America’s Coolest Small Town

Budget Travel had a contest to find out just where the “Coolest Small Town” existed in America. It was a tough competition with only 12,000 votes separating the top 2 cities. In the end, Lewisburg, West Virginia won. The magazine feature on the small town won’t be out until September so check out our suggestions on great Lewisburg travel so you can beat the crowds.


The Stardust Cafe has a limited but very solid menu. The restaurant takes special care to maintain a sustainable menu and use green products. It started as a coffee bar with pastries and quickly expanded. For lunch, expect sandwiches, salads, quiche and a few original dishes. For dinner, you’ll find sandwiches and salad as well as entrees like pasta and steak. Summer and fall are quite popular here so be sure to make a reservation for dinner. Check out this review on Fork You by someone who has been there if you don’t want to take my word for it.


General Lewis Inn

Image Credit: sndybch28 on TripAdvisor

General Lewis Inn is the top B&B in town and for good reason. It’s located on a Civil War battle site and offers cozy rooms and an on-site restaurant. You can “sleep tight” on rope beds in one of the 25 gently themed rooms. For breakfast, there are eggs, pancakes, fruit, cereal, coffee, and orange juice. The front desk here once had Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson stand in front of it at its former home.


Lost World Caverns Ice Cream Wall

Photo Credit: Stephen Shaluta

Lost World Caverns is the must-see of this town. There are two touring options: the Cave Tour and the Wild Cave Tour. On the Cave Tour, expect to spend 45 minutes walking the half mile through the cave’s formations. There’s a 30-ton stalactite and a 28-foot stalagmite. The Wild Cave Tour is 4 hours and puts you in the tightest spots of the cave. Expect to crawl and squeeze through small areas where you’ll get very muddy. It’s a favorite of teenagers. Schedule this tour in advance. After your caving, enjoy the 3000 sq. foot gift shop or the Dinosaur Museum inside.

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