Attractions in West Virginia

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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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Trump Lilly Farm 1

Visitors can explore genuine old mountain farm in New River Gorge

HINTON, W.Va. — Far from crowds that visit some of its most popular tourist attractions, the National Park Service at the New River Gorge...
More than 14,000 pieces of glass on display at the American Glass Museum at Weston, West Virginia.

American glass museum attracting tourists to Weston, West Virginia

WESTON, W.Va. — Minutes away from one of West Virginia’s most popular tourist destinations—The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum—one of the most extensive glass museums in...
The New River Gorge Bridge spans its namesake gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.

A winding parkway travels beneath the New River Gorge Bridge in W.Va.

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. — Nearly all who cross the towering New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia are affected by the journey. Soaring 876 feet...
Visitor at Ice Mountain

Weird W.Va. wonder "Ice Mountain" open to tours by arrangement

NORTH RIVER MILLS, W.Va.— One of West Virginia's most fascinating natural wonders, Ice Mountain, where winter ice can be found lingering in crevices until...
Canaan Valley Wetlands

Purchase preserves increased habitat in the Canaan Valley in West Virginia

DAVIS, W.Va. — An almost 2,000-acre property purchased by The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia is preserving habitat adjoining the Canaan Valley National Wildlife...