- Our list of the best things to do in Abingdon, Virginia, features the top 53 nearby activities — including 27 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Abingdon, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Abingdon, VA , followed by 31 popular activities in nearby cities, including Bristol, Bristol, Damascus, Blountville and Bluff
Founded as a cheap entertainment option during the Great Depression, the Barter Theatre remains one of the primary theaters in the region. Classic productions, comedies, dramas, and even Broadway musicals are presented from February to December.
The Abingdon Olive Oil Company offers several prominent olive oils and vinegars. The site of their business features a tasting gallery for visitors and several recipe book collections that use their products.
Visitors to the Abingdon Vineyard & Winery can enjoy a variety of wines and the outdoors at the same time. Tours of the vineyard and winemaking process occur regularly, and special events are held throughout the year.
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Crafts, food, music, and local culture is put on display at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway. Interactive exhibits allow for exploration of the art of the region while there are also live music events and a restaurant with acoffee and wine bar.
Presenting some of Hollywood's most famed items is Virginia's Star Museum. Film buffs will enjoy the museums exhibits and items that include Janis Joplin's dress, Alfred Hitchcock's tea towels and Joan Crawford's Christmas apron.
Period antiques and furnishings fill the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum with special Christmas decorations during December. Guests can take a self-guided tour but also have the option of asking queries of several in-house docents.
Appalachian GhostWalks Abingdon offers lantern-led walking tours, paranormal expeditions and haunted vacations where visitors explore historic and spooky locations. Their walking tours depart nightly with advance reservations and are held all year round.
The Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon is a picture perfect place for visitors to enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. The paved trail bridges waters and winds through spectacular wooded areas, making for breathtaking sights.