12 Hidden Gems of Virginia
Want to expand your horizons and take a little road trip? Virginia has so much to offer when it comes to interesting places that will take your breath away.
Huntley Meadows | Fairfax County
If you love nature and wildlife, Huntley Meadows is filled with various types of plants and animals for your to enjoy anytime of the year. With about 1,500 acres to explore, you’ll experience nature at it’s finest. To learn more information, click here.
Location: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22306
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy | Chapman’s Mill
At the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, there is many trails to choose from. Pay the 2,500-acre Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve a visit when you have the chance. If you would like to learn more information, click here.
Location: 17502 Beverley Mill Dr, Broad Run, VA 20137
Dinosaur Land | White Post
Travel back in time and get in touch with history by visiting DinosaurLand. This roadside attractions features about 50 types of dinosaurs throughout naturalistic surroundings. Click here to learn more information.
Location: 3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, White Post, VA 22663
Wat Lao Buddhavong – Buddhist Temple | Catlett
If you are a Buddhist or have been wanting to learn about the Buddhist religion, visit Wat Lao Buddhavong. With its beautiful location and structure, this non-profit charitable and religious institution was founded in 1979. Click here to learn more information.
Location: 3043 Catlett Rd, Catlett, VA 20119
Abandoned Virginia Renaissance Faire | Fredericksburg
If you are into visiting abandoned sites, well, sorry you can’t visit this one. As interesting as it may be to visit this abandoned Faire, it is located on private property. Due to the location the Faire was placed in from 1996-1999, nature took it’s course and proved the Faire could not stand a chance. It has been rotting and decaying ever since it was abandoned. If you would like to learn more information, click here.
Location: 5621 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Meadowland Botanical Gardens | Vienna
For five acres of endless gardens and plant collections, Meadowland Botanical Gardens is a dream come true for plant-savvy people. If you would like to learn more information, click here.
Location: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct, Vienna, VA 22182
Mary’s Rock Summit | Shenandoah National Park
Mary’s Rock Summit is a trail within Shenandoah National Park. Within Skyline Drive, mile 31.6 is where you will locate the Mary’s Rock Summit trail. For more information, click here.
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Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre | Bristow
If you are more of a history junkie, pay Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre for a history lesson. They offer tours and different programs to the public. Click here for more information.
Location: 12229 Bristow Rd, Bristow, VA 20136
Lake Anne Van Gogh Bridge | Reston
Location: Lake Anne Village Center, 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA 20190
Pope-Leighy House | Alexandria
Visit Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd’s Pope-Leighy House for some great stories and a good time. The property features two iconic houses each coming with their own stories among other things. Click here for more information.
Location: 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
Stabler Leadbetter Apothecary | Alexandria
Being one of Alexandria’s oldest continuously run businesses, it opened its doors in 1792. The Musueam portion of Stabler contains herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, medical equipment, archival materials like journals, letters and diaries, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders, and invoices. For more information, click here.
Location: 105 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Prince William National Forest |Triangle
If you love to camp, hike, bike, or just love nature, Price William National Forest is your safe haven. With over 100 spices of birds, 23 species of fish, 27 species of reptiles, 38 species of mammals, and 24 species of amphibians, this national park will always keep your eyes wide open. To learn more information, click here.
Location: 18170 Park Entrance Rd, Triangle, VA 22172
With so much to see and do in VA, you’ll be wanting more places to experience and see after you work your way through this list.
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