In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the creation of Progress Park, the Joint Industrial Development Authority and the Wythe County Board of Supervisors are offering guided tours of Progress Park to interested citizens during the week of the Chautauqua Festival in cooperation with the Wythe Arts Council. The tours will be led by guides who will provide narrative information on the development of the Park, as well as significant features, facilities, and
infrastructure in the Park
The tours are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Progress Park tours will be given on Wednesday, June 24 and on Saturday, June 27 . The number of tour participants is limited. Those who are interested must sign up prior to the tours at the Chautauqua Festival office, located in the Fulton House on Fourth Street beside the
Wytheville Community Center. The Festival office will open on June 15 and will be open 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Festival office phone number is (276) 228-6855. Transportation for the tours will be via bus departing from the Spiller Elementary School parking lot, located off Third Street in Wytheville. The tours will last approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Departure times and other details are given below.
Wednesday, June 24 : The tours will depart from the Spiller Elementary School parking lot at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m. On this date, the Progress Park tour will include a brief tour of the Wytheville Technologies, Inc./Atsumi Car Equipment (WTI/ACE) manufacturing facility. Each tour/trip on this date will be limited to the first 50 individuals who sign up.
Saturday, June 27 : The tours will depart from the Spiller Elementary School parking lot at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m. On this date, the Progress Park tour will include a brief tour of the Gatorade facility. Each tour/trip on this date will be limited to the first 25 individuals who sign up.
Progress Park is a 1200 acre industrial park located in Wythe County. Progress Park is
recognized throughout Virginia as a premier location for business and industry.