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Best things to do in Lynchburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“Listed on the National Historic Landmark, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest was huge plantation and retreat home for America's 3rd President. The edifice's architecture, which is considered a fine example of neo-classical architecture, was designed by Jefferson himself. This architectural wonder is visited by hordes of nationals and tourists who come here to discover tit-bits of the life of the US President during the happy and final days of his life. Archaeological excursions are also taking place at the Poplar Forest. If you are truly interested in history or architecture, then the Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is a must visit for you. Check website for details. ~poplarforest.org”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Not sure if it is still on the menu, but if not I do believe one can still special order it. It's the Blackened Chicken Alfredo pizza. It's made with Alfredo sauce, chicken, diced tomatoes, and spinach. Definitely worth the trip!”
23 locals recommend
Park
“Start at the entrance on Langhorne Rd. and you can do the whole paved trail. Great place for a bike ride or run. ”
29 locals recommend
Diner
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“Favorite breakfast joint in town! Make sure to get there early on the weekend, they fill up fast for breakfast and lunch. ”
24 locals recommend
Museum
“Award-winning children's museum located in Downtown Lynchburg. One of Lynchburg's favorite family spots.”
22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Our favorite downtown pizzeria. It is right next to Randolph Women's College downtown.”
23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“My preference is the Port Wine Bleu Cheese Burger. Mouth watering! And you must try the Rosemary Parmesan Fries. Never had tried them before coming here, and believe me, these will be my choice from now one! Oh so good!”
23 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best tacos and Margaritas in town! We frequent here often. If you can, grab a seat on the back deck or lower patio for a great view! ”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“RA’s is such a great local eatery! The food is really great as well the pricing. Perfect dinner out for a group or just two😍 ”
22 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Homemade products: gifts, crafts, baked goods as well as fresh local produce (in season). You'll love it!”
18 locals recommend
Ski Area
“Year-round skiing, snowboarding, and tubing here! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes.”
17 locals recommend
History Museum
“Point of Honor is a historical home that preserves and interprets Lynchburg’s history. Officially built in 1815, Point of Honor is a Federal-style home and part of the Lynchburg Museum System. ~lynchburg.guide.com”
9 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“If you like upscale Italian, this is the place to go! Within walking distance for a perfect evening.”
15 locals recommend
University
“LU is a huge school around here, they have concerts, sports, or some form of entertainment going on almost all the time!”
11 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“English Hall is a 25-minute drive to Liberty University. Perfect place for parents and students to stay for Homecoming, Graduation, and special events.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious and fancier dinner or lunch option nearby in the Wyndhurst community.”
18 locals recommend