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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“There is a variety of craft beer sold here. I mean, who doesn't want a beer with their pizza?”
  • 24 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
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
Park
“Great place to walk or bike. Paved path and mountain bike trails. Pretty waterfall!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Come to the Saturday's market on Saturday mornings and find delicious breakfast, fresh breads, deserts, cheeses as well as lots of farm fresh vegetables!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you enjoy a cocktail, this place is where to order a great drink with your tacos. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“Award-winning children's museum located in Downtown Lynchburg. One of Lynchburg's favorite family spots.”
  • 23 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
History Museum
“Walk down Cabell St to check out this Civil War era mansion overlooking the James River. Point of Honor was home to Dr. George Cabell was physician and friend of Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. The mansion was restored in the 1970's and tours are available Monday - Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. Please visit pointofhonor.org for more information.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Ski Area
“There are only two complexes in the world like this one. You can “ski” or “snowboard” on this viscous surface any day of the year. It’s pretty awesome. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious and fancier dinner or lunch option nearby in the Wyndhurst community.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like upscale Italian, this is the place to go! Within walking distance for a perfect evening.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
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“"Serving three meals a day, The White Hart & Blackwater Coffee Co. is a place where locally-sourced food, great books, and people of every background and social group, meet in harmony. Their coffee is roasted in-house and table fare is locally sourced when possible. "”
  • 12 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

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“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!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“There is a variety of craft beer sold here. I mean, who doesn't want a beer with their pizza?”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“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
Diner
“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
Restaurant
“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
Bar
“Delicious and fancier dinner or lunch option nearby in the Wyndhurst community.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like upscale Italian, this is the place to go! Within walking distance for a perfect evening.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“"Serving three meals a day, The White Hart & Blackwater Coffee Co. is a place where locally-sourced food, great books, and people of every background and social group, meet in harmony. Their coffee is roasted in-house and table fare is locally sourced when possible. "”
  • 12 locals recommend

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