Martinsville Speedway, Inc.
Founded in 1947 by the late H. Clay Earles, Martinsville Speedway is only track which has hosted NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races every year since the division’s inception in 1949.
At .526 miles in length, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the Sprint Cup circuit. But because of its size and shape – described most often as the shape of a paperclip – Martinsville offers some of the most exciting and close racing in the sport.
Also because of its size, fans are closer to the action than any other track. The cars are never more than a few hundred yards away and sometimes they seem close enough to reach out and touch.
The track is also one of the most modern, with high-rise aluminum chair back seating, corporate and fan suites and state-of-the-art facilities for the media.
In a recent poll of race fans by a major publication, Martinsville Speedway was voted as the top bargain in all of Sprint Cup racing as well as the track having the best view of the action.
Now owned by International Speedway Corporation, Martinsville Speedway conducts three major race event weekends each year. The track annually hosts the STP 500 and the Goody’s® Headache Relief Shot® 500 Powered by Kroger NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, the Kroger 250 and Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races and the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock Car race.
P.O. Box 3311
Piedmont Arts Association
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum and educational outreach center that facilitates ongoing enrichment of the lives of the people of Martinsville, Henry County and the surrounding area, through positive exposure, education and experiences in the visual and performing arts. A part of the Martinsville-Henry County community for over 50 years, Piedmont Arts provides exciting On Stage! performances, thought-provoking exhibits and quality educational outreach to local schools, as well as special events to improve the quality of life of residents in Martinsville and Henry County and surrounding. Through these efforts, Piedmont Arts also contributes to the economic, educational and cultural vitality of our community.
Piedmont Arts is open Monday through Friday from 10 am 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am 3 pm. Admission to the Piedmont Arts galleries is always free of charge.
215 Starling Ave.
Reynolds Homestead CEC
The birthplace and boyhood home of R. J. Reynolds who founded the tobacco company bearing his name. The 19th century restored home is a national and Virginia historic landmark. The Reynolds Homestead Learning Center and Reynolds Homestead Research Center are located at the site and are extensions of Virginia Tech. The Reynolds Homestead also offers a variety of performances and art exhibits throughout the year. Allow 25 minutes to reach from Martinsville. Located off Highway 58 west in Critz, VA.
463 Homestead Ln.
Rives Theatre & Rooster Walk
Arts at the Rives Theatre (ART) is a community nonprofit in Martinsville, Virginia, dedicated to preserving the historic Rives Theatre by offering high-quality musical, educational and artistic programming. This volunteer-run organization, which operates under the umbrella of Rooster Walk Inc., is devoted to transforming the Rives Theatre from a movie house into a live-music venue and a community space for arts and education.
The Rives Theatre was formed in 1932 as a playhouse, then later enjoyed more than seven decades of success as a first-run movie house. Now, the movie theatre has been transformed into a live music venue. Standing room capacity: 275. Seated capacity: 250. There is a dance floor in front of the stage and roughly 180 permanent seats in the room.
215 E. Church St., P. O. Box 3067
Smith River Sports Complex
Southern Virginias Finest Sports and Recreation Destination
Smith River Sports Complex
A 90-acre multi-use sports development operated by the
Southern Virginia Recreation Facilities Authority and funded by a grant from The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.
The complex hosts youth matches, college and high school tournaments, camps and other events. The fields are available by reservation only for field sports such as soccer, lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and other outdoor events.
1000 Irisburg Road
Virginia Museum of Natural History & Paleo Cafe
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the state's natural history museum. Founded in 1984 as a private foundation, the museum became a state agency in 1988. The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a place where scientific research about the Commonwealth of Virginia's natural history and public understanding merge. Exhibits, education programs for all ages, and publications translate the museum curators' scientific research into easily understood language and concepts. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth. The museum features award-winning exhibits, groundbreaking scientific research and collections, education programs for all ages, an expansive library, fun family festivals, and spectacular events. Visitors can complete their visit in the Museum Store and the PALEO Cafe.
The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Admission is: Adults $9; Seniors and College Students $7; Children and Youth 3-18 $5. VMNH members and children under 3 are free. Call 276-634-4163 or visit www.vmnh.net for group rates and more information.
21 Starling Avenue
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