South Boston Virginia Attractions

Places to Go in South Boston, Virginia  March 8, 2015 – 10:17 pm
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The South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History ( has collections that reflect the area's history, including a replicated general store complete with items from the 19th and 20th centuries. Displays of military equipment, Native American artwork and artifacts and period photographs of Halifax County citizens also are available.

The Bob Cage Sculpture Farm (no website; Shanti Road and Cage Trail South Boston) combines giant sculptures and domesticated animals for a unique outdoor museum experience. Explore the pastures and see Bob Cage's masterpieces while goats and llamas graze nearby.

Paul C. Edmunds' Park

The Paul C. Edmunds' Park (no website; Dan River Church Rd., South Boston; 434-476-3300) offers outdoor recreation facilities. Basketball and volleyball courts, picnicking pavilions with grills, horseshoe pits, playground equipment and a course for disc golf are available on the grounds. Guests also are welcome to go fishing in the ponds, walking and jogging along the trails and enjoying the vast fields. A botanical garden and serenity garden maintained by the Southside Virginia Master Gardeners organization also are on the grounds.

Green's Folly Golf Course

Hit the links at Green's Folly Golf Course (, an 18-hole, par-71 course that stretches over 6, 550 yards of fast greens and hilly fairways lined by heavy woods. Players are welcome to practice on the driving range or the putting and chipping greens. The pro shop has anything you might need, from clubs to tees, and the clubhouse offers light meals, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The course also offers golf camps for younger golfers.

South Boston Speedway

The South Boston Speedway (, commonly referred to as SoBo and America's Hometown Racetrack, is a NASCAR-sanctioned short track. The track is four-tenths of a mile long and was built in 1957. Guests are invited to buy tickets to races or take a guided tour of the track if there are no scheduled races. The track has daytime and nighttime races throughout the year.

Shangrila Guest Ranch

Go for a horseback riding adventure at the Shangrila Guest Ranch ( Although horseback riding is the main attraction for the ranch, it offers many other outdoor recreational activities. Facilities for horseshoes, badminton and volleyball are available and guests are welcome to enjoy the hiking trails and fishing ponds. The ranch staff sets up hayrides, campfires and other activities for guests and the ranch holds live bluegrass concerts throughout the year.

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