This small town in western Virginia was named after George Wythe, one of the lesser known signers of the Declaration of Independence and a man who personally mentored Thomas Jefferson.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take to the local hills and mountains to meet up with the Appalachian Trail, which runs through the Wytheville area. To see more of the beautiful scenery in the area take a ride on the Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway that winds through the local mountains.
The Wythe Raceway is far from being a NASCAR track. Instead it is an embanked, dirt oval that hosts rowdy races every Saturday. Also on som Saturdays in summer, folks will take to the skies in hot air balloons.
A good option with families is taking a visit to the Fort Chiswell Animal Park, a great zoo that animals from six different continents call home.
With the incredible mountain scenery that surrounds Wytheville, there really is not a bad time to visit. The changing colors of the leaves in autumn and the white blanket of winter only adds to the dramatic scenery. Of course summer may be best for outdoor activities, but really fun can be had all year round.
For those trying to add a touch of class to a dinner date, before or after a nice meal, then check out West Wind Farm Vineyard and Winery as well as Rural Retreat Winery & Dye Vineyards, both are great places to sample a wide array of wines and enjoy a good view. For food we recommend trying Log House 1776 that serves traditional Southern food in a log home that has tasteful decor. Graze on Main, inside the Bolling Winston Hotel, is a slightly upscale spot to eat and serves food that gives a modern interpretation of Southern comfort food.