Top Best 10 Places to Visit in West Virginia

Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County

Blackwater Falls state park is located in Tucker County. One of the major highlights of this park is the Blackwater falls. It is one of the most visited places in West Virginia. You must have seen the amazing pictures of this place on calendars, Advertisements, and other promotional areas. The Blackwater Falls gets its name from the dark color of the water that flows from a height of over 62-ft. There are many more waterfalls that make this park, one of the best options for water lovers who plan to visit West Virginia in the summer season.

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Pocahontas

This Cass Scenic Railroad State Park has an 11-mile-long railroad that is one of the heritages of the state. You can see a rail line that was built in the year 1901. The complete tour to this railroad is 4 ½ hours so once you enter this track; you will see natural scenes and many other spectacular views that would leave you stunned. Today, most of the visitors take a ride on this re-established log car, or we call it a flat car that is powered by the steam locomotive engine.

Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston is the capital city of the state called West Virginia. It is one of the largest cities in the United States that have become home to a major section of tourists who come to spend some quality time with their family. Although a small town but has artifacts and scenes that would leave you stunned. You would feel mesmerized with the beauty and collection of art works that this city has in store for you. You can visit Charleston State capital to learn about the history of this place to fullest. There are parks, forests, pool areas, and many more areas that you can easily visit in this city.

Harpers Ferry Town, Jefferson County

Harpers Ferry Town shares a rich American History. The glimpse of the historical background of this town can be seen at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. This town is full of natural sceneries, rivers, mountains, and many other attractive things that would drive you to fall in nature when you reach West Virginia. There are multiple historic buildings in this town that will take you closer to the rich history of this place. There are local crafts shops that will show you the talent of the artist who works locally.

New River George National River, Southern West Virginia

Well, the name New River George might confuse you with its name. This River unit isn’t new perhaps; it is the oldest Unit in the United States.  This New River Gorge National River unit was incorporated in the year 1978 in order to protect and safeguard New River George. If you want to go for whitewater rafting, then this unit will give you one of the best experiences of your life.  There are over 1,400 well-established rocks climbing areas that tourists use for rock climbing.

Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown is one of the beautiful cities located on the banks of a river called Monongahela River. This town contains West Virginia University and has multiple outdoor activities for the tourists as well. There are Botanical gardens that educate visitors about the availability of different types of flora and fauna of the city. You can visit this garden to learn some simple tricks to conserve plants and animals that are present on our planet Earth. There are hiking trails that can keep you busy throughout the day.

Snowshoe Resort, Pocahontas

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is the world famous for skiing. If you are on an adventurous tour to West Virginia, do not forget to visit Snowshoe Mountain ski resort. There are more adventurous activities like mountain biking, riding on the back of the horse, boat pedaling, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and much more that won’t let you forget your memories to this place even when your vacations are over. This Snowshoe Mountain area is widely spread in the area of over 10,950 acres of land and is the home to most of the area that are made from snow.

Huntington City, Cabell County

Huntington City is most famous for the Marshall University and some of the major sites of attractions like Heritage Farm Museum & Village, Huntington Museum of Art, Birke Art Gallery, and many more sites. Big Sandy Superstore Arena is a perfect place for tourists who want to attend live concerts and athletic competitions. This is one of the targeted locations of the tourists because it is located on the banks of Ohio River. This city was established in the year 1871, and since then, there is no looking back for the city regarding getting tourist on an annual basis.

The Penitentiary, West Virginia

The Penitentiary is a prison situated in Moundsville. Most of the architecture of this prison has been derived from the European-culture. This prison was fully operational between the years 1876 to 1995 and is now a retired prison. Today, it is mostly used as a training platform, and tourists spot in West Virginia. Although unlikely spots but this place has gained most of the attractions of the tourists who pay a visit to this state. Visitors can take a tour to the giant building of this prison without any hassle.

Seneca Caverns, Riverton

Seneca Caverns is one of the famous caves that were used to host the ceremonies of Seneca Indians. When you visit this cavern, do not forget to pay a visit to the largest room of this cavern called Teter Hall. This hall is over 60ft long and 60ft wide. This place was discovered by Lave Teter in the year 1742 in order to quench his thirst for water.  It was until the year 1928 when the Teter family maintained this place and held the ownership. In the year 1930, new owners opened the cavern to the public.

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