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Rocky’s

U.S. Rt. 11, Exit 235 off I-81 Weyers Cave VA 1-800-296-8676 (540) 234-8676

Gold, Silver, and Antiques

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PAYING - $11-$12 per dollar & up Paying 75 cents back of spot 1 oz. Gold Eagles paying $25 back of spot Buying Peace and Morgan Silver DollarsWe pay $15 to $5,000 We pay attention to the dates and mintmarks! *Prices subject to change depending on gold and silver market

PAYING $1,500 and up for $20 Gold Pieces . . . IN FINE CONDITION Gold Coins, Silver Gold Ingots, Old Pocket Watches, especially 19, 21 or 23 jeweled We will look at all watches especially ROLEX Rocky’s paying top dollar for 1½ carat diamonds & larger. Rocky’s looking to buy and paying big money for old paper money and old tobacco and oil advertising signs, old guns & swords. Get Rocky’s Price before you sell!!! Rocky now has one of the largest selections of antique guns in the Shenandoah Valley, all at Rocky’s famous low prices. Visit our brand new website: www.rockysgoldandsilver.com

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Winchester-Frederick County

St. Patty's Celtic Festival

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.

Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival on Saturday, March 7th from noon to 9:00 pm. The festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall.

March Events Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 21 Mar 29

Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival Harlem Globetrotters Live Comedy Night Kernstown Battlefield Tours Winchester Wedding Weekend

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

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. Shenandoah Valley 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 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 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 Royal Spice, 219 E. Main St...........................252-2288 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 Truss D, 117 E. Main St..................................660-0098 Vinova Tapas, 124 E. Main St.........................252-4672 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 Twin Rivers 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

E-Mail: info@royaloakbookshop.com www.royaloakbookshop.com

Front Royal Virginia Your Adventure is just over the ridge.

www.discoverfrontroyal.com Front Royal-Warren County Visitors Center • 540-635-5788 7


Stephens City

Middletown

Virginia’s official gateway to Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park

2nd Oldest Town in the Shenandoah Valley

  Located near the junction of I-66 and I-81 in the northern Shenandoah Valley, the growing community of Middletown lies 14.5 miles south of Winchester. Whether you’re in search of history, good food, antiques, wine tasting, or just a quiet weekend, Middletown offers a central destination to begin or complete that journey.   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. Today the town faces unprecedented growth along with other towns in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

  Each year on the third weekend in October, Middletown plays host to thousands of Civil War reenactors and thousands more spectators as the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation recreates the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek.

Accommodations

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

Restaurants

Belle Grove Plantation

Anthony's Pizza, 161 Warrior Dr................ 869-9055 Asian Restaurant, 640 Warrior Dr............... 868-0863 China House, 368 Fairfax Pike................... 868-1858 Del Rio Mexican, 356 Fairfax Pike............ 868-0111 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

Park Visitor Contact Station, 7712 Main St.


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 visitor center and a museum located at 5901 Main Street, open Mon.-Fri. 8-5. There are several display racks of brochures for visitors.   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.

  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 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 El Agave Mexican, 5626 Main St............... 477-9504 Italian Touch, 5320 Main St........................ 477-4042 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

Open all year!

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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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BRYCE RESORT Since 1922

Virginia’s only cavern with

Elevator Service!

  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.

YEAR-ROUND VACATIONS Condos, Town Houses, & Private Homes Slope Side Rentals

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!

Rentals available for 1-50 persons

(540) 477-3115 I-81 Exit 269

www.creekside-realty.com

Real Estate Sales Property Management Serving Bryce Since 1994 Open 7 days a week 39 Resort Drive, Basye, VA 540-856-3325 1-800-376-3325

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New Market

  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.   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. The Museum and grounds open 9am-5pm.

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

Burger King, 172 W. Old Cross Rd............ 740-4400 Italian Job, 140 W. Cross Rd....................... 740-4448 Jackson's Corner 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

  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.

Campgrounds

Endless Caverns, Rt. 11 South.................... 740-3993

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 15


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.

Shenandoah 

The     LAND OF

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 River

...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

  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.

