Main St........... 432-2388 Indian American Café, 91 N. Main St.......... 433-1177 Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger, 80 S. Main St..433-5225 Jalapeno Grill, 1039 Port Republic Rd........ 383-8228 Jess’ Lunch, 22 S. Main St........................... 434-8282 Jimmy Madison’s, 121 S. Main St............... 432-1000 Joes Griddle & Grill, 3155 S. Main St......... 437-0061 Joshua Wilton House Inn, 412 S. Main St.... 434-4464 Kani's Bakery & Café, 182 Neff Ave........... 615-5954 Kyoto Steak House, 829 E. Market St.......... 574-4901 Las Chamas, 50 Mason St............................ 434-2020 Little Grill Collective, 621 N. Main St......... 434-3594 Local Chop & Grill House, 56 W. Gay St..... 801-0505 L & S Diner, 255 N. Liberty St..................... 434-5572 Magnolia's Tacos, 14 E. Water St................. 217-5816 Merengue Rest., 625 Mt. Clinton Pike......... 217-0027 Montpelier Restaurant & Bar, 710 S. Main St..214-2280 Mr. J’s Bagels, 1635 E. Market St................ 564-0416 O’Neills Grill, 221 University Blvd............. 574-4267 Oriental Café, 563 University Blvd............. 801-8989 Rocktown Kitchen, 217 S. Liberty St.......... 217-2425 Ruby’s Arcade, 153 S. Main St.................... 615-5351 South Fork BBQ, 245 Burgess Rd............... 257-4232 Sushi Jako, 182 Neff Ave. Ste. W10............. 434-7278 Taste of India, 498 University Blvd............. 433-3320 Taste of Thai, 917 S. High St....................... 801-8878 Thai Café, 182 Neff Ave. W4....................... 433-2201 Thai Flavor, 51 Kenmore St......................... 433-8424 The Golden Pony, 181 N. Main St............... 901-2628 The Galley, 2430 S. Main St........................ 434-3518 Traditions, 625 Mt. Clinton Pike................. 438-0301 Union Station, 128 W. Market St................. 437-0042 Village Inn, 4979 S. Valley Pike.................. 434-7355 Vietopia,1015 Port Republic Rd.................. 438-0999 Vito's Italian,1047 Port Republic Rd............433-1113 Xenia A Kabob Grill, 219 Burgess Rd......... 437-4832

  The city of Harrisonburg provides visitors with unsurpassed culinary options, a thriving arts community, endless outdoor adventures, and a diverse mix of performances, annual events, and festivals. The Appalachian Trail and Main Street Community is populated with several cozy bed and breakfasts and luxurious hotels, each ready to welcome you with a unique lodging experience.

From interchangeable jewelry, such as Alex and Ani, Ginger Snaps, Lotti Dotti and DaVinci Beads to purses from Vera Bradley, Spartina and Noelle, you'll find products to color your style and keep you in the latest fashion trends. Great gifts and unique everyday items are offered as well. Babbling Babies by Lee Middleton are hugely popular as well as our Willow Tree collectables and Swan Creek drizzle melts. So step away from the ordinary and check us out... We can't wait to greet you!! 1925 E. Market St., Harrisonburg Valley Mall (540) 434-2090 Open Mon-Sat 10am - 9pm 24


House of Oak & Sofas

  Come visit us! You will be amazed at our outstanding collection of Flexsteel sofas and Amish-crafted wood furniture. We have built a fivestate customer base due to our attention to detail and service. If we don’t have the item you need, we offer many resources for custom-crafted furniture.   Many customers tell us we have the best furniture store in the state. Stop by and decide for yourself. We think Flexsteel sofas and recliners are a great buy: especially since you can choose from 200 frame styles and 1,000 fabrics. And our Amish dining and bedroom furniture gallery features oak, cherry, hickory and maple in 14 stain choices and any color of paint--from traditional to contemporary. Make the trip and see why once people buy from us they usually are customers for life. Located at 2265 South Main Street in Harrisonburg.

  Harrisonburg offers abundant shopping choices from artisan works and handcrafted gifts to national favorites and fashion boutiques. We are at the center of antique shopping in the Shenandoah Valley, with upscale furniture stores that offer heirloom quality. Our farm-to-table options provide a “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” shopping experience at local markets, farm stands, vineyards and orchards.

GLEN’S

Harrisonburg’s Most Unusual Store

FAIR PRICE STORE

“HARRISONBURG’S MOST UNUSUAL STORE”

Open Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm 540-434-8272

  Glen’s Fair Price Store, one of downtown’s top destinations since 1941, is the kind of place you have to see to believe. What’s in the overcrowded aisles? You will find professional photography equipment, vintage candy and whoopee cushions, thousands of Halloween costumes, a toy store in the basement, Hummel figurines, Madame Alexander dolls and so much more.   Be sure to say hi to owners Melinda and Gary (Glen’s kids), who say they don’t have customers, just friends.   Located at 227 N. Main Street. Open Mon-Sat. 11am-6pm.

Large Camera Dept. including Canon Digital Cameras “Canon USA one-year limited warranty”

GIFTS, VIRGINIA SOUVENIRS, NOVELTIES & COLLECTIBLES, MAGIC, TOYS & DOLLS, WIGS, CRAZY HATS, SUNGLASSES AND MUCH, MUCH MORE... www.GlensFairPrice.net GlensFairPrice@AOL.com 127 N. Main St., Harrisonburg 25


Your one-stop shopping experience all under one roof offering specialty food, baked goods, bulk food & cheeses, café, antiques, Amishmade pine furniture, home-style canned goods, Civil War memorabilia, western wear, quilt fabrics & sewing notions, kitchenwares, toys, jewelry, souvenirs and gifts. Storage buildings, kettle korn and produce located on premises. RV & bus parking.

         

• Quality baking ingredients • Nuts • Dried Fruit • Spices • Cheese (homemade spreads) • Bulk Candy • Homemade Fudge • Sugar Free, too FREE Samples every day 540-434-8876 www.GrandmasPantryVa.com

Cotton ● Flannel ● Fleece Notions ● Classes ● Machine Quilting And sew much more!

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1 Mile South of Exit 243 on Route 11 Harrisonburg Open 6 Days Mon.-Sat., Closed Sunday

540-433-3929

www.shenandoahmarket.net

Great Food in a friendly, Family atmosphere Harrisonburg’s Best Hamburger with fresh, pure Angus Beef The finest gourmet, old fashioned Ice Cream in the Valley Full Sandwich Menu, Saturday Buffet Homemade Baked Goods Hand-pulled Cappuccinos, Lattes, and Iced Coffee Drinks 540-437-1901

The Valley’s most unique kitchen specialty store

SHANE’S The valley’s western-wear store since 1992! Come shop with the cowboys!

Great brands such as:    • Zyliss • OXO Good Grips    • RADA Cutlery • Gift Certificates • Many Unique Gadgets!

Boots Hats Apparel Belts Gifts Tack Saddles

540-438-8344

shaneshv.va@gmail.com 540 433-3401

www.KitchenKupboard.com

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Discover Historic Dayton: Small Town, Hometown, Downtown Silver Lake Mill Specializing in quality Shenandoah Valley made items. From tin to paintings to soaps and lotions to knitted and crocheted items and jewelry. Plus we have seconds and overruns of our own work. Our selection reflects the culture of our geographical location, as well as our long history. 2328 Silver Lake Road.

  Dayton is a small town located in the center of the Shenandoah Valley, two miles south of Harrisonburg along Route 42, and is one of the oldest settled communities in Rockingham County, and the County’s second oldest incorporated town. Home to about 1,500 people, Dayton is surrounded by prime agricultural farmland, mostly owned by members of the Old Order Mennonite community. With working farms and open spaces, traveling through Dayton and the surrounding area is a step back to an earlier time where horse-drawn buggies remain a common form of travel on rural roads throughout the community.   Visit the Town of Dayton’s website at www.daytonva.us for more information.

The Heritage Museum Located at 382 High Street, which is also the official Historic Dayton Welcome Center. The Heritage Museum offers galleries, changing exhibits, electric map of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862, and an extensive genealogy library. A walking tour begins here. Triangle Emporium Offering a large variety of used books and local books on history and genealogy. Also a wide selection of antique glass and china. Located at 209 Main Street.

Lone Pine Lighting LAMP SHADES

Large selection of glass and fabric shades

Lone Pine Lighting Large selection of glass and fabric shades, many parts available for oil and electric lamps. Bring in your lamp for a personalized fitting & repair. 3105 John Wayland Hwy.

PARTS

Many Parts Available for Oil or Electric Lamps Ultra-Pure Lamp Oil Bring Your Lamp in for a Personalized Fitting Hours: Thurs-Sat 9-6

Rt. 42 South, Dayton 540-879-9899 28

Town & Country Furniture We are a family owned furniture store. Our goal is to offer heirloom quality, solid wood furniture at affordable prices. We do not run “sales” because our every day prices are as low as others sale prices. 11 Killdeer Lane.


The Triangle Emporium Local Histories & Genealogies Used Books Antique Glass & China 209 Main St., Dayton, VA 22821 540-879-2196 Open most Thur-Sat 10-4 Other hours by appointment

THE HERITAGE MUSEUM

HARRISONBURG-ROCKINGHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories of the Central Shenandoah Valley. Come see why visitors say, “I had no idea!”

