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 3 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, from just an hour to multiple days.

Book online now, call us at (276) 385-1728 or email us at for reservation information!!


June 19, 2021
  • Cruise-In/ Town of Tazewell

    June 19, 2021

  • Welcome: Tri-Cities Miata Club

    June 19, 2021

  • Live Music: Lilly Comer

    June 19, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 26, 2021
  • Welcome: Colonial Corvette Club

    June 26, 2021
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

  • Live Music: Matt Deal

    June 26, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 29, 2021
  • Welcome: FXR Club

    June 29, 2021

July 2, 2021
  • First Friday's/Town of Tazewell

    July 2, 2021  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 3, 2021
  • Live Music: Victor Lawson Band

    July 3, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

July 10, 2021
  • Live Music: Makenzie Phipps and Shane Begley

    July 10, 2021  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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!

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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