I’d venture to say that Virginia isn’t the top destination for travellers visiting the USA. Furthermore, I’d say that the main reason people would visit VA is due to its proximity to Washington D.C.
Well I’m here to tell you there are reasons to visit Virginia and it goes beyond the Pentagon and the Arlington Cemetery.
Dinosaur Land – White Post, VA
You read that right: Virginia has it’s own Dinosaur Land! Located near Front Royal, VA, Dinosaur Land is an exceptional “art” exhibit/museum filled with roughly 50 replicas of dinosaurs. All made by hand, the detail put into these pieces of work are incredible. Next to each dinosaur is a tidbit of information, making it a learning experience too!
Also: get yourself a Dinosaur Land crew neck sweatshirt. We can match! 🙂
Address: 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, White Post, VA 22663
Natural Land Bridge – Natural Bridge, VA
Virginia’s natural bridge even has it’s own town named after it! The natural wonder is an incredible sight to those who love spontaneous engineering. Bring a bike or grab your walking shoes and take a stroll beneath the bridge and admire the work of eons of evolution.
Address: 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Virginia Safari Park – Natural Bridge, VA
Fun fact: you don’t have to go to Africa to walk amongst the zebras or giraffes or tigers! The Virginia Safari Park offers a drive-thru safari to see exotic animals many people either only see behind bars or never see at all. For under $20, enjoy the experience of a lifetime feeding and petting some of the most beautiful beasts in the entire world.
Address: 229 Safari Lane Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Luray Caverns – Luray, VA
Surprise! Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is home to some magnificent and majestic stalagmites and stalactites, found in Luray Caverns. $26.00 will admit you entrance into the spectacular natural wonder. Give yourself quite a bit of time to explore the caves and the surrounding areas; you will find yourself engulfed in what it has to offer.
Address: 101 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, VA 22835
For 105 miles, enjoy all that Virginia has to offer! Rolling mountains, a skyline that’s one of the most memorable in the entire world, and color changing trees as far as the eyes can see. They don’t call them the Blue Ridge Mountains for nothing! Embark on a life-altering road trip and cruise down the nation’s longest National Park.
It’s hard to give you an address for a road.. so just follow this link and find all the maps and information you need!
Colonial Williamsburg – Williamsburg, VA
Have you ever wondered what life was like back in the colonial days? Well Colonial Williamsburg shows you! With daily events, the act that Colonial Williamsburg puts on is astounding! You’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for history and life back in 18th and 19th century America.
Address: 101 Visitor Center Drive Williamsburg, VA 23185