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

 

The Traveler On Main

Tazewell, VA

The Carriage House at The Litz Mansion

The Carriage House

Tazewell, VA

Foxtail Orchards

Foxtail Orchards

Tazewell, VA

Comfort Inn

Comfort Inn

Bluefield, VA

Super 8

Super 8 by Windham

Richlands/Claypool Area

 

Rentals

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.

Book online now, or email us at rentals@backofthedragon.com for reservation information!!

Events

April 13, 2024
  • The Squatch Hunt Registration Day

    April 13, 2024

  • Welcome RoadTwisterZ

    April 13, 2024

April 17, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    April 17, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

April 18, 2024
  • BIKE NIGHT @ the Back of the Dragon

    April 18, 2024  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, Virginia

    Event: fb://event/317171831394784

    We are excited to be "BACK" at The Back of the Dragon for BIKE NIGHTS!

    Ride your motorcycle and join us for a fun night of BIKER BINGO, PRIZES, FOOD, BEER & LIVE MUSIC by JONAH CARDEN!

    EVERYONE IS WELCOME! And as always Ride Safe, Ride Sober & Drink Responsibly.

April 19, 2024
  • Pints, Pies, Pennies

    April 19, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, Virginia

    Event: fb://event/1264903854466994

    Join us for an exciting evening of Pies, Pints, and Pennies! Lion Heart Financial Firm and The Back of the Dragon in Tazewell, VA will be teaming up on April 19th at 6:30pm for a unique event that combines savory delights with financial empowerment. For just $25, your ticket includes 16oz of refreshing beer, mouthwatering pizzas, and your choice of breadsticks or salad. But the real treat? A full hour of financial literacy presented by Lion Heart Financial Firm, equipping you with valuable knowledge for a prosperous future. Plus, don't miss out on exciting door prizes! Secure your spot now for a night that nourishes both body and mind."

April 20, 2024
  • Welcome East Tennessee Subaru Cruisers

    April 20, 2024

  • Welcome Sunset Auto Club

    April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024  

April 21, 2024
  • Welcome Sunset Auto Club

    April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024  

April 24, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    April 24, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

April 26, 2024
  • Welcome Central VA Miata Club

    April 26, 2024

May 1, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    May 1, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

May 8, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    May 8, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Area

Tazwell, VA

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Tazewell

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

          

Marion

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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