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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Elk in West Virginia

Elk management tours return to Chief Logan State Park in West Virginia

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Vagabond Chef Matt Welsch

State park restaurants to feature enhanced West Virginia cuisine

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Restaurants at state parks across West Virginia will begin sourcing local ingredients and refreshing their menus with native flair, thanks...
Swimmers at Sandstone Falls

New River Gorge national park generated $96.1 million in 2022

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Huntington Childrens Museum by Leo Rivas

Huntington children's museum harbinger of growth in West End

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Western West Virginia's new children's museum is expected to contribute to revitalizing Huntington’s West End and benefit families in an area...
Dents Run Wildlife Management Area

Mannington, state expand outdoor recreation at Dents Run

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has entered into a long-term agreement with Mannington, West Virginia, to allow public hunting,...

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