Picture this: mountains beside you, grass below you, and a gleaming starry-night sky above. There’s a reason West Virginia is known as Almost Heaven. Here, you can get back to the basics and marvel at the natural beauty of a dark sky. West Virginia is home to showstopping stargazing spots with some of the clearest night skies east of the Mississippi. If you’re looking for an otherworldly experience, you’ll find that and more in a wide-open West Virginia sky.

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True West Virginia Nightlife: Stargazing Hot Spots

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A stargazer’s guide to Green Bank

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Brilliant Starry Skies Await You in Almost Heaven

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Starry night skies in #AlmostHeaven