Virginia’s Quirky Roadside Photo Ops

by Casey | Posted on May 23rd, 2013

You’ve found, photographed and LOVEd our LOVEworks, but have you found and also fallen in love with our quirky roadside wonders? Make it your mission to discover Virginia’s old school vibe.

The Wytheville Office Supply is found quite easily on Route 21, but in case you just don’t see the big yellow sign, there’s a giant 30′ pencil pointing the way.

A classic icon of the ’70′s and 80′s is the roller skate, and we happen to know where you can find a gigantic one. Head to Bealeton on Route 17 to Rollerworks Family Skating Center, where you’ll find the skate right out front by the road.

Here’s a great natural wonder that is also a roadside wonder AND a road-over wonder. Did you know that Route 11 crosses over the Natural Bridge? Now you know. Purchase the online ticket deal to save $6 on the Bridge and Caverns combo ticket.  It’s a great way to spend a few Saturday hours with the kiddos.

While you’re in the vicinity of the Natural Bridge, you have to stop at Foamhenge. It’s a replica of Stonehenge, only made of foam. Just go see it. It’s awesome.

The Dog and Oyster is a winery associated with the renowned Hope and Glory Inn in Irvington. Upon entering, you’re greeted by two humongous corkscrews. Wouldn’t you like to see the wine bottles those fit?

Longing for more old school goodness? Head over to Virginia.org/OldSchool. Feel free to also share your funky old school Virginia pics there, too! We’ll take Instagrams, Hipstaprints … whatever ya got that’s cool and digital. Happy Sharing!

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2 Comments

Teo says:

Great pictures.. That roller blade is one to try..

Ruthie Rosa says:

Oh gosh I used to take school trips to Natural Bridge! I had forgotten! I am in North Carolina now. I can’t believe I never took my kids there. Beautiful pictures.

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