Big Walker Lookout is a scenic attraction in western Virginia and a Crooked Road Heritage Music Trail Venue. At an elevation of 3,405 feet, Big Walker Lookout affords one of the most spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains. Looking out over the patterned farms of Virginia in one direction and the untouched wilderness in another, you'll find it hard to believe that the views are real. As if the mountains' natural height weren't enough, Big Walker Lookout features an observation tower that puts you another 100 feet higher. Climb above the treetops to enjoy a view beyond belief. On a clear day, you'll even be able to see five states, and Only The Birds See More!With our international travel planner, Wytheville attractions like Big Walker Lookout can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Admission to the Lookout Tower is open daily, weather permitting, from 10am to 5pm at and admission price of $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under.
Big Walker Lookout is also the location of the BW Country Store, a Round the Mountain Craft Venue, featuring the art work & handmade crafts of over 25 Appalachian artisans from Wythe & Bland Counties, and surrounding areas. Various mediums are offered here, such as, quilts, jewelry, and gifts. Handmade scented candles, soaps, lotions, and homeopathic remedies. Bird houses, hand painted glass and Amish wood accents are all on display. Hand made cards, crocheted clothing, as well as home accents, just to name a few.
In addition to the extensive variety of handcrafted goods that are available at the County Store, our artists demonstrate their skills on the front porch Saturdays from May through October. On Sunday we are a Crooked Road Music Venue and offer music on the front porch from local singers, musicians, and bands. All Free of charge! Bring your own chair or enjoy the shade in our large covered picnic area.
While shopping with us, explore our fine selection of local made jams, jellies, relishes and pickles. Local honey, local apple juice, coffees, and other specialty items- just too many to mention! While here, visit our Sweet Shop which features hand dipped Virginia ice cream, old fashion fudge and the finest assortment of chocolates in the area. Including a nice selection of sugar free chocolates. BW Country store has something for everyone and is a great stop on your get away agenda!
Please note that GPS will not bring you to the top of the mountain if you use our address. We are located at the top of Big Walker Mountain, and GPS will only bring you about half way up the mountain. We are 12 miles North of Wytheville and about 9 miles South of Bland on US-52.
Big Walker Lookout Reviews
This place is worth going off the highway for. There are great views from both the top and bottom of the tower. There's a cute "country" gift shop with snacks and hot dogs. There is seating outside an... more »
At first, i was a bit taken aback that there was a charge to climb the tower and walk across a broken bridge. Not that it's expensive, but more that I've been to lots of towers and they are all free. ... more »
Talk about an awesome view! During the summer through fall, they have musicians up there and all sorts of get-togethers. Nice hiking trail nearby. Cool little store inside with treats and ice cream etc.
Always enjoy coming to Virginia and seeing Big Walker Lookout. Climbed the tower several times and the view is always stunning and beautiful. Gift shop has some very friendly people and gift and trinkets that makes great reminders.
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