What to do and see in Front Royal, United States: The Best Places and Tips

January 21, 2018 Viva Honore

Front Royal is a town in Warren County, Virginia, United States. The population was 14,440 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Warren County.
Restaurants in Front Royal

1. Front Royal Visitors Center

414 E Main St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3305 +1 540-635-5788
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Front Royal Visitors Center

Reviewed By 766julietas - Baltimore, Maryland

Stopped by the Center to get info about the sights at the valley. The two staff members were not only friendly but enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable about the place. We got maps, brochures and several other "touristy" materials. Bought a few souvenirs also from the small shop. I think every guest who walked in here feels very welcome because of the positive vibe of this place.

2. Virginia Canopy Tours

1371 Daughter of Stars Dr, Bentonville, VA 22610-2052
Excellent
96%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 107 reviews

Virginia Canopy Tours

Virginia Canopy Tours is an outdoor adventure company located inside "Andy Guest" Shenandoah River State Park just south of Front Royal, VA. The Canopy Tour is a 3 hour tour and includes 8 ziplines, 1 air stairs, 1 sky bridge, 2 nature hikes, and a 30' rappel. The course allows you to explore the hardwood forest of the Shenandoah Valley in a thrilling new way as you zip through the treetops. New to 2016 - Tube the Shenandoah River on our 1.5 river float. It is $19/person and includes shuttle, tube and life jacket. Participants must be at least 6 years old and weigh 70 lbs. Season runs Memorial Day - Labor Day. Reservations Recommended.

Reviewed By Sheryl P - Beltsville, Maryland

Schuster and Steven were our tour guides. We were impressed by their professionalism, their attention to detail (important when safety issues are concerned!) and their senses of humor. They made our time together lots of fun.

This business is a first-class operation all the way from the people who take reservations, to the people who check you in to the tour guide staff. We loved it!

3. Rappahannock Cellars

14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640-3134 +1 540-635-9398
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Rappahannock Cellars

Reviewed By Keystone_Traveler - Malvern, Pennsylvania

A bit larger and more commercialized than other wineries we're accustomed to; however, our wine tasting experience on a recent midweek afternoon was still very nice. Nice surroundings, property, and building interior. Our wine tasting server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. We enjoyed the interesting varieties offered in the tasting.

4. Skyline Caverns

US Highway 340, 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630 +1 800-296-4545
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 388 reviews

Skyline Caverns

Caves in the Shenandoah Valley that feature anthodites, rare rock formations.

Reviewed By 882Traveler - Front Royal, Virginia

As others have pointed out, these are not the largest nor the most spectacular caves, even in this area. However, the management has taken what they have and presented it to the visitor to maximize the experience. Colored lighting makes otherwise ordinary formations interesting. They are guilty of overhype, but still a fun experience for the whole family. The guides I've experienced, and my son on a separate visit, are friendly and knowledgeable. The mirror maze is, as expected, more fun for the little ones, but well done.

5. Shenandoah River State Park

350 Daughter of Stars Dr, Bentonville, VA 22610-2056 +1 540-622-6840
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Shenandoah River State Park

Reviewed By AineFlorida - Florida

This park was absolutely stunning. Sites were extremely large, very private, level and lots of gravel to park. Fire pit and two poles to hang a lantern or a clothesline. The camp host sold firewood.
Trees between each site made it seem like you were all alone in the campground. Some sites backed up to a great wall and seemed to have even more room to camp. The bath house was clean as well as the laundry area. The price of the laundry was only 75 cents per load, quite a bargain. Showers were huge and separate from the restrooms. A great visitor center/gift shop with staff that were helpful and informative. A boat launch was near the parking area. We swam in the river and watched tubers meandering downstream. There is a tubing rental company and a zipline right in the park. Lots of walking and horse riding trails. Campground is located close to the river. An array of different size cabins to rent. My only negative was the ticks.....they were everywhere. I checked the dogs and myself constantly. A great place to stay and enjoy the great outdoors. A short drive to Skyline Drive.

