The 10 Best Things to Do in Harrisonburg, United States

July 30, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Harrisonburg is an independent city in the Shenandoah Valley region of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,914, with a census-estimated 2016 population of 53,078. Harrisonburg is the county seat of the surrounding Rockingham County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Harrisonburg with Rockingham County for statistical purposes into the Harrisonburg, Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a 2011 estimated population of 126,562.
Restaurants in Harrisonburg

1. Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020 +1 540-568-3194
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 201 reviews

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

Reviewed By JCW3-V - Luray, Virginia

Parking is limited and confusing for someone that is not familiar with the area. There is alot of see at this place and we always enjoy stopping by. Dont forget your camera, its a lovely place to take photos.

2. Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center

212 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3605 +1 540-432-8935
Excellent
66%
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center

Discover the history, culture, and amenities that make Harrisonburg one of the Virginia's most visited cities at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. Browse our library of brochures, maps, and travel resources for the areas best best place to explore, shop, dine, and recline. Exepreince what makes life better in the 'burg -plan your next adventure at the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center. Awarded with the "2016 Virginia Green Travel Star Award"

Reviewed By jehenson81

This visitor center is the home to four different things. The mian thing is a visitor information center with brochures for the area as well as nearby regions of Virginia. When I was looking at the racks of flyers, a very nice lady came over...MoreThank you so much for stopping by. We are glad to hear you had a great experience.

3. A Dream Come True Playground

1050 Neff Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Excellent
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5 based on 74 reviews

A Dream Come True Playground

Reviewed By piersonhut - Shenandoah Valley Virginia

This park while fairly small has all sorts of activities to keep the little ones occupied. Older kids will think the park is cool but may not have as much to do. But elementary school kids and younger have all sorts of things to do. By the way, James Madison university arboretum is located right across the street. Which also has a nice trail and duckpond. The kids will like that a lot as well, no crossing the street can be difficult at times.

4. White Oak Lavender Farm

5060 Newcomer Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2403 +1 540-421-6345
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 371 reviews

White Oak Lavender Farm

White Oak Lavender is a year round agritourism venue. We make more than 100 products from the lavender. From Memorial Day to Labor day there are daily guided farm tours one hour after opening. Private tours and group experiences are available by reservation at any time of year. Classes, Events and Self Guided tours are offered year round. We have a Discovery Area that includes viewing our domestic farm animals. It is not an actual petting zoo but our animals do love people! We have alpaca, horses, miniature horses, sheep, goat, rabbits and free range exotic hens. We do have a small picnic area that is first come first serve. Our guests also enjoy our indoor wine tasting room and our lavender ice cream all year round! Fun for all ages and a variety of interests! 10:00 AM - 6 PM April -December CLOSE AT 5 PM Jan, Feb and March WE ARE CLOSED 3 DAYS PER YEAR: THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEARS! Thank you and we look forward to your visit!

Reviewed By notawino - Woodbridge, Virginia

We went for a wine tasting and a look around the area. The farm is very pretty and the shop is filled with their own lavender-based products. Good variety of wine, reasonably priced with options, all about $1 per wine sampled. It seems to be...MoreThank you for visiting the farm. It is true our current POS does not proccess AMEX. We are looking into new systems, so maybe we can do that in the future! Thank you for coming to our family farm.

5. Explore More Discovery Museum

150 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3629 +1 540-442-8900
Excellent
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4.5 based on 90 reviews

Explore More Discovery Museum

Reviewed By malissahay - York, Pennsylvania

Took a weekend trip to Harrisonburg to have some water park fun. We spent Friday afternoon here. Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The children's museum is located in town which has an old fashioned feel. There was plenty of parking located near the museum and places to grab lunch. If your going to spend some time here over the weekend with kids this place should be on your list.

6. Virginia Quilt Museum

301 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3606 +1 540-433-3818
Excellent
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Virginia Quilt Museum

The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown historic district, the Museum is considered a resource center for the study of quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginians. The Museum offers rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts from its collection, other institutions, and private collections. Additionally, the Museum works to further its educational mission by hosting workshops and lectures.

Reviewed By vebbie68 - Pasadena, Maryland, United States

I accidentally stumbled upon this museum looking for something to do in Staunton. We were traveling via motorcycle from Florida to Maryland and had stopped for the night in Wytheville, VA. Thinking we were going to Staunton we ended up in Harrisonburg because I am a quilter and wanted to see this museum. My husband was able to get in free because he is a veteran. The 7 dollar admission fee was well worth it for me. They have a cute gift shop and friendly staff.

7. Shenandoah Heritage Market

121 Carpenter Ln, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-9777 +1 540-433-3929
Excellent
33%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 120 reviews

Shenandoah Heritage Market

Reviewed By VW49 - Ashburn, Virginia

Heritage Market is a collection of old style shops in a large warehouse building. Shop offerings range from a restaurant, antiques to local foods, and none really modern. The cafe was not really to our tastes but we browsed the shops and bought some buik foods and preserves. The Market may not be for everyone but it offers a brief experience with earlier times. When we are in the area, we do stop at a few favorite shops.

8. James Madison University

800 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0002 +1 540-568-6211
Excellent
79%
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

James Madison University

Reviewed By Jeff S - Richmond, Virginia

First time on campus in several years and boy have they grown. Scenic campus in fall and the people are very friendly. A spirited bunch of football fans and sea of tailgating. Lots of fun and a nice bookstore too. Easy access to I 81

9. Harrisonburg Farmers Market

228 S Liberty St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3622 +1 540-476-3377
Excellent
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Harrisonburg Farmers Market

Reviewed By TexasJane09 - San Antonio, Texas

There is, of course, produce and meat products, and plants and flowers but also several bakery vendors, and art and jewelry vendors. Several bakery items were absolutely delicious. We even ate barbeque from a local food truck. Friendly people and plenty of parking.

10. Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-8429 +1 540-438-1275
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center

Reviewed By enelrayak

A tour and hands-on experience of the lifestyle of past Mennonite and Brethern families in the valley. I had a lovely afternoon listening to the tour guides, seeing, and participating in chores required of families long ago. Would recommend a visit for any and all interested in learning such valuable tidbits of history, but would especially encourage our youth be given the opportunity to experience this bit of our past.

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