High Knob Region Landmarks

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High Knob Region Attractions




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Local Explorations

  • Check out our local Chamber of Commerce for more tourism opportunities in Wise County and Norton.

Regional Explorations

  • Information about additional regional tourism opportunities can be found by visiting Heart of Appalachia. Be sure to watch the "Heart of Appalachia" music video and theme song.

Regional Art

  • Heartwood, Southwest Virginia’s artisan gateway, is a world-class showcase destination for those who cherish traditional music, original crafts, and locally grown and prepared upscale cuisine. Located in picturesque Abingdon, Va., just off Interstate 81 at Exit 14, Heartwood is only about an hour's drive from downtown Norton.

Local/Regional Music Scene

  • If you enjoy music, you will certainly enjoy Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail - The Crooked Road. The Crooked Road is a driving route through the Appalachian Mountains from the western slopes of the Blue Ridge to the Coalfields region of the state connecting major heritage music venues in our region. Wise County and Norton are home to one major venue on The Crooked Road, Country Cabin II in Norton, and several other affiliate venues. The Ralph Stanley Museum in neighboring Dickenson County is also a major venue along The Crooked Road. .

High Knob Regional Initiative

  • The City of Norton is one of nine Southwest Virginia communities included in the High Knob Region. The region's footprint includes Norton and sections of Wise, Scott, and Lee counties. For more information on the High Knob Regional Initiative, visit this website and follow us on Facebook. Interested in getting involved in the High Knob Regional Initiative? Contact us at (276) 679-1160 or katied@nortonva.org

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