382 High Street • Dayton, VA 22821 540-879-2616 www.heritagecenter.com

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Bridgewater

Accommodations

BRIDGEWATER - (area code 540) Bridgewater Inn & Cottage   104 W. College St................................... 828-4619 Crimson Inn,116 N. Main St....................... 828-4661

Points of Interest

Bridgewater College, 402 E. College St..... 828-8000 Doug Will Tennis Center, 301 Grove St..... 607-0596 Generations Park, 412 N. Main St.............. 237-4210 Sandy Bottom Golf Course, E. College St..828-3705

Restaurants

  The town of Bridgewater has always been one of the most prosperous towns in Rockingham County with businesses focusing primarily on Main Street. The shops are located among the closely packed mid nineteenth-century dwellings and buildings cloaked with rich Victorian decoration typical of the Valley’s turnpike towns. With few major intrusions in the older part of town, Bridgewater Historic District exhibits the charm and character of the town at the turn of the century. Bridgewater is rich in Mennonite culture and horse-drawn buggies can often be seen both in town and on the country roads nearby.   Bridgewater is home of Bridgewater College that offers a quiet, safe and charming environment in which to learn. Students are surrounded by historical attractions including famous caverns and significant Civil War battlefields, and in an area known for its local artisans, music festivals, resorts, museums and dining.   The friendly merchants invite you to shop with them while visiting Bridgewater and enjoy the summer programs and activities as well as taking a leisurely stroll through the town’s history.

Anita's Bake Shoppe, 510 N. Main St........ 828-3155 Bistro on North Main, 610 N. Main St....... 828-2266 Bob-A-Rea’s, 305 N. Main St..................... 828-3433 Dairy Queen, 506 N. Main St..................... 828-0939 Domino’s Pizza, 630 N. Main St................ 828-1777 El Charro, 300 N. Main St.......................... 828-4027 Francesco’s Ristorante, 101 Main St.......... 828-3255 Harvey's, 121-B N. Main St........................ 435-7982 Jalapeno Southwest Grill, 418 N. Main St..828-2460 McDonalds, 516 N. Main St....................... 828-3841 Papa John’s, 610 N. Main St....................... 828-2727 Prosecco Ristorante, 415 N. Main St.......... 828-3026 Red Apple Chinese, 205 S. Main St............ 828-3598 Scrumptious Suppers, 610 N. Main St........ 828-2006 Sergio’s Pizza, 425 N. Main St................... 828-6651 Subway, 610 N. Main St............................. 828-2867 Wild Woods BBQ, 610-C N. Main St......... 828-2277

Historic Old Bank Building, ca. 1867 Currently occupied by Cottage Crafts

Cottage Crafts Located in the Historic Old Bank Building - 1867 Large selection of seasonal school towels; school pro barrettes; school seasonal ornaments; pins and decorations; knitted scarves/dish cloths; hand woven hats. ALL HANDMADE!! 540-828-3718 219 S. Main St., Bridgewater 30

Bridgewater Historical Society Museum


Grand Caverns

Grottoes, Virginia  

  One of the most historical and secluded places in the United States, the Grand Caverns is a hidden gem that will tantalize the eyes and touch the heart of civil war history seekers. Grand Caverns is nestled centrally in the Shenandoah Valley in the beautiful Town of Grottoes. The Caverns were discovered accidentally during the early 1800’s and since have continuously been open to the public. The caverns offer fascinating formations including stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstone. Most unique however, are the extraordinary cave shield formations and vertical bedding of limestone layers. Each room visited in the caverns offers a unique experience into a veiled world where history is preserved and waiting to be discovered.

  It’s pretty grand above ground, too. The park at Grand Caverns is filled with scenic trails for hiking, running, and biking. There are also picnic shelters, a miniature golf course, beautiful areas for fishing; and our fitness trail, featuring exercise stations with instructions at each stop. The peaceful setting at the park makes for an extra special experience here in the Shenandoah Valley.   The unique cottage is an official Grottoes Welcome Center and features our Grand Gift Shop that’s filled with souvenirs ranging from stones to t-shirts. Browse through a vast variety of rocks and minerals, as well as educational books. There’s something for everyone on the grounds... and below the ground, at Grand Caverns.

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North Mountain Outfitter www.northmtnoutfitter.com

Valley Information Online

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the Valley of the

SHENANDOAH D au ght er of t he S t a r s

3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy. White Post, VA 22663 (540) 869-2222 • Fax: (540) 869-0951 www.dinosaurland.com

CIVIL WAR BATTLE SITES POINTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST LIVE THEATER

Lexington Hotels (See page 53)

Natural Bridge Motels (See page 57)

Raphine Hotel (See page 54)

Convenient to many attractions nearby.

Virginia’s only cavern with

Elevator Service!

Since 1922

(540) 477-3115 I-81 Exit 269

ShenandoahCaverns.com

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Visit the AMA Museum at Ft. Defiance

Weyers Cave

  The Augusta Military Academy Museum is located in the 130-year-old home of the school’s founder, Professor Charles S. Roller. The dwelling was constructed just after the Civil War and has been restored to the interior and exterior look of the late 1800s. Those interested in architecture and construction will find a small display of 19th Century construction techniques.   The house sits in a grove of old trees next to the stately barracks which housed academy cadets beginning in 1915 until the school closed in 1984. The site is on the US Interior Department’s National Register of Historic Places. The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4.

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Blue Ridge Community College

Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center   Rocky’s Gold, Silver & Antique Center is a store like no other! Rocky’s offers sterling silver flatware, both new and estate. Sterling Christmas ornaments, hollowware, stainless and silver plate. Our Jewelry Department carries everything from a $3 sterling toe ring to a 3 carat diamond solitaire ring. Beautiful three stone rings, earrings and anniversary band always at wholesale prices. The Antique Center showcases the best antiques in the Shenandoah Valley.   Conveniently located on Route 11 just off Exit 235, I-81, Weyers Cave. If you are planning a trip to our area be sure to allow time to stop by. With many nearby attractions, it is well worth your time.

Visit the

AMA MUSEUM Historic uniforms, weapons, trophies, troops march in stirring videos!!

Fort Defiance on Route 11 6 miles N. of Staunton The depiction of a cadets life at Virginia’s oldest military preparatory school Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4 No Admission Charge - Handicapped accessible 540/248-3007 - www.amaalumni.org

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Horseback Riding & Trail Rides

Verona  

  Experience a world of forgotten ways and lost traditions, inspired by the Old West. North Mountain Outfitter rekindles the cowboy way of life by providing riders with a unique wilderness adventure. Explore the picturesque mountains of the George Washington National Forest within Virginia’s own Shenandoah Valley.   North Mountain Outfitter creates the ultimate adventure with half day, full day, and overnight stays. Come and enjoy a light half day ride with a snack for 3 to 4 hours or spend the day with us where we will ride for 5 to 6 hours and provide you with lunch. For the outdoor buff, one of our overnight packages is perhaps, right up your alley. Sleep among the stars at our base camp in tents with cots, or enjoy our ranch bunkhouse, for a more comforting rustic stay. Enjoy the tastes of down-home cooking while you’re here.

Accommodations

VERONA - (area code 540) Knights Inn, 70 Lodge Ln........................... 248-8981 Lee Jackson Lodging, 492 Lee Hwy........... 248-1870

Restaurants

Armstrong's Restaurant, 358 Lee Hwy....... 248-9867 Burger King, 10 Quicks Mill Rd................. 248-2730 China City, 208 Laurel Hill Rd................... 248-7768 Ciro's Pizza, 52 Laurel Hill Rd................... 248-4070 Country Café, 50 Lodge Ln........................ 248-2808 Dairy Queen, 79 Lee Hwy.......................... 248-0626 Hardee's, 277 Laurel Hill Rd...................... 248-4031 Little Marias, 1555 Commerce Rd.............. 248-0026 McDonald's, 252 Laurel Hill Rd................. 248-4600 Mimo's Wings & Things, 283 Lee Hwy...... 248-6466 Mi Rancho Mexican, 571 Lee Hwy............ 248-0930 Nisa's Café, 11 Green Hills Dr.................... 248-8800 Rack'em Smack'em Ribs, 385 Lee Hwy..... 248-8180 Subway, 211 Lee Hwy................................. 248-6417 Wendy's, 6 lodge Ln.................................... 248-2513

Campgrounds

Shenandoah Valley KOA Kampground   I-81, Exit 227, Rt. 781, Verona............... 248-2746

Points of Interest

Stonewall Brigade Museum, 566 Lee Hwy..248-0116 Since 1741

Virginia Citizens Have Become

American Soldiers And Made

World History Discover how at

www.116thfoundation.org

The Stonewall Brigade Museum Free Admission, Mon-Sat 10 to 5

566 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482 540-248-0116

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

  The historic city of Staunton is conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains is a must for every visitor to Virginia.   A guided or self-guided walking tour through five National Historic Districts will transport you through Staunton’s 250-year heritage. Staunton has one architectural advantage over most of other small towns in the Shenandoah Valley: it was unscathed in the Civil War, and many of its 18th and early 19th century homes and buildings still stand and are wonderfully preserved. There are more than sixty shops and twenty restaurants packed into the architecturally-rich and compact downtown. This compact urban area still retains its l9th-century charm and “Main Street” ambience. Although Staunton was founded in 1747, most of the buildings date from the “boom” years between 1860 and 1920. Downtown Staunton, one of Virginia’s finest collections of Victorian era architecture.   Relax and unwind at a hospitable hotel, Inn or Bed and Breakfast. Staunton’s historic charm and warm hospitality will make your visit an unforgettable excursion into America’s past.

