3-Day Itinerary for Wytheville, Virginia

Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and tranquil gardens, Wytheville, Virginia entices traveler groups from all over. With its scenic vistas and peaceful ambiance, it promises a serene escape from the bustle of everyday life. Immerse yourself in live entertainment, adding a touch of vibrancy to your journey. Embark on an outback adventure, exploring the untamed beauty of the region. And for those with a penchant for history, Wytheville proudly showcases its rich American heritage, offering a journey through time. In every corner, this charming destination caters to the desires of travel groups, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and historical intrigue.

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Enjoy These Wytheville, VA Attractions and More:

  • National Scenic Byway through Jefferson National Forest
  • Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
  • First Lady Mrs. Wilson
  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park
  • Millwald Theatre
  • The Vault
  • Petals Wine Bar
  • and plenty more!


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Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Virginia


Day 1: Wytheville’s Scenic Views, American History, and German Cuisine 

Begin your journey by traveling along the National Scenic Byway through Jefferson National Forest to the top of the mountain. At an elevation of 3,045 feet, you’ll find Big Walker Lookout, “Where only the birds see more.” This is the oldest and highest privately owned attraction in Virginia. With a 100-foot observation tower and swinging bridge, the Lookout offers captivating views. Looking North, you’ll find a blanket of farmland. Looking South, you’ll observe the untouched treetops of Jefferson National Forest.

At your next stop, discover the legacy of First Lady Mrs. Wilson. As one of only eight historic sites across the country dedicated to the interpretation of a First Lady, the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace is a must-see museum while in Wytheville. This museum tells the story of the important role Edith Bolling Wilson played in the White House at a pivotal moment during World War I. Tour the Bolling family home and uncover how Edith Bolling Wilson’s early life in Wytheville prepared her as First Lady. Gain an understanding of how her stewardship of governmental duties earned her labels like, “The Secret President,” and “The First Woman President.”

End your first day with an evening at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre, Virginia’s only all-musical theater. Serving American and German style cuisine, enjoy a four-course meal followed by a Broadway-caliber musical. Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre is a year-round entertainment destination, also home to the Matterhorn Restaurant & Bier Garten.

Fort Chiswell Animal Park in Virginia

Fort Chiswell Animal Park in Virginia

Day 2: Historic Wytheville, A Safari Adventure, After-dinner Entertainment

Spend the morning at the Thomas J. Boyd Museum. Named after the “Father of Wytheville,” Thomas Jefferson Boyd was an attorney, town mayor, hotel builder, and Virginia Legislator. The museum features exhibits and artifacts of the area including early mining, military history, and communications. The exhibit, “A Summer Without Children,” tells the story of the 1950 polio epidemic and how Wytheville had the highest number of cases per capita in the country. Learn how the community rallied together to overcome the tragedy.

An exotic adventure awaits your afternoon. Take a ride on the wild side as you safari through the “outback” at Fort Chiswell Animal Park. Home to over 200 animals, get up close and personal with species from six different continents.

Enjoy dinner before the night’s entertainment at Graze On Main. Located inside the Bolling Wilson Hotel, this award-winning restaurant offers a casual yet elegant environment while you savor delicious southern fare with a twist. If you’re looking for privacy, ask about The Vault, their private dining area perfect for small groups.

Wrap up your evening attending a performance at the Millwald Theatre. The theater originally opened in 1928 as a vaudeville and “moving picture” house. By the time it closed its doors in 2005, the Millwald Theatre was “Virginia’s longest continuously running theater.” Now a fully restored balcony, stage, sound and lighting system is playing host to Grammy-winning talent in Downtown Wytheville.

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm group

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm group

Day 3: Serene Gardens and a Cozy Lunch in Wytheville

On your final day in Wytheville, make a stop at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm. Nestled in a valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful lavender farm sits on a 210-acre retreat. Spend the day enjoying the outdoors while viewing a variety of plants and formal display gardens, take an herbal craft class, or simply enjoy a cup of herbal tea. Lotions, soaps, and culinary ingredients are crafted at the herb farm and available for visitors to purchase. Southwest Virginia’s only walk-through butterfly house, Flying Flowers, is located at the retreat and will delight the senses of all ages.

Before heading home, stop for lunch at the coziest spot in town. Both a bottle shop and wine bar, Petals Wine Bar offers quality wines and craft beers from around the world. The menu includes gourmet grilled cheese paninis, salads, soups, charcuterie, and cheese plates. With live music, movie nights, flower workshops, and sip and paint events, you may find yourself extending your visit an extra day.

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