DAY IN SALTVILLE: On Your Own – Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool
August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $5
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 1:00 to 5:00pm
The salt of Saltville has been important to mastodons, Native Americans, and the military from the War of 1812 to today. Its well field wetlands have plants and birds which flourish in saline waters.
Hardy Roberts Memorial Wave Pool, also called the Mammoth Pool, was named for the first man from Smyth County to die in WWII. This wave pool, 150’ by 60’, can generate ocean-like waves. There’s a children’s area and a concession stand. The daily fee is $5.
Directions: From E. Main Street, turn onto Palmer Ave. After 0.3 mile, turn left onto Ernest Mitchell Memorial Lane, which ends at the pool.
Other Day in Saltville Activities:
Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley
Saltville Salt: Two Centuries of U.S. Military Importance
Tour of Saltville
Stoney Point Railroad
Big Tumbling Creek
Museum of Middle Appalachians
A Walk in the Well Fields