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How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

The best places to purchase art in West Virginia

While West Virginia is well-known for its incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping views, it is also home to incredible and talented

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

Explore these 5 Nordic Trails & Touring Centers in West Virginia

Explore the Mountain State’s beautiful landscape during the winter by cross-country skiing the state’s incredible trails. From perfectly groomed trails

This local market features handcrafted goods from Almost Heaven

Have you been looking for a place to find handcrafted treasures that you can’t find anywhere else? The Handcrafted Cooperative

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

This Group is Approaching 60 Years of Tradition at Oglebay Resort

For 90 years now, beautiful Oglebay Resort in Wheeling has been welcoming guests with generous hospitality. Thanks to the resorts

CRAFT DRINK EXPLORER: How to Be a West Virginia Craft Beer Enthusiast in 5 Easy Steps

Aaron Rote, Craft Drink Explorer First off, let me be the first to congratulate you on your decision to become

Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76

Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout® 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership

You can find some of West Virginia’s best art at these 5 spots

Throughout the state, incredibly talented artisans and artisan groups are creating amazing pieces and showcasing them for the world to

Shop til you drop at these 6 West Virginia boutique districts

It’s always a good time for a shopping trip — and we all deserve it every once in a while!

You won’t find a more remote getaway than this West Virginia spot

Have you ever dreamed of heading to a secluded yet beautiful wilderness? Then a trip aboard the Castaway Caboose at

These 3 West Virginia locations are some of the spookiest in America

Everyone loves a good ghost story. Something about us loves the terrifying idea of the supernatural, no matter how often

Did you know about West Virginia’s bow-only hunting?

While West Virginia is known statewide for its incredible hunting seasons, several southern counties stand out for one interesting reason.

Your guide to hunting in West Virginia

West Virginia has rightfully earned the title of  “Wild and Wonderful.” With abundant wildlife, West Virginia is a haven for

These are the 9 best spots to go fishing in West Virginia

Throughout West Virginia, incredible fishing opportunities are located at every turn of the river. With over 20,000 miles of streams

Everything you need to know about Youth Hunting in West Virginia

Hunting in West Virginia is a time-honored tradition that has been passed down for generations. In fact, there are even

Your Ultimate List of the Most Instagrammable spots in West Virginia

The Mountain State is known for its incredible beauty. From sweeping vistas to charming storefronts all around the state are

Where to Unplug in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for its scenic and peaceful landscape. From sleeping in a tree house to spending a day

This West Virginia cryptid has its own iconic trail

On a dark September night in 1952, several residents of Flatwoods, West Virginia experienced something they will never forget. Edward and

5 signs that you definitely belong in West Virginia

West Virginia pride is a real thing. We wear it proudly on our sleeve and aren’t afraid to let anyone

Your guide to Bridge Day in West Virginia

Bridge Day, an annual event held in Fayetteville, is undoubtedly one of the most unique events held anywhere in the

These monsters of West Virginia folklore can be found in Fallout 76

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the West Virginia monsters of folklore that will be included in Fallout 76!

Concours d’Elegance

The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance returns for its second year, May 3-5, 2019, and organizers are already working to make sure

7 Kid-Approved Activities Adults Will Also Love

West Virginia is the perfect place to have a family adventure. From wild adventures like ziplining and caving to mild

LOCAL WARES & FARES EXPLORER: No, Salt Isn’t Just Salt!

Nancy Bruns, Local Wares & Fares Explorer A friend came over the other day to help me prepare a meal

These Kid-Friendly Restaurants in West Virginia are perfect for the whole family

Looking for new restaurants your kids will love? These spots in West Virginia are perfect for the whole family. From

These West Virginia-Made Bits & Bites make for perfect gifts

Looking for some unique West Virginia flavors and products? These places have everything to satisfy your Mountain State cravings and

Uphill and Downhill: The top ways to do both in West Virginia

No matter the season, there is adventure to be found in the Mountain State. Rain or shine, day or night,

These 6 Restaurants in West Virginia Serve Cheeseburgers that will Blow Your Mind

There’s nothing quite as good as finding the perfect burger spot. Here’s a list of Almost Heaven places with cheeseburgers

4 must-try experiences in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region

The New River Gorge region is home to some of the best West Virginia experiences. With so many to choose

These 5 Places Have the Most OVER THE TOP Milkshakes in West Virginia

Crazy, over-the-top milkshakes are one of the most popular trends across the country right now, and West Virginia has some

The most unique places to stay in West Virginia will amaze you

Located throughout West Virginia you can find unique, beautiful and special locally owned motels and inns with incredible customer service

Do you want to explore Almost Heaven? This is where to start

So, you want to explore West Virginia but you don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry – you aren’t alone.

