Explore the best things to do in Lexington, VA

Located a few minutes from the Virginia Horse Center, the Country Inn & Suites, Lexington puts you near the best equine sports in the Shenandoah Valley. We’re also close to Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, making our hotel a great place to recharge after campus events. For outdoor things to do, stroll beneath the 34-story Natural Bridge of Virginia, explore the Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden, or take a tour of Rockbridge Vineyard. Your family will love spending an evening at Hull's Drive-In Theatre, where you can catch the latest blockbuster while enjoying a burger or a funnel cake from the concession stand.

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Virginia Safari Park

9.92 mi / 15.96 km from the hotel
Enjoy family fun when you visit this conservationist park featuring animals both local and exotic. Experience the drive-through safari and learn about conservation efforts around the world. The park also includes a walk-through portion with live giraffe feeding and a petting zoo.

Rockbridge Vineyard

13.93 mi / 22.41 km from the hotel
This award-winning winery is open daily for tastings. Enjoy a glass of wine while you view the beautiful Shenandoah Valley countryside, or check out one of the vineyard’s events featuring local musicians.

Jackson House Museum

1.51 mi / 2.44 km from the hotel
Visit the home where Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson lived with his second wife. You can explore the house on your own or take an in-depth guided tour. Don’t miss the exhibit gallery, where over 60 artifacts from the Jackson family are on display.

Hull's Drive-In Theatre

2.97 mi / 4.77 km from the hotel
For a romantic night with your significant other or a bit of bonding time with your family, go see a traditional drive-in movie at this community-owned theater.

Natural Bridge of Virginia

13.58 mi / 21.86 km from the hotel
Gaze up at the limestone bridge, towering higher than Niagara Falls, or descend 34 stories into the park's awe-inspiring caverns. You can also raft, tube, or kayak down Cedar Creek. Keep an eye out for Native American historic sites along the way.

Virginia Horse Center

1 mi / 1.61 km from the hotel
With eight barns and a coliseum that seats up to 4,000 visitors, this 600-acre complex is home to an array of equine sports. When horses aren't galloping down the tracks, the center also hosts BMX races, dog shows, and the Rockbridge Regional Fair.

Virginia Military Institute

1.14 mi / 1.83 km from the hotel
VMI is a four-year undergraduate college in Lexington that prepares young men and women for a life of service. If you're interested in what makes VMI one of the country's top public liberal arts colleges, schedule a guided tour.

Washington and Lee University

1.44 mi / 2.32 km from the hotel
Established in 1749 by Scots-Irish Presbyterian settlers, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.