Mary Baldwin University

Frontier Culture Museum 1820s American Farm

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Staunton’s Historic Attractions & Museums

  Armed with a Historic Staunton Foundation Walking Tour map, Staunton is best explored by foot. The visitor can stroll leisurely into the past surrounded by examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Chateauesque, Queen Anne, and Georgian Revival architecture.   On Beverley Street in the city center stands Trinity Episcopal Church surrounded by its colonial graveyard. The first Augusta Parish Church was built on this site in 1763. The present church, a distinguished example of early Gothic Revival architecture, was begun in 1855.   Staunton is the home of the Frontier Culture Museum, an international living history facility depicting working farms and traditional cultures of 17th, 18th, and 19th century England, Germany, Northern Ireland, and America, and the birthplace of the nation’s 28th President. The beautiful Woodrow Wilson Birthplace and research library, overlooking the old town is open year round for tours. Enjoy a night of theater at the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only re-creation in the world of Shakespeare’s legendary indoor theatre. Also an art lover should not miss the gallery of the Staunton Augusta Fine Arts Center at the R. R. Smith Center for History & Art.   The Gypsy Hill Park is a major attraction with golf course, Lake Tams, duck pond, bandstand for free Monday night concerts by the Stonewall Brigade Band in the summer, and ballpark that is home to the Staunton Braves. Staunton is a shopper’s delight, too. Award-winning restorations of Victorian storefronts in the Beverley and Wharf Historic Districts now house shops for antiques, crafts, gifts, books, gourmet foods, specialty clothing, and much more.

Accommodations

STAUNTON - (area code 540) Best Western, I-81, Exit 222........................885-1112 Blackburn Inn, 301 Greenville Ave............ 712-0601 Budget Motel, 816 Greenville Ave............. 887-1214 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 222........................ 886-5000 Coral Gardens B&B, 216 W. Frederick St..885-6556 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 217.............................. 337-3031 Econo Lodge, I-81, Exit 222....................... 885-5158 Fairfield Inn & Suites, I-81, Exit 222......... 213-4100 Frederick House, 28 N. New St.................. 885-4220 Hampton Inn, I-81, Exit 220....................... 886-7000 Holiday Inn, I-81, Exit 225......................... 248-6020 Hometown Inn, I-81, Exit 213.................... 337-1231 Howard Johnson, 268 N. Central Ave......... 886-5330 Inn at Old Virginia,1329 Commerce Rd..... 248-4650 Montclair B&B, 320 N. New St.................. 885-8832 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 225.................................248-5111 Olde Staunton Inn, 260 N. Lewis St........... 886-0193 Quality Inn, I-81, Exit 222.......................... 887-0200 Relax Inn, I-81, Exit 217............................. 337-0207 Sleep Inn, I-81, Exit 222............................. 887-6500 Stonewall Jackson Hotel, 24 S. Mkt. St...... 885-4848 Travelers Inn, I-81, Exit 225....................... 248-0888 Tru by Hilton, I-81, Exit 222...................... 213-4000

Points of Interest

Blackfriars Playhouse, 35 S. New St.......... 851-1733 Frontier Culture Museum, I-81, Exit 222.. 332-7850 R.R. Smith Center for History & Art   20-22 S. New St...................................... 886-8755 Staunton Visitors Center, 35 S. New St...... 332-3971 Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Library   Coalter & Frederick Sts.......................... 885-0897

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Kathy’s Restaurant

Restaurants

STAUNTON - (area code 540) American Cafe, 125 S. Augusta St.............. 885-0177 Baja Bean Co., 9 W. Beverley St................ 885-9988 Bricks Restaurant, 111 N. Augusta St......... 886-5016 Byers Street Bistro, 18 Byers St................. 887-6100 Chili’s Bar & Grill, 1025 Richmond Rd..... 887-0082 Clocktower Tavern, 27 W. Beverley St....... 213-0665 Cracker Barrel, 1316 Jefferson Hwy........... 885-7550 Cranberry’s Grocery, 7 S. New St............... 885-4755 Daily Grind Coffeehouse, 32 N. New St.... 887-0005 Depot Grille, 42 Middlebrook Ave............. 885-7332 El Puerto, 830 Greenville Ave.................... 886-3578 Emilio’s Italian, 23 E. Beverley St.............. 885-0102 Great Wall, 116 Statler Square.................... 885-2043 Jade China House, 240 N. Central Ave....... 885-8558 Kathy’s, 705 Greenville Ave....................... 885-4331 Klines Dairy Bar, 906 Greenville Ave........ 885-4664 Maria’s Italian, 901 Greenville Ave............ 887-3330 Massaki Japanese, 1027 Richmond Rd....... 886-9191 Mi Rancho, 2116 W. Beverley St................ 887-7527 Mill Street Grill, 1 Mill St.......................... 886-0656 Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant, I-81, Exit 222...... 886-1833 Pampered Palate Cafe, 26 E. Beverley St... 886-0463 Pompei Lounge, 23 E. Beverley St............. 885-5553 Red Lobster, 1477 Greenville Ave.............. 887-7582 Second Draft Bar/Bistro, 301 G-ville Ave..712-0601 Shenandoah Pizza, 19 E. Beverley St......... 213-0008 Thai Restaurant, 1000 Greenville Ave........ 414-8880 The Store, 221 Lewis St.............................. 886-1534 Waffle House, 1302 Richmond Rd............. 885-5546 Wright’s Dairy Rite, 346 G-ville Ave......... 886-0435 Yelping Dog, 9 E. Beverley St.................... 885-2275 Zynodoa, 115 E. Beverley St...................... 885-7775

  One of the Shenandoah Valley’s great finds is located in Staunton. Known as the restaurant “so good” she put her name on it. Kathy’s is located at 705 Greenville Ave. Everyone knows that when you find out where the locals go, that is the place to be!   With over 29 years at this location, locals and tourists will tell you that a better pancake cannot be found. Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered.   Real food, real people, a real delight! Be sure to pickup a bag of the pancake mix as you leave. If you’re visiting the area, make it a must to go to Kathy’s.

• Featuring • Fresh Cut Steaks - Pork Chops Seafood - Country Ham Soups - Pies and Breads Kathy’s offers an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day, along with daily lunch specials, a great lunch and dinner menu is also offered. Open Sunday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Wilderness Adventures

  Wilderness Adventure is a specialty outdoors shop, that offers a wide variety of clothing for men, women, and children, plus tons of outdoor gear, accessories, gifts and an exceptional footwear department. Stop by our shop. Located in downtown Staunton at 50 Middlebrook Avenue.

Mill Street Grill “A Staunton Tradition”

  At Mill Street Grill we try to balance good quality food with fast fun efficient service, all in the cozy confines of a turn of the century flourmill. Since opening in 1992, our goal has been to be the most consistent restaurant in the area. Our large number of repeat customers will attest to that fact. At the Mill, no one is a stranger. We treat you better than family, we feed you well, but we don’t ask you to do the dishes. We’ll tailor your evening to suit you if it can be done, and is reasonable, we try to be accommodating. Don’t be shy...WE’RE NOT! So give us a shot, you won’t regret it. Just remember, “There is nothing run-of the-mill about Mill Street Grill”.

• Steaks • Ribs • Salads • • Sandwiches • Pasta • Seafood • • Fresh Baked Breads • Best BBQ Ribs in the Valley Serving the Valley for over 22 years Mon.-Thurs. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4-10:30 p.m. Serving Brunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m./winter Sun. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m./summer 540-886-0656 1 MILL ST. • STAUNTON, VA 39


Staunton’s Historic Wharf District Staunton Trolley

  The area of Staunton surrounding the railroad station is known as The Wharf, a curious name for a neighborhood that is nowhere near a wharf! In fact, the name is an historical one dating to the 19th century. The warehouses in this neighborhood reminded people of buildings that you might see along a wharf. In Staunton’s case, the railroad acts in same manner as a wharf, and in fact, the neighborhood’s old warehouses really do look like those that one might see along the waterfront of a port city.   The Wharf Historic District harks to the days when the railroad changed Staunton from a rural village to a center of commerce. Since 1972 the Wharf Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places, and its depot and other preserved buildings houses restaurants, antique shops and specialty boutiques.

  The Staunton Trolley offers a fun way to explore the city of Staunton – and you’ll have no worries about parking, directions, or getting lost! The GREEN Trolley route is very popular with visitors and sightseers. It includes stops in the city’s celebrated historic downtown core, the Wharf Historic District, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, and Gypsy Hill Park. The trolley makes a continuous loop around downtown and stops at the Visitor Center every 30 minutes. There is a 25 cent charge to ride the trolley.

Staunton Fire Department Museum

Staunton Visitors Center, 35 S. New Street

Sunspots Studios, glass blowing demonstrations

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  The Staunton Fire and Rescue Department, founded in 1790, is the oldest continuously operated fire company in the state, with over 225 years of tradition. All are welcome to come see “Jumbo”, the oldest motorized fire engine in Virginia and the only extant 1911 Robinson chemical fire truck. It is housed in a museum (founded 1982) located inside the modern station at 500 N. Augusta Street. Also on display are items relating to fire fighting, some going back to the Civil War. Admission is free.


