Big Stone Gap


Places to Visit

Arts and Culture
June Tolliver Playhouse
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama exemplifies the sense of community and pride in local history that is prevalent throughout Wise County....
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The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is the longest continually running outdoor drama in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is now the official Outdoor...
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Great Outdoors
Big Stone Gap Birding and Wildlife Trail
The quaint town of Big Stone Gap offers a glimpse into the rich culture and heritage of early life in western Virginia -- and the chance to explore...
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Roaring Branch Trail and Bee Tunnel
Approximately 3.5-mile one-way hike through Roaring Branch Cove, a scenic area of old-growth forest above southwest Virginia's Powell River. Although...
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History and Heritage
Harry Meador Coal Museum
Coal is to Big Stone Gap and the entire Appalachian region what automobiles are to Detroit, corn is to Kansas and oil is to Texas. Coal mining, to a...
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John Fox Jr. House
Home of the author of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine. The John Fox Jr. house is a Virginia Historical Landmark serving as both a museum and a...
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SWVA Museum State Park
The museum tells the story of the 1890s coal boom and chronicles early exploration and settlement of the region. By the mid-1700s, settlers looking...
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Home Craft Days
This festival has been presenting authentic mountain culture for over 40 years with artists from Southwest Virginia, East Tennessee and Eastern...
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Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Gathering in the Gap Festival each year on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Friday Noon concerts June & July, Open Mic concerts first Saturday...
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Town of Big Stone Gap Wayside
The Crooked Road has a series of 26 Wayside Exhibits located throughout the region and along the Trail. Just pull your vehicle off the road to read...
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Handmade and Homegrown

Carol Moore
Fused glass artist creating unique original art jewelry as pendants,rings, earrings, or pins. Pendants are embellished with gemstones or charms. A...
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Lays Hardware Center for the Arts
Lays Hardware, located in beautiful downtown Coeburn, Virginia, is an Artisan Center showcasing the greatest in mountain music along The Crooked Road...
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Punkin Patch Farm
A family owned working farm, growing pumpkins, fall decoration and fresh produce, pick your own or already picked. Open September and October...
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Southwest Virginia Museum Gift Shop
We invite you to visit the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park that is located in our National Historic Landmark building. Interact with...
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