I was hoping for something "authentic", but it was pretty touristy. The "crafts" for sale varied from amateurish stuff to "made in China" coffee cups.
Visited this attraction 1st week of May 2013. It was very windy the day we were there. The wind was so bad we were unable to make it to the top. We were about 10 feet short of the top when we gave up. We could feel the tower moving in the wind. The lady in the store said the... More
The view was unparalleled, especially from the lookout. I'll agree that the lookout tower was a bit shoddy, especially since we paid quite a bit of money and saw what one reviewer had put about its shape---and more. It was good to go up it once, but with some boards being loose we were a bit nervous to stay on... More
The view from the top was wonderful, but not sure it was worth the $6 per adult and the $4 per child. Also, I am not sure the last time the tower was inspected by a structural engineer - but it seemed a bit unsafe to me. You get a great view from the base of the tower...no need to... More
Tall lookout tower open to the public at no charge. Country store often featuring live music. In August, a cool, mountain top breeze to die for.
Thank you for your nice review. I need to correct one error though. The tower has an admission for adults of $6.00 and for children under 12, a $4.00 fee. Thanks for visiting and you have received a complimentary pass for your visit. Thanks, Ron Kime More
This place is a little hard to find - found it online when researching Wytheville - no signs as you enter the town but the online instructions guided us. Worth the long drive up the mountain for the beautiful views and the fun gift shop loaded with souveniers and many unusual kinds of handmade soap! We didn't climb the gigantic... More
Big Walker Lookout is a neat place to visit while in Wytheville. If you're just wanting to stop, it's a nice place to get out and take a little break. Just take exit 70 off Interstate 81 and go 52 North up the mountain and when you get to the top, the store will be on your left. It's only... More
Pay your $6, climb the stairs and enjoy the view, clean air and nature. Take a bottle of water with you. Superb. Good gift shop as well.
Actually paid to climb up this tower and kept looking at the construction as I went. Crumbing concrete bases that support the entire thing, lots of rust and steel cut in such a way as to weaken it. Two of the angle supports at the bottom are twisted and buckled. Its hard to believe that's its still standing as the... More
This isn't a general store to pick up camping supplies or food. It's a fun place to do a little browsing, soak in the music if a band is playing out front, eat some of the fudge you bought inside, or climb up the lookout to see more of the hills and valleys than you can see from the car... More
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