Lake Arrowhead

  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 Moonshadows Rest., 132 E. Main St.......... 743-1911 Mrs. B's Pizza, 606 E. Main St................... 743-7161 Rancho Viejo Mexican, 709 E. Main St..... 743-3775 Stephen's Sugar Shack, 40 E. Main St........ 743-4777 Triple Crown BBQ, 1079 Hwy. 211 West... 743-5311 Uncle Buck’s, 42 E. Main St....................... 743-2323 West Main Market, 123 W. Main St........... 743-1125

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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Shenandoah Virginia Hiking Biking Fishing Tubing Boating Dining Shopping A YEAR FULL OF EVENTS JMU CREW CLUB MOCK REGATTA PAGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK MUSIC IN THE PARK CLEAN THE BAY DAY COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT MEMORIAL FESTIVAL & PARADE CRUZ-INS ON FIRST STREET FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS ART IN THE PARK CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK HALLOWEEN GHOST STORIES & HAUNTED HAYRIDES VETERANS SERVICE SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY LAMPLIGHT DINNER CHRISTMAS TEA CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

TOWN OF

Shenandoah

Welcome to the Town of Shenandoah, Daughter of the Stars! We proudly proclaim to be one of the 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. Visitors can also tour the free museum and obtain free maps and tourist information at Town Hall.

Visit the Town of Shenandoah’s Facebook page for more information on these events.

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Town of Shenandoah

Accommodations

SHENANDOAH - (area code 540) A Exquisite River Paradise,   301 Morrison Rd..............................877-226-0518 Lydia Mountain Motel, 409 Long Ave........ 652-1000 Purple Thorn, LLC, 442 First St.....................820-0974

  How often have you said aloud, “I would love to get away for the day and relax by a quiet pond, stream, or have a quiet leisurely walk”. Now you can stop talking about it and do it! You can do all this in the Town of Shenandoah.

Restaurants

Box Car Deli & Subs, 502 First St..................652-1011 Karen's Frozen Favorites, 115 Maryland Ave..652-2004 Mamma Mia Pizza, 701 S. Third St................652-6062 Mr. Garcia's Mexican Grill, 211 Quincy Ave..742-8655 Rudy's North Side Diner, 418 N. Fifth St.......652-2002

Points of Interest

Big Gem Park, 736 Fourth St..........................652-8164 Shenandoah River Adventures,   415 Long Ave................................... 1-888-309-7222 Shenandoah River Park, 315 Morrison Rd.....652-8164 Shenandoah Speedway, 301 Precision Rd......652-1108 T-Bowl, 415 N. Fifth St................................. 652-8126 Town Hall, 426 First St...................................652-8164 Veterans Park, 205 Virginia Ave.....................652-8164 WigWam Village Playground &Tennis,   305-First St.................................................652-8164

Enjoy all the seasons at the Shenandoah River Park. There are facilities for picnics, a paved trail and wildlife. You can fish, go boating, jet skiing, go tubing, rent a canoe or do all. There are picnic tables and grills for cookouts.

Big Gem Park is a 68acre park with hiking trails, benches, picnic tables, picnic shelters, a gazebo, grills, and fishing in the pond.

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

540.652.2003 119 & 123 Maryland Ave • Shenandoah, VA 19


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, 40 New Hope 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

  Stonewall Memorial Park has two covered picnic shelters. One has 20 picnic tables and one has 9 picnic tables. The Shelters have electricity and restrooms on site. Both shelters have access to the Fort Stonewall Kids Castle, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball courts, baseball/softball fields and horseshoe pits. Great place for large family picnics and large church groups.

Elkton Area Community Center

The Valley Pantry Bulk Food ● Spices ● Deli Sandwiches ● Essential Oils Gifts and More!

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

Mon-Wed 8:30am-5pm,Thurs-Fri 8:30am-6pm Sat 8:30am-4pm

(540) 298-8086 Elkton, VA

Hot Showers, Full Hookups, Store Table on each Campsite, Fire Rings SWIMMING POOL

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Town of Grottoes    Home of Grand Caverns

Grand Caverns

  The Town of Grottoes is located in the historic Shenandoah Valley and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are home to Grand Caverns, the oldest continually operated show cave in the United States. Come and experience the fun events we have scheduled for the year. Come visit us and see what makes our small town so GRAND.

Where History Runs Deep

Town of Grottoes Veteran's Memorial

Mountain View Park

Points of Interest (area code 540) Grand Caverns, 5 Grand Caverns Dr.......... 249-5705 Town of Grottoes, 601 Dogwood Ave........ 249-5896 Restaurants

Ciros Flying Pizza, 501 Augusta Ave......... 249-3514 Lil Gus's, 703 Dogwood Ave...................... 249-7172 Subway, 81 Augusta Ave............................. 249-8244 21

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 pool, 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. Access a portion of the South River for a fishing hot spot that's filled with peaceful, natural beauty. Relax and enjoy your catch in a setting that's filled with lush greenery. Welcome Center   This 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.


