Top Reasons to Go to Central and Western Virginia

Witness the Thomas Jefferson Triumvirate: Explore this renaissance leader's passion for architecture and agriculture at Monticello, the University of Virginia, and Poplar Forest.

Tour Presidential Homes: Get up close and personal not only with Jefferson, but also James Madison, James Monroe, and Woodrow Wilson at their restored homes.

Stand on the Frontlines: Relive the final days of the Civil War at Appomattox or explore the many battlefields of the Shenandoah region.

See Mountain Sights: Ride the Appalachian crests along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. See a city beneath your feet from Roanoke's Mill Mountain, and soak in history at the Homestead Resort's Jefferson Pools, originally designed by that great statesman.

Hear Mountain Sounds: Dance to the twang of fiddles and banjoes outside the Floyd Country Store and all along the Crooked Road.

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