Discover the Southern Gateway to Virginia
During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Emporia, VA, you can find a variety of things to do around the area. Located off I-95 and Route 58, our hotel places you near the waterfront fun at Meherrin River Park and the races at Southampton Motor Speedway. If you're in town in September, you can check out the Virginia Peanut Festival, one of the state’s most popular seasonal events.
- Meherrin River Park (2 miles)
With activities ranging from softball games and picnics to fishing and boating, Meherrin River Park is a lovely place to spend an afternoon in the fresh air.
- Lake Gaston (37 miles)
Boat, fish or picnic on the shores of Lake Gaston, just an hour away. The lake boasts 350 miles of shoreline and offers plenty of activities both on the water and in the nearby towns.
Phone: +1 (252) 586-5711
- Village View Mansion House (2 miles)
Get a glimpse of what life was like in Virginia throughout the 19th century with a tour of this intriguing home, built by James Wall in the 1790s. Over the course of its storied history, the mansion served as a school, doctor’s office and Civil War meeting place.
Phone: +1 (804) 634-2475
- Greensville County Courthouse (3 miles)
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this courthouse was built in 1831 and saw action during the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (434) 348-4226
- Fort Christanna (22 miles)
This colonial-era fort acted as both a defense and a school for settlers and Native Americans on Virginia’s frontier. Explore the intriguing history of this National Historic District as you walk along the trail outlining the former fort.
Phone: +1 (866) 338-6582
Events and Entertainment:
- Virginia Peanut Festival (1.9 miles)
Come see why “Virginia is for lovers, and Emporia is for nuts” at the popular Virginia Peanut Festival, held every September. Explore arts and crafts, cooking competitions, a parade, food trucks, a car show, carnival rides and more during this three-day celebration.
Phone: +1 (434) 634-9441
- Southampton Motor Speedway (17.9 miles)
Also known as the Playground, Southampton Motor Speedway is home to drag racing, stock car racing and street racing as well as seasonal events. Be sure to get a pit pass for a trackside view of the action.
Phone: +1 (757) 298-4435