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Blue Ridge Music Center, Galax

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  • This is an excellent museum. The exhibits are very well laid out, well designed and very informative. It covers various levels of detail, to keep kids interested whilst providing lots of additional de...  more »
  • The parkway, specially in North Carolina, is dotted with various interesting places along the way. The music center is one of them. There is a very interesting museum showing the origins and roots of ...  more »
  • Large visitor's center for indigenous music with a stage for live performances which is a bit different for a national park site.  more »
  • Interesting stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice bit of history of American Folk music with informative staff and excellent displays. Worth a visit.
  • I never knew this was on the parkway until this trip. My kids and I enjoyed live music, knowledgeable guides, and a ton of information about music of the Appalacia region. Factor in the beautiful location, and you realize that this is one of the best stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
  • A must see and make sure you attend a concert.
  • Enjoy sitting around in the shade listening to bluegrass.
  • My bluegrass knowledge is extremely limited, but I can say I learned quite a bit after 2-3 hours in the Blue Ridge Music Center museum. Lots of displays, music, and video presentations give you the lowdown on the history of Bluegrass music. Even if you're not a fan of bluegrass music itself, the history alone is worth checking out. Sadly, I visited on a Sunday morning and no live music was happening then. I would come again for a show.