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Big Walker Lookout

8711 Stoney Fork Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382-5798
+1 276-663-4016
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I love the mountains, and this was all I expected and better. I only wished they had sweatshirts... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nanamama4236
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Cool Place

Neat old time store big tower you can climb kids will love climbing it friendly staff scenic drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
steve k
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LaPorte, Indiana
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Big Walker Lookout is the designated overlook of the Big Walker Mountain National Forest Scenic Byway that is on US-52 between exit 52 & exit 47 of I-77 in Virginia between Bland, Va & Wytheville, Va. It is just 12 miles north of I-81 from exit 70. This is one of the few accessable places in the east where you have a 360 degree view of the mountain valleys & farm-scapes of the Appalachian Mountains. Big Walker Lookout features the BW Country Store with 25+ artisans & crafters' handmade works. It is a Crooked Road Affiliated Venue that features free, live concerts every Saturady & Sunday from May through October. We also feature artists & crafters demonstrating their talents on the front porch every weekend throughout the spring, summer & fall. We feature homemade ice cream, farm fresh fudge & delicious chocolates. It is a great hiking, biking and trail biking trail-head for beginner & expert adventurers. Big Walker is a historic pass where, during the Civil War, Molly Tynes traveled to Wytheville to warn of the impending Toland's Raid. It is a Virginia Birding and Wildlife view area and a raptor migration path. Come by for a visit. We are open year round 10-5 and later in the summer.
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8711 Stoney Fork Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382-5798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the mountains, and this was all I expected and better. I only wished they had sweatshirts out. We were there in Sept. and it was getting chilly. From there go to MtAiry, NC it's Mayberry RFD. The little town is so quaint.

Thank Nanamama4236
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat old time store big tower you can climb kids will love climbing it friendly staff scenic drive to get up to there

Thank steve k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breath taking 360 degree views. Climb the tower to stretch those legs after driving the twisty road to the top of the mountain. Or enjoy the comfort of a good old southern store.More

Thank dmoore1102
US52-Scenic_Byway, Owner at Big Walker Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate all the folks that visit Big Walker Lookout and are pleased that we can celebrate 70 years in business this year. Thank everybody for your support for this long time. The 3rd generation of our family are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome peaceful mountain views and great country market! Little knick knacks, definitely try the Lemon Crunch or Peach ice cream.

Thank ellisa785
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of a hole in the wall place. They have a little store with trinkets, ice cream and fudge. We did buy some fudge and it was pretty good. There's a huge tower that costs 6.00 to climb to see some pretty amazing views. Also...More

Thank EJAnderson
Reviewed 29 July 2017

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 just out of this world.

1  Thank Armymomof3
Reviewed 27 July 2017

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 once.

1  Thank CMHarding
US52-Scenic_Byway, Owner at Big Walker Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks for your review of Big Walker. Yes, we have some of the nicest folks on staff. Thanks for noticing. Stop back and have an ice cream cone if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

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 glad we did. There's a country...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
US52-Scenic_Byway, Owner at Big Walker Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks for visiting Big Walker Lookout. We love our great views and you hit the nail on the head. It is a great place to stretch your legs after a long drive. For the kids, it is especially good for them to run around and...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017

It is a country store with crafts, gifts, ice cream, and hot dogs. There is a lookout tower and a swinging bridge. We were there on a weekday so there was no music which they have on weekends. We were glad we stopped. Got some...More

1  Thank Joy C
US52-Scenic_Byway, Owner at Big Walker Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for your great review. We love the scenery too. If you can, come by on a weekend and enjoy the great Crooked Road Music.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great stop. Climbed the tower, had some ice cream, wonderful hospitality. A beautiful view and I would do this again

1  Thank Suzanne M
US52-Scenic_Byway, Owner at Big Walker Lookout, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thanks for your great review. Yeah, we think we have a GREAT view. Stop in again if you come thru the area.

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ExperiencingIT
30 June 2016|
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Response from robino386 | Reviewed this property |
yes,there is plenty of parking space . got lots of room !!
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SRIndy15
10 July 2015|
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Response from US52-Scenic_Byway | Property representative |
Hi folks, I am the owner of Big Walker Lookout and it is your choice of course but I would have no qualms about taking my child or infant up the tower. There are 200 steps but they are very easy steps with a platform at... More
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