Peaks of Otter

Breathtaking beauty along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The National D-Day Memorial

Honoring the valor and sacrifice of our soldiers

Smith Mountain Lake

Virginia’s largest lake — Filled with fun and adventure

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

The founding father’s beloved summer retreat

Welcome to Destination Bedford.

Destination Bedford is located where the Piedmont Plateau meets the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s between the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke, yet it retains its authentic rural beauty and charm. It’s also home to amazing experiences like exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting the National D-Day Memorial, walking in Thomas Jefferson’s footsteps at Poplar Forest, relaxing at Smith Mountain Lake and enjoying more outdoor adventure than you can imagine, all in Bedford, Virginia.

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Bedford, VA Welcome Center
Enter this address into your GPS and before you know it, you’ll arrive at the Bedford Area Welcome Center:

816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, Virginia, 24523
(877) 447-3257

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