Massanutten Break Free at Massanutten This Winter

  If you’re in the area, don’t miss Northern Lights Tubing at Virginia’s most popular snow tubing park, where you can zoom down the snow tubing hill to the glow of neon lights and pumping music. Or, stop by on the weekends for their Live at the Lodge parties, showcasing some of the best regional bands and DJ’s in the area.

  A winter visit to the Shenandoah Valley isn’t complete without experiencing all there is to see and do at Massanutten, a 6,000 acre resort that’s also known as one of the premier all-season resort destinations on the East Coast.   While they may have started as just a ski resort, Massanutten has continued to improve and expand their offerings each year. Their growing list of unique amenities includes 70 skiable acres for skiers and snowboarders, zip lines, tubing, two fantastic golf courses, ice skating, farmto-table dining experiences, shopping, daily activities, three immersive escape rooms, a day spa, and their most popular attraction: the award-winning Indoor WaterPark open all year round and always heated to 84-degrees.   On-mountain accommodations at Massanutten offer year-round breathtaking views as well as many opportunities to observe the natural wildlife. Located just east of Harrisonburg.

Unique variety of home decor, jewelry, purses, bath products, candles, Virginia peanuts and much more! 540.652.2003 119 & 123 Maryland Ave • Shenandoah, VA

418 North 5th Street Shenandoah, VA 22


Massanutten Resort is filled with plenty of things to do.

In good taste...

Nothing builds an appetite like an active Massanutten vacation, and our dining options have got you covered. From BBQ and salads, to burgers and pizza, to pub fare and to-go meals, we offer something for every taste, every season, and every occasion. For those interested in a larger celebration, such as a family reunion, business event, or even the wedding of your dreams, we offer private and semiprivate spaces, 10 – 200 guests.

701 S. 3rd St., Shenandoah, VA

540-652-6062

(540) 742-8655

Serving delicious Italian food to the Shenandoah Valley 23 years and going strong! Love our customers and our team! We specialize in dine in, carry out and delivery to Shenandoah and surrounding areas!

211 Quincy Ave., Shenandoah, VA 23


Main Street viewing north

  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.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.   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.   Take a self-guided walking tour through downtown Harrisonburg, a business district populated with unique clothing boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, museums, and more.

James Madison University

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

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 24

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 Clarion Pointe, 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 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, 20 University Blvd.................... 217-2952 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 Habana Café, 47 Court Square..................... 434-1704 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 Kyoto Steak House, 829 E. Market St.......... 574-4901 Latin’s Flavor, 105 N. Liberty 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 Mashita, 105 N. Liberty St........................... 810-1875 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 Sipe’s Restaurant & Bar, 1625 E. Market St..908-2318 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 Urgie’s Cheesesteaks, 245 E. Water St......... 808-7449 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

  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.

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. See why once people buy from us they usually are customers for life. Located at 2265 South Main Street in Harrisonburg.

Harrisonburg’s Most Unusual Store

  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, thousands of Halloween costumes, a toy store in the basement, and so much more. 227 North Main Street.

Everything Darlin'

  Located in the Valley Mall in Harrisonburg, Everything Darlin' is a showcase of all things lovely for the southern woman. Everything Darlin’ offers a unique variety of jewelry, scarves, Vera Bradley, lots of great gift ideas, and beautiful items for the home. 540-434-2090.

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GLEN’S

Virginia Quilt Museum

FAIR PRICE STORE

“HARRISONBURG’S MOST UNUSUAL STORE”

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

Large Camera Dept. including Canon Digital Cameras

  The Virginia Quilt Museum promotes a unique blend of Virginia’s art and cultural heritage. The Museum offers three floors of rotating, curated gallery space. Each round of exhibits features quilts from the Museum’s collection as well as traveling exhibitions. Heirloom quilts, contemporary quilts and art quilts are also typically featured simultaneously, allowing our visitors the chance to marvel at the extreme variety of styles, techniques, and themes present in quilts.   Visit us Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Located at 301 South Main Street.

“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

Town of Broadway

  The quaint, picturesque town of Broadway is located within Rockingham County and is approximately 12 miles north of Harrisonburg. Take Rt. 259 at Exit 257, I-81 which is a direct access to Broadway.   Broadway is fortunate to have much of its history still evident in its buildings. A wide range of older structures illustrates earlier ways of living. Come experience true Southern Living in one of Virgina's prettiest and safest towns.

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 27


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 30

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.


