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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Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...
A fawn halts in a West Virginia field. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.

Biologist: young wild animals in spring are best left alone

They may be cute, they may seem cuddly, but young wild animals are best left alone—for their sake as well as ours, says Tyler...
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region

Part of scenic New River Gorge road closed through July

Visitors to New River Gorge National River who wish to travel the winding scenic route beneath the New River Gorge Bridge will be required...
Rangers lead a wildflower hike in the New River Gorge National River.

Parks to host 16th annual New River Gorge Wildflower Weekend

Rangers and naturalists at seven parks in southern West Virginia will lead guided wildflower hikes on woodland trails April 26-28 during the 16th annual New River...
Helen, West Virginia, has been found eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

Former coal camp near Beckley found eligible for National Register

One of the last coal camps that remain in the coalfields near Beckley, West Virginia, has been found eligible for inclusion on the National...

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