Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA
Best Places to Visit in West Virginia, USA
West Virginia is an ideal year-round vacation destination with endless places to visit ranging from beautiful mountain retreats to quaint historic towns. With so many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, the state is a mecca for the active traveler but also a nice place to relax and unwind in a natural setting. Popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, zip lining, ATVing. horseback riding and more. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice skating. For history lovers, heritage sites abound throughout the mountains offering glimpses of how the Civil war, colonial life, and early explorers all helped shape American culture. While there are dozens of fun places to explore, here are ten of the “must sees” in West Virginia.
#3.New River Gorge
#5.Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley
#6.Coopers Rock State Forest
#8.Greenbrier State Forest
#9.Gauley River National Recreation Area
#10.Hatfield and McCoy Trails
West Virginia Tourist Attractions: 12 Places To Visit
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Best Places to visit in West Virginia:
New River Gorge Bridge, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, The Greenbrier, West Virginia State Penitentiary, Canaan Valley, Seneca Caverns, Hawks Nest State Park, Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, Summersville Lake, Prickett's Fort State Park, Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park
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LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA | City Overview
Despite its diminutive size, Lewisburg has an energy and feeling that sets it apart from many places. The artistic community draws entertainers, actors, musicians and artists from across the globe to perform at the city's venues.
Lewisburg is a charming town filled with cool shops, farm-to-table restaurants, civil war sites, covered bridges, exhilarating and relaxing ways to enjoy the outdoors. We’re excited you’re visiting this amazing city. If you're planning a vacation to Lewisburg, please visit our itinerary store for our favorite culturally significant activities, restaurants with food recommendations, and must-see historically rich places to visit during your trip to Lewisburg.
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Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Erik Hastings tours you around this Appalachian county in West Virginia. From Lewisburg to Alderson, this county is full of annual events and plenty to do. Lewisburg is the state of the state fair and the Organ Cave is an ideal spot to explore!
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West Virginia - America's Richest State - A Time Lapse Film by Alex Wilson
From Dolly Sods to Grandview and Marshall University to West Virginia University West Virginia has beauty and people that make it the richest state in America.
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West Virginia's Top-Rated Tourist Attractions
Here are the Top 5 tourist attractions to see when visiting West Virginia.
Retire in Lewisburg, West Virginia
Country living, $120,000, 8 level acres atop Stonehenge to build your retirement home, no HOA. 1 mile away from Lewisburg WV, Greenbrier County, America’s Coolest Small Town. Home of the Greenbrier America’s Resort, the Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, the Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour, the Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic and home of the New Orleans Saints Training Camp.
Transportation: 20 minutes to Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) with daily flights to Washington-Dulles (IAD); Amtrak to Union Station DC; bus and taxi service; auto rental
Sports: Canoeing, kayaking, tubing, white water rafting; Skiing Snowshoe and Elk River; 78-mile biking trail along the Greenbrier River Trail races, rides and walks; outfitters; hunting and fishing; golf; tennis; fitness
Quality health care: Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Post graduate: New River Community and Technical College and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Low cost of living, low crime and friendly
No matter the season, you’ll always find a full schedule of good-times and local events in Greenbrier, WV. From foodie festivals, art exhibits and outdoor celebrations, to parades, tours and musical performances, there are dozens of ways to scout out the local “flavor” and get to know the friendly residents who call this county home.
Annual Chocolate and Taste of Our Town Festivals
West Virginia State Fair
Greek-Revival Carnegie Hall
The Greenbrier Valley Theater
American Heritage Music Hall
First Fridays After Five
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Trillium Performing Arts Collective
The Old Hardware Gallery
Farmers Market on Saturdays from May through October
Shopping, antiques and dining
Tourist Trains of Wild & Wonderful West Virginia
The Station Inn...A Better Way to Railfan
Come Ride the WV Tourist Trains
The Potomac Eagle RR
The Cass Scenic RR
The DG&V RR
The annual New River Excursion
Fayetteville WV coolest small town tour.
Somebody voted Fayetteville as one of the coolest small towns in America. Let us give you a quick tour (3 minutes) and show you why it's worth getting off the 4 lane and visiting our little slice of Almost Heaven.
WV Hiking Adventures Ep.1- The Endless Wall
Join WV Hiking Adventures as we explore The Endless Wall in the New River Gorge, West Virginia. Come see why this is rated as one of the best day hikes in America.