Putnam County Home to Newest Almost Heaven Swing

Visitors invited to attend ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27

Hurricane, WV –– The West Virginia Department of Tourism, in partnership with Putnam County Parks and the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has announced another new Almost Heaven swing location in Hurricane, WV. This swing is nestled within Putnam County’s serene Valley Park. Visitors are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m.

“We’re thrilled to bring the first iconic Almost Heaven swing to Putnam County through this partnership with Putnam County Parks, the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the West Virginia Department of Tourism,” said Executive Director of the Putnam County Conventions and Visitors Bureau Kelli Steele. “This scenic spot highlights the beauty in the heart of the Metro Valley, and helps people experience a new place or see a familiar place in a new way.”

There are now more than 20 Almost Heaven photo-op swings available to travelers throughout our great state. These wooden swings have been designed and hand-crafted by students at the Nicholas County Career and Technical Center. Visitors are encouraged to share their photos on social media using #AlmostHeaven. 

“It’s so exciting to see more swings make their way into scenic spots around the state,” said West Virginia Department of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. “I’m thrilled to now have one of these scenic photo-ops right here in the heart of the Metro Valley – just in time for folks to enjoy during their summer travels!”

For a complete list of swing locations, click here. For more information about West Virginia and to plan your trip, visit www.WVtourism.com.


This post was last updated on June 27, 2024