Park offers geology bus tour with Tony Scales

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is offering a unique opportunity to explore the region’s geology in the beautiful Southwest Virginia fall season.

On Oct. 14, join geologist and author Tony Scales and museum staff for a day-long bus tour from Big Stone Gap, Virginia. to the Kentucky/Virginia state line at Black Mountain with stops along the way. The focus of this guided tour is the geology of Southwest Virginia with up-close views of important sites of interest. Tony Scales served as a geologist for the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy and has authored Natural Tunnel: Nature’s Marvel in Stone and The Breaks: The Grand Canyon of the South.

The bus will leave from the Southwest Virginia Museum at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 4 p.m. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today! The fee for the tour is $25 per person with an optional $6 boxed lunch.

For more information, or to reserve seats, call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322.