Attractions

Harrisonburg offers beautiful architecture, one-of-a-kind museums, locally crafted beverages and a wide variety of attractions with character.  Whether your entertainment preferences range from tame to extreme, Harrisonburg has attractions to get your heart pumping and delight your senses. One doesn’t have to look far to find both eclectic musicians and nationally known performers at local venues ranging from the JMU Forbes Center for the Performing Arts to The Golden Pony. Enjoy hiking, biking, scenic touring activities in and around Harrisonburg. The area offers numerous cultural excursions in the forms of museums, events, and festivals. Musical events attract visitors year round from the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival to the Sing Me High Music Festival.

Downtown Harrisonburg, a 40-block downtown district is easily explored on foot, by bike, on scooter or by car. This “Great American Main Street Award” winning Downtown gives you that sought-after small town vibe with modern amenities, international cuisine, museums, art galleries and street murals. Harrisonburg is only a short distance from five wineries, two national forests and the popular Massanutten Resort and Waterpark.

Harrisonburg is Adventurous By Nature!

Attraction Categories

ARTISAN CENTERS

Explore work by outstanding artists and discover hand-crafted hidden gems when you visit artisans along the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Artisan Trail.

BREWERIES

Harrisonburg is rich with breweries that serve beer of all kinds. There is sure to be a beer for everyone in the ‘burg.

CIVIL WAR SITES

Harrisonburg played a critical role in the Civil War. Tour sites across town that are rich in Civil War history.

FAMILY FUN

With bowling, a Children’s Museum, and outdoor recreation opportunities, Harrisonburg is filled with family-friendly fun and educational activities.

FARMS & GARDENS

From farms and you-pick venues, Harrisonburg offers some of the best agritourism sites and activities in Virginia.

HISTORIC SITES

Discover Harrisonburg rich history and heritage in sites ranging from monuments to cultural
Centers.

LIVE MUSIC

Harrisonburg offers a variety of music venues and genres that host concerts and weekly events. From cozy acoustic venues to state of the art theatres hosting national acts, Harrisonburg has something for every music lover.

MUSEUMS

With museums ranging in topics from art to quilts to jewelry, there is surely a museum in Harrisonburg for anyone’s interests!

OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outdoor recreation and sports enthusiasts won’t find a better spot for adventure than Harrisonburg. Hiking and biking trails galore, fishing spots, rock climbing, golf courses, and more make Harrisonburg place for outdoor fun.

PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

Harrisonburg is filled with parks and playgrounds of all kinds, from disc golf parks, to accessible playgrounds.

PERFORMANCE VENUES

An array of acts tour Harrisonburg’s many performance venues showcasing cutting-edge films, live theatre, regionally known music acts, and more.

SHOPPING

Harrisonburg is a shopper’s dream, filled with unique and local specialty shops and stores to find whatever you’re looking for!

TOURS

Take a tour of Harrisonburg brews, historical sites, gardens, arts, and more.

TRIP IDEAS

Harrisonburg is an excellent hub to plan your next travel destination. Explore our variety of trip itineraries to enjoy all that the burg has to offer.

VINEYARDS

Relax at one of Harrisonburg’s many vineyards while taking in the beautiful mountain views or join a vineyard tour, tasting or event.