The 10 Best Things to Do in Mount Jackson, United States

August 8, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Mount Jackson in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Horseback Riding Tours. Discover best things to do in Mount Jackson with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Mount Jackson

1. Fort Valley Ranch

299 S Fort Valley Rd, Fort Valley, VA 22652-3109 +1 888-754-5771
Excellent
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Fort Valley Ranch

Mountain horseback trail riding. Enjoy a trail ride on one of our gentle mountain horses. Located in the Shenandoah Mountains near Luray Va. Ranch packages, Bunkhouse Cabins and Camping available. No experience necessary. Children must be at least 8 years old and our horses cannot safely carry more than 250 lbs. Reservations are strongly suggested. Open year round,every day.

Reviewed By LifesATripSmile - West Jefferson, NC

We met up with our cousins and stayed in one of the cabins for the weekend, It was well equipped and clean.
Saturday we did the half day ride up the mountain and got to look over the valley and small town below, beautiful !! Then we made our way down. Our guide was excellent, very helpful and making sure we were all together and safe.
We have our own horses but did not bring them, they are well trained and the folks at Fort Valley seem to have a great sense on what horse you should have.
The horses were awesome for all 4 of us!!
We look forward to making this a yearly event!!
The campground is clean and has lots of shade and your horse stalls should you bring your own are right next to you, which I would very much appreciate!!
Laura, Thank you for everything!!

2. Shenandoah Caverns

261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-1432 +1 540-477-3115
Excellent
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4.5 based on 454 reviews

Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns has been thrilling visitors since 1922. It is the only Virginia cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. It's also the closest major cavern to I-81 (Exit 269). Our famous bacon formations are so unusual they were featured in National Geographic. Personally guided tours through our 17 soaring rooms take approximately one hour. Also see our other attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear, American Celebration on Parade (open seasonally), and the Yellow Barn. Open all year. Located 2 minutes from I-81, Exit 269, five miles north of New Market, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Let the exploration begin! Please keep in mind that while Shenandoah Caverns does have an elevator, it is not considered handicap accessible. The pathway is crushed gravel with slight inclines throughout the tour, so assistance is required to navigate the tour via wheelchair. There is also one small portion that is not accessible by wheelchair at all. If you are walking the tour, you must be able to stand for one hour and walk one mile. If you have any questions about accessibility, please give us a call.

Reviewed By cryoung2 - Charleston, West Virginia

This is a good tour to take and see the sights of nature at work. We appreciated the elevator and really enjoyed our young tourguide. I definitely recommend seeing this cave.

3. Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842-2037
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 199 reviews

Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Reviewed By Fran F - Waldorf

in the area checking out a campground for this summer. Factory 1/2 mile from campground! Self-guided tour and very friendly/knowledgeable staff. Free samples of ALL flavors! Don't forget to ask about "broken bag" specials. Just the smell makes your mouth water! Then you sample! Then you buy! Great fresh crafted chips. We'll stop here anytime we're with an hour's drive!!! Love it!

4. American Celebration on Parade

261 Caverns Rd, Shenandoah Caverns, Quicksburg, VA 22847-1432 +1 540-477-3115
Excellent
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

American Celebration on Parade

Reviewed By MaryannF650 - Clarksville, Tennessee

We were traveling with seniors, on our way to Mont Tremblant and this was one of our stops. How enjoyable was this!!!! Took lots and lots of fun pictures. Floats from holidays, Presidential Parades, and other festivals lifesize and colorful. My husband and I didn't think we would enjoy this attraction but boy what fun this was. This is one hidden gem. Traveled all over the US and Canada and bypassed this. How sad! Admission is so affordable ($10 I think) You can get on some of these floats for some fantastic pictures. Enjoyable for all age groups, kids and seniors alike. These are originals no reproductions. Give yourself enough time to gawk at them. Grounds outdoors are beautiful and picturesque. Free parking and picnic tables outdoors. What a great treat for the family without breaking the bank!

5. Edinburg Mill

214 S Main St, On historic US-11, Exit 279 on I-81, Edinburg, VA 22824-9323 +1 540-984-8400
Excellent
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Edinburg Mill

Reviewed By Saluki66686 - Bellaire, Michigan

The mill is now a wonderful museum with period exhibits, a film, gift shop and restaurant. Displays were fascinating. The mill is one of the few to escape "The burning" during the Civil War.

