Smyth County: Family Fun in the Mountains
In Partnership with Visit Smyth County
Make family memories to last a lifetime. Outdoor adventure, exciting history, world famous musical heritage, and good old-fashioned fun await amid breath-taking vistas and quirky small towns packed with personality.
Get the whole gang active in the great outdoors! Hike family-friendly trails among wild ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park. Split your time between sandy beaches and mountain vistas at Hungry Mother State Park.
Spark young curiosity by exploring Smyth County’s rich history and culture! See a woolly mammoth and find out how salt played a crucial role in the Civil War at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville. Stop by Blue Ridge Discovery Center and learn all about the rich biodiversity of your majestic surroundings while planning your next adventure.
Experience the county’s rich musical heritage at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion.
If current culture is more your family’s style, a vibrant community of artists, artisans and musicians make the options too plentiful to list, from fine art galleries to farmers’ market booths, and from nationally broadcast musical performances to impromptu bluegrass jams.
When it’s time to cut loose and have fun, you won’t have far to look! Cool down in Saltville’s Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool or Marion’s new splash pad at the Town Pool. Flex your tribe’s teamwork at Origin Escape Games in Marion. Plan an evening of putt putt, arcade games, and a movie at Park Place Drive-In Theater.
Or, slow the pace with a stroll down Main Street in Marion and soak in the charming, vibrant small town atmosphere. Sample some treats at Hester’s Country Store and Fudgery, browse a vintage toy store, and take a photo in front of Marion’s LOVEwork.