Step Into Blacksburg

Erik The Travel Guy Visits The Main Street Inn

Center for the Arts

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The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech is creating a thriving creative community fueled by inspiration, where patrons have meaningful experiences, enjoying arts of the highest caliber in a wide variety of forms. We are at the threshold of a new era for the arts at Virginia Tech and surrounding communities.

Virginia Tech

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The Virginia Tech campus, Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum are all within walking distance of less than one mile from the Inn.

Dowtown Blacksburg

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Visit their website for information on local events such as Steppin’ Out , Farmers Market, Draper Mile Run, Art along the Alley.

Lyric Theatre

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Constructed in 1930, the Lyric is a blend of Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival. The Lyric now features film, live plays, dance, music and lectures. Visite their website for more information.

Smithfield Plantation

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Named after the wife of Colonel William Preston, this plantation is also birthplace of two Virginia governors.

Alexander Black House

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Alexander Black House & Cultural Center 204 Draper Rd, SW, Blacksburg, VA 24060 Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Located in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Main Street Inn is near a wide variety of fun attractions. Enjoy the local flavor!


Armory Art Gallery
Main Street Inn Gallery
Mystic Mountain Art Gallery
Perspective Gallery
P. Buckley Moss Gallery
Stafford Art Glass
Silhouette Liberty and Art
The Artful Lawyer
XYZ Gallery


Beliveau Estate
Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant
Gourmet Pantry Wine Tastings every Saturday
Whitebarrel Winery


Auburn Hills
Blacksburg Country Club
Blacksburg Municipal Course
Pete Dye River Course
Virginia Tech Golf Course


Brush Mountain
Claytor Lake State Park
Dragon’s Tooth
Huckleberry Trail
McAfee’s Knob
Mountain Lake
Mountain Lark Wilderness
New River Junction
Pandapas Pond Trails

Events in Blacksburg

Steppin’ Out, August 4-5, 2017

Steppin’ Out features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items – jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!
Blacksburg Fork and Cork

The New River Valley’s premier food, wine, and art festival was held on April each year. There are over 20 award-winning Virginia wineries sampling some of the greatest vino in the Commonwealth, wine pairing and cooking demonstrations throughout the day, handmade creations by local artists, culinary delights, and live music.

This year the festival welcomes back the best in craft brewers from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, offering another outstanding selection of ales, lagers, stouts, pilsners, ciders, and specialty beers. Delicious food, cooking and brewing demonstrations and live entertainment will compliment a great day of beer tasting.