Bedford Area Welcome Center

Bedford Area Welcome Center: Hours, Address, Bedford Area Welcome Center Reviews: 5/5

Bedford Area Welcome Center

Bedford Area Welcome Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. We also offer three RV spots and a car charging station! A 1927 Seagrave fire truck is showcased in the Firefighter’s Gallery. The Welcome Center is also home to Bedford’s first set of LOVE letters which provides a wonderful souvenir photo opp! A selfie station will help ensure you get a great photo. Please share it on social media with #LOVEBedfordVA! Find us at 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523, at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 122. Hours are daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed some holidays). Exhibits within the Welcome Center showcase the area’s many attractions and amenities. The building is fully accessible and there is designated parking for the disabled as well as motor coaches and campers.
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Tammy T
Worms, Germany1 contribution
Solo
As a new Bedford Co. resident, I stopped by the Welcome Center today to learn more about my new home area and was delighted by the staff's friendliness and helpfulness. The building is spacious and clean, with interesting displays and a large selection of brochures from the local area and the broader region and state. There is so much information under this roof! I recommend watching the two short movies in the small theater, one of which served as an informative D-Day primer. Don't miss the beautiful view of the Peaks when you visit.
Written January 13, 2021
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We're so glad you stopped in, and WELCOME to Bedford! Please stop in anytime to see us, we're adding to our brochure inventory and receive new publications regularly. We also like to add new inventory to the gift store throughout the year. We hope you love Bedford and please let us know if there's anything we can help you with!
Written March 8, 2021
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sbluesky225
Greensboro, NC176 contributions
This is a beautiful place to stop and has clean bathrooms as well. It has lots of history in the exhibits and a relaxing area to sit and enjoy the view in the back. The Love sign is pretty with the views behind it, and the rocking chairs are a great place to sit for a bit.
Written October 22, 2021
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Barb O
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Couples
The staff here was very helpful at giving us suggestions on what to do in the area. Especially helpful since the NPS visitor center at Peaks of Otter was closed. Robin and other staff provided good advice on things to see and somewhere to eat lunch. Very cool restored fire engine (still used for parades) is on display.
Written May 8, 2021
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Thank you for stopping and I'm glad our staff could help! - Nicole Johnson, Director of Tourism, Destination Bedford VA
Written August 6, 2021
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mjshss2
Seaford, DE204 contributions
We received a warm welcome from the two Ladies at the desk, when we entered. They also helped us with a map for our journey the next day. There are nice displays of the area and a cute little gift shop. It had Plantation Gourmet Peanuts and we bought a can of the unsalted ones. Should have bought more. They are delicious. Nice place to get information, maps or a gift if you're in Bedford.
Written October 18, 2020
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Eugene R
Midlothian, VA41 contributions
After our long trip to Bedford, the Welcome Center took care of all our traveling needs in a pleasant and helpful atmosphere. Interesting exhibits showed Bedford life past and present. A short D-Day documentary in the Center's theater was both enlightening and sobering. Customer Service Rep Robin Braxton served us served us coffee and suggested things to see. All in all, an excellent way to begin a visit to Bedford.
Written May 12, 2021
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We're so glad you had a nice trip and visit at the Welcome Center! Thanks for leaving us a review! - Nicole Johnson, Director of Tourism, Destination Bedford VA
Written August 6, 2021
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Debbie
Graham, NC1 contribution
Very helpful welcoming staff. We stayed overnight on Site 3 with full hookups and #3 is not bad to level. Clean beautiful center with lots of information and informed pleasant staff. Gorgeous flowers all around the center with rocking chairs on several porches with beautiful views. Such a nice place to visit. Bedford is a place with a lot of beauty and pride and it is on show at the Welcome Center!
Written October 9, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting Bedford and for writing a review! We hope you'll be back! - Nicole Johnson, DIrector of Tourism, Destination Bedford
Written October 13, 2020
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,236 contributions
Family
A brilliant welcome center. Safe, clean, nice staff, well stocked with many materials , and a mini museum.

We appreciate the effort Bedford makes and enjoyed their LOVE statue

Go enjoy
Written May 26, 2021
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Thank you so much for stopping and leaving us a review! We hope you'll come visit us again! - Nicole Johnson, Director of Tourism, Destination Bedford VA
Written August 6, 2021
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dmmrf
4 contributions
Very welcoming and informing staff the day we stopped waiting for Memorial to open. Bedford Fire Department has an interesting display and restored fire truck in one part of the center. Nice clean restrooms also.
Written October 13, 2021
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Ekehl
Krakow, Poland252 contributions
Couples
I didn’t think I needed to go to the welcome center. So glad we did! Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice exhibits, 2 movies to view. One of the best display of travel brochures. Very well organized. And we took a photo at the LOVE sign.
Written August 26, 2021
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Brian M
Reading, United States18 contributions
We stopped by to use the bathrooms, but we found a great deal more. The staff was helpful and friendly and were honest about what they liked and did not like. We watched the two short movies they had and gathered a lot of good information for our stay.
Written August 1, 2022
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