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TOP 25 ATTRACTIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA


Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in West Virginia!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of West Virginia. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.


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ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY WHAT MAKES THIS ATTRACTION SO GREAT?
American Mountain Theater Concerts Elkins shows & Southern Gospel and Bluegrass concerts
Appalachian Trail Conference Headquarters Other Harpers Ferry headquarters for organization that oversees the A.T.
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine & Youth Museum Mine Tours / Mining Museum Beckley descend 1500ft into a former coal mine
Berkeley Springs State Park Hot Springs / Spa / Presidential Attraction Berkeley Springs soak in hot springs baths; other spa treatments offered
Bloomery Plantation Distillery Distillery Charles Town visit an excellent historic 1840s log cabin distillery
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park Scenic Railroad Cass take an 11-mile scenic train ride
Coopers Rock State Forest Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Bruceton Mills some of the best scenic views in West Virginia
Dolly Sods Wilderness Area Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns one of the premier wilderness areas on the East Coast
Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility Military Museum White Sulphur Springs visit a Cold War-era bunker
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Historic District / Scenic Views Harpers Ferry visit a quaint, historic community
Lambert's Vintage Wines Winery / Wine Tasting Weston good winery tours and tastings
Lost World Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Lewisburg excellent cave tours
Monongahela National Forest Hiking Trails / Scenic Views Multiple towns one of the biggest wilderness areas on the East Coast
Mothman Museum Offbeat / Unusual Museum Point Pleasant quirky museum about a local rumored beast
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Astronomy / Planetarium Green Bank guided bus tours of the world's largest moving telescope
New River Gorge Bridge Bridge / BASE-jumping Fayetteville steel arch bridge over 1/2 mile long over dramatic gorge
NROCKS Outdoor Adventures Rock Climbing / Aerial Adventure Park Circleville arguably the premiere "via ferrata" in North America
Philippi Bridge Covered Bridge Phillippi supposedly the oldest covered bridge in WV
Seneca Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Riverton excellent cave tours
Spruce Knob Mountain / Scenic Views / State Highpoint Riverton take in the views from the top of West Virginia
State Capitol Building State Capitol Building Charleston impressive 1932 capitol with a large, gold-leafed dome
Tamarack Shopping / Art Gallery Beckley famous art and cultural center
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Medical / Health Museum Weston tour a historic insane asylum
West Virginia Penitentiary Prison Museum / Prison Tours Moundsville tour a decommissioned prison
West Virginia State Museum History Museum / State Museum Charleston good exhibits on West Virginia history & culture

RUNNER-UPS: ATTRACTIONS THAT ALMOST MADE THE TOP 25 LIST



Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of West Virginia that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

ATTRACTION NAME ATTRACTION TYPE TOWN / CITY
Beartown State Park Geologic Attractions / Hiking Trails Hillsboro

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