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After World War II especially, leisure motoring became a popular pastime and interest in scenic vistas led many an enterprising business to locate shops and restaurants at these overlooks. Big Walker Lookout is a fine example of this americana experience from a by gone era and has views of the Appalachian mountains almost too grand to take in. And that’s before you even climb the 100 foot tall observation tower. Their summer music series features some great singers and pickers like Leigh Beamer, Eddie Ogle, and Jim Lloyd who will entertain you while you eat some of the best ice cream in the world.