Oct 26, 2020
TAZEWELL, Va. — A recent article in the Washington Post not only showcased some tourist destinations in Southwest Virginia, it also came at a time when the region’s tourism arm is ready to launch a marketing initiative in the spring.
Writer Erin Gifford, a Loudon County, Va. resident, penned the article after discovering that some sights in Southwest Virginia rivaled destinations people travel across the country to the West to see.
“She called me out of the blue,” said Tazewell County’s David Woodard, executive director of the Heart of Appalachia Tourism Authority and chair of the Tazewell County School Board. “I think she was planning a trip out West and found out she can actually see bison at Wilderness Road State Park and elk in Buchanan County.”
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