Top Ten Instagram Locations in Martinsville-Henry County
Don’t miss these Top 10 Instagram-worthy attractions in Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia! And don’t forget to tag us @VisitMartinsville!
1. The Big Chair - The chair is an icon of the Deep Roots initiative, which is aimed at highlighting unique assets and rich legacies in furniture. This chair serves as a symbol of where we came from and what's still important to us today. Fast Facts: Height: 21’ 3,” Weight: 4,400 pounds, Time to Build: 519 man hours, Chair Material: Metal, & Style: Grove Park Mission.
100 E. Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
2. Philpott Lake - Nestled among the rolling foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge, Philpott Lake is a scenic wonderland. The lake covers 3,000 acres with 100 miles of shoreland and has eight campgrounds, six beach areas, and nine boat launches.
1058 Philpott Dam Rd., Bassett, VA 24055
3. LOVEwork - Share the LOVE of Martinsville-Henry County by visiting the LOVEwork sculpture at the Smith River Sports Complex! MHC’s LOVEwork features a sports theme and shows how important outdoor recreation and sports are to the community.
1000 Irisburg Rd., Axton, VA 24054
4. Gravely-Lester Art Garden – Located in the heart of Martinsville's Arts & Cultural District, the Gravely-Lester Art Garden features six sculptures on a convenient walking path, a 100-year-old Remarkable Tree of Virginia, and is home to the museum's Historic Little Post Office, a former working post office (c.1893) on the USPS's Star Route.
207 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112
5. Antique Shell Station – When visiting Fieldale, don't be fooled by the exterior of this building. Although you see a Shell sign out front, gas pumps and benches with the Shell logo, you will not be able to purchase gas at this 1950's prototype Shell station. This restored station is home to Fieldale Antiques. You'll find yourself outside examining the 1953 model regular and premium grade gas pumps with displays of 18 & 23 cents per gallon and a 1920's pump, which used gravity instead of electricity to fill cars. Once inside the lobby, not only will you find an original restored floor and a 1890's cash register but a 25 -30 year antique collection.
478 Field Ave., Fieldale, VA 24089
6. Circus Mural - The mural shows a parade of elephants and other performers advertising the arrival of a circus in Martinsville around 1920. It shows elephants parading in front of the courthouse, with banners advertising the circus and First National Bank, as people watch. Before the days of television, the circus was a very big deal in Martinsville, small towns and throughout the country.
30 Franklin St., Martinsville, VA 24112
7. Clawd at the Virginia Museum of Natural History – Stop by the museum to experience the natural diversity of Virginia, and be sure to kick back with the resident sloth, Clawd.
21 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112
8. Old Glory Mural – Old Glory is a stunning American flag mural on the outer wall of TheatreWorks in Uptown Martinsville painted by Scott LoBaido. LoBaido created this 18 ft. x 38 ft. mural in honor of Cpl. JB Kerns, a local veteran who was wounded during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
44 Franklin St., Martinsville, VA 24112
9. Woodland Trail – Take a walk along the Butterfly Boardwalk, unwind in the Meditation Area, and let the kids explore in the Children’s Nature Play Area while trekking this beautiful loop.
475 Spencer Penn Rd., Spencer, VA 24165
10. The Silverbell Trail – The Silverbell trail will take you on a lovely wooded journey through the heart of town. Enjoy the ironwork sculptures at each end of the trail and look for the eight finely crafted bronze pieces along your walk.
Corner of Church St. & Oakdale St., Martinsville, VA 24112
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