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August 24-26, 2018
Until the 2018 Spartan Race


Join adventure seekers from across the country – and around the world as the Spartan Race returns to West Virginia this year! Held at world-renowned Summit Bechtel Reserve, it’s an event for adventure seekers, friendly competitors, and even kids! Plan your trip to West Virginia and experience our state’s scenic Capital City of Charleston and famous whitewater country found in the southern mountains of West Virginia. Learn more and register today!

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Extend Your Stay and Explore West Virginia

This handy map has everything you need to make the most out of your stay in the Mountain State! Whether it’s a heart-pumping adventure or family-fun that you’re looking for, these stops around southern West Virginia will guarantee you’ll have a wild and wonderful time! For even more trip ideas, give us a call at 1-800-CALL-WVA.

If you live for the rush of adrenaline, our High Adventure list is for you! This includes local adventure outfitters that offer some of the best whitewater trips in the nation, with rapids ranging from Class II to V on the New and Gauley rivers. Other exhilarating activities you’ll want to consider here are zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing and – perhaps the most thrilling of all – a chance to fly high above the New River Gorge in a WWII Biplane!

There are plenty of memories to be made at West Virginia’s family-friendly spots. Just a short drive from Fayetteville, ACE Adventure Resort’s Wonderland Waterpark is the perfect place to cool down and let the kids (and adults!) play. Or head to Adventures on the Gorge for a day of fishing and lake adventures. In Charleston, choose from an array of family-friendly activities like a minor league baseball game at the Appalachian Power Park, dining and shopping at the Capitol Market, touring the historic State Capitol Complex or visiting the West Virginia State Museum. Beckley’s Exhibition Coal Mine takes you underground to see a vintage coal mine firsthand. Adjacent to the mine exhibit, you can keep the fun going with the interactive displays at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia.

For you Bucket Listers, look no further! These are some of West Virginia’s most popular “must-see” roadside stops and uniquely West Virginia adventures. On a Bridge Walk tour, you’ll walk across a 24-inch wide catwalk under the famous New River Gorge Bridge, offering a view of the river below from 851 feet high (harnessed to a cable of course!). Take the scenic route from Charleston to Fayetteville on Route 60 for natural beauty like Cathedral Falls near Gauley Bridge and Hawks Nest State Park – or if the interstate is more your speed, Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia is a great place for a quick bite and a little shopping!

For more information about events and activities in Almost Heaven West Virginia or to request a free vacation guide for other travel tips and ideas, contact 1-800-CALL-WVA.