Shenandoah County offers a wide variety of attractions to suit all ages. Families will be enchanted by the display of whimsical parade floats at American Celebration on Parade, stare in wonder at awe-inspiring caverns at Shenandoah Caverns, build lasting memories picking berries at one of several pick your own farms, or giggle as they receive llama kisses at Posey Thisisit Llama Farm.
Outdoor adventurers will enjoy the region’s vast offerings of outdoor trails, river recreation, horseback riding and even aerial sports.
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Peaking interest in visitors of all ages, come join the celebration – American Celebration on Parade! See their unique collection of stunning parade floats, props, and stage settings from famous presidential inaugurals. Over 20 floats from the Rose and Thanksgiving Day Parade on display. Click here to watch a short newscast on American Celebration on Parade courtesy of CBS This Morning.
397 Caverns Rd., Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847 | 540-477-4300
There was a time when children couldn’t wait to visit city department stores during the holiday season to look at the elaborate window displays. Your children can experience the same excitement when they visit our Main Street of Yesteryear with more than 100 animated figures– many of them part of original displays that appeared a half century ago.
Each year you will be a-“maized” with the maze designs in the cornfields! You will choose the way as you discover games and clues. Maize-o-Vision secret decoders help you navigate the puzzle. Maize Quest is a great event for scouts, schools, youth groups and corporate parties. Bring your family for a weekend to remember. Learn and have fun at Maize Quest! Other Attractions include Soybean maze, Pedal go-karts, Rope maze, the family favorite 60 ft barn slide, hayrides, and more.
600 Wissler Rd., Quicksburg, Va 22847 | 540-477-4200
Tourists from miles around pay a visit to one of the best-known covered bridges in Virginia. Spanning 204 feet across the Shenandoah River, Meem’s Bottom is the last publicly maintained bridge in the state that visitors can still drive through. Although the original bridge was burned by vandals on Halloween 1976, the current bridge was reconstructed using original timbers.
This 27-acre farm features roughly 30 llamas just waiting for you to pay them a visit. Feed, pet, and even get llama kisses from these adorable and friendly mammals with so much personality. Please call ahead to arrange your visit. Fiber products and classes also available.
754 Harrisville Rd., Toms Brook, VA 22660 | 540-436-3517
Route 11 Potato Chips is one of America’s premiere specialty chip producers. Come and try the best chips on the planet! Route 11 Potato Chips is open to the public Monday-Saturdays 9 am – 5 pm. Watch us cook! There is no walk through tours of the facility, but there is an amazing fry-viewing experience. Route 11 Chips hates disappointing folks, so if you’re coming specifically to fry-view, call ahead and make sure they are in production. 800-294-SPUD
11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842 | 540-477-9664
An underground world of wonders, including what National Geographic described as the world’s most realistic “bacon formation” along a one-mile tour circuit where a comfortable 56-degree temperature is maintained year-round. The only caverns in Virginia with elevator service and no stairs. Cost includes admission to Main Street of Yesteryear and The Yellow Barn.
261 Caverns Rd., Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847 | 540-477-3115
Enjoy 9 days of fun and festivities late August – Labor Day weekend as well as other events throughout the year. Home to Shenandoah Downs, the only venue in Virginia for horse racing and pari-mutuel betting. Check their calendar of events for a complete line up of events throughout the year.
300 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock, VA 22664 | 540-459-3867
Enjoy pari-mutuel Harness Racing every Saturday and Sunday afternoon mid-September through mid-October at the Shenandoah Fairgrounds. Witness this historic live racing event live and in person and place your wagers for a chance to win.
SHENANDOAH COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
Constructed in 1795 of native limestone, the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse is the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It saw much activity during the Civil War with troops from both sides, leaving their mark with graffiti on interior walls. Open Thursday-Saturday, 11am – 4pm, the building now serves as a museum and visitor center and is home to the Shenandoah County Historical Society.
103 North Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 | 540-459-6227 or 540-459-1795
Located in the historic Edinburg Mill, which was originally constructed in 1848. The building is famous for being one of the few mills in the Shenandoah Valley that was not burned by Sheridan during the Civil War. The museum is now open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm and Sundays 12 pm-5 pm and is home to a variety of exhibits featuring life throughout the Shenandoah Valley including exhibits on the Civil War, the nation’s first Civilian Conservation Camp, an extensive Red Cross exhibit and many other relics.
214 S. Main St., Edinburg, VA 22824 | 540-984-8400
Located in Strasburg, Skyline Paintball is open on Saturdays and Sundays year round and weekdays for group reservations. Players are welcome to bring their own equipment. All guns must be semi-mode only, no burst or full auto modes as allowed. They sell a variety of paint, including low impact and paint is quickly sold and reordered to keep it as fresh as possible.
191 Abby Lane, Strasburg, VA 22657 | 540-465-9537
SMITH CREEK HERITAGE FARM
Exhibits of farm related collectibles and equipment dating back centuries. Owners Tommy and Georgie Wright share their knowledge and love of antique agricultural machinery with visitors. Located near Shenandoah Caverns. Free to the public. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
179 Grace Lane, New Market, VA 22844 | 931-607-6321
An evening summer concert series, the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s longest running outdoor music events. Presenting world-class music by a stellar array of performers at the grounds of the historic Orkney Springs Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center. Tucked into the beautiful countryside, this National Historic Landmark property offers a unique and an intimate music venue. The historic hotel is also open for self-guided tours on concert days and offers overnight and weekend packages.
The newest attraction in the Shenandoah Caverns family is the Yellow Barn. It houses a collection of antique carriages, farm equipment and vehicles. There’s a live indoor beehive and an outdoor area with goats and chickens to visit.
American Celebration and the Yellow Barn are seasonal attractions and are also subject to close for private events. Please call for opening times and availability.
261 Caverns Rd. Quicksburg, VA 22847 | 540-477-3115
Come out and enjoy America’s past time through the game of baseball! Every summer The Valley Baseball Summer League hosts multiple teams throughout the valley, and a few throughout the Shenandoah County. For stats, schedules, rosters, directions to the fields, and more, click on the following links and join in on the action!
Woodstock Community Theatre is a three screen theater that shows the latest releases. Located on Main Street, this theater takes you back to the time before multi-screen cinemas! Great sound and popcorn. Movie viewing as it used to be, only better. Just look for the lighted marquee sign.
136 N. Main Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 | 540-984-7221
Enjoy a short one-third mile round trip hike to the Woodstock Tower for outstanding views of the “seven bends” of the Shenandoah River as well as views of Fort Valley and as far east as Shenandoah National Park. Please note that Woodstock Tower road may close seasonally due to inclement weather.
Woodstock Tower Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
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