Dayton Annual Events

The Triangle Emporium

  The Town of Dayton offers lots of funfilled events from spring until the winter holidays. Dayton’s oldest and most popular event is the Dayton Autumn Celebration, also known as “Dayton Days,” an arts and crafts festival held annually on the first Saturday in October. The festival attracts an estimated 20,000 attendees annually to indulge in the culture, arts and handmade crafts of over 300 vendors from numerous states, and a wide variety of delicious foods.   Other events include the Dayton Redbud Arts & Crafts Festival held in the spring, movie nights and live music during the summer, and the annual Dayton Christmas Parade.   If you’re up for tough competition by testing your physical abilities, while helping to support our wounded veterans at the same time, be sure to sign up to compete at the annual Dayton Muddler, a 3.2 mile adventure course through historic Dayton on the first Saturday in August.

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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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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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 Bob-A-Rea’s, 305 N. Main St..................... 828-3433 Bridgewater Coffee Co., 610 N. Main St.... 237-4408 Cracked Pillar Pub, 403 N. Main St............ 237-4563 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 Jalapeno Southwest Grill, 418 N. Main St..828-2460 McDonalds, 516 N. Main St....................... 828-3841 New York Flying Pizza, 415 N. Main St.... 828-3026 Papa John’s, 610 N. Main St....................... 828-2727 Red Apple Chinese, 205 S. Main St............ 828-3598 Sergio’s Pizza, 425 N. Main St................... 828-6651 Subway, 610 N. Main St............................. 828-2867

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 34

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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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

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. The

Visit the

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

Fort Defiance on Route 11 6 miles N. of Staunton

Old Shed Antiques & More

The depiction of a cadets life at Virginia’s oldest military preparatory school Thursday-Saturday 10-5pm Sunday 1-5pm, Monday 10-5pm

Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10 ‘til 4 No Admission Charge - Handicapped accessible 540/248-3007 - www.amaalumni.org

3236 Lee Hwy, Weyers Cave, VA (540) 828-3710 • (540) 271-8671

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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.

Staunton Visitors Center, 35 S. New Street

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, and an exceptional footwear department. Stop by our shop. Located in downtown 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.

Kathy’s Restaurant

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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. Real food, real people, a real delight.


Accommodations

Staunton Fire Department Museum

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

  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 North Augusta Street. Also on display are items relating to fire fighting, some going back to the Civil War. Admission is free.

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

Betsy Bell Wilderness Park

• 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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  Betsy Bell Wilderness Park offers a magnificent view of the Shenandoah Valley from its observation platform at an elevation of 1,959 feet, looking due east toward Waynesboro and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers a difficult climb, a breathtaking view, and an exciting downhill run. Park hours are 6am til dark. Call 540.332.3945 for information.


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

Historic Wharf District

  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.

• 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 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.

Paddling the Waynesboro Water Trail

Hiking the Blue Ridge at Humpback Rocks

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Mural by renowned artist, downtown


Accommodations

Visit

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

Come play & stay, wine & dine, and enjoy the many outdoor opportunities in Waynesboro.

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

www.visitwaynesboro.net Waynesboro Department of Tourism 301 West Main Street Waynesboro, VA

Points of Interest

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 University of Science & Philosophy,   518 W. Main St..................................800-882-5683 Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Museum,   Main St. & Wayne Ave.............................. 943-3943

COUNTED CROSS STITCH CUSTOM FRAMING

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 11 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, “Winter's Reverie, Mabry Mill”. This print is now available in our Waynesboro Gallery, call 949-6473 for details. Be sure to save the date for our Spring Barn Show and Gallery Open House where you will meet P. Buckley Moss, the artist, April 24-26 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

Spring Barn Show & Gallery Open House April 24-26

Winter’s Reverie, Mabry Mill

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.

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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.


the Backroads Shenandoah National Touring by Andrea Sutcliffe Park-Skyline Drive   Driving through the Shenandoah Val  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.

Swannanoa, Afton Mountain

Rockfish Gap Tourist Center

The Rockfish Gap Information Center represents the entire State of Virginia, while featuring brochures, maps of attractions, lodging and dining facilities, and events of the Shenandoah Valley. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. I-64, Exit 99 (atop Afton Mountain) 540-943-5187 49

