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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!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to walk or bike. Paved path and mountain bike trails. Pretty waterfall!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza joint in Rivermont! If you're looking for local beers ask about Neds! It's a specialty shop in the restaurant.”
  • 25 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
American Restaurant
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“1.2 miles from the Cottage. Fabulous burgers, drinks, and more. Walk on the Bluff-walk from here. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“Excellent children’s museum with a great multi-level rope-based playscape. Excellent rainy day location for the under-ten set. Set in an old warehouse by the James River in downtown Lynchburg, it’s also a great introduction to this very pretty city. ”
  • 25 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
Farmers Market
“Indoor market with soul food and patisserie: good place for nosh while antiquing downtown. ”
  • 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
History Museum
“Historic house tour of Lynchburg’s major home. Worth doing if you’re an old house freak. ”
  • 12 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. ”
  • 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
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
Bar
“As its name implies, dogs are welcome outside on the patio at The Water Dog! Great beer & raw oyster menu. Perfect for catching a game or grabbing a drink before a show. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our favorite fine dining in Lynchburg! The food is well made and provide large portions. This is located on the bluff walk which provides beautiful views of the James River!”
  • 17 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!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizza joint in Rivermont! If you're looking for local beers ask about Neds! It's a specialty shop in the restaurant.”
  • 25 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
American Restaurant
“1.2 miles from the Cottage. Fabulous burgers, drinks, and more. Walk on the Bluff-walk from here. ”
  • 25 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
“If you like upscale Italian, this is the place to go! Within walking distance for a perfect evening.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“As its name implies, dogs are welcome outside on the patio at The Water Dog! Great beer & raw oyster menu. Perfect for catching a game or grabbing a drink before a show. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“This is our favorite fine dining in Lynchburg! The food is well made and provide large portions. This is located on the bluff walk which provides beautiful views of the James River!”
  • 17 locals recommend

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