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Big Walker Lookout, Wytheville

4.2
#110 of 262 in Sightseeing in Virginia
Observation Deck Tourist Spot
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  • Hand dipped ice cream, Virginia souvenirs, BEAUTIFUL VIEW; you can't go wrong stopping here. My daughter loves to browse the hand made items and the local soaps and essential oils and remedies are jus...  more »
  • I'm afraid of heights but still managed to climb the tower. $6 per adult. Beautiful views and the woman working the shop was incredibly sweet. I probably wouldn't do it again, but it was nice to try o...  more »
  • On a road trip from South Carolina to New Jersey, we decided to stop in Wytheville, VA to stretch our legs and grab a snack. After reading about Big Walker Lookout, we decided to stop there and we are...  more »
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  • Stopped to enjoy music on the porch by Tom Roush on a clear Sunday afternoon. The general store has consignment booths with handmade articles by locals, offers hot dogs and ice cream and homemade breads. The lookout tower is not for the faint of heart. Children were enjoying the swinging bridge connecting viewing platforms. Truly a gem in the middle of winding mountain roads and a particularly good stop for motorcyclists.
  • Great views. Friendly staff. Always have the opportunity to meet local artists, musicians, authors, or craftsmen on weekends. You can grab hot dogs and ice cream there but it is a good place to pack a picnic too. Make sure to walk around the trails.
  • Felt a little rickety, but great fun. Beautiful views and an awesome country store with live music! Only $6 to climb the tower.
  • Always hospitable staff and great views! Cute handmade crafts inside.
  • This is an awesome place. We have been there twice now. We have climbed the sketchy over sized erector set, over feet tall, if I remember​ correctly. It's a bit scary. The souvenir store is quite pricey, but cute, rustic, and quaint.

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