Plan Your Trip

Where to Stay

After a long day on the Back of the Dragon, you need a great place to stay.
The following are some of our favorites in the area.

Litz Mansion

Litz Mansion

Tazewell, VA

Old Jail

The Old Jail Guest Inn

Tazewell, VA

Foxtail Orchards

Foxtail Orchards

Tazewell, VA

Comfort Inn

Comfort Inn

Bluefield, VA

15% Discount booking for Back of the Dragon Visitors

Super 8

Super 8 by Windham

Richlands/Claypool Area

Quality Inn

Quality Hotel

Bluefield, WV


We rent Slingshots!

Don’t have a motorcycle or car that will deliver a great memory, or just want a new way to experience the Back of the Dragon? We have you covered! The most exhilarating road combined with a one-of-a-kind vehicle, equals an ear to ear smile and 100% satisfaction!

The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled, 172 horsepower, open air roadster. No roof, no doors and most importantly no motorcycle license needed! The Slingshot is a great way to experience the turns, switchbacks, slaloms and big views on Back of the Dragon.

We have several ways to rent.

Book online now, call us at 276-979-4288 or email us at for reservation information!!


May 21, 2022
  • Vittles for Vets & Gearheads for a Cause Benefit Ride!

    May 21, 2022
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Kick Stands Up, 10:30a at the Pulaski Church of God and ride to the Back of the Dragon Welcome Center. Prizes and 50/50 Raffle!

May 22, 2022
  • On Any Sunday: The Lincoln Theatre

    May 22, 2022
    Lincoln Theatre, 117 E Main St, Marion, VA 24354, USA

    We invite you to experience "the most exciting film ever made on motorcycle sport!" Brought to you by the Lincoln Theatre and Back of the Dragon, On Any Sunday is having a special 50th anniversary showing at the Lincoln Theatre.  Show times are 11am, 2pm and 4pm on this one day only. 

May 29, 2022
  • Welcome: Queen City Challengers and Charlotte Head Turners

    May 29, 2022  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

June 4, 2022
  • Welcome: Wild & Wonderful Mustang Club

    June 4, 2022  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

June 18, 2022
  • Punishers Benefit Ride for D.A.R.E.

    June 18, 2022
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Starts and Ends at The Back of the Dragon Center
    Cost: $20/bike $5/passenger
    Registration: 9:30 to 11:00am, Kickstand up at 11:30am
    All proceeds go to the Tazewell County Dare Program, thank you for your support!

The Area

Tazwell, VA


Tazewell is a small town developed near the headwaters of the Clinch River and is home to the Back of the Dragon Center. It has a welcoming downtown, with various restaurants and shops. It was once known as a booming coal town, attracting thousands of workers to the Pocahontas Coal Fields. Tazewell is as beautiful and proud as ever! Times have changed and Tazewell is now a booming sports car and motorcycle tourism destination. Thousands of people flock to the Back of the Dragon Center and fill the streets of this beautiful and historic town!

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Marion, VA


Tazewell and Marion are referred to as “Gateways to the Back of the Dragon”, as the Back of the Dragon connects the two beautiful small towns. Marion is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion. It is one of the few towns to be designated as an official Virginia Main Street Community and National Main Street Community. The General Francis Marion Hotel has been completely restored and has received an AAA Three-Diamond Rating. The town hosts a monthly ArtWalk with local artists and musicians, held on the second Friday of each month in May through December.

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