Bush Mill

Overshot, water-powered grist mill, built in 1831 by James Culbertson on Amos Branch outside of Nickelsville to serve the local community.

Scott County Destinations

Scott County has plenty to keep the entire family occupied.  Complete with its own zoo and world-famous music stage, Scott County is the perfect family vacation.  Spring and fall bring a special kind of beauty to the county.  During the spring, the countryside is filled with wildflowers of many varieties.  Not many places surpass the fall color found in our trees and the roads are much less crowded.  Join us for a weekend, a week or a lifetime.

Creation Kingdom Zoo

Creation Kingdom Zoo

One of the most unique and interactive zoo experiences for the entire with some of the rarest animals on the plant, located in the picturesque community of Snowflake, Virginia

Daniel Boone Interpretative Center

Daniel Boone Interpretative Center

Visit Scott County’s newest addition to the history of the migration westward–the new Daniel Boone Interpretative Center.  This interactive museum puts you in the footsteps of Daniel Boone and his frontier companions.

Kenny Fannon Railroad Museum

Fannon Railroad Museum

Visit the personal collection of railroad memorabilia of Kenny Fannon, and his grandson, Ruston Fannon–complete with a prop used in the movie, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Mann Farms

Mann Farms

Around the first of May, visitors drive for hundreds of miles around to purchase a bucket of David Mann’s fresh strawberries.  Picked daily, arrive early to get the juiciest strawberry in the region.

Natural Tunnel State Park

One of Virginia’s most-visited state parks, Natural Tunnel has activities for the entire family during every season.  Featuring new cabins and primitive Yurts, plan to spend a week caving, biking, hiking, kayaking, and much more.

Powers Mill & Store

Local railroad enthusiast Dave Powers has re-created a railroad village around his property plus a working grist mill.

Decorative Fall Gourds

Punkin’ Patch

Serving Scott County for almost 30 years, Walter Manis and his pumpkin patch is a popular fall attraction for local school groups, civic clubs and residents.  Featuring everything fall….

Scott County Regional Horse Association

Scott County Regional Horse Park

Local All-Breed Horse Association featuring competitive shows, trail rides, wagon train events.  Events held April to September.

Valley Creek Farms

Valley Creek Farms

Local family farm, specializing in Katahdin sheep, honey bees, non GMO fruits in scenic Nickelsville, Virginia.

Wilderness Road Blockhouse

Wilderness Road Blockhouse

Recreation of the John Anderson Blockhouse, where frontier settlers would wait until they had enough “firearms” to safely traverse the wilderness on their westward migration.

Ziegenwald Dairy

Ziegenwald Dairies

Grade A Dairy license for production and selling of homestead goat cheeses.  Chèvre-and-feta-style cheeses available.  Plain and flavored.