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Color the River

Head to the Greenbrier River for a fun float! Bring your kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, tubes or anything that will keep

Lakeside Outfitters

West Virginia Peach Festival

The West Virginia Peach Festival is an annual celebration in Romney, West Virginia. This will be our 9th year for

Explore New Heights: Reaching the Seneca Rocks Peak

If you’re looking to explore at higher elevations, a massive rocky ridge awaits you–Seneca Rocks. This well-known and well-loved rock

Women’s West Virginia Wild Weekend

Explorer Chick is not your average, beige, mundane travel company. Instead, we’re a force empowering women through the shared experience

Allegheny Echoes

Come Home to Clarkburg

West Virginia native and winner of America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be the featured artist at the

Snowshoeski vacation

Arden Summer Arts Festival

Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is back to ACE Adventure Resort this summer and we are ready to jump back into

Mountain Music Festival

West Virginia’s best music festival is back at ACE Adventure Resort this summer June 3-5, 2021. We are super excited and gearing

ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party

DANCING ON WATER! Play at ACE Adventure Waterpark the night for our first ACE Adventure Waterpark DJ Dance Party! ACE

Appalachian Outpost Grand Opening Summer Shindig

Celebrating the grand opening, the Appalachian Outpost is hosting a summer shindig in the Hatfield-McCoy Mountains. This free event will

Oglebay

Summer in the Mountains Arts & Crafts Festival

37 local artists and artisans gather to bring you the best in original art, crafts, and food. From candles, soaps,

Rock Painting for Kids

Be a rock artist! Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread

Ohio Valley Pride Festival

Join us for our 4th Annual Pride Festival held at Wheeling Heritage Port. Hours: Fri, August 22nd noon-10pm Sat, August

Drawing Flowers in Graphite

Join artist/illustrator Linda S. Gribko to learn to draw expressive and realistic flowers using simple graphite drawing techniques. You’ll learn

Finding Highlights: Positive Living Skills Workshop

Learning to have a positive perspective and finding what gives us joy every day is key for a positive and

Close to Home: Climate Change Impacts at WVBG

Most people know that the consequences of climate change include rising oceans, hungry polar bears, and massive wildfires, but do

Rock ‘n Roll Doo Wop Vol. 19

The Ninteenth volume of the Capitol Theatre’s Rock and Roll Doo Wop, this show will feature: Bobby Rydell The Duprees

Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series

Join us at Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater for an evening of family fun and live entertainment every Sunday evening through

Sunday Fundays

Play all day and enjoy the best of Oglebay for less than $10 per person every Sunday through Labor Day!

Father’s Day Weekend Celebration

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with all of your favorite activities at Oglebay, plus enjoy an unforgettable fireworks display Saturday, June

Appalachian Heritage Days

Appalachian Heritage Days celebrates and promotes the people, history, culture, and heritage of Appalachia. The event features old-time musicians, authors,

WV Freedom Festival 2020

The City of Logan will hold their annual WV Freedom Festival from July 1 – July 4, 2020 in downtown

Independence Celebration

Ripley’s 150th Independence Celebration is a 2-day event that features the Grand Parade, live entertainment and fireworks. The event is known

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Scenic Drives through Almost Heaven

Sightsee from the comfort of your car with these six scenic drives through the mountains of West Virginia. Historic National

WV Themed Crafts To Do With Your Kids: Turn Simple Rocks into Works of Art

Painting rocks is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It’s a simple way to get outside and use

Top 5 Places to Breathe In That Fresh Mountain Air

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Discover a newfound adventure in the outdoors. Find wide open spaces to

Discover the natural wonder of Almost Heaven at these destinations

Exploring new and beautiful places is always an incredible adventure. Home to some of the most impressive parks and public

Blaze a Trail in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is filled with untouched, wide-open public land. With six national parks, 45 state parks and forest and endless

7 movies to cure your cabin fever

Looking for a good movie to watch? We’ve got some we think you might like: October Sky – Based on

Read through Almost Heaven

Now is the perfect time to unplug and unwind in the Mountain State. Below are a few books to get

4 Pals Presents: Hearts of Coal

Hearts of Coal is a story of the joys, pains, and the sacrifices of two families living in a coal

5 ways to get your workout in outside

Don’t let the indoors get you down. As the spring season gears up with warmer weather, get outside, soak in

WV Renaissance Festival

Step through the fortified gates and be whisked back in time! Stroll along the “cobblestone” streets of a bustling, 16th-century

Appalachian Outpost Grand Opening Summer Shindig

The Appalachian Outpost grand opening celebration/inaugural summer shindig will be held on July 25, 2020!  We are thrilled to have

Landing Zone Rainelle WV Veterans Reunion

The Town of Rainelle rolls out the welcome mat to veterans and families every year with a parade, live music,

Mushroom Foray

Follow our expert mushroom hunters, cultivators, and cooks as they lead participants in a mushroom foray. Discover the beauty and diversity of fungi

ForestCraft

Explore primitive woodland skills with expert presenters. Each day has a theme: fire, food, and fiber. Hands on activities include

