You can see the distinctive tower from Interstate 77 but what the heck is it?
Roanoke's Fox 21/27's popular segment John Carlin's Virginia gives us an opportunity to learn all about the Shot Tower. Watch the video here:
John Carlin's Virginia: Shot Tower: Fox2127.com
New River Trail State Park. LOCATION: From I-77, take exit 24 and go north on Route 52 for two miles.
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Grounds are open from dawn until dusk (grounds are closed Oct. 31-April 1). The tower is open:
April 1 – Memorial Day: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: open all week, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Labor Day – Oct. 31: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 – April 1: Closed.