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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.

Fort Scammon, an ideal spot for an afternoon outing

View from Fort Scammon, Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Metro Valley Region
I finally made it to Fort Scammon, a Civil War-era earthwork atop what's now Fort Hill in Charleston, West Virginia, No one died at the fort, or...

Just-spring on New River

I trekked down to the banks of the New River last week, andI was reminded of the e.e. cummings poem, which I've sharedbelow. by e.e....

State parks seek lifeguards for summer swimming areas 2014

WV Natural Resources
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for many of the areas that offer...

Tell us about your 2019 West Virginia ramp feast or festival

Freshly dug ramps
West Virginia Explorer has unveiled its new Guide to Ramp Feasts & Festivals, but our work is not yet done.  Visit our guide to...

Carnifex Tunnel to close, deemed irreparably unsafe

Carnifex Tunnel, Gauley River National Recreation Area
Long a highlight of a trek along a remote reach of the Meadow River in the Gauley River National Recreation Area, the Carnifex Tunnel...

The Devil’s Tea Table: Lore and Geology at Little Creek Park

David Sibray visits the Devil's Teatable at Little Creek Park in South Charleston, West Virginia.
I can think of few better sites for demonstrating what geologists call tea-table erosion than the Devil's Tea Table at Little Creek Park at...

National park visits push +$51 million into southern W.Va.

Paddlers on New River near Quinnimont, WV, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. -- More than one million visitors toured national park areas in southern West Virginia in 2012, spending more than $51 million...

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