- 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.
The Grandin Movie Theater is one of the few theaters left that shows shows independent movies. This movie theater shows a wide range of movies from classics to modern blockbusters. Patrons say the concession costs are low.
At Carmike Salem Valley 8, guests can kick back, relax, and enjoy the newest movies in comfortable theaters with RealD 3D capabilities. Visitors also have access to a vast selection of buttery popcorn and other snacks.
Showtimers Community Theater is an all-volunteer organization that presents six full productions annually. Membership is open to everyone willing to help out with production and the theater contains plays such as '12 Angry Men'.
Located in the historic Williams-Brown House, the Salem Historical Society presents local artifacts from early Indian settlements, relics from the Civil War and mementos from Salem's daily life. They also sponsor a gallery of local artwork and host workshops.
Boxerwood Garden develops and administers year-round activities, presentations and exhibits designed to encourage closer relationships with one's self and nature. They have a mature collection of rare and native trees and shrubs including over 2,000 cultivars and 4,000 native trees.