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During the months of May and June, everyone traveling north on I-85 from North Carolina will discover The Best PART of Virginia when they stop in at Virginia’s Bracey Welcome Center. It is all about the many attractions for tourists to experience in Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Hopewell, Petersburg and Prince George County.

What will visitors see? Displays feature Tree Time Adventures and the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center in Prince George, The Beacon Theatre and Weston Manor in Hopewell, the Tri City Chili Peppers who kick –off their season this month at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights, Elizabeth Keckley and Trapezium Beer from Petersburg, along with Pamplin Historical Park and Richlands Dairy & Creamery in Dinwiddie County. The U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum at Fort Lee, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River, and Ashton Creek Vineyard are also featured.

PART will be building its “Friends” list from visitor registrations at the Welcome Center to win a fabulous gift basket that has family passes to Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum, Appomattox River Peanuts, Legacy Coffee, wine, beer, gift cards, VA Motorsports Park race tickets, tee shirts, and much more! A basket will be given away at the end of each month of the blitz. Everyone who signs up will receive a package of information and a personal invitation to visit The Best PART of Virginia.

“PART is thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase all of the wonderful things that there are to discover in the Best PART of Virginia”, says Martha Burton, Tourism Director. Visit for information about attractions, upcoming events, dining options and more.