spring trips near lynchburg, va

natalie rogers

Everyone is always talking and brainstorming ideas on where to take their next spring trip. Here we have listed a few attractions for you and your family to explore this spring in Lynchburg and the surrounding area. Some trips you can do in a day, while others you might want a few to enjoy them! 

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Image Source: aaftankmuseum.com

aaf tank museum

3401 US Highway 29, Danville, VA 24540 (434) 836-5323

AFF Tank Museum is all about educating the general public about the sacrifices made by so many military men and women. They use illustrations of war and its weapons to teach about these sacrifices. Spend your time at the AAF Tank Museum learning and exploring military history. 

Distance: 1 hours & 11 minutes


brew ridge tours

(855) 446-7868

The spring time is one of the best times to check out great local breweries, cideries, and vineyards, along with their beautiful scenery. Why not take a Brew Ridge Tour during this spring? Brew Ridge Tours is Lynchburg's original Brewery Tour where you can do all the tasting, and they'll do all the driving. Make sure to check out their site to see their tour dates! 

Distance: picked up & dropped off in Lynchburg, VA

Image source: BuschGardens.com

Image source: BuschGardens.com

busch gardens williamsburg, va

1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (757) 229-4386

Explore Busch Garden's world-class coasters and rides along with a diverse selection of events and performances on their stage. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is only 3 hours away from Lynchburg, VA. So, take the drive up there to enjoy a day, or 2, or more of the 383-acre theme park!

Distance: 3 hours & 4 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

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Image Source: naturalbridgeva.com/caverns.html

Caverns At Natural Bridge

15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578 (540) 291-2121

There are so many different caverns to choose from in the state of Virginia. Caverns at Natural Bridge is probably one of the closest caverns to the Lynchburg, VA area. Visitors can enjoy the Natural Bridge Caverns tour which descends more than 34 stories deep within the Earth to get to the magnificent natural display! 

Distance: 58 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

children's museum in richmond

2626 West Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 474-7062

The Children's Museum of Richmond is only 2 hours away, and filled with many different adventures within the museum. They have a variety of exhibits for children to enjoy. Parents and children can spend the day together learning and playing in a great family environment. 

Distance: 2 hours & 8 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

Dinosaur Land

3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, White Post, VA 22663 (540) 869-2222

Enjoy this roadside attraction that features over 50 dinosaurs. Dinosaur Land invites guests to step into the world of prehistoric past. Join them as they turn back the pages of time to the Mesozoic era, when dinosaurs were the only creatures to roam the earth. 

Distance: 2 hours & 37 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

James River Adventures

150 Rocky Hill Rd., Madison Heights, VA 24572 (434) 847-1090

James River Adventures offers their visitors opportunities to explore and enjoy the scenic James River by canoe or kayak. Their goal is to make sure people have the chance to learn more about nature and experience the James River's history, health, and future, all while having a blast enjoying its beauty. 

Distance: Madison Heights, it's only a few minutes from Lynchburg, VA

Kings Dominion

16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047 (804) 876-5000

Opening March 24th, 2018, Kings Dominion is Virginia's premier themed amusement park. With award-winning fun and Kings Dominion Soak City included with admission, it's no wonder why everyone has fun at this amusement park. From big thrills to little thrills, Kings Dominion has every kind of fun you are looking for in a place where the fun will never end.

Distance: 2 hours & 18 minutes

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Image Source: massresort.com/play/waterpark

Massanutten Resort water park

1200 Adventure Dr, McGaheysville, VA 22840 (540) 289-9441

Massanutten Water Park offers non-stop thrills, with water always heated to 84 degrees fahrenheit. Children of all ages will enjoy themselves in a water fortress, inflatable adventures, body slides, pools, lazy rivers, and hot tubs. 

Distance: 1 hours & 48 minutes

thrift & antique shopping

Lynchburg, VA is full of some fantastic places to go thrifting or antique shopping. Check out our antique shops page and consignment shops for some ideas of where to head on your thrifting adventures here in Lynchburg! 

Distance: in Lynchburg, VA

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Image Source: vasc.org

Virginia Air + Space Center

600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA 23669 (757) 727-0900

The Virginia Air & Space Center is a little further away from Lynchburg, VA than most of the places on this list, but it's definitely worth the drive. Explore outer space at this museum that features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, and more than 30 historic aircrafts. This is a hands-on space exploration gallery with unique space flight artifacts and much more! 

Distance: 3 hours & 25 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

VA Beach

If you love the beach like me, you definitely need to take the drive up to Virginia Beach. Have fun at the beach while tanning, then at night explore Oceanfront (where the action is) which offers lots of restaurants and entertainment to choose from. Enjoy the three-mile boardwalk down the strip of Virginia Beach.

Distance: 4 hours & 5 minutes from Lynchburg, VA

As you can tell, there are quite a few places near Lynchburg, VA to check out this spring. For a more local list of things to do this spring make sure to check out our Local Things to Do blog or just check out our Things to Do in Lynchburg, VA pages.

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