Local Area Attractions Near Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Holiday
We are located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley! A short drive will bring you to historic landmarks, museums and battlefields. Skyline drive, wineries and orchards all offer unique landscape and views. Our local restaurants offer delicious fare and lots of places to hear local bands. If antiques are your thing, you will be sure to find that special item you never knew you needed at one of our hundreds of antique malls and flea market booths. Caverns, hiking and fishing...call us - we know a guide!
We have something for everyone. Plan your visit soon. We can't wait to share our beautiful valley with you.
Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
We are minutes from two access points into the Shenandoah National Park where you will find over 500 miles of hiking trails, including 101 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. There are many waterfalls and over 70 overlooks to explore along the famous Skyline Drive. Bring the motorcycles! This is the ride of a lifetime!
Spend the day on a beautiful Circuit Route from the campground to Route 211, enter the park at Thornton Gap. Ride Southbound along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains to Route 33 where you exit at Swift Run Gap.
You can be back at your campsite by evening for s'mores by the fire!
Thornton Gap Entrance Station, US-211
Swift Run Gap Entrance Station
Luray, VA 22835
The Shenandoah River is the most beautiful river in Virginia. Whether your idea of a great day is paddling a canoe, a raft or just relaxing and floating along in a tube you will find an adventure waiting for you on this river. While you are in town, visit the Shenandoah River Outfitters for everything you need to get on the river. See you on the water!
6502 S Page Valley Road
Luray, VA 22835
Not only are we located close to Shenandoah National Park, but we are in the heart of the Shenandoah Mountains. This offers a lot of diverse, free, hiking trails for people of all ages! Below is a link to a blog that lists some of the most popular hiking trails and information pertaining to all of them. It even has links to the addresses and even more information on each hike! When you have hiked your heart out, come back to the campground for pizza, ice cream, a hot shower and a nice cozy bed!
George Washington National Forest
Explore the George Washington Forest and the Massanutten Mountain from our back yard. You have direct access to the peak of the Massanutten Mountain from our campground going along a progressive trail from 1200 feet in altitude to 2600 feet.
Historic Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge
The Meem's Bottom Bridge was constructed in 1892-93 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. It was deeded to the Highway Department in the 1930's in return for assuming its maintenance.
This long span over the North Fork of the river carried traffic for more than 80 years before being burned by vandals on Halloween 1976. After salvaging the original timbers, the bridge was reconstructed and eventually undergirded with steel beams and concrete piers. The bridge was reopened to traffic in 1979 and is still in operation to date.
Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Virginia's Natural Bridge
The immensity is startling, the majesty is striking. Twenty stories of solid rock, carved by the fingers of nature, is Virginia's Natural Bridge. While staying with us, visit one of Virginia's most spectacular natural wonders. While you are there be sure to walk the Cedar Creek Trail and visit the Monacaon Indian Village, Lace Falls, Butterflies At The Bridge and more!
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Virginia Museum of the Civil War
This museum focuses on the Battle of New Market, has a wide range of indoor exhibits and has 300 acres of battlefield with walking trails! It is a spectacular place to spend the afternoon to marvel at history and spend time walking the quiet, peaceful trails.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
8895 George Collins Pkwy
New Market, VA 22844
Museums in the Area
There are so many museums in the Shenandoah Valley, so listed below are the names of some that we recommend!
Virginia Quilt Museum
Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Hours: Monday- Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Museum of American Jewelry Design and Manufacturing
Hours: Tuesday- Friday 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
Explore More Discovery Museum
Hours: Monday- Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm
Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Civil War Museums:
Valley Turnpike Museum
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Plain District Memorial Museum
Hours: Thursday- Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
The Heritage Museum
Hours: Monday- Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center
Hours: Monday- Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Frontier Culture Museum
The Frontier Culture Museum tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants. To tell the story of these early immigrants and their descendants, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America. The Museum engages the public at these exhibits with a combination of interpretive signage and living history demonstrations. The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture in four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies. The American exhibits show the life these colonists and their descendants created in the colonial backcountry, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States today is shaped by its frontier past. Visit their website for hours and special events.
Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am to 5 pm
1290 Richmond Road
Staunton, VA 24401
Thomas Jefferson's Plantation
Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia. Monticello is the only historic house in the U.S. on the United Nations' World Heritage List.