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

OUTDOOR EXPLORER: Ready, Set, Go To The Gauley! 5 Need-To-Know Planning Tips

Heather Johnson, Outdoor Explorer It’s hard to believe that Gauley Season will be here in a few short weeks!  Like

MUSIC EXPLORER: 10 Reasons to Attend a Mountain Stage Show

Larry Groce, Music Explorer Before I get to the ten reasons to join us for a live Mountain Stage show,

HISTORY & HERITAGE EXPLORER: Check Out These Only-In-West-Virginia Monuments You Have to See To Believe

Jeanne Mozier, History & Heritage Explorer In West Virginia, monuments are quirky and occasionally dedicated to fictional figures – maybe.

LUXURY EXPLORER: Experience America’s Resort, A Four-Season Travel Destination

Cam Huffman, Luxury Travel Explorer It’s a question that’s posed almost as often as When was “The Greenbrier built?” (1913)

LUXURY EXPLORER: Proximity – The Real Luxury of the Eastern Panhandle

Stephanie Mathias, Luxury Explorer As a native of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, having close proximity to Washington, D.C. meant I

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Hidden Gems in Hip, Historic Charleston, West Virginia

Alisa Bailey, Entertainment Explorer With unique food, art, recreation and music, a visit to Charleston, West Virginia, is the Mountain

Discover the Perfect Scenic Drives in West Virginia

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.” We all know this song by heart. In fact, you’re

Whitewater Adventure is Perfect for All Ages in West Virginia

Picture this: You’re rushing down the New River with your closest friends. The cool, fresh water splashes across the smile

Relax amongst the adventure at these 6 incredible places

 It’s a known fact that West Virginia is home to incredible adventure, but the Mountain State is also full of

The 10 Best Spots for Trail Running in West Virginia

From flat, peaceful runs through the West Virginia countryside to runs that will take you up to see some of

6 Incredible Almost Heaven whitewater rivers and how to experience them

Among many attractions, West Virginia offers visitors some of the most incredible whitewater rafting in the world. Since 1968, rafters

50 Facts to Celebrate 50 Years of Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the whitewater rafting industry in West Virginia. Whether you are a beginner or

Which Backcountry Vehicle fits You Best for Almost Heaven Adventure?

With so many back-country vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is best for you. Whether

Adventure through Almost Heaven at these 10 spots

Whether you’re looking to take the perfect picture or go on the adventure of a lifetime, West Virginia has both

These fun and easy day-trips prove you’re never far from Almost Heaven fun

West Virginia is conveniently located within a few hours of many of our country’s major cities. Richmond, Virginia; Lexington, Kentucky;  Pittsburgh,

West Virginia Camping 101  

While West Virginia is home to so many great outdoor activities, camping is one of the best! From sleeping under

Mountain Stage: Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances. Advance Tickets: $20; Mountain Stage Members: $15; Day of Show: $30; All Tickets General Admission

Stay in these 14 cabins for relaxing getaways

From rustic cabins perched upon a mountain to secluded hideaways, these cabins will provide the relaxing getaway you’ve been looking

6 Iconic West Virginia Views & The Top Ways to Experience Them

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, scenic Sunday afternoon drive through the mountains or an adventure-filled hike to an iconic

From mild to wild: West Virginia rafting for families

Looking to spend some quality time and bond with your family away from all the hustle and bustle? Giver whitewater

Wing connoisseur? Visit these 5 places

Do you consider yourself a wing expert? If so, visit these places for unique wing experiences. These are the perfect

This tiny West Virginia town packs a ton of history

Holding the title of “smallest town in West Virginia,” according to Country Living, Thurmond’s official population is 5. Although today

True West Virginia Nightlife: Stargazing Must-Sees

The Mountain State is known for its incredible scenic beauty and outdoor adventure opportunities, but did you know its also

Find your perfect West Virginia spa getaway today

In need of a spa getaway but not sure where to go? Relax, we’ve got you covered. With locations all

Ready to get out of your comfort zone? Try this!

Have you been feeling the need to shake things up recently? Perfect! The Mountain State offers some of the best

5 best places to pick up West Virginia-made goods

Throughout the Mountain State, you can find incredible artisan-made goods that have been inspired by the state’s iconic beauty. Whether

WV Symphony presents: Double Trebel

Program: Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat Major Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Lawrence Loh, conductor Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton were hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.” The Philadelphia Inquirer characterized their playing as “paired to perfection.”

