roadtripper524363

roadtripper524363

March 01, 2022
Rated 5.0

Drove over from Massanutten Resort. About 35-40 minute drive. Great place to roam around for a few hours treasure hunting. They have a cafe, but the cafe is closed on Tuesdays. I’m told it’s good so maybe go a day when the cafe is open. There was a McDonalds and a Wendy’s right beside it. A must do when in the area !

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January 01, 2022
Rated 5.0

When planning a visit definitely pencil in eating lunch here as well. The museum was free to walk through and they offered an optional 20 minute video about their history. There is a large bean can you can walk through. Makes for a great photo opportunity! There is a large country store attached to the museum. It's like walking back in time with the old glass display cases at the register. Then you can walk next door to the cafe where they give you a free sample of their beans before ordering. We had a chili dog and a bowl of chili with a grilled cheese sandwich. Topped it off with a pecan pie that had pinto beans in it. When we were there it all closed at 4pm so I'd recommend getting there no later than 2 if you don't want to rush through it. Worth the visit.

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January 01, 2022
Rated 5.0

My husband enjoyed chatting about history with the Veteran on site in the hanger. Wonderful displays, clean restrooms and a large gift shop. Very friendly staff. Worth the visit!

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December 29, 2021
Rated 5.0

What a fun morning making a coffee mug! Make reservations in advance as they do book up fast. We come to the Smoky Mountains every year and always search for something interesting to do and this was an amazing experience. My husband was a natural! Me not so much LOL but you get several practice runs before making the final cup. Some classes make pots instead of mugs so ask when signing up. A MUST do!!!

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October 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

We have been on a road trip for two weeks from Mississippi to the Grand Canyon and back AND this was our BEST dinner!!! Go to the downtown Trustmark Bank location and take the elevators to the top floor. Great atmosphere and dinner. Can’t wait to come back here again.

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October 03, 2021
Rated 5.0

Quick little jump of the main road to talk a walk around. Wasn’t open to go inside but you can see all you need to through the windows. On a side note if you’re looking for a place to stay the night while on a long road trip there is an Airbnb in Vega that looked very nice. It’s within walking distance to this site.

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October 03, 2021
Rated 4.0

The bar does not serve liquor. Beer and basic wines like Woodbridge.

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October 03, 2021
Rated 4.0

On a road trip and booked a room here for the night. Currently the dining room and bar area is open on Friday and Saturdays. Dining closes earlier around 8 and the bar area closes at 9. Mask are required. We were hoping to sit at that gorgeous old bar but no seats there…just at tables in the bar area. They do have an elevator for those that need one. Room keys are old school wooden keychains with room numbers painted on them and an actual key. The room we were in was satisfactory for driving through small towns and needing a place to sleep. Nothing fancy but did the job. They provided two bottles of water in our room and a “help yourself” breakfast buffet was free the next morning. Staff was very nice. Felt more like staying at an Inn. Charming.

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October 02, 2021
Rated 4.0

A sight to see. Once you get off the HWY there’s a very nice rest stop. Then it’s around 20 miles up and through the mountains at an average speed of 35-45 mph. Once there today cars were parked all along the main road as the castle is built pretty much right on it. Port o Potties on site. There’s a shed that’s a gift shop but we didn’t go in. There’s a donation box for viewing hanging near the castle. We didn’t make it all the way to the top of it…a little scary on the metal grids/balconies. Others were up there though.

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October 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

We were there yesterday and they have a large paved parking lot for cars and RV’s. Cost us $10 for our vehicle to go. Offers several buildings with “park like” restrooms (non flushing). The total walk to the bend and back is one mile. They had installed two areas of shaded rest spots along the path. The paths are filled in with crushed aggregate so they are pretty smooth. We passed several people with strollers. I’m sure a little bumpy but doable. The overlook does have a very large area with railings, but to each side of the railings people still venture off the designated paths and climb rocks to risk themselves for a selfie. Signs are posted to stay on the path. I’d recommend wearing a hat and bringing a bottle of water. People were able to bring pets on leashes. Worth the walk down. Walk back had an incline but not too bad. We brought binoculars and you could see the kayakers and hikers below.

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