"Thomas Jefferson's astounding home and gardens reflect his skills as an architect and gardener, not to mention his boundless curiosity." - Southern Living Magazine
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
American Shakesphere Center
Shakespeare's American Home
The American Shakespeare Center Is An Internationally Recognized Home For The Study Of Shakespeare's Works Using Their Original Staging Conditions -- With A Focus On The Language, Using A Stage Unimpeded By Sets, And With The Audience Sharing The Same Light As The Actors. As An Essential Part Of Our Mission To Be A Place To Enjoy And To Study Shakespeare In Performance, The American Shakespeare Center Is Pleased To Open Its Rehearsals To Scholars, Students, And Researchers Who Wish To Deepen Their Understanding Of The Process Of Staging A Play. We Invite Those Who Would Like To See A Rehearsal To Contact The Education Department To Schedule Their Visits.
10 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
Farmers Market, Flea Market, and Antiques
“Fresh and local” is a lifestyle and Shenandoah Valley growers are proud to share their wares. Head to one of these great farmer's markets, shake a farmer's hand, and be proud to know the family that grew your food. Follow the link below to an article that lists nine different wonderful farmers markets in the area and pick the one that looks and sounds the best to you!
We have an incredible amount of antique stores and malls in this area and they are all spectacular! Get lost in rows and rows of antiques and maybe pick up a cool gift or trinket for a loved one. Listed here are our favorite antique and unique stores in the area with Dayton Markets information listed to start off your antiquing!
Shenandoah Heritage Market
The Lady Jane Shop
Rolling Hills Antique Mall
Rocky's Gold and Silver
3105 John Wayland Hwy
Dayton, VA 22821
Located in the Shenandoah Valley, we are fortunate to have many farms in the area! These farms are listed here. We highly recommend spending some time traveling to enjoy picking your own apples and peaches, and participating in the family friendly games, mazes and animals!
Showalter Orchard & Greenhouse
Chiles Peach Orchard
Mt Crawford Creamery
Back Home on the Farm
Outdoor Adventure Experiences, Inc.
Offering year round and affordable guided adventure experiences in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia such as kayaking, cave explorations, snorkeling and more!
If you are interested, call their number or send a quick email to the address listed below!
7013 Ottobine Road
Dayton, VA 22821
Wild GUYde Adventures
Rock Climbing, Caving, and more outdoor adventures for you, within “spittin' range” of Harrisonburg, Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley!
Did you know that, within 1 ½ hours of town, you can go:
· Day-hiking to peaks and waterfalls in the George Washington National Forest!
· Rock climbing and rappelling in the North River or Lee Ranger Districts, along Virginia's beautiful Blue Ridge, or at spectacular Seneca Rocks, West Virginia!
· Caving (underground of course)!
· Canoe paddling on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, or on the Potomac in West Virginia!
WILD GUYde Adventures provides guided beginner level outdoor adventures and competent instruction in activity fundamentals. They use various areas in the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, and along Virginia's Blue Ridge.
1047 Stuart Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Luray Rescue Zoo
This is one unique zoo that is so close to our campground! This is a rescue zoo that gives previously mistreated animals a safe and nurturing home. On your way to Shenandoah National Park, as you pass through Luray, make a pit stop at this zoo that offers many different kinds of animals. They have petting zoo animals, alligators, owls, porcupines and so much more!
1087 US Highway 211 West
Luray, VA 22835
Massanutten Ski Resort and Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
Massanutten Water Park offers unique, year round indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family. This water park is home to the famous Wave Rider surf simulator as well!
For hours and rates, follow this link https://www.massresort.com/play/waterpark/hours-rates/
Massanutten Ski Resort offers a number of different runs, services and rates. They are recommended as being the best overall ski resort in Virginia!
For hours and rates, follow this link https://www.massresort.com/play/snow-sports/hours-rates/
Camp with us and you can play all day then sleep in your own bed or one of our cabins at night!
1200 Adventure Drive
McGaheysville, VA 22840
Perhaps the most popular type of attraction in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, our caverns and natural rock formations are the perfect option for families, student and senior groups, and individuals curious about the natural mysteries that lie beneath us, and the geologic forces that shaped our landscape.
We recommend visiting Luray Caverns, Endless Caverns and the Shenandoah Caverns! Listed is the address and phone number of Endless Caverns which are right up the road from us!
1800 Endless Caverns Road
New Markey, VA 22844
Vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley
It has been said by many that the Shenandoah Valley is one of the country's most exciting wine producing regions today, with positive critical reviews being found in major food and wine publications nationwide. As the praise and awards continue to accumulate, Shenandoah Valley wines have become sought-after products in fine restaurants and wine shops from coast to coast and internationally.The Shenandoah Valley has clearly emerged as a regional wine leader in the eastern United States. A tour of the Valley's wineries offers a special experience, with rural scenery, entertainment, quality restaurants and award winning wines.