Fishersville

Natural Chimneys Park

  Fishersville is a small community located halfway between the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. Fishersville has the distinction of being the home of Augusta Health one of the top 100 community hospitals in America. Opened in 1994, AMC is the successor to two fine hospitals in Staunton and Waynesboro -- both long known for outstanding service.   Fishersville is also the location of the Augusta County Public Library, Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center and Augusta Expoland, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s entertainment centers.   Fishersville is one of the most convenient communities you will find, being only 5-6 miles from either Staunton or Waynesboro city limits. Fishersville gives easy access to interstates 64 and 81, and has four lanes of Rt. 250 running right through the middle of it. It takes more than just convenience to make a community. Fishersville has managed thus far to maintain its rural character, despite rapid growth.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

  Natural Chimneys Park is a beautiful park and campground with abundant facilities and proximity to superb outdoor recreational options, including biking, hiking and fishing. Neighbors to the park also speak of seeing Hank Williams and Patsy Cline perform at the park many years ago.   It’s hard to imagine, but the Shenandoah Valley was once the floor of a great inland sea. Centuries ago, as that sea receded, the forces of nature carefully etched out an awe-inspiring formation of solid rock. The seven Natural Chimneys tower as much as 120 feet above the pastoral terrain of the Shenandoah Valley, offering onlookers a sight unrivaled in majesty.   Viewed from one angle, the formations resemble enormous chimneys standing in bleak contrast to the greenery of the Valley. Take a few steps, though, and the chimneys are transformed into the massive turrets of a foreboding medieval castle.   Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia offers more than simply the splendor of towering limestone formations. Both day visitors and those whochoose to stay overnight in the seasonal campground find plenty of space and opportunities for recreation, relaxation and fellowship. 94 Natural Chimneys Lane, Mt. Solon, VA 22843

Augusta Health

Augusta Expo

Accommodations

FISHERSVILLE - (area code 540) Hampton Inn, Exit 91, I-64......................... 213-9500

Restaurants

Chang Xing Chinese Restaurant   30 Windward Dr...................................... 946-9188 Mi Rancho Mexican, 1845 Jefferson Hwy..943-4505 Tony’s Pizza, 32 Windward Dr................... 943-9493

Points of Interest

Augusta County Public Library   1759 Jefferson Hwy................................ 949-6354 Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Rd................ 943-3976 Viette Gardens, 994 Long Meadow Rd....... 943-2315 41


Fishing the South River

  Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the intersecting point of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesboro welcomes travelers to the Shenandoah Valley with a warm hospitality.   Established in 1797, the town was named for General Anthony Wayne, a hero of the Revolutionary War, but it was in the Civil War that Waynesboro distinguished itself. Re-enactors still recreate the Battle of Waynesboro each year. Stop by the Plumb House Museum, the oldest city residence, which straddled battle lines. Also, you’ll want to visit the Waynesboro Heritage Museum at the corner of Main Street & Wayne Avenue. The museum has a wonderful collection of pictures, photographs, antiques, collectibles, and Valley Native American artifacts. A short walk will take you to the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Fishburne Military School, P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery, and the Wayne Theatre in historic downtown.   Because of Waynesboro’s beautiful location, there are a variety of recreational activities to enjoy: Fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, golf, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, and skiing. Each year, Waynesboro plays host to several annual events including the the Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic, the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival and Art Show, and the Virginia Chili, Blues n’ Brews Festival. Waynesboro is also known for its Run the Valley race series and numerous live outdoor music offerings throughout the summer months.

Hiking the Blue Ridge at Humpback Rocks

Paddling the Waynesboro Water Trail

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Groovin’ at the Greenway


Accommodations

DOWNTOWN COUNTRY CANDY

WAYNESBORO - (area code 540) Affordable Corporate Suites,   240 Sheppard Court................................ 941-1062 Belle Hearth B&B, 320 S. Wayne Ave....... 943-1910 Best Western Plus, Exit 94, I-64................. 942-1100 Budget Inn, 2240 W. Main St..................... 942-9551 Colony House Motor Lodge, US 250 E., Exit 99, I-64........................ 942-4156 Comfort Inn, Exit 94, I-64.......................... 932-3060 Days Inn, US 340, Exit 94, I-64.................. 943-1101 Hampton Inn, I-64, Exit 91......................... 213-9500 Holiday Inn Express, Exit 94, I-64............. 932-7170 Iris Inn B&B, Rt. 624, Exit 96, I-64........... 943-1991 Quality Inn, 640 W. Broad St...................... 942-1171 Residence Inn-Marriott, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-7426 Royal Inn Motel, 2112 W. Main St............. 949-8253 Skyline Motel, US 250 West....................... 942-5251 Speckled Trout B&B, 607 Oak Ave............ 946-4899 Super 8 Motel, US 340, Exit 94, I-64......... 943-3888 Tree Streets Inn B&B, 421 Walnut Ave...... 949-4484

We are a small retail candy shop in downtown Waynesboro. We have fudge, chocolates, Jelly Belly, salt water taffy, organic/natural candy and so much more.

Campgrounds

Misty Mountain Camp Resort Rt. 250 E.....................................1-888-647-8900 Sherando Lake, Rt. 664, Exit 96, I-64 ....... 942-9965 Walnut Hills Campground US 340, Exit 217, I-81.......................... 337-3920 Waynesboro North 340 Campground US 340 North, Exit 96, I-64.................. 943-9573

212 West Main Street, Ste C-1 Waynesboro • 540-471-9262 Open Tuesday - Friday 11am-6pm Saturday 12pm-5pm

Points of Interest

COUNTED CROSS STITCH CUSTOM FRAMING

Blue Ridge Parkway, Northern Entrance...... 943-4716 Fishburne Military School   225 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 946-7700 P. Buckley Moss Gallery   329 W. Main St......................................... 949-6473 Plumb House Museum, 1012 W. Main St...... 943-3943 Shenandoah Valley Art Center   126 S. Wayne Ave..................................... 949-7662 Skyline Drive, Mile 105.4............................ 999-3500 Tourist Info. Center, Exit 99, I-64................. 943-5187 Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Museum   Main St. & Wayne Ave.............................. 943-3943

CROSS STITCH STATION The Shenandoah Valley’s Only Complete Counted Cross Stitch Shop!

•  Punchneedle supplies •  Vast selection of books and charts •  Linens and specialty fabrics •  Great selection of ceramic buttons •  DMC floss, silk, hand-dyed fibers, blending filaments plus many other interesting fibers to stitch with.

Engaging Humanity with Hope

1500 11th Street • Waynesboro, VA 540-943-7742 (Located directly behind Arby’s) crosstitch_adelphia1@comcast.net Mon.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4

Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. and Evening Services 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.

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The P. Buckley Moss Gallery of Waynesboro

  Visitors to our gallery will experience a splendor of color, culture, and beauty. Canada Geese for example, an almost trademark pair painted by Pat, was inspired by the ancient belief that in art these proud birds represent Divine Providence and loyalty (probably because they arrive with the seasons and mate for life).   This month features the limited edition print of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, “Summer at Monticello”. This print is now available in our Waynesboro Gallery. Call 949-6473 for details. Be sure to save the date for our Barn Show and Gallery Open House where you will meet P. Buckley Moss, the artist, October 11-13 in Waynesboro. P. Buckley Moss Gallery 329 West Main St., Waynesboro, VA Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Live near Blacksburg? Please visit our sister gallery located at 223 Gilbert Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060 (540-552-6446.)

  Visit our Gallery in Waynesboro, Virginia! Enjoy the imagery and inspiration of America's most celebrated living artist P. Buckley Moss, who has been inspired by the scenery and people of the Shenandoah Valley throughout her career. Pat became captivated by the life and culture of the Amish and Mennonite people of the area when moving her family there over 30 years ago. She embraced the local landscapes, lifestyles, and traditions and felt that the life and culture she was part of held an important message: live simply and enjoy every moment!

Meet the Artist

Barn Show & Gallery Open House October 11-13

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P. Buckley Moss Gallery 329 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980 (540) 949-6473

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Restaurants

WAYNESBORO - (area code 540) Applebees, 900 Lew DeWitt Blvd.............. 949-7300 Arby’s Restaurant, 204 Rosser Ave............ 943-2533 Buffalo Wild Wings, 437 Tiffany Dr........... 943-9464 Burger King, 1535 W. Broad St.................. 943-2858 Chik-Fil-A, 710 Shenandoah Dr................. 932-9209 Ciro’s Pizza, 901 Willow Oak Plaza........... 942-5169 Cookout, 1432 W. Main St.......................... 818-3044 Cracker Barrel, 101 Appletree Ln............... 942-0156 Domino’s Pizza, 105 Lew DeWitt Blvd...... 932-0000 Ed’s Grill, 1221 E. Main St......................... 949-0225 E&J’s Deli Pub, 2800 W. Main St.............. 221-2927 El Puerto, 2120 W. Main St........................ 943-5317 Fishin' Pig, 117 Apple Tree Ln................... 943-3474 Five Guys, 831 Lew Dewitt Blvd............... 943-9825 French Press, 134 N. Wayne Ave................ 221-6568 Gavid’s Steak House, 1501 W. Broad St..... 949-6353 Golden Corral, 51 Apple Tree Ln............... 941-2486 Green Leaf Grill, 415 W. Main St............... 949-4416 Hardee’s Restaurant, 1416 W. Main St....... 942-9798 Heritage on Main, 309 W. Main St............. 946-6166 Jake’s Bar & Grill, 137 N. Wayne Ave....... 451-2252 KFC, 2007 Rosser Ave................................ 942-1329 King Garden,115-A Lucy Ln...................... 949-6661 Kline's Dairy Bar, 1235 W. Main St........... 942-5282 Little Caesar’s, 1327-B W. Broad St........... 943-1167 McAlister’s Deli, 740 E. Town Center Dr.. 949-8649 McDonald's, 1501 W. Main St.................... 943-3949 McDonald's, 720 Town Center Dr.............. 943-8525 Mi Rancho Mexican, 408 E. Main St......... 941-5980 Ming Garden, 245 Arch Ave....................... 942-8800 Mister Jamison's, 421 W. Main St............... 471-8900 Moe's Southwest Grill, 100 Osage Ln........ 943-6110 New York Flying Pizza, 1107 W. Main St..451-7177 Osaka III, 400 Tiffany Dr., Suite D............. 942-8877 Outback Steakhouse, 28 Windigrove Dr..... 941-0087 Panera Bread, 1101 Red Top Orchard Rd... 949-5804 Papa John’s Pizza, 250 N. Poplar Ave........ 943-7272 Pizza Hut, 400 Tiffany Dr........................... 943-9092 Pizza Hut Express, 811 Town Center Dr..... 941-2280 Plaza Azteca, 23 Windigrove Dr................. 949-4205 Purple Foot, 1035 W. Broad St................... 942-9463 Ruby Tuesday, 1941 Rosser Ave................. 943-1610 Sakura Steakhouse, 2105 W. Main St......... 943-9438 Sam's Hot Dogs, 416 W. Main St................ 942-9093 Scotto’s Italian, 1412 W. Broad St.............. 942-8715 Silk Road Asian, 2040 Rosser Ave............. 949-9097 Sonic Drive-In, 108 Lucy Ln...................... 941-3431 Starbucks, 2007 Rosser Ave........................ 949-0880 Stella, Bella & Lucy’s, 327 W. Main St.......949-5111 Subway, 1500 W. Main St........................... 943-8020 Taco Bell, 2901 W. Main St........................ 949-6620 Tailgate Grill, 1106 W. Broad St................. 941-8451 Waffle House, 901 Lew DeWitt Blvd......... 943-6814 Weasie’s Kitchen, 130 E. Broad St............. 943-0500 Wendy’s, 2050 Rosser Ave.......................... 943-4433

