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Welcome to the Department of Tourism

Bedford: a place of discoveries.

Follow Route 460 east to Bedford and visit the legendary Peaks of Otter along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Smith Mountain Lake, The National D-Day Memorial, and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.  Explore the Bedford Wine Trail, Bedford Artisan Trail, Centertown Bedford and Agritourism businesses.

The Bedford Welcome Center is located at 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523, at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 122. Our hours of operation are January thru December 9:00am to 5:00pm. seven days a week. The Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Our telephone number is 540-587-5681 or toll free 1-877-447-3257.

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    A look at the list of dining possibilities in the Bedford area will reveal how eclectic culinary offerings are. In the mood for Mexican? Want a great pizza or a gourmet Italian dinner? How about fresh, local trout? An easy, country dinner overlooking the majestic peaks, a lake dinner cruise, a quick meal at a local diner, Bedford is full of possibilities that make visiting a delicious thing to do.Read more>>

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    Swimming and boating, historic walking tours and wine tastings, camping and skiing, and gazing at hawks soaring above the Blue Ridge Mountains. Or perhaps you’d care for a concert in Roanoke? A dinner overlooking the Peaks of Otter? Shopping in Lynchburg? Walking through Native American villages at Virginia’s Explore Park? Come with us, then, and discover the array of wonders that Bedford offers visitors of all ages and interest. Read More>>

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    Visit Bedford

    We’ve compiled a list of useful resources to help you in planning your trip. Request information, download maps, get directions and learn more about the beautiful and varied Bedford region! Read More>>

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    To View upcoming events in Bedford, Virginia Read More>>