Pilot Club of Huntington 66th Annual Antiques Show and Sale

The show will have exquisite antiques, vintage modern finds and collectibles. Tickets are $6 at the door and good for all 3 days. For additional information or advance tickets, call 304-674-3655.

Your guide to campsites with a side of luxury in West Virginia

Are you a fan of the outdoors but not ready to commit to sleeping in a tent? We’ve got you

Stop by these amazing must-see areas for true West Virginia experiences

It’s no secret that West Virginia has some of the best and most unique experiences to offer. From whitewater rafting and

Cast your line in one of these great West Virginia fly fishing locations

While West Virginia is the perfect place for all types of fishing, some argue that when it comes to fly

WV Symphony presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the most famous and beloved cartoons in the world and their equally famous classical music. Conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty, and created and produced by Daugherty and Emmy Award winning producer David Ka Lik Wong, this performance features Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live, full symphony orchestra accompaniment.

How many West Virginia creatures can you spot?

West Virginia is home to over 500 different species of wildlife ranging from birds to amphibians and everything in between.

These 5 dishes are nacho average snack

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a towering pile of nachos. All around the Mountain State, you can feast

Whitewater rafting just outside of Washington DC

If adventure is what you seek, then look no further than the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Experience the ultimate

Have you been to the secret bunker at the Greenbrier? The ‘Today’ Show has!

Did you know that carved deep into the mountainside of West Virginia is an emergency Cold War fallout shelter? Housed under

Your guide to whitewater rafting in West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is one of the best places in the world to whitewater raft. From the

6 of the Best Places for Dinner & a Natural Show

Have you been craving those amazing one-of-a-kind summer nights enjoying delicious food and incredible views with your friends and family?

Eastern Panhandle 101

History Just a short distance from DC, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a mecca for history, scenery and

These 4 places serve West Virginia’s best moonshine

West Virginia is said to be one of the birthplaces of moonshine. Also referred to as mountain dew or white

The Ultimate West Virginia Distillery Road Trip

Moonshine, whiskey, bourbon… oh my! If you have a taste for the wild side, we have the perfect road trip

These 6 Magnificent mansions in West Virginia are stunning

Scattered throughout the Mountain State are some of the most beautiful mansions dripping with opulence and begging for their history

A Day at the Races: The Full Experience

You don’t have to wait until Kentucky Derby day to hit the races. Experience the excitement of race day right

Everything old is new again: New turns for old places

West Virginia’s rich history is captured in lovingly restored churches, train stations, schools and homes that have been converted to

Flying into DC? Take a quick trip to the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia

So, you’ve just flown into DC and are looking for something amazing to do. Well, look no further than the

The Chuck Mathena Center PRESENTS: One Night in Memphis

One Night in Memphis created and directed by John Mueller is the number one and official tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley performed live and starring former cast members of the Broadway smash, “Million Dollar Quartet.” Over 90 minutes of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950’s rock and roll music. The San Francisco Examiner raves, “An Amazing Show!” It has an ever growing list of sold out shows and a great social media presence and fan base.Be a witness to and experience rock and roll royalty with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. True American music featuring acclaimed national talent guaranteed to get you rocking and rolling. There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on!

Everywhere your kids can take this little boat of their own…

Want to give the kids a big adventure? Take them duckying down whitewater waves in a little boat of their own.

Cool Cruisin’ Nights

Check out classic cars, muscle cars and hot rods as they cruise down Mercer Street. Bring your favorite ride and “cruise the strip”.

Circa Blue Fest

Blues, BBQ and camping come together for a four-day festival featuring more than 20 amazing bands, several songwriting workshops, delicious food and more. This rain-or-shine event features an indoor arena with seating for 1,000 and an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by tree shaded seating. This event is kid-friendly. Camping facilities and bath houses are available on-site.

You’re flying into West Virginia—now where to go?

The Mountain State is served by several primary airports offering commercial services. Is this your first time flying into West

Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

The ultimate West Virginia beer road trip

Venture your way through the Mountain State and have some incredible brews along the way! From IPAs to stouts, each

Road Trip: Sweetest small towns & main streets

From strolling down the streets of the state’s vibrant capital city to discovering the charming storefronts of a small mountain

Old Time Experience

Experience a Place Where the Music Grows. Join us after the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop, WV for three days of relaxation, inspiration, and pickin'! Your hosts, old time musicians, Mary Sue and Mike Burns, share their local knowledge of music and excursions to ensure an experience steeped in creative traditions and stunning landscapes. The Yew Mountain Center will provide in-season, delicous meals. Camp or stay in a private guest room. Optional activitites: Visit a working blacksmith and Appalachian broom-maker. Play music with old and new friends. Enjoy bands in the evening. Canoe, hike, fish. Gab, pick, around a campfire. Learn about forest herbs, traditional uses, and cultivation. Visit area attractions such as beautiful rock formations, waterfalls, swimming holes, Cranberry Glades Botanical Reserve, and sites of historical interest. Sit on the porch. Use our art supplies. Take naps. Local friends can join us for any of these parts. See the website for more info. www.yewmountain.org/oldtime

17th Annual Ranson Festival

For more info, call Debbie McClure at 304-724-3862 or email at dmcclure@ransonwv.us.

