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You have access to 1000 miles of public trout water and endless warm water opportunities in the Shenandoah Valley! Did you know the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia is a virtual fly fishing fish market? Even the most hardcore angler will find a new, exciting challenge! Whether you’re looking for hunting grounds, hunting locations, hunting...

History of The Wilderness Road Migration Route in Harrisonburg In 1737, Thomas Harrison, the son of English immigrants, settled on the land around several natural springs to make his home. The town of Harrisonburg grew up around those springs. His brothers chose to settle in other nearby locations in what would become Rockingham County. Still s...

Centrally located in the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg is an excellent hub to plan your next travel destination. Whether you travel to the area for ethnic and farm-to-table dining, one-of-a-kind shopping, endless outdoor adventure, bike-friendly trails, warm hospitality, or for all these reasons; Harrisonburg is ready to welcome you! The s...


Visit Harrisonburg!

Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, our history and hospitality are as ever-present as the beautiful mountains. Harrisonburg is a vibrant community with a diverse population, an amazing food scene and rich in arts & culture. The mountains to the east and west and the rolling hills of the great valley are a playground for outdoor recreation lovers. Harrisonburg is the perfect gateway for heart pumping adventure and boasts multi-use paths and trails as well as outfitters and guides to get you where you want to be.

Harrisonburg’s walkable and bikeable downtown district is alive with music, art and history. There is much to explore from nearly 40 restaurants to locally-owned shops, to one-of-a-kind museums. Downtown has been designated Virginia’s first Culinary District and an Arts & Cultural District. The vibrancy and diversity are evident in the local businesses, restaurants and many special events and festivals.

Make the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center your first stop. At this Virginia State Certified Regional Visitor Center, you can pick up free travel information and maps. Stop in to talk with a certified travel specialist about lodging, dining and things to do in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area. Learn about the history of the building and the entire region through interactive exhibits at the Valley Turnpike Museum and Civil War Orientation Center. Plus, browse the Rocktown Gift Shoppe and enjoy fresh pastries and treats in our bakery.

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