22006 Riverside Drive
Grundy, VA 24614
Phone: (276) 935-5050
Fax: (276) 935-8181
Arts & Museums
Opened in 1982 as a non-profit historical museum, this museum is the region's "most comprehensive heritage cultural museum." See the living history programs, log homes, modern museum gallery, horse drawn equipment, and early automobiles. The museum is open year round, Monday through Saturday.
The Morgan-McClure Motorsports Race Team from the early years to the present is featured at this racing museum where visitors can see cars that roared into victory lane to win three Daytona 500s in the 1990s and also view wrecked editions from Talladega, Alabama, and Motegi, Japan. Other exhibits include a pictorial history of past drivers, past and present uniform displays, and a pit equipment display.
An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this arts center houses several galleries with changing exhibits including multi-cultural traveling exhibits and artwork of internationally recognized contemporary artists. The center also includes studios and a museum store and holds classes, workshops, and lectures.
Situated inside an 1890's freight station, this depot allows visitors to see artists' studios and watch painters, potters, weavers, and more in action. Changing exhibits are featured in two galleries and classes and performing arts are also available on site.
Open daily for walking tours from April through October, this National Historic Landmark is operated by the town of Pocahontas. Located just outside town, this mine was opened in 1882 and was operated for 73 years.
The Southwest Virginia Museum is located in a house first built in 1895. Once a private residence, it is now dedicated to telling the rich history of the region. Artifacts from throughout time tell of the "boom and bust era" and the pioneer era, as well as the lives of those who settled there at the time.
This restored art deco theater hosts many community events, from band concerts to ballet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This museum features exhibits and displays which trace the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians. They also have a collection of exhibits documenting the 1927 Victor Recording Sessions which took place in Bristol. These were the first recordings of early country superstars and has been called the "Big Bang" of country music. They host live entertainment every Thursday on its "Pickin' Porch," and admission is free.
Located just 15 minutes south of Bluefield on I-77, at exit 58. this re-constructed, palisade village was built to duplicate archaeological records of an Indian Village that was carbon dated 1215. Visit the Artifact Museum and the re-created Indian Village, where guides trained in primitive skills give hands-on tours. Admission is charged. A museum gift shop and covered picnic area are also available. Open daily 9am to 5pm.
Home to the largest Tesla coil in West Virginia, the over 10,000 square-foot Science Center of West Virginia features hands-on exhibits and such weekly programs as Starlab planetarium presentations and electricity and lightning demonstrations.
The Arts and Science Center houses an art gallery with monthly changing exhibits and the Science Center of West Virginia. The Science Center (304-325-8855) is a 10,000 square foot gallery that features world class exhibits on sound, motion, gravity, and other subjects.
See thousands of pieces of memorabilia at this museum that depicts a coal camp house. Open May through September by appointment only, this museum charges no admission.