Quality Cleaners Corporation 540-942-4393 Dry Cleaning • Shirt Laundry Alterations • Storage Mon.-Fri. 7:30 A.M.-7:00 P.M. Sat. 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Willow Oak Plaza, 901-D W. Broad St. Waynesboro, VA

Authentic Mexican Food 23 Windigrove Drive, Waynesboro Exit 94, I-64 Open Daily for Lunch/Dinner (540) 949-4205

Waynesboro North 340 Campground Near Monticello, Caverns, Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway; in the Shenandoah Valley. OPEN YEAR ROUND • FULL HOOK-UPS

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ATTRACTIONS Waynesboro Heritage Museum

The Wayne Theatre has had quite a history of making an impact on our community since it first opened its doors as a vaudeville house in 1926. Recently renovated the theatre is where all ages can come together to be educated, enriched, enlightened and enchanted. Fishburne Miltary School – Founded in 1879, Fishburne is the oldest accredited school operating in Virginia and is the smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia for over 135 years.

  The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is located at 420 West Main Street. The hours are 9-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. It is located in a 1908 newly renovated bank building at the corner of Wayne Avenue and Main Street downtown. The Waynesboro Heritage Museum houses permanent galleries of relics from the town’s founding, industries, educational institutions, and more. Exhibit galleries, nTelos audio-visual room, and gift shop are featured.

South River Greenway Trail – The greenway runs 0.88 mile alongside the South River. The greenway begins at the Dominion Shelter in Constitution Park and ends by the Waynesboro YMCA.

The Plumb House – Built between 1802 and 1804, this historic house, the oldest frame dwelling in Waynesboro, was caught in the midst of the Civil War Battle of Waynesboro on March 2, 1865. Collections of Civil War and Native American artifacts are on display. The Wildlife Center of Virginia – is an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine. Since its founding in 1982, the Center has cared for more than 60,000 wild animals – representing 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Constitution Park/Dominion Shelter – The park is the location of numerous special events including concerts, festivals, car shows, and Civil War reenactments. Constitution Park is located in downtown next to South River.

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The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is a non-profit community art center, established in 1985 for the support, education, enjoyment, and participation of the arts for Waynesboro and surrounding areas.


Appalachian Trail

Waynesboro Water Trail

  Waynesboro provides access to the Appalachian Trail, the longest marked foot path in the United States. Displaying a beautiful world of flora and fauna while providing homes for countless woodland creatures, the trail touches 14 states and runs through 8 national forests. Join the 10,000+ who have hiked the entire 2,178 mile path or spend the afternoon exploring it and the rest of our beautiful outdoors.

Appalachian Trail Community

  In March of 2012, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy designated the City of Waynesboro as one of several Appalachian Trail Communities. Waynesboro is located within two miles of the entrance to the Appalachian Trail. By nature of the city’s proximity, Waynesboro lends itself as a resource for many hikers. Community members, city departments and organizations recognize the volume of hikers that spend time in Waynesboro, and have developed tools to help make their stay more efficient and enjoyable. Within a few blocks of each other is a full service grocery store, post office and library, which prove to be common stops for many hikers. In the same vicinity, the YMCA offers hikers a facility to shower and Waynesboro Parks and Recreation has designated land for camping overnight, equipped with a pavilion and solar charging station. If you are planning to hike the AT and need information about parking or shuttles in the Waynesboro area, please call (540) 942-6512.

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  Waynesboro offers a unique setting for paddlers since the leisurely South River winds right through the city. As the river meanders through Waynesboro, it flows north past city neighborhoods, streets, parks, and downtown. Paddle this route and you will see; it links them all. This is the Waynesboro Water Trail, a portion of the greater South River Blueway. As you float the river’s gentle current you will experience Waynesboro as never before. There are times on this short journey when you lose yourself in the feeling of wilderness, if not for the sound of a passing train pulling you back to the city beyond the river’s edge. History and industry peek out from the shoreline, hinting at the foundation on which the city was built.   Put in at Ridgeview Park and paddle the river for a four-mile run to Basic Park, or shorten that journey by using any of the several access points along the way. You will experience a one-of-a-kind perspective on this charming city.


Sherando Lake

Blue Ridge Parkway   The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called “America’s Favorite Drive”, is the most visited unit of America’s National Park System. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don’t be in a hurry.   The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway intersects with the Skyline Drive at Afton Mountain in Waynesboro. It connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a toll-free National Park which offers a spectacular view, quiet, leisurely travel along the mountain crests, and many recreational activities. The numerous pull-offs along the road offer beautiful outlooks perfect for photographs, campgrounds, picnic areas, and hiking trails.   The most famous of hiking trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway is the Appalachian Trail, but there are many others in order to suit everyone. Peaceful meadows strewn with an abundance of native flowers such as azalea and dogwood can be easily discovered. Just off the exits, antique and craft shops, resorts, inns, hotels, rental homes, cabins, caverns, historical museums, and restaurants to suit all are located.   Open year round to enable visitors to enjoy all four seasons, the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts 24 million people annually, and the numbers are growing steadily.   The park information number at 828298-0398 is your best source for upto-date information on special events, blooms, or temporary closures due to weather conditions or construction.

  The Sherando Lake Recreation Area, a very popular destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers family camping, group camping, family picnic sites, a group picnic area, swimming and a sand beach, fishing and hiking.   A 25 acre lake offers opportunities for swimming in a designated area with sand beach, fishing and boating, just a short walk across the road from the group picnic shelter. The swimming area has no lifeguards, so visitors swim at their own risk. Fishing is in stocked waters in spring and fall and visitors are responsible for having the appropriate state licenses and National Forest stamp prior to fishing.   From Interstate 64: Take exit 96 off Interstate 64. Go South on State Rt. 624. The road number changes to State Rt. 664 at Lyndhurst. Continue South on State Rt. 664 approximately 8 miles to the entrance.

Pioneer Farm at Humpback Rocks

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  At Humpback Rocks the National Park Service has recreated a typical mountain farm as it might have appeared shortly before the turn of the century. This site was originally a Land Grant tract, dispensed by the Governor of the Commonwealth to induce pioneers to settle the Blue Ridge Mountains and establish the border of the Western Frontier. Later this tract became known as the William J. Carter Farm, when he purchased it for $3.00 per acre, Confederate money. The original buildings have long since disappeared, but were replaced by other authentic pioneer buildings moved here from nearby and reassembled. The farm is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post five.   Access to the US Forest Service’s Sherando Lake is nearby, and a picnic area is located a few miles down the Parkway.


Shenandoah National Park-Skyline Drive

Rockfish Gap Country Store

  There is so much to see and do in the Shenandoah National Park. A short drive from Waynesboro transports you from the pastoral Shenandoah Valley to a 300 square mile mountain paradise on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Straddling this section of the Blue Ridge, the park encompasses 197,389 acres of majestic mountains, lush forests, and soothing sounds of waterfalls. Ranging from one to thirteen miles wide, the park climbs in elevation from the Shenandoah River Valley floor to more than 4,000 feet. Shenandoah National Park is a sanctuary for more than 100 varieties of trees, 200 species of birds, and 1,100 species of flowering plants.   Whether you are on your own or participating in one of the many ranger-led activities during the spring and summer seasons, your “Shenandoah Experience” will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Antiques, Collectibles Wine & Cheese, April Cornell Products Fine Art, Furniture, Jewelry, Gifts, Special Foods, Sweet Treats and much more! Open Everyday 10-5

Located at the intersection of Rts. 250 & 151, 3 miles east of Exit 99, I-64 at the foot of Afton Mountain. 540-456-6112

Unique collection of antique, vintage, recycled, repurposed and up cycled goods. Swannanoa

Swannanoa Open House

August Schedule ● 11:30am-5:00pm Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th Saturday 31st $8 Self Guided Tour $2 Extra for Guided Tour Children 12 and Under Free Cash or Credit Card Accepted

7572 Greenwood Station Road

Take I-64 to exit 107 (the Crozet exit). Go west on Rt. 250 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Rt. 690, go 1.3 miles. 540-456-4681 Hours: 10-5 Everyday

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s p o h S e Visit thrts Draft at Stua

Stuarts Draft has long been known as the “Hub of Augusta County”. The business district is mainly located along the sprawling Route 340 which leads through the area. From farm land to shopping centers and specialty stores, Stuarts Draft offers a great opportunity for visitors to browse and shop. Your visit will be a relaxing experience to remember.

