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explore tazewell county

Find Places Worth Exploring

Stroll the streets of our historic downtowns to discover locally owned shops and historic sites!

find unique treasures

Shop Local

With unique local shops to explore, you’re guaranteed to find something that catches your eye.

Embark on a shopping journey and explore an array of artisan creations, stylish boutique clothing, and delightful souvenirs. Immerse yourself in the local culture while supporting talented artists by paying a visit to the Appalachian Arts Center or Between Friends Gifts. Fulfill your fashion desires by dropping by The Classy Closet, The Clothing Palette and More, and Nancy’s Downtown Boutique, where the latest women’s fashion trends await. Antique enthusiasts will find their paradise at J & J Prowl Around and M & E Antiques, where a diverse range of treasures awaits. Alternatively, dive into carefully curated retro collections at The Vintage Room.

Marvel at our mountains

Scenic Wonders

Mountain vistas, lush valleys, and beautiful parks await you in Tazewell County.

Burke’s Garden, nicknamed “God’s Thumbprint,” is Virginia’s highest valley. Featuring 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and lush wildlife, it’s the perfect spot for some peaceful reflection. Slow down at Cavitt’s Creek Park and Lake Witten, featuring 300 acres of unspoiled natural beauty. Drive south from Route 16 to Route 604 to enter “The Cove,” a stretch of land that settles beautifully between the mountains and borders the Jefferson National Forest.

founded in 1799

Rich history

Learn more about our diverse Appalachian heritage as we work to keep our history alive.

Our region boasts a wealth of rich history and culture waiting to be explored. Delve into the coal mining legacy of our area at the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine and Museum. Step back in time to envision the lives of early Appalachian settlers at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park, where captivating exhibits span from the prehistoric era to the 20th century. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of railroad history at the Tazewell Train Station and Visitor Center, one of only two depots left along the Clinch Valley line.