ley, it’s hard to believe you’re just 75 miles from the bustling beltways of the nation’s capital. Every turn in the road reveals another photo-worthy image of stunning mountain views, scenic rolling fields, or quaint towns and villages. From winding country roads and Mennonite farms to the dramatic river confluence at Harpers Ferry, the Shenandoah Valley has been attracting visitors for more than 200 years. Most people know the Shenandoah Valley for its Civil War era history, including Robert E. Lee’s capture of John Brown at Harpers Ferry in 1859, Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862, and the Battle of New Market in 1864. Fewer know that the Winchester area was home to George Washington, explorer Richard Byrd, novelist Willa Cather, and singer Patsy Cline. Or that Thomas Jefferson owned the geologic wonder known as Natural Bridge. Or that the McCormick Farm near Steeles Tavern was the site of a revolutionary breakthrough in agriculture in the early 1800s. Touring the Shenandoah Valley backroads takes you through the valley to these places and more, areas of unspoiled countryside and Appalachian landscapes within easy range of metropolitan centers. In every tour, you’ll see homes, churches, and buildings that date to the 1700s and 1800s. This brings history to life for backroads travelers by finding significant places and events along the way.   The tours often go for miles without passing a single billboard, cell-phone tower, or fast-food restaurant. Instead, the backroads lead through lush forests, over rolling green hills and fields, and around apple and peach orchards. You’ll cross sparkling rivers and streams, pass stunning mountain and valley vistas, and discover towns and villages that have retained their old look and feel. In these places, the fascinating stories of the Shenandoah Valley wait to be discovered.


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. 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. 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.   Accommodations are plentiful in historic Lexington, so visit here and take a step back in time.

Museums and Attractions The Stonewall Jackson House has been refurbished with his possessions to become a museum of his life. There is also a restored garden and a gift shop. The VMI Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the heritage of VMI, the nation's first state sponsored military college as recorded in the 15,000 artifact collection. Marshall Museum & Library honors the life and career of George C. Marshall, whose leadership shaped the world for 50 years. Located on Virginia Military Institutes Post. Miller's House Museum is an historic museum at Jordan's Point focusing on the types of transportation that helped Lexington grow. Open Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm, free admission. Lee Chapel is a National Historic Landmark on the campus of Washington and Lee University. It was constructed during 1867-68 at the request of Robert E. Lee, who was President of the University at the time.

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Stonewall Jackson Cemetery is located on South Main Street. Formerly known as the Presbyterian Cemetery, it was renamed for legendary Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, who was interred here on May 10, 1863.


Accommodations

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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 Heaven's Hill Farm B&B, Raphine...................784-9661 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

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

Washington and Lee University

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 Bistro On Main, 8 N. Main St........................ 464-4888 Blue Sky Bakery, 125 W. Nelson St.............. 463-6546 Brew Ridge Taps, 11 E. Nelson St................. 461-8012 Country Cookin’, 54 Comfort Way............. 463-3044 Haywood’s, 2 N. Main St............................ 463-2508 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 Rocco Authentic Italian, 30 S. Main St....... 461-8484 Ruby Tuesday, 1120 N. Lee Hwy................ 463-2094 Salerno, 115 S Jefferson St......................... 463-5757 Sheridan Livery Inn, 35 N. Main St............ 464-1887 Southern Inn, 37 S. Main St........................ 463-3612 Sweet Treats Bakery, 19 W. Washington St.... 463-3611 The Palms, 101 W. Nelson St. ................... 463-7911 Pronto Caffe & Gelateria, 26 S. Main St.... 464-1472 The Red Hen, 11 E. Washington St............. 464-4401 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.”   A restored blacksmith shop, gristmill and musuem are open to the public and provide a look at McCormick the man and his invention. Open 8:30am to 5pm daily; admission is free.

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 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

Heaven's Hill Farm Lodging & Weddings

Raphine, VA • 540-784-9661 www.heavenshillfarm.com Comfort Inn & Suites - Raphine

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Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant Open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat 7am-5pm Sunday 8am-3pm

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540-377-2604

19 W. Washington St., Lexington, VA (540) 463-3611 www.sweettreatsbakery.net

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 one-of-akind 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

Buchanan

Nestled within the steep slopes of Purgatory Mountain and Cove Mountain, the Town of Buchanan is an attractive place to live, shop and stroll. You are invited to peel back layers of history in downtown Buchanan where treasures from the past and present await your discovery. Centered around the intersection of the Colonial Era, “Great Valley Road,” and the last leg of the James River and Kanawha Canal to be constructed, downtown Buchanan quickly became the center of commerce for the surrounding area. Downtown Buchanan contains the area’s highest concentration of historic homes, stores and churches making up the area’s largest, National Register Historic District. Downtown is home to many civic and cultural events including the Fire Department’s annual, week long, Fourth of July Carnival, October’s, Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass Antiques and Crafts Festival as well as the Christmas Season’s, Twilight In Buchanan Holiday Extravaganza.

  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

Reservations Only 1-877-717-3529 540-291-2143 I-81 South Exit 180-A, I-81 North Exit 180 4852 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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Calendar of Events Information subject to change. Call to confirm date and time.

