Stroll the Brick Sidewalks and Tree-lined Streets of Abingdon
Surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, Abingdon offers opportunities for hiking, biking and picnicking, minutes from your home base at the Country Inn & Suites. Discover plenty of things to do in this quaint small town that features unique shops, inviting cafes, art galleries and museums, including the Abingdon Mercantile & Frame Gallery and Fields-Penn House Museum. See the latest film at the Cinemall movie theater or sit down to a great performance at the Barter Theatre. Racing fans appreciate that Bristol Motor Speedway is within 30 miles and families love exploring the depths of Bristol Caverns, just 18 miles away.
Abingdon also hosts a variety of local events and provides visitors with easy access to a number of happenings in Bristol as well.
Explore these nearby attractions:
- Abingdon Cinemall Movie Theater (1 mile)
When you're looking for a relaxing indoor activity, catch a movie at this nearby theater, which also features an expansive arcade the kids will love.
Phone: +1 (276) 623-2121
- Abingdon Historic District (1.9 miles)
During your visit to downtown Abingdon, wander onto Main and Valley streets for a glimpse of 19th-century urban architecture in the numerous structures and residences that make up the historic district.
- Abingdon Mercantile & Frame Gallery (2.6 miles)
Don't leave town without finding the perfect gift at this shopping destination, offering items like clothing, candles, artwork and jewelry.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-2788
- Appalachian National Scenic Trail (13 miles)
Serious hikers start here to embark on a journey that spans more than 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine known as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. How far can you go?
Phone: +1 (304) 535-6331
- Backbone Rock Recreation Area (16 miles)
Pack a picnic, slip on your hiking boots and head to this attraction in Johnson County, which also features the "Shortest Tunnel in the World" along TN 133.
- Barter Theatre (2.3 miles)
See a theatrical performance where many great film stars got their start, including Gregory Peck, Ned Beatty and Ernest Borgnine, at this historic venue that first opened in 1933.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-3991
- Birthplace of Country Music Museum (19.1 miles)
Learn about how Bristol played a role in the development and birth of country music when you tour this museum. Stop by the store to pick up a souvenir before you leave.
Phone: +1 (423) 573-1927
- Bristol Caverns (18.4 miles)
Unusual rock formations and an underground lake are the big draws at this popular tourist attraction in nearby Bristol.
Phone: +1 (423) 878-2011
- Bristol Motor Speedway (29.8 miles)
Cheer on your favorite NASCAR racecar driver at the Bristol Motor Speedway, featuring a half-mile concrete oval track. The speedway welcomes two major NASCAR weekends a year. Check the racing schedule when you book a trip to Abingdon.
Phone: +1 (423) 989-6900
- The Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail (5.3 miles)
Cruise through the mountains of Southwest Virginia along the Crooked Road, a 330-mile driving trail that connects nine major music venues and more than 60 other affiliated establishments in an effort to celebrate the region's heritage of traditional music.
Phone: +1 (276) 492-2409
- Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway (4.8 miles)
Browse a collection of artwork by local and regional artisans as well as memorabilia by area musicians at this destination that also features early 19th century-inspired architecture.
Phone: +1 (276) 492-2400
- Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (32.3 miles)
If you love exploring the outdoors, don't miss the chance to fish, hike and horseback ride at Mount Rogers, which includes access to the Virginia Creeper Trail.
- Fields-Penn House Museum (2.4 miles)
Step back in time when you tour this museum, once the home of two affluent families during the Civil War era. Learn about 19th-century textiles and housekeeping, and peek inside a Victorian bedroom on the tour.
Phone: +1 (276) 676-0216
- South Holston Lake (12 miles)
This expansive reservoir offers more than 1,600 acres of water for fishing enthusiasts. Catch black bass, bluegill, crappie, walleye and more at South Holston Lake.
- White's Mill (6.1 miles)
If you enjoy admiring historic structures, then be sure to put this 18th-century grist mill on your sightseeing tour. See old mill equipment and contemporary upgrades, and don't miss browsing for souvenirs and gifts at the on-site mercantile.
Phone: +1 (276) 628-2960
Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) (35 miles)
- AEP - Clinch River Power Plant (29 miles)
- Appalachian Power (1.4 miles)
- Atmos Energy Corp. (25.4 miles)
- Bristol Compressors (10 miles)
- Columbus McKinnon (9.2 miles)
- Dominion Power
- Hapco (3.2 miles)
- Johnston Memorial Hospital (1.8 miles)
- Joy Global Inc. (3 miles)
- K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. (2.1 miles)
- Norfolk Southern (5 miles)
- Spectra Energy (2.8 miles)
- Titan Wheel (6 miles)
- Universal Fibers (10.8 miles)
- W&L Construction (3.5 miles)