Restaurants

STUARTS DRAFT - (area code 540)

Arby’s, 2566 Stuarts Draft Hwy...... 338-3962 Ciro’s Pizza, 28 Windmill Square... 337-4798 Dairy Queen, 2647 S.D. Hwy.......... 337-4115 Dap's, 3278 Stuarts Draft Hwy....... 466-5967 Domino’s, 2927 S.D. Hwy............. 337-4200 Donut Delight, 2717 S.D. Hwy....... 337-2526 Edelweiss, I-81, Exit 213.............. 337-1203 El Gran Puerto, 62 Draft Ave.......... 324-0101 Great Wall Chinese Restaurant,   2576 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 337-5008 Hardee’s, 2578 Stuarts Draft Hwy.. 337-3234 Peking China II,   2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 337-3886 Sam’s Hot Dogs,    2347 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 337-0733 Sanzone’s Italian,   2897 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 337-3373 Scotto’s Trattoria,   2691 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 337-5000 Subway, 2857 Stuarts Draft Hwy.... 337-2053 White Hill Dine-In,   2421 Stuarts Draft Hwy.............. 221-4039

Stuarts Draft Antique Mall ANTIQUES • COLLECTIBLES FINE USED FURNITURE

We are celebrating 25 years in business this year! Stop by for specials and watch for up-coming events.

Campgrounds

Open Daily 10-5, Sun. 12-5 3304 Stuarts Draft Hwy. (540) 946-8488

Shenandoah Acres Campground,   348 Lake Rd............................... 324-1031 Walnut Hills, Rt. 340 S................... 337-3920 50


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In the heart of Shenandoah Valley sits an original barn dating back to 1947. It has since been converted to what is now a family owned store. Since first opening it’s doors in May of 2000, Country Connections has held true to offering only quality, hand crafted furniture made in the USA. We have also expanded our product line to offer three floors of home décor to include curtains, bedding and even furniture, flags and garden accessories for your outdoor decorating. (A one-of-kind place to see)

267 Cold Springs Rd., Stuarts Draft, VA 540-337-5226 Mon thru Fri 10am-5:30pm Sat 9am-5:30pm - Sun Closed

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Lexington

  Lexington’s historic past has been so well preserved that it offers visitors a step back in time. The Stonewall Jackson House has been restored and refurbished with many of his possessions to become a museum of his life. Tours are available daily. There is also a restored garden and a gift shop. The Lee Chapel and Museum is located on the campus of Washington & Lee University. Built in 1867, it contains the family crypt, many personal belongings, and Lee’s office, preserved as he left it in 1870. The George C. Marshall Museum and library is another popular attraction. The museum contains photomurals and numerous artifacts which are employed in depicting the life and times of General Marshall. There is also an electric map which details the course of WWII, and a display of General Marshall’s Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award Oscar. The Virginia Military Institute Museum has Stonewall Jackson’s horse, Little Sorrell, on display. It also highlights such VMI professors and alumni as Stonewall Jackson, Mathew Fontaine Maury, and George C. Marshall. The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is the site of a statue portraying General Jackson, done by Edward Valentine. Jackson himself, members of his family, a number of Lexington’s leading statesmen, and more than 100 Confederate soldiers are buried in these walls.   Included in the history of Lexington is a deep regard for education. It is the home to Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.   There are plenty of recreational activitives in Lexington. The Virginia Horse Center is nearly 400 acres of rolling foothills, offering horse shows, events, educational seminars, and even sales. The Goshen Pass is renowned for it’s serene beauty and solitude. It is a three mile long mountain gorge, which offers white water canoeing, fishing, hiking, and picnic areas.   Accommodations are plentiful in historic Lexington, so visit here and take a step back in time.

The Historic Stonewall Jackson House, Garden, and Museum Shop.

Washington and Lee University, founded in 1749, is named for two of the most influential men in American history.

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Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States.


Accommodations

RENOVATED LIKE NEW

LEXINGTON - (area code 540)

Best Western-Lexington Inn,   I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55.......................458-3020 Best-Western at Hunt Ridge,   I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55.......................464-1500 Budget Inn, I-81, Exit 180, on Rt. 11................291-2896 Comfort Inn, I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55..... 463-7311 Comfort Inn & Suites,   I-81, Exit 205, Raphine.................................377-2604 Country Inn & Suites,   I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55.......................464-9000 Days Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ...................................463-9131 Days Inn, I-64, Exit 88, Rt 60 W. ....................463-2143 EconoLodge, 820 S. Main St............................463-2739 Hampton Inn Col Alto, 401 E. Nelson St.........463-2223 Holiday Inn Express,   I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55.......................463-7351 Howard Johnson Inn, I-81, Exit 195 ................463-9181 Motel 6, I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55............463-7371 Quality Inn & Suites, I-81, Exit 195.................463-6400 Relax Inn, I-81, Exit 180-A, on Rt. 11..............291-2143 Sleep Inn & Suites,   I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55.......................463-6000 Super 8, I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55............463-7858 Wingate Inn,I-81, Exit 191 to I-64, Exit 55......464-8100

A Cozy Stay At A Comfortable Price® Free Hot Breakfast • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Restaurants & Shopping Nearby Exercise Room & Business Center Close to VMI, W&L, VA Horse Center, and Natural Bridge In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee Maker & Hair Dryer Celebration Whirlpool Suites Guest Laundry Facility • AAA, AARP and Group Discounts Free Wired-Wireless Internet • Non Smoking • No Pets

540-464-9000 • 1-800-456-4000 I-81 Exit 191 to I-64 Exit 55 on US Hwy 11 875 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 www.countryinns.com/lexingtonva RENOVATED LIKE NEW

Free Hot Breakfast • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Fitness Center Close to VA Horse Center, W & L and VMI • Restaurants & Shopping Nearby In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee-Maker & Hair Dryer • Guest Laundry King, Queen & Whirlpool Suites Available • AAA, AARP & Group Discounts Free Wired & Wireless Internet • Guest Computer & Printer • Pets Welcome

Campgrounds

Lee-Hi Campground, Exit 195, US 11 N..........463-3478 Long’s Campground   I-64, Exit 55, Rt. 39 W..................................463-7672 Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort   I-81, Exit 205, Rt. 56, Montebello................377-2650

540-463-6000

I-81 Exit 191 to I-64 Exit 55 to SR 39 95 Maury River Rd., Lexington, VA 24450 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va377

HORSIN’ AROUND

  Whether you’d like to pay tribute to a couple of famous horses or you’d like to see some world-class horse events, Lexington is the place to visit. Robert E. Lee’s horse Traveller is buried right outside the Lee Chapel and Museum. You may even see oats and pennies on his gravesite left by admirers. Little Sorrell, Stonewall Jackson’s war horse is mounted in the VMI Museum. The Virginia Horse Center, located in Lexington hosted such shows as the World Percheron Congress, the Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, and the USPC Championships.

540-463-6400

Indoor Pool • Free Wireless Internet • Free Hot Breakfast Senior, AARP & Group Discounts, Pets Welcome In-Room Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker and Hair Dryer Fitness & Business Center, Guest Laundry Near Virginia Horse Center, VMI & W&L University 2814 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, VA 24450 Directions: I-81 Exit 195 On Route 11. I-64 Exit 55 on Route 11N. 3 Miles. www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va427

Close to Horse Center, VMI & W&L University. Free Breakfast • Near Shopping and Dining Free Wireless Internet • Pets Welcome AAA/AARP Discount In-Room Coffee Maker, Fridge and Microwave.

540-463-7858

1139 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 www.super8.com/hotel/03809

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Cyrus McCormick Farm, I-81, Exit 205, Raphine

Restaurants

LEXINGTON - (area code 540) Applebee's, 870 N. Lee Hwy........................ 463-2306 Berky’s Restaurant, 2516 N. Lee Hwy.......... 463-3478 Blue Sky, 125 W. Nelson St.......................... 463-6546 Bistro On Main, 8 N. Main St........................ 464-4888 Brix, 4 E. Washington St............................. 464-3287 Country Cookin’, 54 Comfort Way............. 463-3044 Lexington Restaurant, 810 S. Main St........ 463-5844 Macado’s. 30 N. Main St............................ 464-8200 Niko’s Grille, 167 S. Main St..................... 464-9499 Pure Eats, 107 N. Main St........................... 462-6000 Redwood Restaurant, 898 N. Lee Hwy....... 463-2168 Ruby Tuesday, 1120 N. Lee Hwy................ 463-2094 Sheridan Livery Inn, 35 N. Main St............ 464-1887 Southern Inn, 37 S. Main St........................ 463-3612 The Palms, 101 W. Nelson St. ................... 463-7911 The Red Hen, 11 E. Washington St............. 464-4401 Tong Dynasty, 110 S. Jefferson St.............. 463-2002 Tuscany, 24 N. Main St............................... 463-9888 Waffle House, 8 Maury River Rd............... 463-6223

  The McCormick Farm, also known as Walnut Grove, was the family farm of Cyrus Hall McCormick, who improved and patented the mechanical reaper and “brought about the greatest revolution in farming since the invention of the plow.” From a meager beginning in a small blacksmith shop in Steeles Tavern evolved a company that would grow to become one of the world’s manufacturing giants, the International Harvester Company.   A restored blacksmith shop, gristmill and musuem are open to the public and provide a look at McCormick the man and his invention. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; admission is free.   Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the McCormick Farm is owned by Virginia Tech and the historic core is open to the public. The farm is located in northern Rockbridge County and southern Augusta County, Virginia.   To reach the McCormick Farm, take Exit 205 off I-81 at Raphine onto Rt. 606. The farm is approximately one mile east of the interstate.

