Area Attractions

The Lincoln Theatre

Located in Historic downtown Marion, and next door to the General Francis Marion Hotel, the Lincoln was originally a movie house built in the 1920s.  The Theatre was fully restored  in 2004 to host live performances and is one of only three existing Mayan Revival-style theatres in America and is included on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Virginia Historic Landmark.

The Lincoln Theatre offers events year-round and is available as a venue to touring companies, performance groups, and individual artists.  The Lincoln has hosted the Song of the Mountains bluegrass music concert series and is also the setting for the Song of the Mountains television series which is broadcast on over 190 PBS affiliates throughout the country.

Hungry Mother State Park

Hungry Mother State Park in southwestern Virginia is noted for its woodlands and lake. 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.
Much of the land for Hungry Mother State Park was donated by local landowners to develop a new state park in Smyth County on Hungry Mother Creek. The park is one of the six original CCC parks that opened in June 1936.


The Appalachian Trail

The People’s Path and America’s First National Scenic Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is easily accessible to Marion making it a regular destination for day hikers, weekend and other short-term hikers, section-hikers and thru-hikers.


Bristol Motor Speedway


Virginia Creeper Trail