Rocky Mount

Places to Visit

Arts and Culture
Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum
Ferrum College created the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum in the early 1970s to document, interpret, and present the folk heritage of the Blue...
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Great Outdoors
Sontag Disc Golf Course
Mostly wooded, championship level disc golf course. Nice walk through the woods, with some air-shot holes thrown in the mix. Each nine has 4 two-shot...
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Southwest Piedmont Birding and Wildlife Trail
Crossing the Blue Ridge and descending down its eastern flank, visitors will traverse a crumple of rolling foothills; the beginning of the Piedmont....
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History and Heritage
Carolina Road
History buffs seeking a true 18th century roadbed of the original Carolina Road should visit Franklin County's Waid Recreation Park. The multi-...
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Booker T. Washington National Monument
Booker T. Washington National Monument commemorates the birthplace of America's most prominent African American educator and orator of the late...
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Crooked Road Gospel Sing
Pigg River Community Center, 2410 South Main Street in Rocky Mount (on Route 220 Business South) stages a Crooked Road Gospel Sing program from March...
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Dairy Queen
Possibly the only Dairy Queen in America with a regular Bluegrass jam session. Good friends meet there to share a cup of morning coffee and some old...
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Footlights of the Blue Ridge
Footlights of the Blue Ridge features area musicians ranging from bluegrass bands and string bands to gentle acoustic groups. The picking takes place...
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Franklin County Wayside - Town of Rocky Mount
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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The Franklin County Fun Fest
The Fun Festival is held at the sheltered Farmer’s Market and spills over into the streets and into lots. This street festival features games‚...
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Warren Street Society Festival
Downtown Rocky Mount is host to numerous events throughout the year. The Franklin Street Festival showcases Franklin County music‚ culture‚ and...
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Handmade and Homegrown

Blue Ridge Institute and Museum
For over 30 years Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute & Museum has documented the folkways of the people living in and around the Blue...
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Carolyn & Joan Rogers
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Hot Taffy Glassblowing is a visitor friendly glass shop located within the Grainery building in Rocky Mount, VA. We offer free demonstrations,...
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Carolyn Moore
My fascination with fibers began in the mid-90s after I attended the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. An interest in the use of colors has grown...
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Carter's Fine Jewelers, Gifts and Gallery
In business for over 31 years, we carry fine jewelry, many one-of-a-kind pieces with colored diamonds, pearls, gemstones set in sterling silver, 14K...
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Inkular Gallery
Welcome to Inkular Gallery. Please visit us in beautiful Boones Mill Virginia.
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Patricia Rushmore
In my hand weaving studio, located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains,  I weave on four different looms.  One is an antique barn...
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Wood Grains Furniture & Gifts
Wood Grains specializes in quality built solid wood furniture, both locally made and Ohio Amish. We also feature work by 20 local artisans ranging...
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