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



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 for reservation information!!


June 24, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    June 24, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

June 30, 2024
  • ROARS and REVS 2.0- Funday Sunday

    June 30, 2024

    MEET UP @ The BOTD 
    10 AM
    Ride/Drive the Dragon together!
    Then hangout @ the BOTD HQ:
    Pizza, Beer, Cornhole!

July 1, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    July 1, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 8, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    July 8, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 11, 2024
  • VAMM '24

    July 11, 2024 - July 13, 2024  

  • Cole Harley Bike Night @ Back of the Dragon

    July 11, 2024  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    COLE Harley will be with us for games and give-a-ways!

    Beer Specials 5-7PM
    Ride on in for food, friends and fun!
    $12 Bike Night Burger Combo, includes drink!

July 12, 2024
  • VAMM '24

    July 11, 2024 - July 13, 2024  

July 13, 2024
  • VAMM '24

    July 11, 2024 - July 13, 2024  

July 15, 2024
  • Corn Hole!

    July 15, 2024  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Area

Tazwell, VA

Adam Hankins Photography


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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