Attractions in West Virginia

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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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 it on a map is difficult. Hiking to it is even harder. But on a wooded hillside at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania...
A honeybee pollinates a dandelion in West Virginia

North Bend hosts free beekeeping program Feb. 28

Lushly forested West Virginia is a ideally suited to the production of rich, golden honey, and North Bend State Park is fostering the industry...
View from Raven Rock

Cooper’s Rock fest celebrates winter fun Feb. 9

The eighth annual Winterfest celebration at Coopers Rock State Forest Feb. 9 provides guests free hikes, introductory courses in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and...
Cleaned ramps in Bowl

W.Va. ramp feasts 2019: submissions for online guide sought

Is your organization sponsoring a ramp feast or festival in 2019? More than 30,000 readers used West Virginia Explorer's 2018 guide to ramp feasts...
Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel and Gov. Jim Justice announce an $11 million investment in new outdoors adventures coming to Pipestem Resort State Park in 2019.

Gov. Justice: Pipestem state park to add zip-line, canopy tours

Governor Jim Justice today announced an $11-million investment package for Pipestem Resort State Park that will include new outdoor-adventure infrastructure and updated park accommodations. Beginning...



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