6. Glen Manor Vineyards

2244 Browntown Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630-7632 +1 540-635-6324
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Glen Manor Vineyards

Great wines, fantastic service, knowledgeable owners, educational visit. First stop on any winetasting trip in the northern Shenandoah Valley, VA MUST include the Glen Manor Vineyards. Bag a picnic lunch, purchase a top-quality wine from these folks, and spend an hour or two on the grounds. You will not be disappointed! PS. Stop at the Elements Restaurant in Front Royal for your lunch-to-go. The gourmet food pairs nicely with all of Glen Manor's selections.

Reviewed By ExRIGuy - Virginia

Nice spot abutting Shenandoah National Park that is only 15 minutes from the entrance to Skyline Drive. We dropped 6 degrees headed up the hill and it is just a peaceful bucolic spot with better than average wine and no maddening bad party crowd.

7. Backroom Brewery

150 Ridgemont Rd, Middletown, VA 22645-3817 +1 540-869-8482
Excellent
64%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Backroom Brewery

A boutique craft brewery located on Sunflower Cottage Herb Farm in the heart of the Shenandoah River Valley. Tasting room Is open every day from 11 until 9. Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 until 8. Light fare is available on Mondays. Eight beers on tap at all times. Scratch kitchen uses farm grown herbs and produce. Family friendly and pet friendly. Indoor and outdoor dining. Greenhouses, gardens, labyrinth, corn hole, music, events.

Reviewed By MikeB1952 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

We had gone to a number of wineries (and there are a bunch here in northern Virginia). We wanted to do something different, so our host headed to the Backroom Brewery. He had heard that it was a little different from other breweries. And he...MoreThanks for finding us! We would love to show you our brewery the next time you're here. Hope that's soon.

8. Warren Rifles Confederate Museum

95 Chester St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3368 +1 540-636-6982
Excellent
53%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 44 reviews

Warren Rifles Confederate Museum

Museum owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Reviewed By Walter M

The group enjoyed the history tour and rifles and many implements that were used during the civil war. It was emotional and interesting as we took the self guided tour of the museum. The staff answered all the questions and was able to give additional color to a time of war. The museum is just a short historical walk down Chester Street from the Visitor's Center on Main Street. Well worth the visit,

9. Belle Boyd Cottage

101 Chester St, Front Royal, VA 22630-3322 +1 540-636-1446
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Belle Boyd Cottage

Reviewed By Taylor B - Chicago, Illinois

Known as the "Belle Boyd Cottage" because of its association with the famous Confederate spy, this is one of the oldest buildings in Front Royal, Virginia. Located at 101 Chester Street, near the Warren Rifles Museum, in a tree-shaded courtyard behind the Fishback Hotel, it was reserved for the proprietor's family and for the most exclusive guests. Among the most notable guests were U.S. President Franklin Pierce and General Fitzhugh Lee. At one time during the Civil War, Belle Boyd was staying with her relatives, who ran the old hotel. When Union officers were quartered in the hotel, the family moved to the little five-room cottage. From there, Belle Boyd overheard strategic information and presented the details to General Stonewall Jackson, who made good used of it during the battle of Front Royal in 1862. She was arrested six times and imprisoned three times. But she survived the war, married three times and had five children. She died of a heart attack at age 56 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, while touring the United States to promote her highly fictionalized narrative of her war experiences in a two-volume book titled Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison.

10. Chester Gap Cellars

4615 Remount Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630-5868 +1 540-636-8086
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Chester Gap Cellars

Reviewed By foobear4 - Stephens City, Virginia

My husband and I visited on a child-free Friday afternoon and found the experience to be wonderful. Chelsy (spelling?) that did our tasting was amazing and obviously had a passion for the wines. We were surprised at the end of our tasting to find out at the she was new and she credited the owner for training her so well! Truly a wonderful experience but keep in mind that they are not open 7 days a week, so make sure to check their open days before heading out. Completely worth it!

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