Foamhenge

Foamhenge debuted on April Fools Day in 2004. Mark Cline is an artist who makes dinosaurs, monsters, giant octopus, leprechauns, and all sorts of creatures. Maybe best known for Escape From Dinosaur Kingdom, a park with dinosaurs fighting civil war soldiers, Foamhenge is his favorite. Natural Bridge is a tourist …

No Apricots Allowed : AAF Tank Museum

The AAF Tank Museum is 330,000 square feet of tanks and military displays. On special days they have an event where they use a flamethrower to torch a dummy or small structure and have a tank run over a couple junker cars. The museum is a mish-mash. Some displays are …

Love my biscuits sopped in gravy

Galax, Virginia, is the gathering place of fiddlers and fans of fiddlers once a year since 1935. On the second week of August, people put their instruments and homes on wheels and get to the fest along with about 30,000 other people. Some come to play and even compete for …

Presidents Park

In 2010, Presidents Park was an attraction outside of Williamsburg, Virginia. The shabby park had a museum with an oval office that was occupied by the Obamas. Venturing outside, you could walk amongst 43 20 foot high busts of the former presidents. Before the park could pay to finish the …

The Great Stone Face

In Pennington Gap, VA, there is a rock face that has intrigued people for decades. Some believe it to be a natural formation, while others believe that Native Americas carved it to show the beginning of Cherokee holy land. Notably, this rock face has been renamed The Great Stone Face …

Robert E. Lee Hotel and Highway

Robert E. Lee was a confederate general in the Civil War. Since his death, he became a cultural icon to some. His name and likeness are throughout the South, from Lee Circle in New Orleans to Stone Mountain in Georgia to Washington & Lee University in Virginia. In Virginia, before …

Bull Riding

Every Tuesday night for several months in the winter, the Washington County Fairgrounds’ largest building is warmed by giant space heaters so that a crowd of hundreds can root for their favorite bull rider. In the front of the building, the crowd sits in the bleachers laughing at the clown …

Bristol TN/VA, On the Occasion of my Departure

The city is split down the middle. You can stand on State Street with one foot in Virginia and one foot in Tennessee and look up at the giant glowing sign that reads modestly, “Bristol: A Good Place to Live.” From 1910 to 1921, the sign read, “PUSH!- That’s Bristol,” …

Stoney Point Railroad

Sam started the town in 1996 and has continued building ever since. The town is made out of scraps and discarded materials and includes 1,700 feet of track with a working train car, a jail, post office, library, salt pump, and all the other trappings of a fully functioning town. …