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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Visitors walk Potomac Street during Christmas in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Harpers Ferry to reenact Christmas as celebrated in 1864

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — On December 3 and 4, 2022, visitors to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are invited to explore a historical reenactment...
Displays at the West Virginia State Farm Museum are being readied for Christmas.

W.Va. Farm Museum Christmas Light Show runs Dec. 5-20

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Two million lights will twinkle at the West Virginia State Farm Museum December 5-20, 2022, to celebrate Christmas, though volunteer...
David Sibray inspects a thorny locust tree at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Prehistoric mastodon may have carried these thorny trees into W.Va.

CAIRO, W.Va. — With thorns the size of knives, this bizarre cousin of the black locust tree that's common throughout West Virginia might have...
The Billy Joe Adkins home is among those slated for demolition.

National park holds open house before proposed demos

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — The National Park Service is inviting interested members of the public to attend an open house on Thursday, Dec. 8,...
Justice has announced plans for the complete renovation of the Beckley and Bluestone travel plazas.

Justice announces renovation of W.Va. Turnpike travel plazas

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced plans for the complete renovation of the Beckley and Bluestone travel plazas on the...