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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September view at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region

Monongahela National Forest sets opening dates for recreation sites

ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest have announced the 2024 opening dates for developed recreation sites across the 921,000-acre forest in...
Runners on New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge national park in West Virginia now attracting more runners

BECKLEY, W.Va. — The fantastic recreational opportunities in the New River Gorge in West Virginia are no longer a secret. Since becoming one of...
Chip Vincent at New River Gorge

Visitation increased in 2023 for all national park sites in southern W.Va.

Glen Jean, W.Va. — According to park officials, visitation increased across the board at all three national park sites in southern West Virginia in...
Anglers boat on the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's Ark for wildlife

WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Hidden in plain sight, the islands in the Ohio River in West Virginia are a Noah's Ark for wildlife that has...
David Sibray at Northern Panhandle Monument

Storied West Virginia monument stands forgotten in the woods

GEORGE TOWN, W.Va. — Finding the monument on a map is difficult enough. Finding it in the steep woodlands is even more challenging. But...