Everyone From Virginia Should Take The Crooked Road During Their Lifetime

For hundreds of years, Virginia has been celebrated for her music. With much of our traditional music stemming from the mountains of the southwest, Virginia’s distinct vocal and instrumental styles are often called “old-time music” or “mountain music.” For many Virginians, this music is much more than just a way to pass the time; it’s an integral part of their traditions, culture, and identity.

“The Crooked Road” is a 333-mile scenic road trip through Virginia designed specifically to celebrate the music of our state – and those who make it. Winding through the mountains of Southwest Virginia, The Crooked Road covers 19 counties, four cities, and more than 50 towns and communities. Ready to hit the road and learn all about Virginia’s fascinating music history? We’re right with you! Check out the customizable Google Map and let’s get started:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

With so many more amazing affiliated venues and wayside exhibits, there’s no way to do The Crooked Road justice in a single article. For a complete list of venues and exhibits or to plan your trip with an interactive map, be sure to visit The Crooked Road online.

If you’ve already traveled The Crooked Road, we would love to hear about your experience. What did you think? Be sure to tell us about it in the comments below…and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree, this is a scenic road trip through Virginia that everyone should take at least once in their lifetime!

Address: Clintwood, VA 24228, USA
Address: 6034 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA 24273, USA
Address: 3449 A P Carter Hwy, Hiltons, VA 24258, USA
Address: Birthplace Of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201, USA
Address: 1 Heartwood Cir, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Address: 113 E Grayson St, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 206 S Locust St, Floyd, VA 24091, USA
Address: 20 Museum Dr, Ferrum, VA 24088, USA
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Scenic Road Trip Through Virginia

July 06, 2020

What are Virginia’s best road trips?

Virginia is a state that is best explored from the road. Whether you consider yourself to be a history buff, paranormal investigator, nature enthusiast, or waterfall chaser, there’s bound to be a road trip to satisfy your adventurous soul. While The Crooked Road outlined in the article above highlights some of Virginia’s most distinguished historical music venues, there are countless other trips that showcase our state’s myriad attractions. For your first road trip in Virginia, you can’t go wrong with our hidden gems road trip. Or, if you’re a foodie at heart, you might consider embarking on this taco trail that will take you to some seriously delicious restaurants throughout the state.

What are the best little known attractions in Virginia?

Chances are you’ve explored Virginia’s most popular destinations: Shenandoah National Park, Luray Caverns, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Falls Park, Historic Jamestowne, and more. However, it’s arguably the little-known destinations that make Virginia the fascinating place that it is. If you’re looking to explore the best little known attractions in Virginia, you might start by venturing to the Crozet Tunnel in Afton, Kiptopeke’s Concrete Fleet in Cape Charles, Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, the Barboursville Ruins, Mout Rogers, the Emancipation Oak, or Patsy Cline’s Childhood Home. Each of the above offers a unique perspective of Virginia’s history and culture.

What are the most unique towns in Virginia?

While the bigger cities in Virginia are certainly worth visiting, it’s the small towns that provide our state with such charm, beauty, and history. No matter which region of the state you travel to — from the Eastern Shore to the mountains of western Virginia — you’re bound to find a small town that makes you feel right at home. Visitors and residents alike agree that some of the most unique towns in Virginia include Staunton, Abingdon, Chincoteague, Lynchburg, Damascus, Lexington, Onancock, Smithfield, Culpeper, and Charlottesville. For more on Virginia’s small towns, check out this list we put together. You’ll find that virtually all of Virginia’s small towns are worth a visit, although no two places are exactly alike.

Address: Clintwood, VA 24228, USA
Address: 6034 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA 24273, USA
Address: 3449 A P Carter Hwy, Hiltons, VA 24258, USA
Address: Birthplace Of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201, USA
Address: 1 Heartwood Cir, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Address: 113 E Grayson St, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333, USA
Address: 206 S Locust St, Floyd, VA 24091, USA
Address: 20 Museum Dr, Ferrum, VA 24088, USA