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Bedford Area Welcome Center

816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523
+1 877-447-3257
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Went with my grandson's class from school. It was an excellent trip and very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LouDHill
Bedford VA Visitor's Center

What a great little place in the world. Full of brochures for all over Virginia. Right at the foot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
V2990HUmichellel
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Start every visit to Bedford at the Bedford Area Welcome Center! Offering free Wi-Fi, coffee, publications, information, maps, restrooms, picnic area, and a gift store featuring many unique and local items. National D-Day Memorial tickets are sold inside the Welcome Center. A 1927 Seagrave fire truck is showcased in the Fireman’s Exhibit, also part of the Welcome Center. And starting in May 2017, the Welcome Center will be home to Bedford’s first set of LOVE letters! The Welcome Center is located at 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523, at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 122. Our hours of operation are January thru December 9:00am to 5:00pm. seven days a week. The Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The building, with large expanses of glass orientated to absorb views of the Peaks of Otter and the National D-Day Memorial, were paramount issues in the design process. Exhibits within the Welcome Center showcase the area’s many attractions and amenities as well its commerce and vision for the future. Exterior features that make up the rustic flavor of the Center include covered porches, clapboard siding, shadow casting shingles, a decorative cupola, picnic area and terraces. The building is fully accessible and parking provides spaces for the disabled as well as motor coaches and campers.
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816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with my grandson's class from school. It was an excellent trip and very informative. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The young people enjoyed it a lot.

Thank LouDHill
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little place in the world. Full of brochures for all over Virginia. Right at the foot of the National D-Day Memorial and includes memorabilia and miniature of the memorial. This was a pinnacle stop for a huge amount of information and helped...More

Thank V2990HUmichellel
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for stopping in and for taking the time to review us! We are glad you found the information you were looking for and had a good experience. Hope you'll stop by again sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to get information about Bedford, VA and the surrounding area. Staff is wonderfully pleasant. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Very clean and beautifully doctorates.

Thank keithhY8904MU
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

New, beautiful, clean, informative and friendly. In to see this area or just passing through, this is a nice stop before continuing your journey.

Thank Ben S
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are glad you stopped by!

Reviewed June 13, 2017

This is the nicest welcome center I've seen. Gift shop is fantastic and there's a little museum type area as well from the Bedford Fire Dept.

Thank penpaller
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate it!

Reviewed June 10, 2017

[My wife and I just returned home from leading 34 of our church senior group on a 6-day trip to Nashville with stops in Charlotte, NC; Pigeon Forge, TN; Abingdon and Bedford, VA. This and several related reviews are written in that context.] The Welcome...More

Thank billb-1111
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for taking time to review our Welcome Center. We are glad you found our staff to be helpful. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Bedford.

Reviewed May 31, 2017

The Bedford Welcome Center is an attraction within itself. There is a 1927 Seagrave Fire Truck in one wing of the Welcome Center. Everyone at the front desk was so helpful and nice. They have WIFI, a computer for the Internet if you need to...More

Thank Lynn S
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your review! We hope you will be back.

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions and information not only about Bedford and the D Day Memorial, but also about Smith Mountain Lake. Very nice facility.

Thank wanttotravelnow78912
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for your review! I'm glad our staff was able to help you. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Staff is friendly... there are plenty of historical displays and even a historical movie "theatre" the restrooms are clean, the coffee is free and they even have a nice little gift shop.

Thank Amanda S
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for reviewing the Welcome Center. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Bedford.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

We rented one of their rooms for a medium sized group and it was very nice. Staff was excellent, very helpful. Room was clean, gorgeous outside with picnic tables, nicely landscaped. Made for a memorable occasion.

Thank noteworks
Nicole J, Public Relations Manager at Bedford Area Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! New flooring was just installed in the Community Room. Please keep us in mind if you have future needs for event/meeting rental space.

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