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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Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.

North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....
New cabin at Chief Logan State Park

Chief Logan State Park dedicates its first cabins July 16

The West Virginia State Parks system on July 16 will dedicate three new cabins at Chief Logan State Park in Logan County during a...
Miners gather at a coal mining camp after a surrender at Blair Mountain, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo courtesy W.Va. Archives

Blair Mountain battlefield returned to National Register

Blair Mountain, the site of the largest labor uprising in U.S. history, has been added again to the National Register of Historic Places, according...
Guests at Canaan Valley State Park make ready for a hike on one of the resort's many trails.

Canaan resort launches mountaineer wilderness skills workshops

Visitors to Canaan Valley Resort in the highlands of northeastern West Virginia are learning the fundamentals of wilderness living from experts in the field,...
Re-enactors stroll the grounds of the Blennerhassett Mansion on Blennerhassett Island.

Blennerhassett Island to debut classical garden party June 23

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will debut an early 19th century-style garden party June 23 at the park’s recently restored Blennerhassett Pleasure Garden. The party...

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