Looking for a wild ride? Then you must visit this place

Grab some friends and try something new when you visit Hatfield-McCoy Airboat Tours in Matewan. On your tour you will fly by sites of history and beautiful nature in an airboat equipped with a supercharged 550-horsepower engine. Talk about a rush!

Your tour begins in Matewan, a small town with a rich history. While on the tour learn about Matawan’s coal mining history and its close ties with the infamous Hatfield’s and McCoy’s and the Matewan Massacre. As you speed down the Tug River keep your eye out for scenic views and wildlife along the way like blue herons, kingfishers, mallards, Canada geese, turtles and beavers. You may even spot the goat who favors a rocky pillar towering over the stream.

Your tour will last about an hour while you ride down the Tug River for an exhilarating ride while being surrounded by the beauty of West Virginia. This adventure is sure to be one that you’ll never forget. After your tour, take some time to explore the historic town of Matewan. Check into the Historic Matewan House Bed and Breakfast for some relaxation after your airboat tour, visit the Mine Wars Museum or fill up on some delicious food at Wingos Grill.

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022