- TripBuzz found 55 things to do with kids in or near Bedford, Virginia, including 47 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lynchburg, Roanoke, Natural Bridge and Lexington.
- From Bedford Museum to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, the Bedford area offers 51 different types of family activities, including: Farms & Ranches, History Museums, Historic Districts and Monuments.
- Bedford, VA is encompassed by beautiful surroundings with the Blue Ridge Mountains lying to the north, Smith Mountain Lake to the south, Roanoke to the west, and Lynchburg to the east. Home to both the Poplar forest, a popular retreat of Thomas Jefferson, and the national D-Day Memorial, due to the number of lives Bedford, VA lost during the Normandy landings, Bedford is full of historical interest.
More than 45 acres of well-maintained trails form the foundation of the Homestead Ski Area which is part of the Omni Homestead Resort. There are segments for both beginners and more advanced skiers in addition to a ski school for those unfamiliar with the sport.
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699 Liberty Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 MoreLess Info
Spanning 4.5 miles, the Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail allows visitors to bike and hike along the trail. The Doyle St. entrance to the trail includes a shed that allows visitors to borrow bikes and helmets for free.
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1 East Main Street, Martinsville, VA 24112 MoreLess Info
The Henry County Courthouse is now the home of the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum. The museum offers artifact, photograph, and furniture displays along with the history of Native Americans, the Civil War, the tobacco industry and more.
The American Armoured Foundation owns and curates the Tank Museum. A wide range of tanks and war artifacts are included in the collection, including 119 tanks and artillery pieces and over 340 international tank and cavalry general's uniforms.
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54 West Church Street, Martinsville, VA MoreLess Info
The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center is staffed by knowledgeable and friendly attendants who point you to local attractions and give you maps, activity guides, and help with lodging and restaurant suggestions. A gift store and coupons to attractions are available.
Special events, lectures and performances are on the menu at Piedmont Arts Association. A variety of options are available for a wide range of ages, from guided tours and photography exhibits for adults to treasure hunts for kids. Open Monday through Saturday.
The NASCAR racetrack Martinsville Speedway facility services include lodging, camping, parking, and travel packages in addition to the tickets. Many guides, maps, and needs for first time travelers are offered in addition to contests for the races.
Starlite Drive-In is a drive-in movie theater that features digital projection and a snack bar. The drive-in offers special discounts for children under the age of 12 and has reserved parking for trucks and SUVs.