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Best things to do in Rockbridge County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bottle Shop
“Great beer. Tasting room, bar, small cafe, and tours of the brewery. Must go if you love beer.”
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Park
“Noted as one of the World's Wonders in the 1700's; surveyed by George Washington, later owned by Thomas Jefferson. Hike under the arch along Cedar Creek, plus numerous other hikes in the Park. See the Basecamp Nature Exhibits, Monacan Native People's Village, local artisan crafts for sale, too!”
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Restaurant
“Always enjoyable, excellent choice for dinner. Chef specials are well thought out, the standard menu is delicious.”
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Zoo
“So much fun to drive through the fields and feed all the exotic animals. Watch out for the greedy camels! Live demonstrations, snacks and a great gift shop.”
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University
“See the chapel that Robert E. Lee used to worship in. He and members of his family are buried there as well as his horse!”
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Museum
“Home of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Tours are informative and interesting.”
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Nature Preserve
“Beautiful picnic spot with Maury River, mountains and in the spring and early summer flowers!”
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Church
“A National Historical Landmark on the campus of Washington and Lee University. Ideal for history buffs, rare portrait of George Washington, easy walk to VMI campus and museums.”
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American Restaurant
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“An institution with W&L alumni and students. Bar and restraurant, music, active scene.”
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Zoo
“Privately-own zoo offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to see exotic and wild animals up close and personal when you take the educational interactive tour.”
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Lodging
“All that's left of a huge cavern is a breathtakingly tall stone bridge strong enough for the highway on top. A short hike takes you under the bridge and on to a reconstruction of an Indian village. See if you can find George Washington's initials. There is a cafe overlooking the bridge. Caverns and other attractions nearby.”
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Restaurant
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“Southern fare in intimate, historic digs. In November 2003, the Bistro on Main opened its doors with an expanded menu that retained the appeal of the Black Dog Café but also added many upscale dishes. Offering a different menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner the Bistro also offers daily special soups, quiches, and entrees. The intimate, casual atmosphere and affordable menu has made the Bistro on Main a favorite among visiting students and their parents as well as locals and tourists alike. ”
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University
“Catch a VMI parade; you must visit the Cadet Museum beneath the chapel; see the Marshal Museum, too. ”
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Cinema
“Drive-in theatre and it's the Nation's first non-profit, community-owned drive-in theatre.”
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Route
“Mostly along the Maury River, limestone cliffs, wildflowers, forest, and wet lands. Beautiful, relaxing, always enjoyable whatever the weather. 7 Miles long, has mile markers so you choose how far you want to go. Check website for more info.”
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Restaurant
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“They do really nice Greek and American food from early until late and they are very friendly. ”
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