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5 best old battlefields to trek & explore

When it comes to the Civil War and other historic battles, West Virginia is a historic hotspot. If you like

Anglers: this is your dream escape

Reel in plenty of relaxation and that prize bass at the Angler’s Inn. This Victorian bed and breakfast is nestled

Greek, Italian, Swiss… the best celebrations of WV’s patchwork heritage

West Virginia is a true melting pot of cultures— and we celebrate them all! From Greek and Italian to Scottish

Apple-icious-est autumn: hand-churned apple butter, apple pie & so much cider

Remember the days of running around barefoot— the cool grass squishing between your toes and the crunch of an apple

Blast off with the real Rocket Boys

Rub elbows with the Rocket Boys themselves! In the 1950s, against all odds, a group of boys from a small

Meet the Mothman

It’s been more than 50 years since residents of Point Pleasant woke up to these words stretched across the front

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

8 reasons WV is best of the AT

West Virginia’s stretch of the Appalachian Trail is short, but extra sweet. The extensive 2,200-mile AT weaves through West Virginia

Pittsburgh, you’re just a paddle away from these 6 shoreline stops

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Pittsburgh city life, and discover a less-traveled part of the country

Rollin’ on the river, like in the olden days…

2 events at the Wheeling Heritage Port are bringing back old-time nostalgia on the river. Story of the sternwheeler Nothing

7 things you didn’t know about WV’s Historic Theater Trail

The West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail’s grand old venues have a lot of fascinating history within their walls. 1. Several

Paddles? Psh. Ride the whitewater the easy way!

There’s tubing, and then there’s tubing. Inner tubes are great for lazy float trips, but did you know you can

Think tubes mean calm, aimless floating? Think again!

Harpers Ferry is most well-known for its rich history, but it’s also a prime river town. Tucked under the shadow

Top 5 ways to celebrate 101 years of National Parks

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service turns 101! Get out there and enjoy West Virginia’s National Parks! Here

7 youth group trips they’ll never forget

Take the group on a wild, wonderful journey they’ll never forget. These mountains are full of adventure, but here are

The ultimate romantic retreat, hiding just outside DC

Only about 1 hour from Washington D.C. is the perfect, but little-known romantic getaway: West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Take a

8 reasons to dress to the nines in WV

Sometimes it is just plain fun to go all out and dress up for a night on the town. Want

7 films you didn’t know were made in or about WV

Dozens of movies have been filmed in or about West Virginia, including “We Are Marshall,” the story of the 1970

Wait, farm-to-table is a trend? Not here!

While the farm-to-table trend seems to have appeared out of nowhere, here in West Virginia, locally sourced food has always

5 WV adventure festivals not to miss

If you crave beautifully wild terrain, adventure sports, live music and like-minded people, go ahead and put in for a

Kids’ summer bucket list: 7 must-have adventures

Kids may be heading back to school soon, but there is still time to make some memories. You might choose

Best of August in WV

As another wild, wonderful season comes to a close, there’s no better way to soak up the last of that

This ol’ barn: mail pouch barns

  If you’ve spent any amount of time driving around the rural east or midwest, you may have noticed old

Explore Hatfield-McCoy lore & country on the waters

There’s a new way to explore America’s best-known family feud. We’re talking, of course, about the Hatfields and the McCoys.

Summer “school” is funner school

Just because school’s out doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning cool and interesting things. Here are some activities that are

Say what? 6 dead giveaways you’re from WV

In West Virginia, we speak our own language. If you catch yourself saying these 7 terms, pronunciations and sayings, you’ve

5 most oddball museums

Some of the Mountain State’s museums have some … let’s say … “offbeat” memorabilia. Here are 5 museums that have

This ol’ barn: meet the barnyard critters

Make friends with farm animals in the Mountain State. Get in touch— literally— with farm animals at these 6 popular

Hottest tickets in town: Best live theatre bets for 2016!

Here are 6 local theatre groups that are sure to knock your socks off! 1. Charleston Light Opera Guild |

7 heroic stories behind WV’s war memorials and markers

  West Virginia has a fascinating military history, even longer than the life of the state itself. The French and

The totally last-second guide to a great family vacation in WV

Escape any time with a spontaneous mountain trip the family will never forget. The best vacations are the ones where

Sturgill Mountain Homestead Est. 1976

Best of July in WV

Summer is just now heating up! Here is a sampling of some of the great events taking place in the

Offbeat ideas for solo travelers in the mountains

Looking for solo travel ideas that aren’t run-of-the-mill? Just change your approach! Traveling by yourself can be liberating. And it

8 top family summer vacations in the mountains

Who needs the beach when you have miles upon miles of outdoor recreation and beauty? Here are some of the

Tall tales: John Henry & other folk legends

West Virginia’s hills have spawned dozens of colorful characters who went on to become immortalized in books, songs, movies and

The tightest rivalry in America’s favorite pastime

  Just 12 miles separate the 2 minor league teams with the “closest rivalry in baseball.” The Princeton Rays and

Happy birthday, WV! 11 ways to celebrate (here & afar)

Happy birthday, West Virginia! Our great state turns 153 this year on June 20. Here are 11 ways for mountain

