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Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” Film Premiere

The West Virginia premiere of Teton Gravity Research: “Stoke the Fire” 2021 feature film will be FREE to the Charleston

NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Huntington’s Holiday Music Scene is Hoppin’

Tyson Compton, Nightlife & Entertainment Explorer The music scene in Huntington is always hopping. The V Club presents both national

Grab Your Calendar, Fun Awaits This December in Almost Heaven

Celebrate the winter season this year in Almost Heaven. In the wintertime, West Virginia comes alive with festive and one-of-a-kind

Don’t Miss These November Events in Almost Heaven

As fall slowly turns to winter, West Virginia turns its eye toward holiday events and activities. Mark down these must-see

5 October Events to Look Forward to Every Year

Fall is a special time in Almost Heaven and celebrated accordingly. Experience the best of October at these events. 1.

A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to

How to celebrate National Park Service Birthday

The National Park Service is celebrating its 103rd birthday this year. There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s beautiful

Summer activities for the whole family in Almost Heaven

Summer is a great time to get the family together for a day in the sun. From state parks to

FAMILY EXPLORER: Explore The Great Outdoors in Pipestem, Summers counties

by Jamie Null, Family Explorer West Virginia is full of nostalgic entertainment, hidden in big cities and small towns. One

Mountain State Must-Stops Along Interstate 81

Interstate 81 passes through a short Eastern Panhandle span in West Virginia, and there are numerous attractions not far off

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly

5 Unique Stops Along the Mountain Music Trail

West Virginia is filled with hiking trails, ATV trails and river trails. A different type of trail goes along the

These 5 Must-See Spots are Perfect for Summer

Bliss in West Virginia doesn’t take much. A bright, shining sun. A beautiful mountain backdrop. And time to take it

A Unique Spirit & Incredible Creativity Make This Annual Event Special

This summer, experience all things art and culture at FestivALL, a city-wide event in West Virginia’s beautiful capital city, Charleston.

Mark These Upcoming Almost Heaven Summer Events On Your Calendar

Summer in West Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy all the fairs, festivals and other events the Mountain State

Lascaux Micro-Theater

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Historic Lewisburg, Topping Must-Do Lists from Around the Country

Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Entertainment Explorers Since its earliest days, Lewisburg has been a literal crossroads and commercial hub for

Elk Theatre

Looking for a winter getaway? Here are 5 Spots even Better with Snow

Experience the best of the Mountain State this winter by taking a beautiful getaway. From luxurious retreats to adventurous getaways,

West Virginia Cities by Day & Night

The Mountain State is home to a mix of vibrant, eclectic, unique and historic cities that are perfect for wandering

Did you know about this unique music trail in Almost Heaven?

Throughout much of eastern West Virginia, you can follow a special trail of unique, historic venues that make up what

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: 20 Ways to Explore Winter in Randolph County

Taira Landavere, Entertainment Explorer Winter is here! The first snowflakes have fallen from the sky, and there’s no better place

Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: FestivALL Fall Events Highlight the Best of West Virginia

Mallory Richards, Festival Explorer FestivALL Fall brings the essence of autumn to life throughout the rolling hills and valley of

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

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,

Huntington Mall

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

Something for ALL this FestivALL

With 10 days full of activities, planning is key to make sure you don’t miss out on one of West

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

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

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

A little bit of Branson in the heart of West Virginia

Why travel all the way to Branson, Missouri, when you can enjoy award-winning dinner theater right here in West Virginia?

Mountain views & a show: The best amphitheaters in West Virginia

From waterfront views to dramatic views of the New River Gorge, each amphitheater in West Virginia is different, yet equally

BYOB- Bring your own banjo to these down-home mountain music fests

What’s more fun than a jam session beneath the trees? Grab your instrument of choice and get to pickin’ at

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Alban Arts Center

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

The ACT 2 Theatre Company

West Virginia’s oldest movie theater is still going strong

West Virginia is home to dozens of grand old theaters harboring a century’s worth of memories dating back to the

The Charleston Ballet

Town guide: Athens

This southern West Virginia town full of quiet charm and natural beauty is the gateway to Pipestem Resort State Park.

