“A small town is usually lucky if there’s a decent one-screen movie theater, maybe a community dance troupe. But a Carnegie Hall? This speck on the map in the Greenbrier River Valley lays claim to one of only four in the world,” write the editors. “The 1902 building now serves as Lewisburg’s creative control tower, attracting an unlikely band of artistic characters, back-to-the-land types, and retirees.”
In addition to its reputation for the arts, Lewisburg is noted for its award-winning restaurants, antique shops, trendy clothing boutiques, quaint bed and breakfasts and historic inns.