SHENANDOAH COUNTY ATTRACTIONS
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. Scroll the listings to learn more.
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. Part of the Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions, Mainstreet of Yesteryear is included in the price of your admission to the Caverns.
*Due to Covid-19 Maize Quest will not open for the 2020 fall season.
Each year you will be a-“maized” with the maze designs in the cornfields! You choose the way through the corn maze 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. From early October until early November, Call ahead for weekday openings! Flashlight Nights: Friday and Saturday all season long. BRING YOUR OWN FLASHLIGHT!
Last Ticket Sold: One hour before closing
Friday 4:00-10pm Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 1-7pm
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.
Wissler Rd., Quicksburg, Va 22847
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
Seven Bends State Park is a day-use park located in the geographically unique Seven Bends area of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Seven Bends State Park provides public access to the North Fork of the Shenandoah River and features two hand-carry boat launches, picnic areas, one single family-sized picnic shelter, vault restrooms, and 8 miles of hiking trails. The park provides water and land based outdoor recreational and educational opportunities while protecting and interpreting the spectacular scenic viewshed and geological, natural and historical resources of the storied seven bends area.
Temporarily Closed due to Covid-19
Above a small town storefront, a neon bowling pin is a beacon for the tiny 6-lane Duck Pin alley that comes to life at the top of a narrow staircase. Step into a room and back in time to a piece of Virginia history at Shenandoah Bowling Lanes.
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, American Celebration on Parade 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.
300 Fairgrounds Road, Woodstock | 540-459-3867
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. Open Thursdays-Saturdays, March-December or by appointment.
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
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. The outdoor area has 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
The Valley Baseball League, a college, wood bat, summer league, “Gateway to the Majors,” has 11 teams. Shenandoah County is home to the New Market Rebels, Strasburg Express, and Woodstock River Bandits. Players are from colleges and universities coast to coast with an average of 35 current and recent Valley League players drafted each year by Major League Baseball Teams.
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 the West side of Woodstock Tower road is currently closed. The tower can still be accessed from within Fort Valley via route 678. Click here for a map.
Woodstock Tower Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
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