Econo Lodge Near Motor Speedway
912 Commonwealth Ave.
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: (276) 466-2112
Fax: (276) 466-0045
Arts & Museums
This restored art deco theater hosts many community events, from band concerts to ballet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This museum features exhibits and displays which trace the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachians. They also have a collection of exhibits documenting the 1927 Victor Recording Sessions which took place in Bristol. These were the first recordings of early country superstars and has been called the "Big Bang" of country music. They host live entertainment every Thursday on its "Pickin' Porch," and admission is free.
An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, this arts center houses several galleries with changing exhibits including multi-cultural traveling exhibits and artwork of internationally recognized contemporary artists. The center also includes studios and a museum store and holds classes, workshops, and lectures.
Situated inside an 1890's freight station, this depot allows visitors to see artists' studios and watch painters, potters, weavers, and more in action. Changing exhibits are featured in two galleries and classes and performing arts are also available on site.
Ever wished you could go back in time? Well, now you can. The Rocky Mount living history museum, which was previously home to Governor William Cobb, is now open to the pubic for historic explorations. The structure was built in 1828 in the Log House style of architecture. Today, it operates as a living museum, where the past times are unraveled to the visitors. The interpreters at the museum are dressed in period costumes while they take you through the house. The rural setting of the museum is sure to teleport you to the ancient era. The rustic beauty of the place will not only please your eyes, but will also enrich your knowledge.
The Morgan-McClure Motorsports Race Team from the early years to the present is featured at this racing museum where visitors can see cars that roared into victory lane to win three Daytona 500s in the 1990s and also view wrecked editions from Talladega, Alabama, and Motegi, Japan. Other exhibits include a pictorial history of past drivers, past and present uniform displays, and a pit equipment display.
One of the largest galleries in the Southeast features lamps, jewelry, pottery, and unique custom framing.
The DKA Gallery is a non-profit contemporary fine art gallery created in partnership with the Madison Art Center in Nashville. All art is available for purchase. Exhibits change every 4-6 weeks with opening receptions every first Thursday from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
This unique museum features an exhibition highlighting native hardwoods, guided tours, workshops, classes, lectures, films and artist receptions.
Creates a fun-filled educational environment that stimulates thought and understanding by satisfying natural curiosity.
A collection of original art by regional artists.
Butler is the only incorporated town "drowned" by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The museum is a train depot replica that exhibits artifacts and memorabilia of "Old Butler -- The Town That Wouldn't Drown." Opened on Saturday and Sunday.