Lynchburg Things to Do
Lynchburg is the Pittsburgh Pirates single-A affiliate of the minor league baseball system. The Hillcats play in Calvin Falwell Field, which was built in 1939 and significantly reconstructed in 1978 and 2004. This has been a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate since 1995. We saw the Lynchburg Hillcats play the Potomac Nationals (Washington Nationals A...more
To the east of Lynchburg only about 20 miles is Appomattox, where the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac.The McLean House is the most famous and historic site in Appomattox. Built in 1848, it was the site of the great meeting between US Grant and Robert E. Lee that ended the American...more
Natural Bridge is an amazing rock formation that was carved out by the Cedar Creek over thousands of years. The inside of the arch is 215 feet above the ground, and it towers above you as you walk through! The stone span over the creek is so strong, US Route 11 is built right across its surface!!! I never believed it until I drove across it...There...more
My wife and I went to this hotel in February, looking for a room for our Wedding night. They showed...more
Stayed one night in March 2007. Room was clean and well maintained. Staff was nice and helpful. Good...more
3320 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502, United States
Good for: Couples
We stopped at Mi Patron for dinner as a group of 7 heading back from the mountains. There are several of these restaurants in and around the Lynchburg area - the one that we ate at was on US-29 right by the airport. Overall, it was a good dining experience. We were seated right away and our server was friendly and attentive. She kept our chips and...more
Modestly tucked away in a discreet location on Old Forrest Road, Daddy Bim's is rapidly gaining a loyal group of regulars from LC as well as from the Lynchburg city community. Once inside this quaint restaurant it immediately gives you the feeling that you are eating at your favoriate friends house rather than at a restaurant in Lynchburg. The...more
Though the name is uninspired, the food is quite the opposite. For dinner, I had fresh brook trout stuffed with baby shrimp, along with a spinach salad and rice with buttered pea pods. The menu also includes unique dishes such as German weinerschnitzel, "oven roasted rack of lamb aux fine herbes", almond crusted sea scallops, and tenderloin of veal...more
Lynchburg Tourist Traps
Natural Bridge's other attractions
The Natural Bridge itself is a wonderful monument to the power and mystery of nature. The other tourist attractions in the area are bigger monuments to man's greed and gullible nature.
The cost just to see the Natural Bridge is $10 per person. If that wasn't bad enough, they have a wax museum, toy museum, mini golf, a light show at the bridge, the Haunted Monster Museum, and a huge gift shop where you can spend even more money.
You might be tempted to walk the nature trail past the bridge to see Saltpeter cave, the Monacan Indian Village, the Lost River, and Lace Falls... This hour long hike will show you an Indian Village that has about 3 houses, a cave the size of a Volkswagen, a lost trickle of water, and falls that are hardly visible because they are so small...! I am really not exaggerating -- see my photo of the falls.
Unique Suggestions: You really should see the bridge, so expect to be out out ten bucks. It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World (though still not worth the cost). However, don't waste your time on the nature trail, unless you just need to stretch your legs. Do not spend a dime on the other contrived money-making schemes!
Lynchburg Off The Beaten Path
Various Historical Monuments,...
Favorite thing: Various Historical Monuments, Parks and Museums spanning 200 years. For further data See www.wset.com [TV channel 13] and click 'Local' for towns in the area. The City of Lynchburg is often called 'The City of the Seven Hills'.
Fondest memory: River Ridge Mall is on top of a hill at the intersections of: US Hwy. 29 - US Hwy 29A and US 501. Nearby Smith Mountain Lake provides 5,000 acres of woodlands and fishing. The Blue Ridge Parkway [40 mi west] connects with other parkways for a total of 470 miles of scenic overlooks and breathtaking views from Northern Virginia through Tennessee and North Carolina. Take this trip in the Fall to see the many colors that Mother Nature has provided.