Attractions in West Virginia

Drawdy Creek Falls near Peytona, WV, Boone County, Hatfield & McCoy Region
Drawdy Creek Falls

West Virginia is a vacation destination of the highest order, filled with attractions discovered and undiscovered. No matter the form of refreshment and relaxation you seek, you'll find plenty of opportunity among the West Virginia hills.

Stay tuned as we add more categories and more landmarks under our expanding list of attractions in West Virginia. Please be aware that for-profit attractions may be otherwise included under our lodging and recreation sections.

How we define "attractions"

Members of the West Virginia Explorer development team thought long about how they might organize the resources we've come to call attractions. "Attractions" seemed to best define the resources for those of us who are beguiled by the state. Keep in mind that many attractions so-labelled are undeveloped, and their access may not be as easily managed as would be in the traditional sense.

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According to the Walking Miracles Family Foundation, families of pediatric cancer patients spend nearly 40 percent of their income on travel expenses.

Parks provide discount for families with young cancer patients

West Virginia State Parks announced a partnership with the Walking Miracles Family Foundation that provides lodging discounts to families in need of travel assistance...
David Sibray visits the stone that establishes the base of the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in woods

Finding the place on a map is difficult. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even harder. But on a remote hillside at the...
The Phil G. McDonald Bridge in the New River Gorge National River.

New River Gorge Bridge not only record tall bridge in national park

The world-renowned New River Gorge Bridge isn't the only record-holding bridge you can visit in the newly established New River Gorge National Park and...
David Sibray considers the mossy trunk of the largest tree in West Virginia. (Photo: Alfred Clark)

Largest tree in West Virginia rises along Wheeling Creek

When George Washington first visited Point Pleasant in present-day West Virginia in 1770 he discovered a sycamore that measured 44 feet and 10 inches...
Maryland Heights, rises above the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Harpers Ferry and nearby national parks to cull deer herds

The National Park Service will conduct deer management at national park areas at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and in nearby Virginia and Maryland through...