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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.

Ramp dinners across West Virginia growing in popularity

David Sibray holds a bundle of ramps harvested in West Virginia.
RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Ramp dinners in West Virginia are growing in popularity, and their non-profit hosts are benefitting from the burgeoning interest in all...

Monongahela National Forest unveils logo for Christmas tree

Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.
Officials with the U.S. Forest Service have unveiled a new logo designed to commemorate the 2023 Capitol Christmas Tree, which will be harvested from...

Monongahela National Forest to conduct prescribed burns

Weather permitting, officials at the Monongahela National Forest plan to conduct prescribed burns on 1,251 acres in Pocahontas, Greenbrier, and Pendleton counties from March...

Monongahela National Forest sets opening dates for recreation sites

September view at Dolly Sods Wilderness, Tucker County, Allegheny Highlands Region
ELKINS, W.Va. — Officials at the Monongahela National Forest have announced the 2023 opening dates for developed recreation sites across the 921,000 acres forest...

W.Va. state park superintendents complete special police training

Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks have received special training in law enforcement.
TWIN FALLS STATE PARK, W.Va. — Superintendents at 12 West Virginia state parks completed training in February to become certified special natural resources police...

Dolly Sods Wilderness Stewards seeks volunteers for trail work

In the Allegheny Mountains, Dolly Sods has been a project of The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia.
A volunteer group that helps maintain the scenic Dolly Sods Wilderness in northern West Virginia is looking for additional volunteers to help maintain its...

American glass museum attracting more tourists to Weston

More than 14,000 pieces of glass on display at the American Glass Museum at Weston, West Virginia.
WESTON, W.Va. — Minutes away from one of West Virginia’s most popular tourist destinations—The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum—one of the most extensive glass museums in...

Scenic overlooks can benefit West Virginia communities

David Sibray enjoys at view of the New River at Grandview
GRANDVIEW, W.Va. — As travel and residency grow across West Virginia, communities are turning to their scenic potential to bolster the economy. Some have...

Monongahela National Forest to provide 2023 Capitol Christmas tree

Spruce forests in the Monongahela National Forest will provide the nation's 2023 Christmas Tree.
ELKINS, W.Va.– The Monongahela National Forest has been selected to provide the 2023 Christmas Tree for the U.S. capitol, kicking off a year-long celebration...

Cook's Old Mill centerpiece of a historic W.Va. landscape

Cook,s Old Mill welcomes visitors at Greenville West Virginia.
GREENVILLE, W.Va. — I rarely have the opportunity to show my daughters a back-road attraction in West Virginia that they haven't seen before. They've...

12 remarkable facts about the New River Gorge in West Virginia

The Adventures on the Gorge Resort overlooks the New River Gorge National Park near Fayetteville, W.Va.
FAYETTEVILLE, W. Va. — The nation's newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, is full of secrets, surprises, historic sites,...

Dolly Sods roads close for winter '22-'23 beginning Jan. 3

Ice and snow lay thick at the Allegheny Front at Dolly Sods.
PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Roads leading through Dolly Sods in northern West Virginia will close to motor vehicles for the winter beginning on January 3,...

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