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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Wolf Creek Falls drops over a ledge in its descent into the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Slide Show: 11 must-see waterfalls in West Virginia

West Virginia is a paradise for waterfall hunters: Perhaps no other state in the eastern U.S. can boast as many falls, as few others...
Beginning Friday, September 7, visitors to Thurmond will be rewarded with the unusual sight of goats grazing on the hillside above this historic railroad town.

National Park Service to unleash goats on invasive plants

This fall, visitors to the historic ghost town of Thurmond, West Virginia, will encounter more than ghosts. They'll encounter goats. The National Park Service at...
David Sibray visits Ship Rock near Beckley, WV

“Ship Rocks” likely outcrop throughout mountainous West Virginia

https://youtu.be/QEBwHILm79w Last week I found time for a stroll on the trail to Ship Rock at Beckley — a loop that wanders a mile through...
Cacapon River, Potomac Branches Region

Cacapon State Park to host ghost-story campfire Aug. 11

Cacapon Resort State Park will host West Virginia native and professional storyteller Adam Booth Aug. 11 for a family friendly evening of campfire ghost...
Adventurers participating in the Quest program gather at North Bend State Park.

North Bend offers outdoor skills programs July 21

Rangers at North Bend State Park on July 21 will helps guests learn new outdoors skills, offering introductory courses in backpacking, geocaching, and backcountry camping....

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