March 1–Salem. Coin Show at the American Legion Post #3, 710 Apperson Drive, starting 9:30am. There will be 40+ dealer tables where you can buy or sell U.S.coins, world coins, ancient coins, paper money. Also medals, tokens, gold and silver. There will be food. 24 hour security, free admission/parking. Come support our Veterans. 540-943-2267. March 1–Fishersville. Augusta Bridal Expo will be held the at the Augusta Expoland from noon-4pm. This show is for our beautiful brides to be or thinking about it. All you will need for your special day under one roof. There will be door prizes, giveaways, goodie bags, music and more. Free parking and admission is $5.00. 540-337-2552. March 6-8–Massanutten. Massanutten Resort will hold the Snow Moon Fest at various locations. Featuring live music, tap takeovers, fireworks, torchlight parade, specials/discounts and more. 4K race/walk to benefit Elkton Area United Services on the 7th. Arctic Plunge fundraiser to benefit Therapeutic Adventures on the 8th. 540-289-9441 or for full schedule: massresort.com/play/snow-moon-fest/. March 6-8–Roanoke. 40th Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Car Show at the Berglund Center. Featuring 2 full floors of cars and vendors including a model car contest, automotive flea market, silent auction, car club alley, local racing section, raffles and more. Ticket Pricing adults $12.00, kids 12 and under are free. Weekend passes $25.00 540-366-4656. March 6-28–Harrisonburg. Rockingham County Fair Grounds events: Home and Garden Show on the 6th-8th; Mom2Mom Consignment Sale 20th-22th; Spring Arts and Crafts Show on the 28th. 540-434-0005.

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March 7–Fishersville. Bring the whole family to our Spring Arts and Crafts Show at Augusta Expo, from 9am-4pm. There will be 50+ artisans and crafters from the entire region who will be bringing their beautiful hand crafted designs to you, all under one roof. Also there will be good food. Admission $2.00, 12yrs and under are free. 540-337-2552. March 7–Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg Education Foundation empowers the community to support Harrisonburg City Public Schools district-wide by lighting up a disco ball as we transform the James Madison University Festival Center Drum, 1301 Carrier Dr. MSC, for our Annual Gala and Auction. Boogie down amidst the music and disco décor while enjoying delicious cuisine and supporting this important local cause. There will also a raffle chance to go to Cabo. For tickets email HEF@harrisonburg.k12.va.us or 540-434-9916. March 7–Winchester. Celebrate the community’s Irish and Scottish heritage at the Annual Old Town St. Paddy’s Celtic Festival. This festival is free and activities will take place inside Old Town businesses and along the Loudoun Street Mall (weather permitting). 540-7228700 or Dario@fullcirclem.com. March 11–Winchester. Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival events: The 2nd preliminary Auditions for “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent”, will be held in the Bright Box Theater on the 11th and on the 28th Miss In-Town Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief contest to be chosen from the Winchester and Frederick County companies and Miss Out-of-Town Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief from the area’s surrounding companies will be held at the Daniel Morgan Middle School, 48 South Purcell Avenue. 540-662-3863.


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March 13–Berryville. Imagine the thrill of laser tag at Chet Hobert Park, from 6-8pm. A game coach will be onsite to set up a playing field, supply equipment, and give instructions. There is real time scoring. This party will take mission-based games, such as Capture the Flag, King of The Hill, Grab for Gold and more to a whole new level. This event is open to all ages. The fee is $10.00. 540955-5147. March 14–Winchester. Shenandoah Valley Runners will host the St. Patty’s Chase the Sun 5K at Millbrook High School, First Woods Drive. We will start at 6pm and hope to finish by 8pm. Registration ends on the 14th at 9:30am and we do not allow strollers, dogs or headphones at our races. 540-327-4331. March 14–Staunton. Annual Irish Road Bowling Competition at Montgomery Hall Park. Join us for a wee bit o’ fun. This St. Patrick’s Day event is full of fun and family friendly competition with our own spin on the original game played on the Irish country roads. Competition is comprised of teams of 3 or 4. Wearing green St. Paddy’s day clothing is encouraged. Ceremonies, prizes, and St. Paddy’s party following the event at local Queen City Brewing. 540-332-3945. March 14–Basye. Join Bryce Resort for our end of season celebration from 9am-11:59 pm. We’ll host a family friendly party for all, featuring live music outside by Ben Kunkle, pond skimming, a bar made out of snow, and lots more. 540-856-2121. March 14, 28–Fishersville. Augusta Expo events: Parazzino Brothers Building Materials Auction on the 14th and on the 28th the biggest indoor Yard Sale in Augusta County from 8am-1pm. Always something for everyone. 540-337-2552.

