West Virginia

West Virginia Are you planning to take a vacation this summer? Why not journey to West Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian Mountains where you can enjoy a vacation unlike any other you’ve ever experienced.

Make sure to plan a stop at Charleston, the capitol of West Virginia, where you can experience a wide variety of attractions allowing you to take in the unique culture of West Virginia. Wonder down to East End Main Street to enjoy the most of what Charleston has to offer you. Here you can see the city’s baseball stadium, the Capitol Building, and enjoy a variety of shopping opportunities.

Take a tour of the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, which includes not only a museum, but a simulated coal camp as well. For amazing natural sights, check out the New River Gorge National River and Bridge. In the gorge, enjoy spectacular trails and view one of the largest single span, steel bridges in the world.

Wheeling is another great stop on your trip through West Virginia. Stop by the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley for something the entire family can enjoy. Allow your kids to take the lead here as everyone enjoys various interactive exhibits. Check out the Good Zoo to enjoy 80 rare species on 30 acres of woodland, and don’t forget there’s a 1.5 mile train ride to take you through some of the zoo’s best exhibits.


The Southwestern region of West Virginia offers a lot of fun attractions for tourists as well. Stop by the unique Tamarack, a premier showcase of handcrafts, fine art, and regional cuisines. If you are a fan of theatre, don’t miss the West Virginia Outdoor Dramas, where every summer famous plays are showcased. The Avampato Discovery Museum is another great vacation stop for the whole family, offering over two floors of interactive science exhibits alongside an art gallery and the Electric Sky Theatre.

There are many other great things to enjoy in West Virginia. Choose from the multitude of national and state parks throughout West Virginia, or go for a scenic train ride. New River Train allows you to take in the incredible beauty of West Virginia. Lost World Caverns provide some amazing caves for you and your family to explore. There’s something for everyone!

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