Get Smart in Wise County, Virginia

Posted April 14, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti

Wise Scenic overlooks and babbling brooks are the major tourist draw to rural Wise County, Virginia. With more than 35,000 acres of nearby Jefferson National Forest that you can explore on foot, on a bike, or in a canoe, Wise is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Families and couples can also enjoy the town’s cultural and historical attractions.

The Clapboard House: The Clapboard House, one of the oldest buildings in town, may look like a cozy Appalachian home on the inside, but in fact everything is for sale—even the furniture. You can take home a brand name sofa, or hand-forged wrought iron furniture as a souvenir you’ll use every day. For a memento that fits in your carry-on, though, browse through the Appalachian Showcase, which features crafts, books, art, and more created by locals. As you walk through the organized chaos of the displays, you’ll find everything from bark baskets and coal jewelry to regional music, so be sure to keep your eyes open for that special keepsake.

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(Photo: Tim C. Cox - Wise, VA)

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I looked at hotels and motels in lovingston, va., and your site featured Wise County, VA. That's at least 150 miles from Lovingston.

Posted on May 08, 2010 at 10:32 AM by Jim Bryant

"things to do in Cape Charles" returns hits for stuff 400 miles away? Pretty pathetic, folks!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 02:53 PM by whatadope

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