March 15–Harrisonburg. Heroes on the Hill Ski Day at Massanutten Resort. Police, Firefighters, EMTs, Active Military, Non-Active Military, Veterans, and their dependents receive a slope-use ticket, up to 4 passes total. Must present valid military, police, firefighter, or EMT ID for discount. Discount not applicable for snow tubing, rentals, or lessons. Not to be combined with any other offer. Please call 540-289-4954 with any questions. March 15-21–Page County. Restaurant Week will be held in the Town of Luray, Town of Stanley and Town of Shenandoah in which participating restaurants offer menus and specials that best showcase their culinary efforts. New customers can experience restaurants that they’ve been meaning to try, while “regulars” can indulge in new dishes to add to their list of favorites. For information call 540-743-3915 or events@luraypage.com. March 19–Roanoke. Bundle up and bring your family and friends to the Mill Mountain Zoo, from 5:30-7pm to hear the wolves howl, the owls hoot and the big cats call. Participants will begin the night indoors enjoying hot cider and cookies while learning about nocturnal animals and the noises they make. Guests will then proceed outdoors for a guided tour of the zoo in the dark. 540-343-3241. March 20–Lexington. 20th Anniversary Gala will be taking place at Boxerwood Garden, 963 Ross Road, from 6-11pm. When you arrive there will be appetizers/drinks, then a silent auction begins at 6pm. At 7:30pm dinner will be served, then our guest speaker will talk at 8pm. A live auction starts 8:20 pm and music at 9:15pm. Admission is $75.00. We are pet friendly. To register call 540-463-2697. (Continued on page 60) 59


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(Continued from page 59) March 20–Waynesboro. 9th Annual Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center. Presentations by certified horticulturists/landscape designers. Speakers will be Scott Beuerlein, Marie Mims Butler, Paul Westervelt, Carol Reese. To register call 540-942-6735 or 540-9421100 or seltzersa@ci.waynesboro.va.us. March 20–Waynesboro. Grand Gala fundraiser at the Wayne Theatre from 6pm-midnight. Dress to the nines and support the Wayne Theatre during their annual event. This fundraiser will feature decadent food and drinks along with a live auction. Tickets are $125.00 per person, and seating is general admission. For reserved seating, we encourage you to become a Gala sponsor, higher levels of sponsorship also include concierge service with celebrity tribute guests. All ticket sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. To become a sponsor, call the box office at 943-9999 or email info@waynetheatre.org. March 20-21–Browntown. Annual Spring Yard Sale at the Community Center, 96 Browntown Road, from 8am2pm. Christmas is over and as you have bought new items for your home, please donate your used items to the center for our yard sale. You can bring your things to the center and place them on the tables in the backroom. Appliances, dishes, linens, towels, end tables, lamps and some furniture are ok as long as they are not broken. No old large tv’s or paperback books. We will only accept children’s clothes. Your donations helps keep the BCCA Center going. If you would like a tax receipt, please leave or send a list of items with your name, address and estimated valuation, so we can send you a tax receipt. Jackie 540-636-3588 or Patsy 540-635-5568. 60

March 20-22, 27-29–Staunton. The Hunchback of Noter Dame, based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film will be held at the auditorium in Gypsy Hill Place located at 300 Churchville Avenue. We offer hearing assistance devices for the convenience of our patrons and wheelchair accessible cutouts, as well as one companion seat per wheelchair seat. 540-712-0001. March 21–Shenandoah. The JMU Crew Club Mock Regatta will be held at Shenandoah Landing and River Park on Morrison Road, from 11am-3pm. Free event open to all to watch the boats race. Please attend and cheer on the JMU Crew. 540-568-3555 or urec@jmu.edu. March 21–Roanoke. Come join the Roanoke Valley SPCA for a tail wagging good time at our Tail Chaser 5k and 1 Mile Walk. Put your paws to the pavement and run for their lives at Wasena, Smith and Vic Thomas Parks along the Roanoke Greenway. Sign you and your canine friend up to take advantage of the early bird registration (by the 7th) that is only $25.00 for yourself and $5.00 for every dog you would like to have join you. To register e-mail: ktobin@rvspca.org, visit: rvspca.org/event/tail-chaser/ or call: 540-339-9520. March 21–Harrisonburg. The Shamrock 5K Trail Run is a low key event geared towards beginners and casual runners. This run takes place in Hillandale Park, rain or shine. In addition to the Shamrock 5K Trail Run, the Pot of Gold Kid’s Fun Run takes place in the morning at Hillandale Park. This event is an easy run/jog/walk distance of 100 yards, out and back, for children ages 3-7. All of our proceeds will benefit the Harrisonburg Cardinals. Call Erik Dart at 540-433-9168 or Erik.Dart@harrisonburgva.gov to register.


