Complete the VBR Support Local Bingo card and take advantage of some fun ways you can show your support for local businesses in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in Forward Virginia: Phase One of its response program. We've created a special page with more information about Phase One Guidelines and what it means for local businesses and experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge. See the Guidelines >
Learn more about Virginia’s Blue Ridge and express your artistic side by taking advantage of our VBR Coloring Sheets.
We’ve highlighted some of the signature experiences you can enjoy in the region and you can click on each coloring sheet to download a print-friendly PDF. We’ve also included the original photo that was used to create each coloring sheet as a guide, though getting creative with the colors is highly encouraged!
It’s a great activity to be able to share with kids, but there’s also no judgement for adults who want to do some coloring. We sure enjoy it!
Remember to show off your own colorful VBR creation on social media and tag us @visitvbr in your posts. It's a fun way to show that Virginia's Blue Ridge is Worth the Wait >
Beaver Dam Farm is a 1920s dairy farm in Buchanan, Virginia. Since 2016, the farmers have graciously opened their 20-acre black oil sunflower fields at the end of each summer for Sunflower Festival weekends.
The City of Roanoke is known for its vibrant downtown with great local restaurants, museums, art galleries, boutique stores, special events, a historic farmers market, Amtrak platform, and many fun things to do.
Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Roanoke, Virginia, Fortunato is the region's only traditional Italian kitchen & Neapolitan style pizzeria. From house-made pastas to locally-sourced vegetables and meats, Fortunato will be a dining experience you will keep with you.
Homestead Creamery is a locally-owned market and dairy in Franklin County in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. The Farm Market offers local products, including award-winning ice cream, produce, meats, and of course, a variety of dairy products.
Built in 1882 as the grand centerpiece of Virginia's Blue Ridge, the Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and features 330 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and a 63,000 square-foot, high-tech Conference Center. It is a joint project of Virginia Tech and the City of Roanoke and is branded as a Curio Collection by Hilton, under the management of Benchmark Global Hospitality. Coloring sheet courtesy of The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
Perched on its namesake is Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke’s animal destination. Here, you’ll meet over 40 species of animals, including the adorable red pandas.
The Salem Red Sox are an Advanced Class “A” Minor League Professional Baseball Team and an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The Salem Red Sox play at the Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. It is one of the finest minor league facilities in America, with a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Texas Tavern has been a Roanoke icon since 1930 and operated by the Bullington family for four generations. “Roanoke’s Millionaires Club” is a classic lunch counter and late-night eatery that is open 24-7 and seats 1,000...10 at a time. The menu features world famous “chile,” hot dogs, hamburgers, and cheesy westerns.
The Upper James River Water Trail is comprised of 64 miles of the iconic James River in Botetourt County in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, with a large portion of the trail designated as a Virginia Scenic River. These headwaters provide some of the finest recreational paddling and fishing available in Virginia. The river is ideally suited for canoeing or kayaking, with great scenery, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles of undeveloped shorelines, and plenty of fun class I and II rapids.
The best place to receive an introduction to the rail history of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Downtown Roanoke. Located in Roanoke’s old freight station, the museum is home to diesel, electric, steam locomotives and more. Climb aboard and imagine the thrill of chugging between the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Learn More: Rail Collection at the Virginia Museum of Transportation >
Printable PDF: Virginia Museum of Transportation >