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Attractions

Welcome to the Attractions news directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Attractions Travel Guide for more information about attractions in West Virginia.

Hundreds attend May wildflower weekend at Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, West Virginia, will welcome hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to the area May 10-13 for a weekend of springtime...

Chief Logan State Park to host 35th annual Browning wildflower hike

Spring Beauty
The 35th annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, at Chief Logan State Park near Logan, West Virginia. The popular...

Park Service to host meeting regarding rock climbing

Young climber at New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River, Adventures on the Gorge
The National Park Service will host a meeting on rules and regulations for climbing activities at New River Gorge National River and Gauley River...

Park Service prepares for prescribed burns at New River Gorge

National Park Service staff manage a prescribed burn at the New River Gorge.
Fire managers for the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia are preparing for four prescribed fires between February 25 and May 31,...

Ski season still in full force at Canaan Valley resort

Though spring is on its way, it's still winter in the high Alleghenies of northern West Virginia, and skiing and tubing at Canaan Valley...

Jackson’s Mill Jubilee to feature new layout in 2018

The annual Jackson's Mill Jubilee at historic Jackson's Mill, West Virginia, will feature a new layout in 2018, a spokesman for the organization announced,...

W.Va. state parks anticipate banner camping year

Campgrounds on New River, New River Gorge Region
Expecting an increased demand for campsites in 2018, staff at West Virginia state parks and forests will begin processing site reservations on Feb. 15,...

Reputedly haunted portrait spooking visitors at W.Va. museum

This haunting portrait of "Annie" is spooking visitors at a museum in Moundsville, West Virginia.
Of more than 400 artifacts collected in this museum of the paranormal in West Virginia's "city of the dead," one is attracting more attention...

The Jug among more peculiar W.Va. geographic features

Aerial image of the Jug
Long before I'd seen it, I'd become fascinated by the idea of visiting "The Jug" on Middle Island Creek, one of the more peculiar...

Four romantic W.Va. venues ideal for a Valentine’s dining experience

The Hillbrook Inn & Spa in Charles Town on a snow evening
I believe West Virginia was made for romance, and I can think of no better Valentine's Day weekend adventure than one spent dining after...

Mountain Music Festival adds rafting, zip-lining options

BIG Something performs at Mountain Music Festival
Now in its fifth year, West Virginia's fast-growing Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for May 31-June 2, is adding zip-lining and whitewater rafting to its...

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Raftload on Gauley River, River Expeditions
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