Virginia has an extremely rich history and beautiful, picturesque landscapes. The state is adorned with numerous historic sites, national parks, beaches, forests, and much more. However, like any other tourist destination, only some attractions gain national and worldwide popularity and, as a result, locals and visitors alike are only ever exposed to the popular locations. For this reason, our limo service Richmond specialists came up with a list of some of the hidden gems in Virginia. Plan a visit to any one of these amazing locations and discover that Old Dominion has a lot more to offer than you would ever have thought.
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Breaks Interstate Park
As the name suggests, Breaks Interstate Park is located in Breaks and has on several occasions been considered ‘The Grand Canyon of the South’. Reason being that it is home to the deepest gorge in the South; the park is located partly in Kentucky and partly in Virginia. The gorge ranges from 800 to 1,600 feet and covers, and expanse of over 5 miles. Here you will get to enjoy scenic walks on the network of trails running through the park, cabin accommodations, a water park, camping grounds, and a water park. It’s truly perplexing that this park doesn’t receive as much traffic as it deserves. However, if you are a fan of the great outdoors, this place is a must-visit and its 4.6-rating is a testament to this fact.
Great Dismal Swamp-Lake Drummond
If you want to understand just how beautiful this location is, it inspired 18th Century poet, Thomas Moore, when he wrote his ‘Lady of the Lake’ poem. The poem paints the picture of a Native American lady who constantly paddles around the lake in a white canoe after dying prematurely just before her wedding. Like the Breaks Interstate Park, the Great Dismal Swamp spans two states. This 100,000-acre expanse covers both North Carolina and Virginia. We especially recommend that you take the Washington Ditch Trail and enjoy scenic views of large Cyprus trees growing from beyond the dark waters. Be careful, however, black bears roam the region, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Great Stalacpipe Organ
The Great Stalacpipe Organ is located in the Luray Caverns of Virginia. The Stalacpipe was built in 1954 and is the world’s largest musical instrument; the organ was built by Leland Sprinkle, an electronic scientist, and mathematician. The instrument was built by installing stalactites of several shapes and sizes in the caves to bring out distinct notes. The most amazing thing is that the stalactites are spread over a 3.5-acre area and the music produced can be heard as far as 64 acres away. Apart from this wonder of human ingenuity, the Luray Caverns offer more sites to behold like the Giant’s Hall, Saracen’s Tent, and Dream Lake.
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