When in our area, be sure to explore the historic Mabry Mill which is probably the most iconic structure on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway and an Attraction you will not want to miss. Experience living milling demonstrations, as this gristmill still grinds flour more than a century since its original construction. You can also see the nearby Matthews Cabins, Blacksmith Shop and interpretive area. This is where the National Park Service conducts demonstrations on blacksmithing, carding, spinning, basket making and other traditional Appalachian crafts.
On Sundays during the summer, there are live performances by local folk and mountain musicians. From May 1st through November 2nd, the Mabry Mill Restaurant and Gift Shop is open daily for your pleasure from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Here you can also enjoy an ole fashion meal and browse the Gift Shop for Appalachian crafts and gifts. Mabry Mill is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 176 near Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
The Floyd Country Store
The Floyd Country Store is a real country store located in downtown historic Floyd, Virginia. You will find a unique collection of merchandise with items that serve the local community and special things asked for by customers. Since they like to buy local, they feature arts, crafts, preserves, soaps, lotions, music and books made by folks in Floyd and the surrounding areas. The store is renowned as a place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers and cloggers who are carrying on the traditions of their families. There is music in the store every weekend year-round and on warm Friday evenings it spills out into the street. It’s an experience not to be missed.
Chateau Morrisette Winery
Chateau Morrisette Winery is an nice Attraction that is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 171.5 and is just a short drive from Kanawha Valley Arena Resort. They are situated at 3500 feet above sea level and offer spectacular vistas of the New River Valley and Buffalo Mountain. As part of both the Mountain Road Wine Trail and the Virginia’s Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail, Chateau Morrisette is an experience to savor. Be sure to attend a Wine Tasting and schedule a Tour of their facilities. You can then buy the Wine of your choice and other unique fine gifts in the Winery Gift Shop.
The Carriage House Saloon
When visiting Kanawha Valley Arena Resort, be sure to stop by our ole fashion Western Saloon located on the Resort property. When you walk through the swigging doors, you will think you stepped into a Western Saloon in an old western town. You will love the long wooden bar and the western décor. Here you can share your favorite beverages with family and friends. You can also have a great meal at a fair price. There is also a large dance floor, if you are in the mood to dance with your sweetheart. This is an awesome experience, so be sure to stop by while in our area.
The Carriage Museum
Another great Attraction you will want to visit while in our area is located on our Resort property. We are Home to one of the best Carriage and Buggies Museums in the country. We have a large variety of beautiful Carriages and Buggies that range from a Reproduction 1880’s Stage Coach to a magical Cinderella Carriage. There are over 40 Carriages and Buggies on display for your viewing pleasure. You can also rent some of these fine Carriages and Buggies for your special event at our Resort. There is no admission charge to visit the Museum. This is one Attraction you will want to be sure to visit.
The Private Gun Museum
Another great Attraction you will want to visit while in our area is also located on our Resort property. If you like western history, classic guns and antique rifles, you will want to be sure to check out this incredible Gun Collection. This is the personal collection of the Resort’s owner, so this is a Private Gun Collection that can be toured by appointment only. Be sure to ask for a Tour when staying at our Resort. You will be amazed when you walk around in awe of this really cool collection. It will amaze not only Gun Enthusiasts.
HARMON’S WESTERN WEAR
They carry many styles of boots and shoes to fill any need that you might have. They also carry men’s western wear, jeans, suits, ties, dress pants & shirts, suit coats, hats (dress & cowboy), ball caps, t-shirts, golf/polo shirts, shorts, motorcycle clothing, and many other items. For the Ladies – they carry a full line of clothing to meet all your needs. They have everything from casual to fashionable dress. We also carry children’s clothing, all sizes.