Did you know that Harrisonburg is the county seat of Rockingham County, Virginia?
Best Way to Travel: Car
#1 Thing to Do: Harrisonburg Children’s Museum
#2 Thing to Do: White Oak Lavender Farm
#3 Thing to Do: Virginia Quilt Museum
Fun Fact: The first ever annual Super Gr8 Film Festival was held in Harrisonburg last 2010.
#1 Car Rental Company: Enterprise, Hertz
Top Attractions Within Harrisonburg
Edith J Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a big botanical garden located within the city limits and it offers tourists the ideal combination of naturalized botanical gardens and forest. This ecosystem holds native plants from all over the States. It is a great place to visit with your family and friends. On one hand, you will be able to relax and take a deep breath of fresh air, and on the other hand, you will learn more information on the plants and their environment.
The Virginia Quilt Museum is located in Harrisonburg and opened in 1995. The quilt museum is a wonderful place where you can learn and see more on the specific quilt industry. Some of the quilts put on display here at the museum are entirely hand made, while others are machine-made. Some use traditional patters, while other are completely original. There are quilts which have even won several awards and are displayed at the museum. The museum features a small documentary that offers a deeper insight on how quilts are made and embellished.
Harrisonburg Children's Museum. The children will absolutely love this place. There are so many activities for children of all ages. Children can benefit from a real ambulance, from pretend car repair, arts and crafts, farming, play house, life-sized operation game. There are even giant building blocks that put the imagination of children to a test. Children and adults alike can even dress up and act in a play.