Central VA Sites and Attractions
Explore the history and beauty of Central Virginia...
Options for everyone: visit historical state parks (8 in total) and sites, museums, Civil War Trails across battlefields, homes of our past presidents and local gardens. Before, during or after your visit to Dancin Hills Ranch, try hitting a local winery or brewery -> a list of their upcoming events can be found here.
James River State Park
The park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond. Find all park fees here or search upcoming events here.
Take some time for yourself to explore and recharge. Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is blessed with several sacred sites where prayer and worship services, holiday celebrations, and meditation sessions are regularly held. Find upcoming programs & workshops here. Guest info can be found here.
Appomattox CH National Historical Park
Interested in American history and exploring the site of the end of our nation's largest war? See the sites this historic village has to offer here. The park also offers 4.5 miles of long-wooded and scenic trails stretching from the North Carolina Monument wayside to Lee's Headquarters. A map of the trails and points of interest can be found here.
Eat at the historic Babcock House
Built in 1884, this turn of the century inn offers exceptional local food at their on-site restaurant that serves elevated southern fare for lunch and supper (brunch on Sundays) with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients - check out their menus. Indulge in homemade desserts and house-crafted cocktails as well as Virginia wines and beers. Treat yourself to an amazing meal by Chef Charles!
Visit Green Front Furniture in Farmville
Like shopping for your home? Green Front is the centerpiece of Farmville's historic downtown, criss-crossed by the High Bridge Trail and the slow flowing Appomattox River. An unforgettable shopping experience with 12 buildings and nearly 900,000 sq. feet of showroom space to explore - you'll find world-class, unique furniture, rugs, and accessories at wholesale prices. The downtown scene offers plenty of food, music and outdoor options for the family. Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney are also right around the corner.