Black Diamond Targa Trailhead

  • address Exeter Rd/Inman Rd, Appalachia, VA 2421636.902307636143384-82.78929213001521

Navigate to the trailhead to begin Black Diamond Targa.

Camp Blanton

  • address 4294 State Hwy 840 , Wallins Creek, KY 4087336.8593862-83.3819647

Right off The BackBreaker trail is where you can take your next adventure and hike or check into one of our remodeled cabins. This has to go on your next Bucket List with our trails.

Central Drive-In

  • address 5113 Kent Junction, Norton, VA 2427336.920679-82.7032554

We are the oldest continually operating drive in theater in the state of Virginia.

Harlan County Beer Company

  • address 120 Central Street Harlan, Harlan, KY 4083136.8468664-83.3220079

When miners began mining, brewers began brewing. Based in the heart of the Appalachian coalfields of Eastern Kentucky, Harlan County Beer Company’s vision is to bring people together to celebrate historic Harlan County’s past and future. Harlan County’s coal helped build America and win World War II. It’s now time to say thank you to Harlan County and its people by drinking a beer.

We will make that long overdue thank you happen by brewing high-quality beer and serving delicious locally inspired food in a beautifully restored 100-year old historic building on the courthouse square in downtown Harlan, Kentucky. Our mission is to create a growing and sustainable business that strengthens community bonds, builds pride, and contributes to the growing tourism industry in Appalachia.

Harry W. Meador, Jr. Coal Museum

  • address 570 Shawnee Ave East, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.8670751-82.777205


Coal is to Big Stone Gap and the entire Appalachian region what automobiles are to Detroit, corn is to Kansas and oil is to Texas. Because coal mining, to a large extent, defines the area–how people live, where they work, and how they think and feel. The Coal Museum was put together, bit by bit and piece by piece, from the mini treasure troves and memorabilia of private homes and public buildings from Big Stone Gap and surrounding towns. For natives, the museum attempts to describe a personal heritage as well as provide a peek into the past. For others, it offers a rich educational experience concerning coal and its direct influence on the local lifestyle.

Interstate 101 train car

  • address 155 E 1st Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.864784-82.7807851

Step back in time…Visit the 101 Car in Big Stone Gap Virginia, now located at the Southwest Virginia Museum State Park. The car is an excellent example of typical passenger car construction for the late 19th century. As-built, it contained an observation room, two staterooms, a dining area, facilities for the porter, and a kitchen area. Most of the original fixtures are intact, including the lavatories, lighting fixtures, and even the speedometer in the rear observation area. It also serves as a scenic overlook with a commanding view of Bullitt Park, downtown, and the mountain ranges.

John Fox Jr. Museum

  • address 117 Shawnee Ave East, Big Stone Gap, VA 2421936.8660716-82.77823699999999

Tours for groups of 20 or more may be scheduled for any time during the year. To schedule a tour, call the number listed above and leave a message. Someone will return your call to confirm the reservation and to answer any questions that you may have.
Days and hours of operation:
Currently only taking scheduled appointments.
Closed on all Holidays
Adults $5
Seniors (60 and Over) $4
Children $3.00
The John Fox, Jr. house, a Virginia Historic Landmark serves as both a museum and a memorial to the Fox family. The house was built in 1888 and is filled with beautiful furnishings and mementos of the family. It was here that author, John Fox, Jr., wrote The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, and 14 other full- length novels, in addition to more than 500 short stories.