FILM: John Brown’s Holy War

John Brown was seen as a farmer, warrior, family man, avenger, and inspiration to the Civil Rights movement. From witnessing brutality against a slave boy as a child to his execution after raiding the federal armory at Harper’s Ferry, this film takes a closer look at this complex man.

The unofficial start to summer in West Virginia

Summer is just around the corner! And West Virginia is the place to be. This season is truly a magical

CAMC Foundation Run for Your Life 5-Mile/2.5-Mile Walk

The CAMC Foundation Run for Your Life supports colorectal cancer screening and awareness. This race begins at Haddad Riverfront Park and takes runners through Charleston, up and around the historic Spring Hill cemetery and back to Haddad Riverfront Park. The walk, beginning in the same location, goes through Charleston and up to the base of the Farnsworth ramp, then turns around and retraces the path. Proceeds from this race benefit the CAMC Foundation to support colorectal cancer awareness and screening. Entry Fees: Registration is $25 if postmarked before June 11 and $30 after. Online registration is available at tristateracer.com. Late registration and pre-race swag bag pick up is on June 16 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at CAMC Cancer Center parking lot (3415 MacCorkle Ave, SE Charleston) and on race day at Haddad Riverfront Park from 7-8am. Sponsors - Pepsi Sponsors - Pepsi www.camcfoundation.org/events

Charleston Light Opera Guild presents The Full Monty

Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of The Full Monty Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, follows six down-on-their-luck steelworkers who are desperately looking for work to support their families when they come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. Filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show, audiences will be wondering if these lovable misfits will really pull it off. With music and lyrics by David Yazbeck and book by Terrence McNally this aggressive crowd-pleaser both entertains and grabs your heart as the guys work to overcome their fears and self-consciousness to discover the power of their strength in solidarity. The Guild 20 member male and female cast is directed and choreographed by Nina Denton Pasinetti with musical direction by Bobby Hodges, Jr., accompanied by John Patrick and a live orchestra and technical direction is by Thomas P. Pasinetti. Tickets: $25 reserved seating. Available on line at charlestonlightoperaguild.org or at the Civic Center Little Theatre box office (304-343-2287) beginning June 13, Wed. – Sat. 11 am - 1 pm and one hour before performances. Dates: 8 p.m. Fri & Sat June 15, 16, 22 & 23 3 p.m. Sun June 17 & 24

Capitol City Biker Bash

The 7th annual Capitol City Biker Bash, sponsored by Go Mart and Mountain Dew, proudly announces the 2018 line up for the 3-day motorcycle rally. Hogan's Goat plays Thursday, June 7. 5-Star Rebellion and Non-Friction are scheduled Friday, June 8, and The Georgia Satellites and The Cat Daddys close out the bash Saturday, June 9. New this year is a stunt show on Friday and Saturday afternoon with Kyle Sliger sponsored by Vino’s Sports Bar & Grill and Copper Pint Pub. For the 6th year we are proud to partner with HospiceCare as our charity.

St. Albans Historical Society Open House

Come see hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for their files. Dates: Saturday, June 2: 10am to 2pm Saturday, July 7: 10am to 2pm Saturday, August 4: 10am to 2pm Saturday, September 1: 10am to 2pm Saturday, October 6: 10am to 2pm Saturday, November 3: 10am to 2pm Saturday, December 1: 10am to 2pm

Star Lab Sunday

Family Fun! Crawl into our planetarium balloon for a fascinating night sky tour! Program lasts about one hour and includes a DIY star wheel kit! Reservations recommended. $5/person; Space is limited to 20 Call 304.456-2150 or email tours@gbobservatory.org to hold your spot today!

Star Party

Green Bank Observatory staff will treat you to views of the night sky through optical telescopes. If it rains, don’t worry! You are invited into our portable planetarium for a stellar presentation. Start time changes seasonally. Starts at 8 pm.

Marlinton Farmers Market

Pick up your fill of homemade jams and honeys, fresh produce and more at the Marlinton Farmers Market. Held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.