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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UTVs gather at the Ashland Resort in McDowell County.

W.Va. State U. promoting Hatfield-McCoy ATV tourism

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Hunting is permitted in parts of the New River Gorge National Park & Preserve. (Photo courtesy Julian Hanslmaier)

Autumn hunting regs in New River Gorge national park unchanged

Hunting regulations in the newly established New River Gorge National Park & Preserve will remain unchanged for the autumn 2021 hunting season, despite the...
New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia, New River Gorge Region

New River Gorge National Park officials warn to expect crowds

Summer operating hours at the newly dedicated New River Gorge National Park and Preserve will go into effect on June 12, and park officials...
Battle Reenactment at Canaan Valley Resort

Canaan Valley hosts reenactments, outdoor adventure June 18-20

In the highest mountain valley in the eastern U.S., the Canaan Valley, Canaan Valley Resort will celebrate the history of the Mountain State and...
Park guests fish the Bluestone River at Pipestem Resort State Park

Job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park set May 11

The West Virginia State Parks system will host an on-site and virtual job fair at Pipestem Resort State Park on May 11 to recruit...