Creation Kingdom Zoo--Perfect Field Trip

It won't be long until Spring officially arrives! If your students have never been to Creation Kingdom Zoo, it's been a while or you come every year, you need to get your field trip scheduled before the rush! Creation Kingdom Zoo is one of the…

Learn to Play Warhammer 40,000

On a bright fall Saturday morning, about a dozen young men gather in the upstairs loft of Memory Lane Antiques to face the grim battlefields of the 41st Millennium.  On this day, they are die-hard soldiers or, perhaps more accurately, enthusiastic…

High Knob Recreation

Intro Your first thought about the High Knob Recreation Area may be, why aren’t more people here? The highest campground in Southwest Virginia is an excellent place to find cooler temperatures in the summer. But its small…

How to Unplug and Have a Family Friendly Three Day Weekend in Scott County

Written by Jeff Banowetz for RootsRated Originally published on September 8, 2017 Backpacking/Camping Food and Drink Hiking Southwest Virginia Outdoor Achiever Aspirational Core Athleisurist Located…

New Wedding Venue

With the recent opening of The Barn at Stoney Creek Farm, Dwight and Susan Quillin have realized a life-long dream. “We always dreamed, even when we were dating, of having four kids and raising them on a farm,” Dwight says.  Susan adds,…

Devil's Bathtub--Now Known Around the World

By:  Pam Cox, director of tourism, Scott County, Virginia Over the last year thousands of people have hiked to the county’s Devil’s Bathtub, a once secluded spot now made famous by listings on the Weather Channel, Virginia.org, plus…

Directions to Devil's Bathtub

Google Map Directions to Devil's Bathtub: From Kingsport, Johnson City via Interstate 26.  The interstate will turn into Highway 23/58.  Follow 23/58 through Weber City until you get to the exit for Gate City.  Veer right into Gate City…

Roberts & Jones--Gate City Gift Shop

Vikki Roberts loves to renovate old buildings.  Her love for bringing beauty and dignity back to beaten down structures has led her and her husband, Allan, to renovate two downtown Gate City buildings and locate businesses in each. The Roberts…

Fugate Farm turns 200

Just as Scott County marks its Bi-Centennial, so does the Fugate Family Farm in Rye Cove.  To commemorate this historical event, the Fugate Farm will be the site of a day-long celebration on Sat., June 7, featuring state dignitaries, bands,…
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The Swinging Bridges of Scott County

The sight of a swinging bridge immediately transports me back to my childhood when I roamed the hills and valleys of Southwest Virginia with my grandfather, Clarence Bascom Sanders (Sandy). The Slant bridge near Slant Memorial Church played…