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Blue Ridge Music Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful Visitors Center with Live Music

Beautiful and new Visitors Center with live music … visit during the season (May - October) when... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coreee
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Arlington, Virginia
A must-stop on the Parkway

We spent a couple of hours here not only wandering the exhibits in the museum area but also being... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Rosalind P
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Located at Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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700 Foothills Rd, Galax, VA 24333-4887
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and new Visitors Center with live music … visit during the season (May - October) when they host concerts.

Thank Coreee
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the nicest stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This museum I'd dedicated to the mountain music traditions on the Virginia highlands. Interesting musical displays. A very nice mountain music themed gift shop. Large clean restrooms and a friendly and helpful Ranger...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We spent a couple of hours here not only wandering the exhibits in the museum area but also being entertained by Bill and Maggie Anderson, guitar and dobro players. Hats off to the National Park Service for not only providing a most interesting and informative...More

Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a free National Park Service museum, although, if you look hard enough, you might find a donation jar on the counter. The museum’s award-winning, and interactive “Roots of American Music Museum Exhibit” is filled with pictures, articles and memorabilia from the big names...More

Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day driving in and out of the fog on the BRP. Still we saw the occasional vista and lots of wildlife, deer, turkeys, hawks, and cows in the road on a foggy corner. Early in the afternoon it was nice to stop here...More

Thank taftdev
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop along the Parkway to see displays of the early origins of Bluegrass Music. Monday thru Friday, from Noon to Four you can listen to local bands who play alot of the original instruments. They also have well known groups play the...More

Thank RACEMUT
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The museum here is good for an overview of the history of bluegrass music. One highlight is local musicians play every afternoon. Don't miss this if you are in the area.

Thank 53rb53
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We added a visit and concert to our drive south and are so thankful that we did! A visit to the music center for history of American music. Delicious meal from a local restaurant serving BBQ. And an outdoor concert with the cicadas humming in...More

Thank JannSchultz1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A nice stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great place to relax and listen to great music. It contains a small museum inside. Always clean. A large parking area. A hidden gem.

Thank supernanax4heros
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We had visited the music center prior to 2011, when the new exhibit/museum opened. Wow. It was good back then, but the exhibit is vastly better now. Our time was somewhat limited and we also wanted to hear the local musicians, so we will go...More

Thank Sally W
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Yes there were a few dogs there
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Response from mandolin57 | Reviewed this property |
The museum itself takes about an hour or so but you will want to sit and listen to the locals playing outside for a while. We were there about 2-1/2 hrs and it was well worth it!
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