The Bedford Area Welcome Center is comprised of exhibit, display, and meeting space in addition to the administrative offices of the Tourism Department. The building includes spectacular views of the Peaks of Otter and National D-Day Memorial. Exhibits within the Welcome Center showcase the area’s many attractions and amenities. There is also a gift store, free Wi-Fi, firefighter exhibit, and small theater. Exterior features include covered porches, rocking chairs, a picnic area, and a LOVE sign, which is a great photo opportunity for anyone visiting or living in Bedford! The building is fully accessible and parking spaces are provided for motor coaches and campers. RV hook-ups are available and there is an electric car charging station. For more information about Bedford including dining, shopping, and lodging information in Bedford, go to destinationbedfordva.com. From the magnificent Peaks of Otter along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint streets of Historic Downtown, to the 500 miles of shoreline at Smith Mountain Lake – Bedford offers outdoor adventure and historical treasures, making it the perfect weekend getaway or your next vacation destination! Bedford is also home to the nation’s only monument to D-Day, located here because our community suffered the highest per capital D-Day losses in the nation. Visitors can also learn about the famed Bedford Boys by visiting the Bedford Boys Tribute Center after touring the D-Day Memorial. Bedford prides itself on being a rural and scenic destination with plenty of outdoor open space so that you can practice social distancing while still creating wonderful memories with family and friends.