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VO: In the heart of Virginia awaits a place longing to give you the getaway you’ve been looking for….Come, meet Lynchburg….a place where trails offer adventure, streets proclaim history, natural beauty begs respite and people exude hospitality. It all starts here.
VO: Come….meet HISTORY
SHOT OF BING GRINDLE – TEXT: Bing Grindle, WWII Veteran
VO: Enter the past at the moving National D-Day Memorial. Overlooking the nearby town of Bedford it is reported to have sustained the highest per-capita losses on D-Day.
VO: Turn back the clock by climbing the 139 steps of Monument Terrace in downtown Lynchburg. Then explore the Lynchburg Museum.
VO: Enjoy Poplar Forest…Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat home.
VO: Or head to the National Park in nearby Appomattox to experience the surrender that ended the bloodiest chapter in our nation’s history, the American Civil War.
VO: At Point of Honor you can make candles or bake bread on a hearth – just like they did in the 1800s.
VO: See the stains of battle on the floor of Historic Sandusky, seized and used as Union Headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg… or visit the many Civil War Trail markers dotting the region.
VO: You’ll enjoy the colorful arboretum, history walks and eclectic gravesite stories at Old City Cemetery….
VO: And experience the life of Harlem Renaissance Poet Anne Spencer while visiting her home and restored gardens.
VO: Come….meet RECREATION
SHOT OF CLARK ZEALAND - TEXT: Clark Zealand, Ultra Marathoner
VO: Lynchburg offers over 80 miles of both relaxing and challenging trails to explore by bike or on foot….
VO: At the end of the trail is Amazement Square…Here you can satisfy your curiosity with a hands-on look at our world. Interactive displays and entertaining technology offer fun for children of all ages!
VO: The pristine waters of the James River present an opportunity to float your troubles away, whether by inner tube or kayak.
SHOT OF DAVID DUDLEY – TEXT: David Dudley, Professional Angler
VO: Or just relax on the shore and do a little fishing… the Lynchburg area is known for many record catches!
VO: Come…..meet ADVENTURE
SHOT OF LUKE FOSSE – TEXT: Luke Fosse, Professional Skier
VO: At Snowflex, the only year-round, artificial snow sports slope in the nation, you can tube, ski or snowboard. So, regardless of the temperature… be ready to ride.
VO: Lynchburg also offers indoor and outdoor rock-climbing, year-round ice skating, hot air balloons and flying trikes!
VO: Come…meet Shopping Secrets
VO: If retail therapy is on your vacation agenda, Lynchburg has you covered there too.
VO: You’ll find a variety of stores for every taste from dozens of quaint boutiques to recognized chains.
VO: Shop at Lynchburg’s Community Market for fresh produce and local made crafts
VO: Or find the treasure you’ve been searching for in one of Lynchburg’s unique antique shops.
VO: And if you’re looking for that elusive bargain…it’s right here! Lynchburg offers great outlet stores, from national fashion staple J-Crew to the incredible buys waiting for you at Must Have Shoes.
VO: Come…meet Culture SHOT OF ANGELA – TEXT: Angela Albers, Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
VO: Lynchburg offers a variety of art and cultural experiences sure to please every palate; from ballet to opera, from art galleries to live jazz, we have just the ticket for you! (show Riverview, Academy, Opera on James)
VO: Come……meet Culinary Creation
SHOT OF URS GABATHULER – TEXT: Urs Gabathuler, Main Street Eatery
VO: After discovering your style, you are bound to be ready for a good meal.
VO: Fine dining starts here!
VO: From award winning wineries, to homestyle brew – the Lynchburg area will quench your thirst.
VO: Along with recognized favorites, you’ll find dozens of unique eateries offering local fare that is distinctively Lynchburg. Its food so unique you’ll be coming back to the area for seconds and thirds.
VO: Come…meet RELAXATION
VO: After your delicious meal, you’ll be ready to wind down and there’s no better location for relaxation.
VO: The luxurious pampering Lynchburg has to offer is legendary. From facials and pedicures to couples massages – there are plenty of spas to help you drift away.
VO: Familiar hotels are plentiful in Lynchburg…
VO: but so are unique sleeping spots. From charming Bed and Breakfasts to a shoe-themed boutique hotel that’s just your size, you’ll find the perfect place to rest your head.
VO: Lynchburg, Virginia promises an unforgettable experience for your mind, endless delight for your senses and lasting memories for your heart.
VO: Come…..meet Lynchburg!
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