6 wildest WV fair traditions

You haven’t seen wild till you’ve been to a fair in the Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Our old-fashioned fairs in

ROBERT H. MOLLOHAN, JEFFERSON ST. BRIDGE

Marion County Genealogical Club

Central United Methodist Church (First Father’s Day Church)

Graves Of The Pierponts

Francis H. Pierpont Home

Beverly-Fairmont Turnpike

A. Brooks Fleming House

6 places to get really, really off the grid

Ditch the laptop and cell phone at home and recharge YOUR batteries instead at one of these off-the-grid places in

June Insta-greats

  This June brought out some of the things we love most about Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Vibrant arts and

Best of June in WV

Here is just a sampling of some of the fun and exciting events this month in the Mountain State: 1.

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a three-hour narrated trip that winds through idyllic pastures filled with native flowers, past farms dating from the early

7 best free family activities in WV

Adventure abounds in the hills of West Virginia— and lots of it is free! In West Virginia, families can enjoy

Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

Woodlawn Cemetery

Marion County Vietnam Memorial

The Stirrup Gallery of Davis and Elkins College

Best multi-day camp-and-trek trail trips

Trace some of the nation’s most atmospheric and historic camp-and-trek trails. In West Virginia, picturesque footpaths take you past historic

Best of May in WV

It’s finally May, and the Mountain State is celebrating in style with a whole bunch of outdoor events. The sun

4 Unexpected Finds Along WV’s Country Roads

We all know the song that leads our Almost Heaven dreaming, a familiar tune celebrating 50 years of success in

West Virginia Penitentiary

Whitegate Cemetery

Fostoria Glass Museum

Strand Theatre

Rosby’s Rock

6 surreal abandoned places you have to see to believe

Have you ever spied a crumbling old structure and wondered at the history behind it? These abandoned places in West

Escape to a world with no fast food, no stoplights

Get away from it all– traffic, crowds, even stoplights– in Monroe County, WV. Sometimes it is nice to step into

Remember these?

When it comes to antique and vintage treasures, West Virginia is an East Coast motherlode. Visit any town in the

Blue Goose Inn

Historic Matewan House Bed and Breakfast

Matewan Floodwall

Matewan Depot Replica Museum

Hatfield & McCoy Airboat Tours

How would you have fared on the wild frontier?

Every so often, whether you’re camping out in the woods, suddenly without cell reception, or even if there’s a cable

Best reasons to visit WV in April

Spring is a great time to be in West Virginia— and you can see why from these April events! 1.

WV’s richest history lies deep underground

Take a fascinating tour through the earth in an authentic, restored, turn-of-the-century coal mine in Beckley. If you haven’t yet

6 things you didn’t know about WV’s coal heritage

From the boom years of coal mining, to some of the most iconic labor movements in the nation, this black,

Best of March in WV

Wondering what to do in the Mountain State in March? Here are 7 best bets: 1. Last Hurrah Snowshoe Mountain

Wetzel County Museum

9 grandest old arts centers in West Virginia

So many theaters in the Mountain State still shine with their original 20th century grandeur. Take in a performance at

7 mountain arts events that transform the whole town

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s rich creative talent with community-wide celebrations! Here are 7 mountain arts events that transform the

The Cockayne Farmstead

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace

The McNutt House

Princeton Railroad Museum

Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center

Clay Memorial Park

6 times West Virginia was vital to the Civil Rights Movement

West Virginia has been the centerpiece of several key events in African-American heritage– dating all the way back to before

Where to find and photograph these 10 WV icons

Here are some of the most photographed icons in the Mountain State, and where you can best capture a beautiful

Hewitt House B&B

7 must-see stops on the Civil War Trail

The story of West Virginia tells us much about our nation’s most definitive war. Originally a part of Virginia’s Old

The treasonous secret of this elegant island

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is certainly one of West Virginia’s most… interesting stops. It is a stately island in

There’s a town in WV literally named “Odd,” and that’s just the beginning

West Virginia has a bunch of small settlements, spread all over. They all needed names, and many of them had

Jefferson County CVB

How to move to that old-time mountain sound

Even if you don’t know which way to swing your partner or how to do-si-do, you can dance like a

The weird Alpine tradition you can also find in Appalachia

The Appalachian hills of West Virginia might not have too much in common with the rocky, soaring peaks of the

The world’s biggest water tasting event. (Yes, really!)

It’s kind of like the Oscars, but for water. Every February for the past 25 years, the little town of Berkeley

You’re welcome! 13 things WV brought the world

West Virginia has been a trailblazer from the very beginning. The state was formed on the eve of the Civil

Move over, Punxsutawney Phil. This critter’s got the scoop on mountain weather

  We all know the tradition of Groundhog Day. But did you know that West Virginians have their own groundhog

Iconic quilt patterns and where to find them

West Virginia honors its long-shared quilting tradition with distinct Appalachian style. Quilting roots In days gone by, quilts played a

The art on these barns is unique, but that’s not all you’ll see

If you want to explore the Mountain State’s most scenic landscapes, just trace the trails of one of Appalachia’s most