- Our list of the best things to do in Lexington, Virginia, features the top 33 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Lexington, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 22 things to do within the city of Lexington, VA , followed by 12 popular activities in nearby cities, including Natural Bridge, Bedford and Wintergreen
The only drive-thru zoo in the state is the Virginia Safari Park. Over 1,000 exotic animals from six different continents are contained in the 180-acre park that also includes a walk-thru area and petting zoo.
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.
For a plethora of toy choices there is the Toy Museum Natural Bridge which is a toy museum that features toys from different eras. There are many from different decades of recent history, including toys from popular movies.
The Natural Bridge Zoo is rather small when compared to other zoos and acts as a sanctuary for several animals. Animal encounters can be arranged at the zoo, including elephant rides and the ability to feed certain creatures such as giraffes.
Originally an April Fool's prank conducted by Mark Cline, Foamhenge has become a popular attraction for visitors since it is free to view. The site is an exact replica of the Stonehenge site in Britain and is easily accessible along the roadside of U.S. 11.
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US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge, VA 24578 MoreLess Info
The stone archway that is known as The Natural Bridge of Virginia serves as a main outdoor landmark in the state. It is 20 stories tall and 100 feet wide then 40 feet thick, and the stone monument is accessible by a smooth nature trail.
38% 58 votes
PO Box 87, Natural Bridge, VA 24578 MoreLess Info
One of the largest collections of childhood toys and memorabilia is housed at The Toy Museum at Natural Bridge of Virginia. A wide variety of games, toys, and relics from childhood contained in the collection date back to 1740 and even include modern collectibles.
Live butterflies are held within a climate-controlled indoor garden at the Butterflies at the Bridge attraction. Hundreds of butterflies from around the world and the local region are housed in the building with an open-air setting to come face-to-face with the creatures.