Adventure Challenge is a Richmond area attraction where you and your whole family can learn a new outdoor sport such as river tubing or snow skiing depending on the season. A trained guide teaches your group the fundamentals of the sport and then puts you out in the field where you can test your new skills. The company can even arrange for discounts on lift tickets, equipment rentals or anything else you need.
Over 1.25 miles of the Luray Caverns are open to the public and the site is also home to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. One of the largest carillon bell towers in the world is located in the area, as is a garden maze, a golf resort and shops and restaurants. You can spend an entire day wandering through the caverns before venturing into some of the other attractions in the area.
970 U.S. Highway 211 West
Luray, Virginia 22835
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway has enough attractions that you can easily spend a week or two and still not see everything. Virginia State Parks, the Booker T. Washington National Monument and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site are located right along the Parkway. There are also cabins, lodges and campgrounds located on the Parkway.
The Goshen Pass Nature Preserve is situated in Rockbridge County and has views of the nearby Maury River and gorge. Once you pull into the attached parking lot, you can hike along the gorge, take one of the other hiking trails or cross over the swinging bridge. The park encourages guests to pick up after themselves, but you can still bring along lunch or snacks. It's a great way to teach kids about nature.