Wytheville… There’s Only One! That’s right, you can search the world over and not find another town with this name, but that is only the beginning of the uniqueness. Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia, this charming, quintessential town offers group friendly adventures.
Within carefully curated museums, you’ll uncover Wytheville’s history, including early medicine, furniture making and artisans, lead mining, the Civil War and the Polio epidemic of 1950. Meet the only Appalachian-born First Lady, Edith Bolling Wilson, and tour her childhood home.
From historic to hip, Wytheville’s downtown is home to a multitude of locally owned shops bursting with one-of-a-kind finds. Stroll the brick sidewalks while treasure hunting collectible books, fine jewelry, home décor, handmade furniture, trendy threads or pick your way through an abundance of antique markets.
Pop into the art gallery to view works by over 40 local artists. Time spent downtown isn’t complete without a photo op at Wytheville’s LOVE sculpture or beneath Virginia’s largest pencil.
Adventure awaits when groups set out on safari at Fort Chiswell Animal Park. Animals from six continents surround the windowless safari bus waiting for a sample of zoo chow. Zebras, water buffalo, camels, wildebeest and a friendly giraffe named Cheeto await your arrival.
Climb the 100-foot observation tower at Big Walker Lookout to take in a panoramic mountain view at an elevation of 3,405 feet. Meander through the lavender gardens, enjoy tea on the patio and immerse the group in the beauty of Southwest Virginia’s only walk-through butterfly house at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm. At West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery, groups can sip and savor favorite vintages grown on this fourth-generation family farm while browsing the incredibly appointed gift shop.
As the sun sets on your Wytheville adventure, the stage lights come up at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre. A four-course meal is served to your table prior to the curtain rising on a Broadway style musical at this German-themed entertainment destination.
From traditional to trendy, an itinerary tailor-made for you and your group will ensure an adventure unlike any other, after all, Wytheville… There’s Only One!
For more information, visit visitwytheville.com/group-tours.