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Welcome to Big Walker Lookout &
BW Country Store

Open year around, 10am to 6pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

 Over 20 Artisans & Crafters have their wares available year round!


Celebrating 70 years in Business!!
Family Owned and Operated


Check out our 2017 Events Calendar 

Book Signings by Local Authors,
Craft & Artisan Demonstrations and
Live Music on the Porch every Saturday & Sunday
All Summer Long May through October.


Big Walker Lookout is Virginia's oldest privately owned scenic attraction, and is located
 in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia!  At an elevation of 3,405 feet, Big Walker Lookout
affords one of the  most spectacular views of the Appalachian Mountains to our visitors. 
Looking out over the patterned  farms of Virginia in one direction and the untouched wilderness in another,
you'll find it hard to believe that the views are real.  As if the mountains' natural height weren't
enough, Big Walker Lookout features an observation tower that puts you another 100 feet higher. 
 Climb above the treetops to enjoy a view beyond belief, "Where only the Birds See More"!
 We are a family owned and operated business, and have been serving visitors here since 1947.
Now being operated by 2nd and 3rd generations of the Kime Family, we feel that the visitors
that come to Big Walker Lookout & the BW Country Store are like family, and we hope
 to continue that tradition, which has been going strong for 70 years! So. whether you are planning a
 trip to the Wytheville area, just passing through on your way somewhere else, or you're a local
that lives just down the road, be sure to make Big Walker Lookout & BW Country Store a
stop on your trip and let us make you a part of the family!! 


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Shop the
BW Country Store Online!
Open 24/7!

Love all those country jams, jellies, and candies- but can't make it to the BW Country Store today? Not a problem!
Order right from the comfort of your own home, online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!!

Looking for Vacation or Travel Information?
Contact us and let us help you make your vacation more memorable.
  Look through our website and then come and visit the mountains of western Virginia.

We are Located on the Big Walker National Scenic Byway on
U.S. 52 North of Wytheville, VA and are open 10am to 5pm every day.

Driving directions - From......

I-81 North or South: take Exit 70 onto U.S. 52 North - travel 12 miles to Big Walker Lookout.

I-77 South from West Virginia: take Exit 52 onto U.S. 52 South - travel 8 miles on the scenic byway to Big Walker Lookout.

I-77 North from North Carolina: take Exit 47 onto State Route 717 - left. Follow 717 for 4 miles to U.S. 52 North,
 turn right and drive 4 miles up the scenic mountain highway to Big Walker Lookout .

We are located on the Wythe/Bland county line, GPS directions will depend on the brand of your unit. 
 The address to key in will be 8999 Stoney Fork Road, Wytheville, VA 24382. 
 If your unit does not have that address, try South Scenic Highway, Bland, VA 24315.
 Our GPS coordinates are Lat 37.046068 by Long. -81.228077. 
Another way to say it is N37 2.7641', W081 13.6846' 

 While you're in the area... visit these other local attractions!


 Old Fort Antique Mall in Virginia 
Exit 77 - Interstate I-81 and I-77 east of Wytheville

Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum Gift Shop

Exit 80 off I-81 and I-77 east of Wytheville

Exit 58 off I-77 north of Bland, VA

Exit 73 off I-81 and I-77 at Wytheville

Deertrail Park Campground Inc.


Pioneer Village Campground

         Fort Chiswell RV Campground   


 Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Area Information:



                  Virginia is for Lovers

Regional Information:


Draper Valley Golf Course




Other areas of Interest:
Americana Rhythm Magazine

More About Us......

A nice feature article in the Bland Click to view Messenger and in the Wytheville Enterprise about one of our crafters talks about her hobby that turned into a delightful business

Article about fall color & good trips Click to view includes Big Walker Lookout
by Roanoke Times

Nice article written about Big Walker Click to view by Bristol Harold Courier

Nice article written about Big Walker Click to view by Roanoke Times

Nice Photos of Big Walker Click to view by Roanoke Times

Contact Information


Open daily 10am to 5pm 7 days a week ('till 6pm in the summer)
We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Postal address
8711 Stoney Fork Rd.
Wytheville, VA  24382
Electronic mail
General Information: info@scenicbeauty-va.com
Webmaster: ronkime@gmail.com

Marketing Manager: bigwalkermarketing@gmail.com


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Big Walker Lookout
8711 Stoney Fork Rd.
Wytheville, VA 24382

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Last modified: 08/06/17