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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The summits of the Yew Mountains rise to more than 4,500 feet along the Highland Scenic Highway.

Scenic parkway explores some of W.Va.'s highest peaks

MARLINTON, W.Va. — Traveling through a windswept landscape of spruce and cranberry, a scenic parkway that explores some of the highest elevations in West...
Guests at West Virginia state parks enjoying farm-to-table dining.

Farm-to-Table dinners return to W.Va. State Parks

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Parks farm-to-table dinner series is back this year and is the best way to enjoy locally...
The Blackwater Falls descends out of the Canaan Valley

Blackwater Falls visitors can expect far more in Tucker County

DAVIS, W.Va. — Blackwater Falls may be one of the best-known natural wonders in West Virginia, but the waterfall and surrounding park are best...
A sign recognizing the Eastern Continental Divide rises along I-68 in Maryland. Google Maps image.

Promotion of high bridge, continental divide gains support

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A West Virginia lawmaker says he's backing a proposal to attract tourists to two landmarks along I-64 in southern West Virginia—the...
The McDonald Bridge is the highest on the U.S. Interstate Highway System.

New River Gorge Bridge not only record bridge in national park

GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — The world-renowned New River Gorge Bridge isn't the only record-breaking high bridge in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve...