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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.

Epic W.Va. art and craft fair at Ripley returns to July...

An artisan cuts stained glass at the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Ripley, West Virginia.
Organizers of the 57th annual art and craft fair at Ripley, West Virginia, have returned the landmark event to the July 4 weekend, during...

Tucker County festival sees return of native heritage to Alleghenies

Powwow at Parsons WV
It may have been more than 200 years since the thunder of native drums echoed across the vale of the Cheat River in the...

Historians find older-than-expected buildings in North Wheeling

Historic properties in North Wheeling may soon be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Many North Wheeling buildings are a step closer to being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and development officials have found several...

Does point at tip of northern panhandle mark beginning of West?

David Sibray inspects the Point of Beginning Monument near the West Virginia border.
Often it's said West Virginia's strange shape renders it "most northern" of the southern U.S. states and "most southern" of the northern. Its northern...

Canaan Valley park hosts W.Va. Day fest June 21-23

Reenactors fire during a demonstration at Canaan Valley Resort State Park.
A wide range of Civil War-themed events and craft displays has been scheduled at Canaan Valley Resort to honor the anniversary of West Virginia’s...

Zipline tours of the Bluestone Gorge open at Pipestem

A series of ziplines now leads adventurers on a remarkable canopy tour through the Bluestone River Gorge.
Pipestem Resort State Park unveiled the state’s newest aerial adventure—a series of zip-lines that lets riders soar for more than a mile above the...

West Virginia governor unveils new Elk River state park

Chelsea Ruby unveils new state park
Stressing his commitment to a diversified state economy, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday announced the inclusion of a new state park—a trail...

Distinctive building in West Virginia may not stand much longer

Among the most remarkable landmarks in West Virginia, the Tyler County Poor farm continues to fall into disrepair.
In the midst of a scenic valley, on the edge of a county fairground, it waits empty, looking out across broad pastures. Some say...

Wreck of remarkable aircraft may remain in the mountains

Martin MB-2 in flight with a pursuit aircraft practicing an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Preservationists in central West Virginia are preparing to commemorate the site of the crash of a remarkable military aircraft sent to bomb striking miners...

West Virginia’s surprising antique village opens for season May 4

Log buildings collect along a gravel walk at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village near Huntington, West Virginia.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village, near Huntington, West Virginia, opens May 4 during its 23rd-annual Spring Festival, an ideal opportunity for families to explore...

Canaan Valley Resort unveils new guided hiking program

Hikers wander among hemlock at Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Tucker County, West Virginia.
At the heart of one of the most-photographed scenic regions in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Resort this week has unveiled a new program of...

Biologist: young wild animals in spring are best left alone

A fawn halts in a West Virginia field. Photo courtesy W.Va. Dept. of Commerce.
They may be cute, they may seem cuddly, but young wild animals are best left alone—for their sake as well as ours, says Tyler...

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