25 YRS EXPERIENCE

Created by VA General Assembly in 1993, we've been helping visitors and tourism-related businesses for nearly 25 years!

OUR SERVICES

- Lodging, Dining, Shopping Info

- Outdoor Adventure Assistance

- Calendar of Regional Events

- Regional Attractions Info

-Outfitters & Guides Listings

- Travel Planning Assistance

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HEART of APPALACHIA VISITOR CENTER

3028 4th Avenue Market Square

PO Box 186, Saint Paul, VA 24283

© 2013-2019 Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority

Our back roads are just that, rural working roads, traveled by residents, farmers, coal transport and a variety of visitors. Use caution while traveling and check road conditions before  riding unfamiliar routes.  Enjoy your ride!
511Virginia.org offers road condition info.

STRIPPERS RUN

Strippers Run honors the coal miners who worked to strip coal from the Appalachian Mountains. The Kentucky Scenic Byway traverses Pine Mountain and features breathtaking overlooks. Thick woods and streams along the route cool you off on summer days, with stunning foliage in autumn.

Approximately 58 miles

1. Start in Wise on 23 N toward

Kentucky state line

2. L on S 119 in KY toward Whitesburg

3. S 119 turns left at the red light

onto the Kentucky Scenic Byway

4. L on 932 toward Bad Branch Falls

5. Turns into 671

6. Right on Hwy 23 S back to Wise

To download a tank map for this route click the button below and unzip the zip file.

LODGING

Comfort Inn - Big Stone Gap

4609 Aerial Way   276-523-5911

Poplar Hill Cottage - Big Stone Gap

10 W First St   276-523-1322

Jessie Lea Campground - Big Stone Gap

902 Wood Ave W   276-523-0055

Cave Springs Campground - Big Stone Gap

Rt 845   276-679-8370

Inn At Wise - Wise

110 E Main St   276-321-7600

 

Best Western - Wise

124 Woodland Dr   276-328-3500

Atria Inn & Suites - Norton

551 Hwy 58A East   276-679-7001

Holiday Inn - Norton

1051 Park Ave NW   276-679-6655

Days Inn - Norton

327 Wharton Lane   276-679-5340

Flag Rock Campground - Norton

Rt 619/Flag Rock Rd   276-679-0754

DINING

Reno's Roadhouse - Wise

132 Woodland Ave   276-328-2924

Monterrey Mexican - Wise

154 Ridgeview Rd SW #6   276-679-5850

Nut's Grill & Subs - Wise

145 Wise Plaza   276-679-4080

Moon Dog Brick Oven - Wise

302 Main St   276-321-7452

Roma's Pizzeria - Wise

313 Church St NW   276-328-3714

The Diner, Tap Room & Pub - Inn at Wise

110 E Main St   276-321-7600

Crooked Road BBQ - Pound

9715 Orby Cantrell Hwy   276-796-1061

Robo's Drive-In - Pound

9233 Orby Cantrell Hwy   276-796-5331

Woodbooger Grille - Norton

921 Park Ave SW   276-325-0551

DoughMakers Pizza - Norton

109 6th St NW   276-679-1099

Fishtales Family Restaurant - Norton

696 Hwy 58A, VA/KY Shopping Ctr 

276-679-1651

 

MiFinca Mexican Bar & Grill - Norton

987 Park Ave NW   276-679-3330

Prime Sirloin Family Steakhouse- Norton

1728 Park Ave NW   276-679-0673

Romano's Restaurant - Norton

999 Park Ave NW   276-679-1889

ATTRACTIONS

6. Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama

518 Clinton Ave E, Big Stone Gap, VA

 

7. The Country Cabin II

6034 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA

8. Flag Rock Recreation Area

Flag Rock Rd, Norton, VA

13. MountainRose Vineyards

10439 N Reservoir Rd, Wise, VA

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