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March 21–Winchester. Kernstown Battlefield board of directors members Michael Cannane and Larry Turner will lead a walking/driving tour of the the First Battle of Kernstown including sites not generally open to the public. Cost is by donation. Scott Gregory, KSG55@ Yahoo.com or 540-450-7835. March 27-28–Boyce. 28th Annual Antique, Collectible, and Vintage Toy Show will be held at the Volunteer Fire Department’s community hall and meeting room on U.S. 340. For more details visit: www.svsgea.com/ toy-shows.html or call Chris Collis at 304-839-7011. March 28–New Market. The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway is pleased to present History Day, from 10am-4pm. This event is open to all families seeking a day of fun with 19th century games/crafts, exploration, learning and hands-on activities for all ages. Watch the Emmy-award winning film, Field of Lost Shoes, take a guided tour through the battlefield, learn 19th-century cooking techniques, and much more. Enjoy lunch and home baked goodies from the food booth. Limited space so register early. A special event rate of $5.00 per person, for ages 6 and older who pre-register. To register call 866-5151864 or minksc@vmi.edu. March 29–Roanoke. Calling all budding filmmakers to participate in Mill Mountain Zoo’s 3rd Annual Fierce Film Festival. We are looking for 3-15 minute short film entries about animals, nature or conservation. Film submissions from all ages are welcome. Our Staff will select 7-15 films, depending on length. One winner will be selected to win a Mill Mountain Zoo gift basket and a family membership. 540-343-3241.

Celebrating 62 Years of Maple Making in the Mountains of Virginia

Highland County will celebrate its largest annual event showcasing the tradition of maple syrup-making at the 62nd Annual Highland Maple Festivall on the weekends of March 14-15 and March 21-22. The 2020 festival will mark the sixth “Official Maple Festival of the Commonwealth” since legislation passed in the summer of 2014. The Highland Maple Festival has also been listed on the “Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events” for 18 years and is recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission initiative Bon Appétit Appalachia. Selected as a Local Legacy by the Library of Congress in 1999, the event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.   Farmers in this rural community welcome visitors to their “sugar camps” to observe the process of making maple syrup, from tree-tapping to bottling the finished product, on the second and third weekends of every March. Festival highlights include all-you-can-eat buckwheat and pancake breakfasts, maple doughnuts, locally harvested Allegheny Mountain trout, a juried Arts and Crafts Show with over 150 vendors, live bluegrass bands and clogging demonstrations. We are dog-friendly, so we recommend all dogs wear a comfortable muzzle.   Located in the mountains of Virginia’s Western Highlands, the Highland Maple Festival re-creates a unique and informative insight into a rapidly vanishing way of rural American life.   For more information contact the Highland County Chamber of Commerce at 540-468-2550, or visit the Chamber’s website at www.highlandcounty.org. 61


Shenandoah Valley Exits I-81 from north to south 317--Winchester, Rt. 11 & Rt. 37 315--Winchester, Berryville 313--Winchester, Rt. 50 310--Winchester, Berkeley Springs 307--Stephens City, White Post 302--Middletown 300--I-66 East--Front Royal 298--Strasburg 296--Strasburg 291--Toms Brook, Mauertown 283--Woodstock 279--Edinburg 273--Mt. Jackson, Basye, Orkney Springs 269--Shenandoah Caverns 264--New Market, Luray, Timberville 257--Mauzy, Broadway 251--Harrisonburg 247--Harrisonburg, Massanutten, Elkton 245--Harrisonburg, Rt. 42, Dayton 243--Harrisonburg 240--Mt. Crawford, Bridgewater 235--Weyers Cave, Grottoes, Mt. Sidney

Exits I-64 from east to west Note: I-64 runs with I-81 from Staunton Exit 221 to Lexington Exit 191.

99--Waynesboro, Afton 96--Lyndhurst, Sherando 94--Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft 91--Fishersville 55--Lexington 16--Covington 14--Hot Springs

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227--Verona 225--Staunton 222--Staunton, Churchville,     Monterey 221--I-64 East--Waynesboro 220--Staunton 217--Mint Springs, Stuarts Draft 213--Greenville 205--Steeles Tavern, Raphine 200--Fairfield 195--Lexington 191--I-64 West, Lexington 188--Lexington, Buena Vista 180--Natural Bridge, Glasgow 175--Natural Bridge 168--Buchanan 167--Bedford 150--Troutville, Daleville 146--Roanoke 143--I-581 to Roanoke 141--Salem 137--Salem


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