One of the many joys of traveling is the opportunity to explore and experience new things. If you are a lover of arts and different cultures, you will find that Smith Mountain Lake offers an assortment of rich cultural and artistic experiences for you to enjoy. Whether strolling through a museum, listening to music or visiting an historic site, Smith Mountain Lake never fails to disappoint when it comes to offering an interesting and enriching artistic and cultural experience. The following are several interesting Smith Mountain Lake art and cultural experiences you should check out while visiting the area.
Taubman Museum of Art
The Taubman Museum of Art is one of the top Smith Mountain Lake art museums. When visiting, you are first taken aback by the architectural beauty and uniqueness of the 77-foot glass construction. Once you get inside, be prepared to enjoy a plethora of exhibits and programs for art lovers of all types and ages. The Taubman Museum of Art hosts up to 20 exhibits a year and is the permanent home to a number of art collections. Children and teens 16 years and younger can enjoy the museum’s interactive art space known as the Art Venture. During warm weather, the museum hosts a number of outside events on the grounds as well.
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Learn more about the history of one of the most well-known and historically interesting presidents, Thomas Jefferson, by visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. This building is considered a historic landmark and was Jefferson’s private retreat. Here visitors learn more about Jefferson’s legacy, his position in the Poplar Forest community as well as details on the lives of the people, both within the community as well as on the plantations of this retreat. In addition to exploring the history of Thomas Jefferson, a number of events are held at the retreat for public enjoyment. If you are planning a visit, make sure to check out the calendar on the company’s website for the latest events and programs.
Bedford Wine Trail
If you are a lover of wine, the Bedford Wine Trail is a must visit while in Smith Mountain Lake. Home to six wineries, you will thoroughly enjoy exploring some or all of them at your own leisure. Each of the wineries offer a unique experience that not only includes wine tastings but also the opportunity to learn more about the agricultural aspect of wine-making as well as interacting with local wildlife. Bring food for a nice picnic at one of the wineries. If you visit all six wineries on your trip, you will receive a free Bedford Wine Trail wine glass.
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