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Visiting Lexington and the Rockbridge Area, 2017

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(540) 463-7371

1-866-998-8650

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65 Econo Lane

Lex. VA 24450

(Off Hwy. 11 & 64)

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• 48

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• Satellite TV w/Select Premium Channels

• King Beds &/or 2 Double Beds

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• Non-Smoking Rooms • Free Local Calls

• Free Coffee Available Until Midnight

• Restaurants Within Walking Distance

• Close to W&L, VMI & Va. Horse Center

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New

Phoenix

Renovation

14. Get lost, temporarily, driving the area’s

country roads through beautiful farms

and forests

15. See The Stone Marking the Birthplace

of Sam Houston

Stop at the Sam Houston Wayside five miles north of

Lexington on Rt. 11 and see the granite marker commemo-

rating the birthplace of Sam Houston, the hero of Texas.

See if you can find another marker in Lexington to another

less-well-known, but no less colorful, Texas hero.

16. See the pageantry of a full-dress parade

at VMI

Parades are scheduled for most Friday afternoons

during the spring and fall on the VMI Parade Ground. Most

parades begin abut 4:30 p.m. See the Calendar of Events

on page 27 or go to VMI’s website for dates and times of

parades and other events at the Institute.

http://www2. vmi.edu/eventcalendar/

17. Experience the natural beauty of the

mountains and valleys by taking a drive

on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the crest of the

Blue Ridge Mountains for 470 miles in Virginia and North

Carolina, and is only a 15-minute drive from Lexington. It is

accessible to the Rockbridge area from both Route 56 east

from Steeles Tavern and Route 60 east from Buena Vista.

The Parkway can also be reached by taking Route 501 east

from Buena Vista over the mountain at the James River

gorge to the parkway at Otter Creek.

Besides beautiful views of the southern Appalachian

Mountains and valleys, the Parkway provides a look at the

natural and cultural history of the region. You can spend a

few hours or several days traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway.

If you enjoy natural beauty and scenic views, spend some

time exploring the Parkway, particularly in the late spring

when the rhododendron and mountain laurel are in bloom,

and during the often spectacular fall leaf season.

For more information, go to

www.blueridgeparkway.

org

18. Take a ride on an African elephant at

the Natural Bridge Zoo

The Natural

Bridge Zoo offers

the opportunity

to see and learn

about animals,

particularly a

number of threat-

ened and endan-

gered species. The

zoo specializes

in breeding and

raising animals

whose numbers

may be declin-

ing due to loss of

habitat or other reasons. Besides the zoo, there is a pet-

ting and feeding area where you and your children can feed

and touch tame baby llamas, miniature donkeys, deer and

pygmy goats. The zoo is twelve miles south of Lexington on

Route 11. For more information, go to

www.naturalbridge zoo.com.