Forest Herbs Weekend

Spend hours in the forest and learn identification, ecology and lore of local medicinal plants. Back at the lodge, learn how to

Evening Yoga in the Garden

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we

Charleston Ribfest & Regatta

Come and enjoy World Class Award Winning BBQ Ribs & Chicken and all the fixens, Carnival Rides, local and national

History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect

Awesome Customer Event Weekend

THE FIRST ANNUAL AWESOME CUSTOMER EVENT WEEKEND! ACE Adventure Resort is celebrating Labor Day weekend by giving back to our

Big Air Blob Competition

Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 10th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing skyward

Wonderland Waterpark DJ Dance Party

Play at Wonderland Waterpark through the night for our first annual Wonderland Waterpark DJ Dance Party! Wonderland Waterpark will host

These West Virginia Chocolates Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Chocolatiers in West Virginia craft heavenly delicacies fit for royalty. Whether you’re looking for a tasty present for a loved

Romantic West Virginia Getaways

West Virginia is the perfect place to get away with that special someone for a romantic vacation together. Across the

Plan your Almost Heaven Vacation on National Plan For Vacation Day

Coming off of a challenging year for travel-lovers, we are all getting very excited to hit the road and travel

FAMILY EXPLORER: Exploring Wheeling with Kids

Jeremy Morris, Family Explorer Jeremy Morris is a West Virginia native who has spent his adult years working in the

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the

Art Gallery Exhibition: Back to Our Routes

This exhibition highlights our states adventurous destinations and the enchanted environment that surrounds it. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshment provided

Antique Automobile Club of America 2020 Car Show

Antique Automobile Club of America Whitewater Region Car Show will be OPEN to the public to peruse over 100 antique

Art Gallery Exhibition: 12th Annual Best of West Virginia

Celebrating West Virginia artists by showcasing their creativity and talent in this special juried competition. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshment

Relax and Recharge with these spa vacations in Almost Heaven

Everyone deserves time to pamper and treat themselves. Around the state beautiful and peaceful spas await to help you relax

Experience Endless Possibilities with 48 Hours in the New River/Greenbrier Valley

Iconic sights. The harmony and melody of authentic Appalachian music. Local dishes with incredible flavor. The New River/Greenbrier Valley has

Try This Celebrity Chef’s Recipe For Dinner

Matt Welsch is a Wheeling native who opened The Vagabond Kitchen. With a strong passion for community, he prepares dishes

Turn Game Day into a West Virginia Weekend Getaway

College football season is in full swing throughout the Mountain State. Whether you’re a Mountaineer or a member of the

Dreamy Wedding & Proposal Locations Await in West Virginia

Scenic outlooks. Vibrant Gardens. Tranquil waterfalls. Almost Heaven is a dream destination for weddings and proposals. From weddings perched near

A Taste of Almost Heaven: Thanksgiving Edition

Try something new for your family holiday gathering this year. Wow your company this Thanksgiving with delicious Appalachian-inspired cuisine. Sides

5 Fall Engagement Spots in Almost Heaven

With the leaves changing and cooler temperatures approaching, fall is the perfect time to propose at one of West Virginia’s

4 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in West Virginia

Thanksgiving in West Virginia is time for family and fun. From exploring waterfalls to preparing meals in a cozy cabin,

Capture Beautiful Family Photos in West Virginia Year-Round

Home to stunning spots and locations, West Virginia is perfect for any family photo session. Picture beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls,

The Perfect Spots for Wildlife Watching in Almost Heaven

West Virginia is known for being wild and wonderful. The state’s wide variety of elevation and terrain provides opportunity for

5 must-see stops on the Allegheny Trail

The Allegheny Trail is a 330-mile trail that runs through the eastern part of West Virginia from Bruceton Mills to

Haunted West Virginia Locations That Are Sure to Give You Chills

With as much unique history as West Virginia has rolling through its hills and mountains, it is no surprise to

Bring Out Your Warm Blankets, Its Cozy Cabin Season in Almost Heaven

Warm, cozy cabin getaways are just around the corner in Almost Heaven. From luxury log cabins to secluded, scenic retreats,

Almost Heaven BBQ Bash

Kansas City BBQ Society Sanctioned WV State BBQ Championship featuring 50+ BBQ teams from several states. This family-friendly event features

Sip, Enjoy & Unwind with these Unique West Virginia Made Spirits

Sip on unique West Virginia made spirits year-round in Almost Heaven. From moonshine to whiskey, distilleries around the state have

Discover Stunning Lakes Over 48 Hours in the Mountain Lakes Region

Stonewall Jackson, Stonecoal, Summersville, Sutton and Burnsville—you will need more than 2 days to fully experience all the stunning lakes

Explore charming towns during 48 hours in the Eastern Panhandle

Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle

Find your Mountaineer Spirit during 48 Hours in Mountaineer Country

Though most well-known for being home to West Virginia University in Morgantown, Mountaineer Country has more in store than you

Explore Adventure and Heritage during 48 hours in Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield McCoy Mountains are home to exhilarating adventure, historic heritage and family-friendly activities. 48 hours in the southern part