Visitor's Guide

Wise IS | Airports | Where to Stay | What to Do Here | Where to Eat / Churches 

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Visit Wise, Virginia.  Surrounded by nature, history, culture, and mountain traditions, Wise is the ideal spot for a get-away! Just as our mountains enfold us with a warm embrace, we greet our guests with the same inviting hospitality. 

WISE IS …

  • An outdoorsman’s dream with hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, and camping. 
  • Steeped in history and the site of a civil war battle.
  • Big city entertainment in a small town setting through the  Pro-Art series and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise performing arts program.
  • Fine wine, world class cigars, gourmet coffee, and boutique fashions.
  • Mountain artisans, mountain food, and mountain music.
  • Lots to see and do no matter what your passion, Wise is sure to please.

So, come on ya’ll.  Let’s make a memory!

Find a map of downtown Wise by clicking here.

Wise, Virginia Photo Gallery

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Airports:

Lonesome Pine Regional Airport
6225 Airport Road, Wise, VA 24293 (3 miles northeast of Wise)
phone:  (276) 328-5300
fax:  (276) 328-2680
e-mail:  liberty@mounet.com

5,280 foot lighted runway, instrument approach

Tri-Cities Regional Airport TN/VA
525 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617 (65 miles southwest of Wise)
phone:  (423) 325-6000, (423) 325-6060 
Website:  www.TRiflight.com

8,000 foot lighted primary runway
4,447 foot lighted secondary runway
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WHERE TO STAY

Hotel/Motel
Best Western - Wise     Phone:  (276) 328-3500
Norton Holiday Inn – Norton    Phone:  (276) 679-6655
Super 8 Motel – Norton    Phone:  (276) 679-0893
 

Bed & Breakfast, Cabin, Guest House, Guest House:
Journey’s Inn, Camp Bethel – Wise
Phone:  (276) 328-6876
Two story, four bedroom

Camping:
Whispering Pines Family Campground, Camp Bethel - Wise
Phone:   (276) 328-6876, www.campbethel.com, email: info@campbethel.com
800-359-4049
Eight RV Sites with full hook-up, Ten Tent Sites.  Access to showers, laundry, pavilions, recreational lake, fishing, & hiking and biking trails

Cane Patch Campground – North Fork of Pound Lake- Pound
Phone:  (276) 328-2931, www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/
Open May 15 – Sept 15.  Thirty-four RV(up to 32’)/Tent sites, Access to bathhouse, $17/night

Jessie Lea RV Park & Campground – Big Stone Gap
Phone:  (276) 523-0055

Bark Camp Lake Campground – Norton
Phone:  (276) 328-2931, www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/
Open May15 – Sept 15.  Twenty-Five Tent sites, $10/night

High Knob Campground – Norton
Phone:  (276) 328-2931, www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/
Open May15 – Sept 15.  Thirteen RV (up tp 16’)/Tent sites, Access to flush toilets, $10/night

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WHAT TO DO WHILE YOU ARE HERE!

ENTERTAINMENT/ATTRACTIONS

Museums & Galleries:

Southwest Virginia Museum – Big Stone Gap
10W 1st Street Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-1322    Web site:  www.swvamuseum.org

Harry W. Meador Coal Museum - Big Stone Gap
P.O Box 236 East 3rd Street and Shawnee Avenue Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-9209   Web site:  www.bigstonegap.org
       

John Fox, Jr. Museum - Big Stone Gap
118 Shawnee Avenue East Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: (276) 523-2747   Web site:  www.bigstonegap.org
 

June Tolliver House & Craft Shop – Big Stone Gap
P.O. Box 1976 522 Clinton Avenue East Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone:  (276) 523-4707   Web site:  www.junetolliverhouse.com
       

Charles W. Harris Art Gallery – Wise
P.O. Box 1379100 Hickory St NE Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 328-1251   Web site: http://www.charlesharrisgallery.org
       

Ralph Stanley Mountain Museum – Clintwood
P.O. Box 945 Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone:  (276) 926-8550   Web site:  www.ralphstanleymuseum.com
          

Pro-Art Series – Wise
P.O. Box 179 Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 376-4520    Web site:  www.pro-art-va.org/
           

Virginia/Kentucky Opry – Norton724 Park Avenue N.W. Norton, VA 24273

 

Phone:  (276) 679-1901 Web site:  www.waxm.com/vakyopry.html
           

Appalachian Traditions Village Country Cabin II – Norton
(local and regional musicians every Saturday night)
6034 Kent Junction Road P.O. Box 42 Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-3541   Web site:  www.appalachiantraditionsinc.com
           

