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The Lincoln Theatre

117 East Main • Marion •  (276) 783-6093  www.thelincoln.org

Home of the nationally-syndicated “Song of the Mountains” bluegrass television series and an Affiliate Venue of the famous “Crooked Road” Heritage Music Trail, the Lincoln Theatre is one of only three remaining Mayan Revival theatres in America. This Virginia Historic Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its history harkens back to the romantic heyday of the grand movie palaces of the “Roarin’ Twenties”.

Hungry Mother State Park

2854 Park Blvd • Marion • (276) 781-7400 • 1-800-933-PARK, hungrymother@dcr.virginia.gov.

Noted for its woodlands and lake, Hungry Mother State Park is easily accessible from Interstate 81, this park has folklore and history, swimming, camping, cabin rentals, boat rentals, hiking and the park system’s first conference center, Hemlock Haven.

Families enjoying Hungry Mother State Park Beach and Lake
Song of the Mountains, the Crooked Road

Park Place Drive-In

301 Park Boulevard, Marion • 276-781-2222 www.parkplacedrivein.com

A drive-in movie theatre and entertainment complex with fun for the whole family!  Featuring newly released films, batting cages, mini golf, an arcade and ice cream shop with 32 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream.  Open seasonally, April-October.

Park Place Drive-In, Marion, VA

Sallie’s Crying Tree

231 West Main Street • Marion • (276) 783-4190

What may look like an ordinary tree, actually bears witness to the tale of an extraordinary girl.  Sallie, a six year old child purchased as a slave in 1840, wept for the loss of her family as they were sold to another slave owner. This tree gave her comfort and stands as a reminder of the strength she grew within herself.

Sallie's Crying Tree, Marion, VA

Smyth-Bland Regional Library

118 S. Sheffey Street • Marion (276) 783-2323 • www.sbrl.org

A Family Search Affiliate Library, SBRL is a regional center for genealogical studies – the fastest growing hobby in North America.  The library’s growing catalogs include historical census data and international civilian registration records.  The Sherwood Anderson Archives, documenting the life and works of the famous author, are also housed here and the friendly staff at SBRL are ready to assist you with your historical research!

Smyth-Bland Regional Library, Marion, VA

Smyth County Museum and Historical Society

123 East Main Street, Marion, 276-783-7286

With artifacts, photographs, and manuscripts dating from the early 1800’s this “tour through time” reflects the economic and social development of Smyth County and of Southwest Virginia.

Holston Hills Community Golf Course

1000 Country Club Road, Marion, 276-783-7484

Holston Hills Community Golf Course is a municipal facility owned by the Town of Marion, Virginia. Formally Holston Hills Country Club, the Town of Marion purchased the facility in April, 2012. The clubhouse, 18-hole Championship golf course, tennis facility and swimming pool are situated on a 300-acre site along the Holston River in scenic Smyth County. Its panoramic views of the Appalachians enhance the rustic setting with a portion of Hungry Mother Creek bordering the north side of the golf course.

Regional Visitor Center • 408 Whitetop Road • Chilhowie, VA 24319 • I-81, Exit 35

(276) 646-3306 • Toll Free 877-255-9928 • ron@visitvirginiamountains.com