- Our list of the best things to do in Bedford, Virginia, features the top 70 nearby activities — including 31 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bedford, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 12 things to do within the city of Bedford, VA , followed by 58 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lynchburg, Roanoke, Natural Bridge, Lexington and Hot Springs
Visitors can view a diverse collection of fiberglass sculptures made by Mark Cline at Enchanted Castle Studios. Visitors can still view sculptures, but the location suffered a major fire in 2001 that shut down all other attractions.
The main convention, exhibition, and cultural complex in western Virginia is the Civic Center in Roanoke. Popular Broadway shows, concerts, plays, and other events are held at the complex to entertain those in the area.
The O.Winston Link Museum is located in a restored Raymond Loewy designed passenger railway station. It displays the largest collection of the famous photographer's images of life during the 1950s along the railroad.
Roughly 2,155 pieces are contained within the Taubman Museum of Art collection. The works include regional, folk, American, visionary, and Southeast American contemporary art, and there are even workshop programs for children to learn to make their own art.
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Formerly known as the Art Museum of Western Virginia, the Taubman Museum of Art offers a permanent American Art collection for visitors to explore. The museum's collection includes the works of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Childe Hassam.
With a history that dates to 1964, Mill Mountain Theatre has spent the last 50 years offering regional performances. The two stages present shows that include musical theatre, comedy improv, and free live readings.
The largest manmade star in the world is on display at the Mill Mountain Star & Park. It is considered to be a signature landmark of Roanoke and lights up the night in addition to the park activities like hiking, biking, and a zoo that surround the star.
This passive recreation area features a five mile trail system, include a two mile trail to the summit of Read Mountain. Visitors who are interested in photo opportunities may enjoy the view that the Read Mountain Preserve has to offer.