Staunton, Virginia CVB 2010-11 Visitors Guide : Page 7

what to see and do Staunton Augusta Art Center at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art 20 South New Street • Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-2028 • www.saartcenter.org Art gallery and sales; Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill Park every Memorial Day weekend. Art for Gifts every November/December. Art classes. Hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm M-F, 10:00 am-4:00 pm Sa, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Su Fees: Free Credit cards accepted, public restrooms, wheelchair accessible, gift shop Gypsy Express Mini Train 600 Churchville Avenue • Staunton, VA 24401 540-332-3945 • www.staunton.va.us (click on recreation) In 2007 the Gypsy Express entered its 50th year carrying children and their dreams in Staunton’s sprawling Gypsy Hill Park. The Express, Virginia’s “hometown” mini-train, is operated weekends during warm weather. Hours: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm Sa, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Su (last Saturday in April through end of October) • Fees: $1 per person; all rides are free on July 4 and Labor Day Staunton Music Guild www.stauntonmusicguild.org Supporting the performance and growth of music, regardless of genre. Browse artists, venues, events. Grand Caverns 5 Grand Caverns Drive • Grottoes, VA 24441 888-430-2283; 540-249-5705 • www.grandcaverns.com America’s oldest continuously operated showcave, voted #2 in America by Parade Magazine, and a National Natural Landmark. Grand Caverns is a powerful example of nature’s handiwork. Hours: varies with season • Fees: Varies – several discounts available – call for fee Credit cards accepted, public restrooms, gift shop, pets welcome (not in cave) on leash at park Stonewall Brigade Band Performing at Gypsy Hill Park 600 Churchville Ave. • Staunton, VA 24401 540-213-3880 • www.stonewallbrigadeband.com Oldest continuous community band in the nation. Free concerts every Monday, June– August at 8:00 pm in Gypsy Hill Park. Lawn chairs suggested as permanent seating is limited. Hours: performances M 8:00 pm June-August Fees: Free Wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, snack bar Montgomery Hall Park 1000 Montgomery Avenue • Staunton, VA 24401 540-332-3945 • www.staunton.va.us (click on recreation) 148 acres of rolling hills offers quiet woodlands and hiking, fitness and birding trails. The park also has softball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, a disc-golf course, soccer complex and a public swimming pool. Hours: M-Su 4:00 am-11:00 pm • Fees: Free (pool and certain athletic games have entrance fees) Sunspots Studios and Glassblowing 202 South Lewis Street • Staunton, VA 24401 800-659-8650; 540-885-0678 • www.sunspots.com See live glassblowing daily. Visit our gallery of copper and art glass gifts made in our studios. Pandora and Holly Yashi Jewelry and other hand-crafted accessories. Hours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm M-Sa, 11:30 am-5:00 pm Su, open until 9:00 pm F-Sa during summer months & December Fees: Free Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public restrooms, gift shop Natural Chimneys Park 94 Natural Chimneys Lane • Mt. Solon, VA 22843 540-350-2510 (seasonal); 540-245-5729 • www.co.augusta.va.us Seasonal camping and pool. Seven rock “chimneys” towering up to 120 feet. Home of National Jousting Tournament Hall of Fame. Hours: dawn to dusk • Fees: No general park admission except on dates of special events. Camping fees vary – please call Credit cards accepted, wheelchair accessible, public (seasonal) restrooms, pets welcome (on leash in park) Visulite Cinemas 12 North Augusta Street • Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-9959 • www.visulitecinemas.com Historic restored movie house showing first-run movies; stadium seating with plush rocker-back chairs . family fun Gypsy Hill Park 600 Churchville Avenue • Staunton, VA 24401 540-332-3945 • www.staunton.va.us (click on recreation) A sprawling 214 acre park that includes a public golf course, football and baseball stadiums, a gymnasium, a lake, two playgrounds, three youth baseball fields, a public swimming pool, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, the Gypsy Express Mini Train, the Duck Pond and a bandstand. Pavilions with modest outdoor cooking facilities and picnic tables are spread throughout the park. 1.3 mile circular roadway is a designated play street and is suitable for walkers, bicyclists and rollerbladers. Hours: M-Su 4:00 am-11:00 pm Fees: Free (pool and certain athletic games have entrance fees) www.VisitStaunton.com 7

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