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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.

West Virginia to introduce more elk, create new elk visitor center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will introduce 40 new elk to the Mountain State’s growing herd in 2024 and create...

Historic Jenny Gap tunnel in West Virginia once stolen by a...

David Sibray peers into the Jenny Gap Tunnel near Lester, West Virginia, in Raleigh County.
LESTER, W.Va. — Railroad companies in the early 1900s bored six tunnels through Guyandotte Mountain to extract coal from the last undeveloped coalfield in...

Lone country church in southern West Virginia has unexpected history

TAMS, W.Va. — Most folks who come across the New Salem Baptist Church in southern West Virginia believe it to be abandoned. In cosmetic...

Boat rental concessionaire needed at Lake Sherwood in the Monongahela

NEOLA, W.Va. — Officials with the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia are soliciting applications from people interested in operating and maintaining the boat...

Nine W.Va. state parks and natural areas host guided hikes Jan....

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Guided hikes in nine state parks and natural areas in West Virginia are being hosted on January 1, 2024, as part...

Old-fashioned sled park in West Virginia longest on East Coast

DAVIS, W.Va. — Nothing beats an old-fashioned ride on a sled, and one of the nation's longest sled runs, at Blackwater Falls State Park...

Rail excursion takes guests to the High Falls of the Cheat...

The High Falls of the Cheat drop along the Shaver's Fork of the Cheat.
BEMIS, W.Va. — I’ve done many crazy things to get to a waterfall. Most involved hiking perilously up their rocky flanks. They often involved...

Lawmaker says Congress key to halting national park demolitions

OAK HILL, W.Va. — West Virginians may need to turn to Congress to rescue historic landmarks that the National Park Service has slated for...

America's newest national park could suffer historical demolitions

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. – Unable to secure funds to sustain them, the National Park Service has announced plans to demolish more than 30 structures...

Surprising facts about W.Va.'s quintessential biscuit restaurant

HURRICANE, W.Va. — Known for its made-from-scratch biscuit sandwiches, Tudor’s Biscuit World has been a staple of Appalachian cuisine since it first opened and...

Extraordinary rock "castle" being rediscovered in West Virginia town

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Looming above the county seat of Wyoming County amid the mountains of southern West Virginia, a "forgotten" pinnacle of sandstone more...

Seventeen new W.Va. historic sites added to national register in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Seventeen new historic sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places in West Virginia in 2023, spanning every...

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