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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.

Park program adds fishing line receptacles on New, Gauley rivers

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — Nine popular fishing spots along the New and Gauley rivers in southern West Virginia now have receptacles for anglers to...

Elk management tours return to Chief Logan State Park in West...

LOGAN, W.Va. — Tickets for guided tours of southern West Virginia's elk management area are available and expected to sell out quickly, according to...

State park restaurants to feature enhanced West Virginia cuisine

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Restaurants at state parks across West Virginia will begin sourcing local ingredients and refreshing their menus with native flair, thanks...

New River Gorge national park generated $96.1 million in 2022

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Park Service’s 2022 report on visitor spending has found that the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in...

Huntington children's museum harbinger of growth in West End

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Western West Virginia's new children's museum is expected to contribute to revitalizing Huntington’s West End and benefit families in an area...

Mannington, state expand outdoor recreation at Dents Run

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has entered into a long-term agreement with Mannington, West Virginia, to allow public hunting,...

Summersville Lake to become newest state park in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the north shore of Summersville Lake, West Virginia will soon open its 36th state park. Summersville Lake State Park will...

Oil spilled from W.Va.'s largest well once reached Ohio River

David Sibray explores the capped Copley Oil Well near Weston, West Virginia.
COPLEY, W.Va. — In a quiet meadow along the upper reaches of the Sand Fork of the Little Kanawha River, it's hard to imagine...

Davis & Elkins unveils plans for historic Graceland mansion

ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has announced plans to partner with regionally renowned chef Dale Hawkins and Fish Hawk Hospitality in the...

West Virginia State Parks enters agreement with Buckskin scouts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia and the Buckskin Council of the Boy Scouts of America have signed a memorandum that will allow scouts to...

West Virginia seeks public input for statewide river otter project

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources has launched a citizen science project to identify the distribution of river otters across...

Historic mill at Morgantown, W.Va., attracting visitors in summer

EASTON, W.Va. — Hidden in a small wooded valley within the busy municipality of Morgantown, West Virginia, the historic steam-powered Easton Roller Mill roars...

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