Vineyards in the Area
We want to highly recommend four vineyards that are above and beyond in the area. These vineyards are:
White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple Wolf Vineyard
Brix & Columns Vineyards
The White Oak Lavender Farm' address, phone number and website are listed to start off your wine tasting!
2644 Cross Keys Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail
Welcome to the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail. Here, you can taste some of the best craft beer in the country. This beautiful region provides a way to reconnect with the important things in life – relax and enjoy the companionship of good friends amidst some of the nation's most beautiful farms and mountains, breathe in the scent of ancient forests on a hike, explore a fascinating new community, taste the fresh flavors of a farm-to-table meal, or listen to music under the stars as you discover a new favorite band.
There's so much to enjoy in the Shenandoah Valley!
We would like to share with you our favorite breweries in the area. We have a lot of them in the Shenandoah Valley, each being remarkably unique and worth visiting! They are listed below, start planning your beer crawl now!
Brothers Craft Brewing
Three Notch's Brewing Co.
Restless Moons Brewing
Pale Fire Brewing Co.
The Friendly Fermenter, LLC
Capital Ale House
The Night Scene and Downtown Harrisonburg
If you are looking for a night cap or some dancing, there are many different bars and restaurants in Downtown Harrisonburg! Just twenty minutes away, there is so much to do in the evenings! A few fun facilities are listed below!
The Golden Pony
Regal Harrisonburg Stadium 14 Movie Theater
Valley Lanes Bowling
Historic Downtown Harrisonburg
Visitors can dive into Harrisonburg's fascinating scene starting at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, where you can plot your exhilarating outdoor and cultural adventures. Fond of being first in many things, Harrisonburg is especially proud of having the first recognized Arts and Cultural and Culinary Districts in Virginia. Why not walk, bike, scooter, shop, view, eat, drink and revel your way through the 40 block-district of historic downtown for a full-senses experience you'll not soon forget!
80 Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Historic New Market
Enjoy personal walking tours along the historic streets of New Market. Visit the Hall of Valor Civil War Museum and the New Market State Historical Park where 257 college boys made the difference between Victory and Defeat.
Downtown Staunton is a beautiful arrange of streets with many shops that feature antiques to local food to local handmade products. This is a great city to get lost in for the day exploring and window shopping! On the way to Staunton, stop at Rocky's Silver and Gold Antique store for beautiful jewelry selections!
Green Valley Book Fair
Founded in 1971, the Green Valley Book Fair has become famous among book lovers throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region for its great selection and low, wholesale-to-everyone prices.The 25,000 square foot store is climate-controlled and wheelchair accessible. They have benches throughout the store to make your shopping easier.
Open dates for 2019: Mar 2- Apr 10, May 4- May 27, Jun 22- Jul 23, Aug 17- Sep 8, Oct 5- Oct 29, Nov 29- Dec 18.
Hours: Monday- Thursday 10 am to 5 pm, Friday- Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.
2192 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
Brydgeworks Stained Glass studio and store
At BrydgeWorks Glass Studio, Supplies & Gifts, we believe that creating and incorporating stained glass into your world will spark your imagination, inspire your creativity, and most of all, help illuminate the beauty of your world! We are a working studio, a gift shop and a supply warehouse offering visitors and residents a variety of stained glass experiences. Whether you are looking for just the right item for home, business or gift-giving or a multi-level studio membership or class that will give you access to training and state-of-the-art glass crafting tools, kilns and supplies, BrydgeWorks Glass has something for you!
3315 Harpine Hwy
Harrisonburg,, VA 22802
James Madison University, Blue Ridge Community College, Bridgwater College and Eastern Mennonite University
Come camp with us and give your college students an opportunity to get away from the stress of campus life! Enjoy the comfort of a Deluxe Lodge, cozy up in one of our cute one room camping cabins or bring your camper and enjoy yourself in a relaxing, pleasurable, family-friendly environment with activities happening every weekend!
We are minutes from all four Colleges. Bonus tip: we can show you the back roads to get to each school to avoid traffic!
Come down for the game, Family Weekend or just to visit the old alma mater!
Book early for the following weekends: Student Arrival and Pick up, Graduation, Family Weekend, Football Games, and Basketball Games. These are busy weekends for us and we fill up quickly! Reserve your site now for 2019!