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Historical Sites
Arts & Theatre
Unique Places
Sports
Music
Museums
Special Events

Culture & Events

History of Pulaski County

Learn and explore the story of the past and present through a two-hour car tour accompanied and guided by the izi app historical marker tour. Stop by suggested historic eats and stays on your journey. You'll discover historical sites and numerous other unique places that reflect the history and culture of Pulaski County.

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Pulaski Train Depot

The Train Depot was built in 1888, just two years after the commonwealth chartered the Town of Pulaski. It is crafted from Peak Creek granite and affectionately called the Grand Old Lady of Pulaski. It now serves as a community meeting place for events throughout the year. It now serves as a community meeting place for events throughout the year and is home to the Pulaski Marketplace, the County’s farmer’s market.

20 S Washington Ave, Pulaski VA

Additional Historical Sites

Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

5550 Bagging Plant Rd, Dublin VA

Prospect Avenue

Pulaski VA

The Calfee Community & Cultural Center

Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Civil War Battlefield

Route 100 North, Dublin VA

Arts & Theatre

Art is a private affair based on one’s individual taste. That’s why in Pulaski County you might be surprised to find so much of the local arts including Appalachian arts and crafts.

The Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley is located on West Main Street in the Town of Pulaski. This non-profit organization was established in 1978. Its mission is, “believing that art is important to the life of the community, our purpose is to foster an enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of all forms of art, promote art education, and to encourage and support artists to provide education, art shows, and to continue…… so that all may enjoy the arts.”

Adaire Theatre

8 W Main St, Pulaski, VA 24301

Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley

21 W Main St, Pulaski VA

Pulaski Theatre

Pulaski VA

Scarette's Plaza Cinema

7643 Lee Highway, Radford VA

NRV Regional Theatre

3054 Greenbriar Rd, Draper VA

Unique Places

DC Wysor Observatory

600 Dunlap Rd, Dublin VA

St. Alban's Sanitorium

6248 University Park Drive, Radford VA

Thornspring Pastures

5090 Thornspring Rd., Pulaski VA

Sports

Play outside! In Pulaski County, we are home to recreational and collegiate sports. Calfee Park hosts the collegiate summer Appalachian League team, the Pulaski River Turtles. Famous for hosting the Nascar Busch Series, the Motor Mile Speedway is located in Dublin and is home to drag racing, go karts, a demolition derby, and more. Play golf at one of our three golf courses and enjoy disc golf courses at Randolph Park and Thorn Spring Golf & Event Center.

Pulaski River Turtles Baseball

700 South Washington Ave, Pulaski VA

Motor Mile Speedway & Dragway

6749 Lee Highway, Fairlawn VA

Disc Golf Course

5100 Alexander Road, Dublin Virginia 24084

Music

Nothing is more powerful than the impact of music on our well-being. Music, is the type of thing that can instantly change our mood and at the same time introduce us to new things and new experiences. You can find all types of music in Pulaski County from beach music ushering in the sounds of summer, to local rock bands and folk music. In Southwest Virginia, there is also a strong interest in old-time and bluegrass music that echos the sounds of multiple generations of music.

Music fills the area parks during the summer from the Town of Pulaski Jackson Park Music series, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center, to the shores of Claytor Lake, at Rock House Marina. You can every style beach music, folk, to modern rock.

Bluegrass Jam Session

at the Pulaski Senior Center:
106 North Washington Ave, Pulaski VA

Listening Room

21 W Main St, Pulaski VA

SWVA Music Trail-Crooked Road Affiliate Fiddle, Banjo, & Dance Club

at New River Community College:
5251 State Rd 373, Dublin VA

Museums

The Raymond F. Ratcliffe Memorial Transportation Museum

51 Commerce St, Pulaski Va

Wilderness Road Regional Museum

5240 Wilderness Rd, Dublin VA

Historic Pulaski County Courthouse & Museum

52 W Main St, Pulaski, VA

Special Events

Looking for a wedding or reception venue, or a place to hold a special event or meeting? Pulaski County offers a diverse range of special event and meeting spaces.

Claytor Lake Water's Edge Meeting Facility

Overlooking Claytor Lake from the water’s edge, this facility provides a unique, scenic setting for weddings, reunions, meetings, and other special events.

4400 State Park Rd, Dublin, VA 24084

The Draper Mercantile

The Pulaski Train Depot

Preston's at the River Course

Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast

New River Valley Fair Grounds

Thornspring Golf & Event Center

The River Company Restaurant & Brewery

Iron Heart Winery: Fariss Farms

Hampton Inn

Dublin Lion's Club

St. Alban's Sanatorium