Norton Things to Do
On Thursday, April 17, Tony and I was driving from Nashville, TN to Ripley WV to see our family for Easter and we were on Rt 23 in Norton, Va and we started up this lovely mountain and found the historical marker and overlook pull off..so we stopped and OMG..I am so glad we did. The views were amazing..and this is what I found out about the...more
If you come to Norton, you must go to the High Knob Recreation Area. And if you're brave, climb up to flag rock. Unless you're a thin person, you won't make it through the crack you'll have to climb through to pose with the pole, but you'll still get close enough to say you've been there.more
This play runs June through August of every year. 2003 will be its 40th season.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a love story. I got to see this play for the first time last summer. Unfortunately, a downpour rained out the very last part of the play, so a tour guide verbally explained the rest of the story. I've got to go back this summer and see...more
It's called a motel, but it's really a hotel.. :S " 24-hour front desk services, free parking,...more
375 Wharton Ln Ne, Norton, VA 24273
Good for: Couples
Located in the Appalachian Mountains, the Holiday Inn® Norton, Virginia is surrounded by scenic,...more
Roma's is one of my favorites. It's actually in Wise, but that's close enough (just 5 miles or so from home- not a journey). Roma's is a pizzeria but they also serve a variety of pasta and toasted sandwhiches.... and beer half- order of lasagna with breadsticks (side-salad w/ ranch)more
5 Hotels in Norton
okay, here's the deal... The only nightlife you'll find in Norton 99% of the time is the kind you make on your own. (c;n We do have a bar in town called The Fizz at the Holiday Inn Norton. I've not been in it either, but I do know that they play live music there. A guy (see picture) I worked with used to play gigs 3 nights a week.
Ofcourse, there's the occasional college party and stuff, but if you want to go clubbin', you need to go to Kingsport or Johnson City (Tennessee- about 1-1 and a half hours away). Here's a short list of some of your options...
Gilligans- Kingsport, TN
The Planet- Kingsport, TN
The Fizz- Norton, VA
Banana Joe's- Knoxville, TN
New Beginnings (gay club)-Johnson City, TN
Dress Code: I'd recommend something glittery. Usually works if you're trying to attract attention.Related to:
- Beer Tasting
- Gay and Lesbian
Wal-Mart: Wally World
You can find pretty much anything you'll need here. There's also a k-mart, magic mart, and Big Lots. But Wal-Mart is by far the most convenient and most likely to have what you're looking for.
The available shopping centers:
VA-KY Shopping Center
Wise County Plaza
Norton Shopping CenterAdd to your Trip Planner
Norton Local Customs
Family-friendly town party.Runs for a week in Mid-June every year for as long as I can remember. Events include:~kids day : farm animals, moon walk, etc.~chili cook-off ~magician~mardis Gras on FridayThere is more, but this is off the top of my head. I'll take some pictures for you. It's a great way to get in touch with the community and have fun.more
If you come to Norton, whether you're a man or woman, you can walk down dimmly or unlit streets at mid-night and not worry about getting mugged or raped or killed. It's a very safe place to be. You will be treated as you treat others.Wave and smile at the stranger passing you on the side-walk and they will do the same.Feel free to walk around on...more
If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.
Norton Off The Beaten Path
I found this picture of the lookout tower on the internet. I'm not aware of when it was taken. Anyway, I've been to the lookout tower once. Good lord, what a great view. You can see 5 states from this tower (Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky). You really have to see it. It'll take your breath away.more
The only thing more fun than camping with your buddies is hiking with your buddies... especially around the resevoir (okay, so my spelling is oviously off this morning. Too tired to look it up tin the dictionary, so bare with me here).There's also horse back riding available. I've not done it yet, so I can't tell you much about it. The only horses...more
Favorite thing: If you come to Norton, You've got to see Flag Rock. It'd be even better if you climbed it.
The climb itself isn't so bad. First-time rock climbers are welcome. However, if you want to pose with the pole, you better be skinny and unafraid to climb through the crack in the rock.
As for me, I was satisfied for the time being seeing the flag from 10 feet away. I'm not getting my as$ stuck in that boulder, lol.
Fondest memory: Camping with my friends on High Knob.Add to your Trip Planner