6. Virginia Museum of the Civil War

8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market, VA +1 866-515-1864
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Virginia Museum of the Civil War

This is the only state-owned Civil War museum in Virginia and is administered by the Virginia Military Institute. The site consists of three elements: The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and the Historic Bushong Farm.The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail System. The museum focuses on the whole war in the Commonwealth of Virginia with special attention paid to the Battle of New Market on May 15th 1864 and the role played by the corps of cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. A total of 257 cadets from VMI participated in the battle with 47 wounded and 10 killed because of the fighting. The museum features exhibits, dioramas, artifacts from the battle and an Emmy-award winning film called Field of Lost Shoes shown hourly in the theater. Outside visitors will enjoy three hundred acres of core battlefield property accessible by foot or car. The New Market Battlefield State Historical Park offers two walking trails across the farm and battlefield terminating atop Bushong's Hill and two scenic overlooks 100 feet above the Shenandoah River. Historically-named features include the Field of Lost Shoes, a wheatfield so named by cadets because of lost footwear, and the Fatal Orchard, a dangerous part of the battlefield next to the farm. Finally, the Bushong Farm features seven buildings to explore. The two frame houses were witnesses to the battle that day. Exhibits inside tell the story of what life was like in the Shenandoah Valley before and during the Civil War.

Reviewed By ksrich - Linwood, Kansas

This was an excellent museum showing the civil war in Virginia and especially the part Virginia Military Institute played in the New Market Battle. Be sure to watch the movie, it was done very well. We walked the trails afterwards to where the family stayed in the cellar during the battle. Hard to imagine the two sides were as close as they were. Be sure to learn about the field of shoes.
We would recommend this to anyone.

7. River Hill Wine & Spirits

356 Ruffners Ferry Rd, Luray, VA 22835-4402 +1 540-843-0890
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5 based on 88 reviews

River Hill Wine & Spirits

River Hill Wine and Spirits is a family owned, farm based winery and distillery located along the Shenandoah River in Luray, Page county, Virginia. We pride ourselves in small batch high quality Wines and Whiskeys. We also have a full selection of farm raised beef and pork products as well as farm fresh eggs available for sale at the distillery building

Reviewed By mdfoodies2017 - California, Maryland

We showed up 15 minutes before the published opening. The owner took us inside and gave us a tour and tasting immediately. The owner was very talented, personable and colorful person. He gave a very informative, informal, friendly tour and tasting. They have a lot going on here. There is the whiskey distilling, the winery, and the farm. River Hill also sells its own beef. It is a true family operation. This was a great, relaxing tour. Highly recommended.

8. New Market State Historical Park

Route 305, New Market, VA 22844 +1 866-515-1864
Excellent
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

New Market State Historical Park

Reviewed By judy177 - Cookeville, Tennessee

Wish we had found this earlier so we could have spent more time. The movie Field of Lost Shoes is based on this site. A group of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute who participated in the Battle of New Market against U.S. forces during the American Civil War. The battle was fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on May 15, 1864. The name of the movie came from the fact of many shoes were left on the battlefield because of the muddy conditions during the battle.

9. Meems Bottom Covered Bridge

State Route 720, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Excellent
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Meems Bottom Covered Bridge

Reviewed By merrydb - Alexandria, Virginia

Quick detour off I81. Highly recommend!!!! Nice pull off lot just beyond one end so you can get out and walk to the bridge. Beautiful spot for photographs. First time at covered bridge for our two teens and they were even impressed.

10. Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade

397 Caverns Road, Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847 +1 540-477-4300
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 42 reviews

Shenandoah Caverns - American Celebration on Parade

American Celebration on Parade is a museum of over 20 full size parade floats and props from Presidential Inaugurals, Rose Parades, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parades and more. See the floats up close, at your own pace. You can even board some of the floats to stand where presidents and other famous Americans have stood. It's a once in a lifetime experience! American Celebration is open seasonally, please call for more information. American Celebration on Parade is part of Shenandoah Caverns Family of Attractions. The venue also offers over 9,000 sq ft of open space for corporate events, banquets, trade shows and more. It can table seat up to 600+ or stadium seat up to 1000. The Celebration can also host trade shows of up to 50 booths. To learn more about event rentals, please visit our website.

Reviewed By Joe H - DeWitt, New York

If you're visiting Shenandoah Caverns, be sure to stop in and see this building, just down the road a short way. I didn't expect much but was really impressed with the awesome display of parade floats. I almost skipped this, but after seeing it I was very glad I didn't.

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