Points of Interest

George C. Marshall Museum   VMI Grounds.......................................... 463-7103 Lee Chapel & Museum, VMI Grounds....... 463-8768 Lexington Visitors Bureau,   106 E. Washington St.............................. 463-3777 VMI Museum, I-81, Exit 191..................... 464-7232 Stonewall Jackson House,   8 E. Washington St.................................. 463-2552 VMI Museum, I-81, Exit 191..................... 464-7232 Virginia Horse Center, I-64, Exit 55........... 463-7060

Lee Chapel

Comfort Inn & Suites - Raphine

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Free Hot Breakfast • Mountain View Rooms Free High Speed Internet • Exercise Room • Outdoor Pool • Guest Laundry In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee Maker & Hair Dryer Pets Welcome with fee • 5 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway Antique Shopping Nearby

540-377-2604

I-81 -Exit 205 Between Lexington & Staunton 584 Oakland Circle, Raphine, VA 24472 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va625

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Visit Lexington and Rockbridge County

  However, if dining is your destination, and you want it done right, Lexington can delight any palate. See sites and sights that are among the most special in all of Southwest Virginia. Prowl fine art galleries for that perfect piece. In our shops, you’ll find just what you want.   Browse bookstores for everything from new age to the classics. Go antiquing. Complete your wardrobe. Nab those oneof-a-kind sundries and notions that make the perfect gift. Find not only what you want but also what you need. Bed and breakfast or spend the night in historic accommodations. Discover why Lexington is the biggest small town you’ll ever encounter.

  Not all small towns are created equal. Some are merely small. Lexington has preserved its small town feel, while adding unique boutique shopping and dining experiences. When Hollywood looked to capture the charm of 19th century America for “Sommersby,” they chose Downtown Lexington, and when “Gods and Generals” sought the essence of Civil War military bearing, they selected the historic campus of Virginia Military Institute.

Experience the Life Explore the only home he ever owned. Meet the professor at Virginia Military Institute. Experience the man before the legend.

The Stonewall Jackson House Lexington, Virginia www.stonewalljackson.org 540.463.2552

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Accommodations

Buena Vista

BUENA VISTA - (area code 540) Budget Inn, 617 W. 29th St.......................... 261-2156 Buena Vista Motel, 447 E. 29th St............... 261-2138 The Keep At Elephant Mountain   2631 Edgewood Rd................................. 261-1141

Restaurants

  Situated between the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghany Mountains, and the Maury River is the City of Buena Vista. If your expectations include commanding views and a relaxing atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. But you can expect a lot more…A vibrant business community, fantastic events, and an abundance of recreational opportunity already exist in Buena Vista. But we are working hard everyday to make Buena Vista an even better place to own a business, make a home, or take a weekend trip. Take a look around and we are sure that you’ll agree that good views are just the beginning.   With access to natural areas near by such as the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and over 58,000 acres of National Forest, there is no shortage of opportunity for exploration in the open air. In addition to the great outdoors, Buena Vista offers developed recreational areas. Glen Maury Park consists of 315 acres of scenic, level and rolling land, and is owned and operated by the City of Buena Vista. There are many activities and events held throughout the year at the park. The Vista Links provides an 18-hole, par-72 executive golf course developed by Rick Jacobson featuring all the amenities.   Take your pick... from golfing to hiking and tubing to biking, or just sightseeing, Buena Vista has something for the whole family to enjoy.

Alexander’s Ice Cream Emporium   2047 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0066 Burger King, 608 W. 29th St........................ 261-1475 Canton Chinese Restaurant   2172 Sycamore Ave................................. 261-1886 Domino’s Pizza, 2378 Beech Ave.................261-1111 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant   2255 Beech Ave....................................... 264-0041 “Frank’s” For The Memories   2117 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-5553 Hardee’s, 2801 Beech Ave........................... 261-3353 Kenney’s, 1518 Magnolia Ave..................... 261-2592 Nick’s Italian Kitchen   1314 Magnolia Ave.................................. 261-7992 Original Italian Pizza Restaurant   2055 Magnolia Ave.................................. 264-0029 Subway, 605 W. 29th St............................... 261-1609 Todd’s Bar-B-Que, 1176 Magnolia Ave....... 261-7427

Camping

Glen Maury Park Campground,   101 Maury River Dr................................. 261-7321

Points of Interest

Buena Vista Visitor’s Center   595 E. 29th St.......................................... 261-8004 Glen Maury Park   101 Maury River Dr................................. 261-7321 Southern Virginia University   One University Hill................................. 261-8400 The Vista Links, 447 E. 29th St.................... 261-4653

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Southern Virginia University’s Main Hall is the second “grand hotel” built on the hill overlooking the town of Buena Vista. It was built in 1891, after the first hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in July of 1890. Today it is the last surviving Shenandoah Valley “boom” hotel from the 1890s period. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.


Natural Bridge Area Attractions

  The Caverns of Natural Bridge originally known as Buck Hill Caves were first opened to the public on April 29, 1978. It consist of three levels where you’ll find streams, hanging gardens, flowstone cascades, stalagmites, stalactites, waterfall, totum poles, and many other formations. The Caverns are open from 9am to 5pm daily during the season. Guided tours generally last about 45 minutes and begin every 60 minutes. It is strongly recommended that you wear proper walking shoes to this attraction; the caverns are easily maneuvered if one has proper tennis shoes.   Virginia Safari Park is Virginia’s only drive-thru zoo. The 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents. You can also walk through the Safari Village, a ten acre walk-thru area. Stretch your legs and stroll along the paved walkways, with habitats the whole family will enjoy. Come see why people keep returning again and again.

  Natural Bridge, one of nature’s unbelievable geological formations, is a awe inspiring sight in the daytime. Under the bridge, after dark, experience the “Drama of Creation” with music, narration, and special lighting. Along the pathway under the bridge you’ll see 1,000 year old Arbor Vitae trees, Lace Waterfalls, Lost River, and Salt Peter Mine. Take a leisurely stroll beyond the bridge on our oldest and most wellknown trail. The trail begins at Cascade Falls near the Cedar Creek Cafe, passes under the Bridge, and follows the creek to Lace Falls—for a total walking distance of about a mile on relatively flat land.   The Natural Bridge, 36,000 tons of limestone at 1,160 feet above sea level, with a 90 foot span about 245 feet above Cedar Creek and a width of 50-100 feet, carries US 11 and its traffic across the wide steep ravine carved by the creek.

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Budget Inn, I-81, Exit 180, US 11 S.................291-2896 Herring Hall B&B, 154 Herring Hill Rd..........460-3365 Natural Bridge Hotel, US Rt. 11 & 130............291-2121 Relax Inn, I-81, Exit 180-A..............................291-2143

Restaurants

Pink Cadillac Diner, I-81, Exit 180..................291-2378

Campgrounds

Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area,   811 Cave Mountain Lake Rd........................291-2188 Natural Bridge KOA, I-81, Exit 180.................291-2770 Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort,   16 Recreation Lane.......................................291-2727

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Points of Interest

Natural Bridge Speedway,   168 N. Dry Well Rd......................................649-7223 Natural Bridge Zoo,   Exits 175 &180, I-81, Rt. 11.........................291-2420 Virginia Safari Park, Exit 180, I-81..................291-3205

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August 1–Harrisonburg. The Chick-fil-A cow returns to the Central Library, 174 South Main Street, once again for a special story time. Don’t miss this time to read with the cow. 540-434-4475 x1. August 1-3–Clearbrook. The Frederick County Fair features rides, food, live music, demolition derby, pig scramble, contests, monster trucks, gokart racing, a petting zoo, box turtle derby race, truck/tractor pull, carnival and more. Admission fee. 540-667-8739. August 1-3–Fisherville. The Augusta County Fair is held at Augusta Expoland. Featuring a agriculture magic show, free entertainment, ninga experience, laser tag, rattlesnake show and so much more. Admission fee. 540-337-2552. August 2–Luray. Join us for our Page One Gala at Stover Hall, 1381 US Highway Business 340, from 5-8pm. The event helps support our local food pantry and thrift store for all they do for the community. For more details call 540-743-3915. August 2–New Market. Come to the Community Park to enjoy the movie Disney Pixar’s “Coco” with family and friends. We encourage you to bring chairs or blankets, snacks/drinks, no alcoholic beverages allowed. The movie starts at sundown, approximately at 8:45pm. August 3–Dayton. This Muddler is a unique event which includes a half marathon and a half marathon/ muddler. Also two youth divisions 12-15 and 11-under. The race supports our Nation’s military personnel. “Muddlers” will encounter a variety of obstacles along the way, such as the mud crawl, 150 foot water slide and more. There will be music, food trucks, beverages and a craft beer tent. To register e-mail: slee@daytonva.us or call 540-879-2241.

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August 3–Waynesboro. A Cause For Paws hosted by the Augusta Regional SPCA from 5-11pm at the Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn and Suites Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane. Featuring a silent auction, beer/wine, food and the Jimmy O Band. 540-942-1100 or 540-885-7722. August 3–Monterey. Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge on-site registration starts 6am, in the High School gymnasium, 244 Myers Moon Road. The event features 2 states, 3 counties, 9 mountains, 105 miles, and over 10,000 feet of climb. The challenge features 5 courses for different levels of ability. T-shirts will be given on a first come, first served basis. 540-468-2978. August 3, 24–Middletown. Belle Grove Plantation events: Honoring Soul Food’s Shenandoah Valley History and Chefs will feature talks, activities, special guests and more from 10am-4pm on the 3rd and our Annual Wine Fest featuring live music, chef demonstrations, vendors, and more from 11am-6pm on the 24th. 540-869-2028. August 4-11–Galax. 84th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention at Felts Park Campground. A wide variety of food/drinks and other vendors will have merchandise for sale. Enjoy a variety of folk songs, flatfoot dance and so much more. Camping is available on a first come, first served basis. All tickets sold at gate and children under 12 are free with paid escort. Visit: oldfiddlersconvention.com or 276-236-8541. August 5-6–Harrisonburg. Join us for our monthly $5.00 bag sale at the Central Library, 174 South Main Street from 10am-6pm. Stop by for great deals and fill up a supplied grocery bag full of books. 540-434-4475.


