As part of The SHOPPER’S “Destination Series”, this blog is dedicated to introducing family, friends and followers to a place that’s lots “more than you’d expect!” The information you will find here has been taken from the Lexington, Virginia, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County 20012 Visitor’s Guide. When you are in town, you can get your Guide at almost any store or hotel, or you can pick yours up at the Lexington Visitor Center – 106 E. Washington Street, Tel: 540 463-3777 or 877 453-9822.
What you see here in this posting includes activities that are only a drop-in-the-bucket. There is so much more to do, to see, and to explore in the Other Lexington.
A city alive with activity, Lexington’s carefully preserved downtown is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Shops offer fine art, Virginia-made gifts, jewelry, and more. Don’t miss Virginia Born and Bred at 16 West Washington Street. You’ll recognize it when you see Sam-the-Bear out front! They have an online catalog too.
A 31 acre collection of horticulture that serves as a platform for exploration of our environment. Lots of interesting things for children.
Originally built as an April Fool’s Day prank this foam replica of Stonehenge is a fun, free, roadside attraction.
George Marshall – our first five-star general; “organizer of victory” in WWII; Korean War; Marshall Plan; Nobel Peace Prize. Learn more. See more. Enjoy.
A 1950’S spectacular family-friendly entertainment option. The old outdoor drive-in movies are rare finds nowadays and this one is truly special. Kids free and pets welcome. Full concessions menu too!
This exquisite little chapel is the burial site of Robert E. Lee. The Chapel also houses the Peale portrait of Wshington, plus other Lee and Washington artifacts.
Discover Lexington with the relaxing rhythm of hoofbeats and learn about its unique history and lore via horse-drawn carriage.
An awesome natural wonder and nature trail with other attractions like the indoor butterfly garden, Native American Indian village, wax and toy museums.
Take a guided tour through the only house Thomas J. Jackson ever owned and discover the man who became a legend! Period furniture and restored 19th Century garden.
Enjoy live theater and concerts “under the stars” among the ruins of a 19th century limestone quarry – an amazing, magical experience.
Of course, if you’re looking for horses, horse shows, horse boarding, tack shops, and any other horsey activity, think Lexington, VIRGINIA. It is the home of the Virginia Horse Center, one of the world’s leading equestrian facilities – 100 events annually and most are free.
A 180 acre Drive-Thru Adventure featuring over 1,000 free roaming animals from around the world where you can feed, pet and enjoy.
A working water-powered mill and gift shop on the National Register of Historic Places. Kitchenware, gift shop, stone ground flours. Fascinating place.
The VIGINIA SHOPPER loves Lexington. Can you tell? But what about the shopping?What about restaurants? What about places to stay? Come for a visit soon and see for yourself the amazing options for splendid bed and breakfast accommodations, hotels and motels, casual and fine dining, boutique shopping, art galleries, antique centers, and hiking, riding and camping. There is definitely far “more than you’d expect” in and around The OTHER Lexington – Lexington, Virginia..
‘TIL WE MEET AGAIN… The VIRGINIA SHOPPER