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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Trail
“The Cascades is a local treasure! Seeing the amazing waterfall is worth the 2 mile hike! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great restaurant tucked into the mountains of Eggleston. Call for reservations, it can get very crowded. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Lodging
“Oktoberfest at Mountain Lake Lodge is a yearly event that promises authentic food, beverages, and entertainment for those who come out to enjoy the weekend. Although no details have been released as of yet for Oktoberfest 2017, we are waiting anxiously to hear about the details for this year’s good time event!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Easy access with nice hiking and mountain biking trails. Relaxing fishing spot.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Even though it gets pretty busy and loud, I like Macado's food and environment. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“McCoy Falls is a beautiful spot to swim, tube and fish. The New River Junction offers tubes and shuttle buses for a small fee. Or you can find a spot on the side of the road (past the junction, off of their property) and do your own thing for free! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“This place is magical if the weather is good. It is a low-key working farm in a beautiful spot next to Heritage Park. We like to have a beer (or house made kombucha, soda or cold brew) and watch the sunset here after a quick hike. Also: features a limited menu of food sourced from the farm and they light a fire outside when chilly. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Want a guide to take you fishing on the New River? Want to kayak with a group of friends? Tangent Outfitters has everything you need!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Superb golf course, right on the New River, the oldest river in the Western hemisphere. Great views.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to go for a walk. This park is 165 acres of retired farmland within the town limits of Blacksburg. it will eventually be connected to the Huckleberry Trail when it is completed. It does connect directly to Forest Service land from the parking lot on Meadowview Dr in Blacksburg.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“We welcome you to visit the Andrew Johnston House and Giles County Historical Society! The 1829 Georgian manor house features many of the original decorative accents and charm of Giles County in the 19th century. Along with visiting our museum, we offer genealogical services, group tours, a wonderful locally stocked gift shop, and the opportunity to host your event or meeting on the grounds or within our facilities. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Giles County contains 92.4 square miles of Jefferson National Forest, so Giles County is often busy in the fall once hunting seasons begin. There is an abundance of whitetail deer, wild turkey, rabbit, and raccoon for hunters and sportsman. Find out more about hunting licenses for the Commonwealth and where to hunt in the Jefferson National Forest.”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theatre
“Old school drive in with great food. Bring a cooler, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy the latest movies.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Local access to the AT is available within a 30 min ride. Outstanding scenic views are available with some hiking involved. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great restaurant tucked into the mountains of Eggleston. Call for reservations, it can get very crowded. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Even though it gets pretty busy and loud, I like Macado's food and environment. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Quality Mexican food with decent portions for the price. The only place in town that has a bar and a pool table. Enjoy your meal on the balcony with incredible mountain views.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A great variety of home-style food in a friendly atmosphere. Seafood, Steak, and everything in between. Breakfast every day at 6 am.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Himalayan Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
“AYCE buffet for under $10 with a decent selection of popular Chinese food favorites. Go on Tuesdays for $5 lunch or $6 dinner buffet.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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