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August 5-10–Front Royal. Annual Warren County Fair at 26 Fairgrounds Road. Pet show, midway, livestock shows, music, food, monster trucks/rides, demolition derby, greased pig contest, parade of chickens/rabbits and more. Admission fee. 540-635-5827. August 6–Stanley. National Night Out is held at Hawksbill Recreation Park, 205 Pool Drive, from 5-9pm. This is a late night pool party for school-aged kids. Parents bring the kids out for a break and kids take some time away from your parents. 540-743-3915. August 6–New Market. Annual National Night Out event at the Community Park beginning at 6pm. Join the Police Department for an evening of family fun and activities. 540-740-3432. August 8, 22–Luray. Movies On Main will feature Charlottes Web on the 8th and the Wizord of OZ on the 22nd. Held at Ruffner Plaza from 8:3010:30pm. Rain Venue at the Fire Department. Free admission and free popcorn. 540-743-3915. August 9–Front Royal. Join the Calvary Episcopal Church, 132 N. Royal Avenue for the movie Field of Dreams and enjoy Pizza. 540-635-2763. August 9–Shenandoah Valley. The Route 11 Yard Crawl is over 43 miles of yard sales and business sales along the Old Valley Pike, U.S. Route 11. There is no official starting point for the crawl. Check with your local chamber for more details. August 9-11–Verona. 41st Annual Oak Grove Folk Music Festival, 845 Quicks Mill Road (Rt. 612). The Festival features fantastic folk and acoustic music. You can bring camping chairs or blankets for seating. There will be food and drinks for sale. www.oakgrovefestival.com or 540-292-1345.

August 9-11–Luray. Join the Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US Highway 211 East for their Annual Night Sky Festival. The festival will include constellation tours, solar scope viewing, telescope viewing, Junior Ranger programs, audio-visual presentations, hands-on activities, and more. Activities take place in a variety of locations throughout the Park. 540-999-3500. August 10–Harrisonburg. Take a stroll through historic downtown at our Rocktown Bites event. Your tour guide will take you to six unique independent restaurants, food shops, and local businesses to sample food, drink including craft beer/ wines, and get behind-the-scenes dish from restaurateurs and chefs. For more details call 540-432-8935. August 10–Fishersville. The 61st Annual Middlebrook Horse Show will be held at Augusta Expoland. Come see horses and riders compete in open classes for every breed, discipline and age. Free Admission. 540-886-5759. August 10–Harrisonburg. Youth TryAthlon at Westover Park is open to ages 5-17. This event is geared toward being an introduction to triathlons in hopes that youth continue to participate in these activities. The focus of this event is completion over competition. All finishers receive a finisher medal. Deadline is August 2nd or the maximum of 100 participants has been reached. To register call 540-433-2474 or Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov . August 10-11, 24-25, 31–Afton. Swannanoa an Italian Renaissance Revival Villa offer open house tours on Saturday and Sundays from 11:30am to 5pm. Cost is $8 for self-guided tour, $10 for guided tour, children 12 and under free. For information and schedule visit facebook.com/ SwannanoaOfficialPage/. (Continued on page 60) 59


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August 17–Salem. The 29th Annual Car, Truck, Cycle Show will be held at the Medical Center, 1970 Roanoke Blvd, from 9am-3pm. There will be lots of fun for all, and a coloring contest with prizes for children. This is a benefit for the Veterans Voluntary Support Service Charity. For information call 540312-5909 or 540-521-4856. August 17–Woodstock. Family Fun Fest for Christ with the Skyline Street Car Show will be held at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds. Our main purpose for this event is to provide a Christian environment with free adult and children activities, rides, games, prizes, food, entertainment, and many other free things to do. There will also be optional food for sale. 540-481-0531 or 540-481-0531. August 17–Strasburg. 2nd Annual Harvest Festival at the Farmer’s Market and local Artisan Marketplace from 9am-2pm. Peruse local artisan fares, edible goodies and produce. Demonstrations, workshops, discovery zone, kid’s zone and so much more. Bring your swimsuit and towel. 540-465-9197. August 17-18–Winchester. Annual Greek Festival will take place at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1700 Amherst Street. Sample our Greek cuisine and experience our Greek music/dance. This event will be fun for the entire family. Free admission. 540-667-1416. August 17-18–Luray. The Luray International race on the 17th and the Luray Sprint on the 19th take place at Lake Arrowhead Park. If the athlete is really looking for a challenge they can compete in both days of the triathlon or both days of the duathlon and become a “Hawksbill Double” finisher. To register 540-743-3915 or luraytriathlon.com/.

(Continued from page 59) August 11-17–Berryville. 65th Annual County Fair at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Fair has something for all ages. Demolition derby on the 12th and 17th, pee wee lamb/goat olympics on the 14th and bull riding rodeo on the 16th. Admisssion fee, children 4 and under free. 540-955-3755. August 12-17–Harrisonburg. Rockingham County Fair will be held at the Fairgrounds. Featuring food, exhibits, rides, music, and much more. The fair has something for everyone. Admission fee and children 6 and under are free. 540434-0005. August 16–New Market. Cross Roads Fest featuring “Prime” at Rebel Park, 9186 John Sevier Road, from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy an evening of local music, food, beverages, as well as a beer/wine garden. No pets, no outside food or drink. Free admission. 540-740-3432. August 17–New Market. It’s Jacob Bushong’s Birthday Party at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, from 11am3pm. Join our living historians as we celebrate the birthday of Jacob Bushong whose home stood at the center of the fighting during the Battle of New Market. Explore 19th-century traditions and enjoy cake and ice cream, games, music, dancing and lots of fun. Walk in history’s footsteps and discover what home life was like during the years before the Civil War rocked the nation. This event is free 1-866-515-1864. August 17–Mount Solon. 198th Jousting Tournament at Natural Chimneys Park starting at 10am. There will be food, crafts, kid activities and a Medieval Jousting Demo. 540-607-6539. 60


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August 17-24–Luray. Annual Page Valley Agricultural and Industrial Fair at 15 Fairlane Drive. Everyone who attends can find something to enjoy. Rides, shows, live music and that only starts the list of attractions. Our fair goal is a week of clean, family fun in a friendly atmosphere. Admission fee, with children under 6 free. 540-843-3247. August 18–Middletown. 9th Annual Car and Truck show held on Main Street. Five blocks will be closed from 10am-3pm. There will be 250 plus cars, trucks and tractors. Rain date this year will be Sunday August 25th. 540-869-2226. August 22-24–Harrisonburg. Annual Sing Me High Music Festival at the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, 1921 Heritage Center Way. Music by the Walking Roots Band, Shenandoah Valley and or Mennonite/Brethren backgrounds. Festivities include a pie auction variety show, children’s games, food trucks, corn-hole, quilt/guitar raffle, storytelling and more. www.singmehigh.com/ or 540438-1275. August 23-25–Fisherville. Celebrity Car and Truck Show at Augusta Expoland. Many guest music artists. Admission fee. Call 540-337-2552. August 24–Buena Vista. 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Vista Links Golf Course, 100 Vista Links Drive. A benefit for the Southern District of the Boy Scouts of America. To register call 540862-1312 or www.sjacbsa.org/golf. August 24–Lexington. The Rockbridge Community Festival will be held from 9am-3pm on Main Street. Bring the entire family and enjoy artisan/ craft booths, food/drink vendors, live music and entertainment. Admission is always free. All funds benefit Rockbridge area charities. 540-460-71111.

August 24–Mount Solon. Come to Natural Chimney’s Park for a day or a weekend with your pets. Enter your dog in contests, participate in raffle drawings, win prizes, and enjoy the park. This is a free event but, we ask that you bring along new/used pet items to support our local animal shelters/rescue groups. Items can be dropped off at the visitor center on your way into the park. All pets must be on a leash. 540-245-5610 or 540-245-5727. August 24-31–Woodstock. The Shenandoah County Fair is the oldest and largest fair in the Shenandoah Valley. Featuring live entertainment, livestock, exhibits, rides and fun for the whole family. 540-459-3867. August 25–All National Parks. National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. 540-999-3500. August 28-31–Monterey. Annual Highland County Fair opens with a hometown parade. Events include a demolition derby, truck/tractor pull, animal shows, amusements, clogging, musical performances, food, and more. 540-4682225 or 540-468-2639. August 30-Sept. 1–Luray. 6th Annual Pickin At The Post is held at the VFW, 218 Veterans Lane, rain or shine. There will be bluegrass music, ruff camping, concessions, raffles and more. Visit facebook.com/events/423731484832889 or call 540-742-4031 for more details. August 30-Sept. 1–Front Royal. The Appaloosa Music Festival takes place at Skyline Ranch Resort, 751 Mountain Road. A wide variety of local food vendors, a beer garden with a bar. Also a kids zone that is provided free of charge. There is camping available onsite. No pets. Admission fee, children 12 and under are free. 540-635-4169 ext.1. (Continued on page 62) 61


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