Moneta Tourism

Moneta is an unincorporated community in Bedford County, Virginia, United States, along Route 122 between Bedford and Rocky Mount; Route 122 follows a bypass around the community. Moneta was popularized as the filming location for scenes in the movie What About Bob?. In the movie, Bob arrived by bus with his goldfish and went into a local general store, which still stands but is no longer open. Moneta is one of several postal address for homes located on both sides of Smith Mountain Lake, whether in Bedford County or in Franklin County, since there is no Smith Mountain Lake postal address. Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church and Holland-Duncan House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On August 26, 2015, at 6:46 a.m. EDT, while filming a live interview at Bridgewater Plaza, a local television crew, made up of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from WDBJ-7, were interviewing the head of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber, Vicki Gardner, when Parker and Ward were shot dead by a former WDBJ-7 employee, Vester Flanagan. Gardner was shot in the stomach and back, but survived the initial attack and was taken to a hospital.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Moneta, which is a city in United States. When planning a trip to Moneta, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The Old Well, Franklin Street, North Carolina Botanical Garden. Also, to reach Moneta, you'll have to take a flight to Chapel Hill; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Moneta, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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