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama– Big Stone Gap
P.O. Box 1976 Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone:  9276) 523-1235   Web site:  www.trailofthelonesomepine.com/

Mountain Music Center – Clintwood
249 Clintwood Main Street Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone:  (276) 926-8550
Web site: www.virginia.org/site/description.asp?attrID=31010
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Movies

Norton Cinema City (7 theaters)
206 Coeburn Ave S.W., Norton, VA  24273
Phone:  (276) 679-4252       
Coeburn Cinema – Coeburn
             
Central Drive-In Theatre – Norton
Appalachia St. Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-3761
           
Folk Arts & Crafts:
     
Purely Appalachian Crafts – Coeburn
Coeburn, VA 24230 Phone:  (276) 395-5160
       
Appalachian Showcase (Clapboard House) – Wise
Box 1489 207 West Main Street Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 328-4470

Festivals:
       
Pound Heritage Days – Pound – May
Web site:  www.townofpound.com
       
Best Friend Festival – Norton – June
Contact:  Chamber of Commerce 765 Park Avenue P.O. Box 226 Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-0961
Web site:  www.wisecountychamber.org/             
       
Clinch River Days – St. Paul – June
P.O. Box 1094 St. Paul, VA 24283
Phone:  (276) 762-2303   Web site:  www.clinchriverfestival.com
       
Coal/Railroad Days – Appalachia – August
Downtown Appalachia Main Street Appalachia, VA 24216
Phone:  (276) 567-1088 

                     
Wise County Famous Fall Fling – Wise – October
Courthouse Mall Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 679-4043 Web site:  www.wisefallfling.com

Home Craft Days - Big Stone Gap – Third Weekend in October
Mountain Empire Community College Campus US Rt 23 South Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone:  (276) 523-2400   Web site:  www.homecraftdays.org
       
Dock Boggs Festival-Norton- Second Saturday in September
Country Cabin/Appalachia Traditions Village
6034 Kent Junction Road Norton, VA 24273
Phone:  (276) 679-2632       

Wineries:

Mountain Rose Vineyards – Wise
10439 North Reservoir Rd Wise, VA 24293
Phone:  (276) 328-2013  Web site: http://www.mountainrosevineyard.com/

Lounges:

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
191 Ridgeview Rd SW – Phone: (276) 679-5850
 

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COLLEGE CAMPUSES

The University of Virginia at Wise – Wise
Phone:  (276) 328-0100    Web site:  www.uvawise.edu
Email:  info@uvawise.edu

Mountain Empire Community College – Big Stone Gap
Phone:  (276) 523-2400   Web site:  www.me.vccs.edu
 


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OUTDOOR RECREATION
Golf:

Lonesome Pine Country Club – Big Stone Gap
Phone:  (276) 523-0739

Dan Hall Country Club – Coeburn
Phone:  (276) 395-2487 

Monte Vista Golf Club – Gibson Station
Phone:  (276) 861-4014

Cedar Hill Country Club – Jonesville
Phone:  (276) 346-1535
 

Parks, Trails, Hiking, Hunting, Biking:

Jefferson National Forest
Phone:  (540) 265-5100

High Knob Recreation Area
Phone:  (276) 328-2931

Guest River Gorge Nature Trail (5.8 miles)
Phone:  (276) 328-2931       

Clinch River Trail – St. Paul
 Phone:  (276) 762-7500   

Sugar Hill Loop Trail – St. Paul
Phone:  (804) 367-1000       

Little Stony Falls
Contact:  Chamber of Commerce   Phone:  (276) 679-0961

Camping:

Cane Patch Campground – North Fork of Pound Lake- Pound
Phone:  (276) 328-2931

Jessie Lea RV Park & Campground – Big Stone Gap
Phone:  (276) 523-0055

Bark Camp Lake Campground – Norton
Phone:  (276) 328-2931

High Knob Campground – Norton
Phone:  (276) 328-2931

Whispering Pines Family Campground – Wise
Phone:   (276) 328 -6876

Fishing:

Wise Reservoir – Wise
Phone:  (276) 328-6353

North Fork of Pound Lake – Pound
Phone:   (276) 783-4860

Bark Camp Lake – Norton
Phone:  (276) 328-2931

Norton Reservoir – Norton
Web site:  www.fishingworks.com/lakes/virginia/norton-(city)/norton/norton-reservoirs

Swimming:

Town of Wise Swim Facility – Wise – Phone: (276) 328-2710

Skate Boarding:

Synergy Skate Park, Camp Bethel - Wise
Phone:   (276) 328-6876, www.campbethel.com, email: info@campbethel.com
800-359-4049
Features multiple half-pipes, walking track, picnic tables
 

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WHERE TO EAT   

American:
Arby’s – 164 Plaza Rd SW -  Phone:  (276) 679-3527
Bonanza Family Restaurant – 132 Plaza Rd SW -  Phone:  (276) 679-1918
Dari Barn – 332 East Main St -  Phone:  (276) 328-6449
Hardee’s – 403 West Main St -  Phone:  (276) 328-2036
Huddle House – 107 Jackson Rd -   Phone:  (276) 328-6526
Kentucky Fried Chicken – 325 Ridgeview Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-4151
McDonald’s – 106 Woodland Dr SW -  Phone:  (276) 328-2829
Nut’s Grill and Subs – 145 Plaza Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-4080
Reno’s Roadhouse –  132 Woodland Dr SW - Phone:  (276) 328-2924
Subway Sandwiches & Salads – 101 Railroad Ave SE - Phone:  (276) 328-6923

The Tavern on Main-660 Crestview-Phone: (276) 328-2208
Wendy’s – 105 Jackson Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-0615
Italian:
Mr. Gatti’s Pizza – 131 Woodland Dr SW – Phone:  (276) 328-2828
Papa John’s Pizza – 183 Ridgeview Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-7272
Pizza Hut – 302 West Main St - Phone:  (276) 328-3404
Pizza King – 308 West Main St – Phone: (276) 328-1010
Roma’s Pizzeria – 313 Church St NE - Phone:  (276) 328-3714

Mexican:
Monterrey Mexican – 191 Ridgeview Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-5850

Chinese:
China Garden – 153 Plaza Rd SW - Phone:  (276) 679-5201


 Churches: 

Zion Cathedral of Praise                                     

Zion Family Ministries                                               
P.O. Box 1528                                                            
1613 Norton Rd SW                                                   
Wise County Plaza Shopping Center                          
Wise, VA 24293                                                          
(276) 679-1871                                                                                
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.                                     
Sunday Evening: 6:00 p.m.                                                                            
Web Site: www.zfm.org
 

Wise Trinity United Methodist

P.O Box 857, 110 Main Street
Wise, VA 24293
Sunday Short Service: 8:00 a.m.
Sunday school: 10:00 a.m.
Traditional Church Service: 11:00 a.m.
(276) 328-6825

 

Lighthouse Ministries                                                

P.O. Box 2103                                                            
Wise, VA 24293                                                                                              
(276) 328-1205
Sunday school: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday church: 11:00 a.m.

                                                                                               

Stevens Chapel Church                                                                      

Stevens Section of Wise                                                                                 
8131 Hash Hollow Rd                                                
Wise, VA 24293                                                                                                          
(276) 328-6269
Sunday Morning Worship: 11.15 a.m.

 

Gladeville Presbyterian Church         

231 Ridgefield Rd SW
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-6245          
Sunday School: 9.45 a.m
Sunday Morning Church: 10:00 a.m.

 

Glamorgan Chapel Free Will Baptist Church                                    

P.O. Box 1667
408 Glamorgan Chapel Rd
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-6578
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Evening: 6:00 p.m.

 

First Church of God

P.O. Box 980
702 East Main St
Wise, VA 24293
Sunday school: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m.
(276) 328-8791

 

Stevens Church of God

6619 Stevens Rd
802 West Main St
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-5726
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship: 6:30

 

Hurricane Bethel Free Will Baptist Church                           

Rt. 1                                                                                        
Wise, VA 24293                                                                     
(276) 328-3099                                                                      

                                                                                                           

Christ Lutheran Church

P.O. Box 886
120 West Main Street
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-1111

 

Wise Baptist Church

P.O. Box 777
207 N. Spring Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-6247
Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

           

Wise County Church of Christ

Rt. 1
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-2253

 

Charity Baptist Church                                               

9033 Camp Bethel Rd                                                
Wise, VA 24293                                                          
(276) 328-8181                                                          

                                                                                               

Hurricane Independent Missionary Baptist Church

6903 Hurricane Rd                                                                             
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-2652

 

Beverly Hills Tabernacle

P.O. Box 396
West Main Street
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-2048

 

Church of Christ of Wise

P.O. Box 1899
112 Roberts Avenue SW
Wise, VA 24293
(276) 328-9235
Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship: 6:00 p.m.
Web site: www.wisechurch.com 

                 

 

 

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