There are several unique sights in Tõrva parish that make it an exciting tourist destination for history buffs and thrill seekers. Less than 10 kilometres outside the town of Tõrva in Jõgeveste is the only mausoleum in Estonia – the final resting place of the famous military leader Barclay de Tolly who defeated Napoleon. Those interested in history are welcome to the Helme Parish Museum right next to the town of Tõrva, where you will not only see preserved items, but also conserved memories where each item can tell a story about its maker, user or owner. The ruins of the grand Helme church and the ruins of the Helme order castle are waiting to be discovered nearby the Parish Museum. When visiting the ruins of the order castle, make sure you also visit the caves of Helme. Although some of the caves have collapsed over time, several passages are still waiting for visitors. You can also find interesting caves in Koorküla village.
Military enthusiasts are welcome to Käre battlefields, where it is possible to experience history at its best, picturing you in the battlefields of 1944. Valga Military Theme Park is less than 30 kilometres from Tõrva.