Town guide: Martinsburg

Fresh, traditional cuisine, whimsical entertainment and 19th-century attractions— that’s Martinsburg. Dining Sup on La Trattoria’s homemade Italian cuisine, straight from

Town guide: Shepherdstown

West Virginia’s oldest town treats you to sophisticated restaurants, colonial ambience and Old World elegance. Dining When it comes to

Town guide: Charleston

From mouth-watering local fare to a rich arts scene, there’s never a dull moment in West Virginia’s hip, historic capital

Town guide: Wheeling

Victorian charm, quaint attractions and soul-satisfying cuisine makes “the Friendly City” an idyllic weekend trip. Dining Puckish yet sophisticated, Later

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

Town guide: Ripley

  Visit this western city for soul-satisfying cuisine, countless Fourth of July fireworks and genuine Appalachian moonshine. Dining The Downtowner

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

7 WV authors you should be reading

  The Mountain State has produced hundreds of talented writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning Pearl Buck, whose childhood home in

Town guide: Bluefield

Head south for savory cuisine, carefree entertainment, and intriguing history in “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City.” Dining Big Whiskey’s BBQ Company smokes

Town guide: Buckhannon

Fresh meals, outdoor attractions, and lively festivals define this Upshur County city. Dining At C.J. Maggie’s, indulgence is the main

Town guide: Morgantown

Whether you bleed gold and blue, love munchin’ on some local eats or are looking for a place to spend

The Indie on Main

A golden-era getaway

Want to step back in time to a golden age of steam-driven trains, Victorian inns, variety shows and Appalachian string

Laugh, cry, and be awed at these 5 WV film festivals

  If you think film festivals are just for watching stuffy foreign art pieces in far-off places like Cannes or

South Branch Cinema 6

Do you have what it takes to be a Spartan?

Spartan Race comes to West Virginia on August 26-27, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve. The obstacle race

Nontraditional getaways for you and your sweetheart

Still want to plan time with your sweetheart but aren’t exactly a dinner ’n’ a dozen roses type of couple?

Driving I-79? Stop here.

I-79 truly gives travelers a little taste of about everything that makes West Virginia great: mountains, rivers, cities, historical sites,

Brooke Hills Park

How much of your state have you really explored? WV checklist

How well do you know West Virginia? Here’s your ultimate checklist! 1. Head to Philippi to see the state’s oldest

Nowhere goes more over-the-top for Christmas than this mountain retreat

“America’s Resort” takes holidays to the next level with 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer. Live the holiday high life.

9 unexpected discoveries from “The Best of West Virginia”

Some of the Mountain State’s best artisan works, unique flavors and traditional sounds can all be found under 1 peaked,

The most romantic and upscale retreat you’ve never heard of

If you’re looking for a less clichéd and more off-the-beaten-path romantic vacation, Parkersburg, West Virginia is your sweet escape. A

Want to understand the vibe of “America’s Coolest Small Town”? Stop here.

Vibe is tricky to put your finger on. For Lewisburg, a quaint city in southeast West Virginia, creativity sets it

5 best ol-time stops in this National Park’s living history village

Harpers Ferry is perhaps one of the most unique places in the United States. The upper portion of Harpers Ferry is a

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

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

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 |

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

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

The trail that takes you right into the heart of mountain music

Real mountain music lives loud on West Virginia’s Route 219. Along this Mountain Music Trail, stop off at venues, festivals,

Strand Theatre

Pre-Netflix nostalgia: “A night at the movies” the old-time way

Long before binge-watching seasons of TV shows and screens asking “Are You Still Watching?” there were dozens of drive-in movie

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre

5 shows that come back year after year

Live theater in the Mountain State ranges from classic tales to contemporary dramas. Several are so popular, they return year

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

WV’s most historic music stage

Once a week, the uplifting chords of Larry Groce’s “Simple Song,” moving from major to minor, kick off another 2-hour

Pipestem Drive-In Theater

AMC Classic Bluefield 8 Movie Theater

9 best live, local music venues in WV

From bluegrass to rock’n’roll, gospel and country, you can get your fill of real mountain music here in the Mountain

This month only: sample every luxury in the country’s 1st spa town

By January, after all the holiday hustle and bustle, you may be in need of a little “me” time. Good

Family Fun on the Slopes and Beyond

Recapture the childlike magic of the season with your own kids in #AlmostHeaven. Winter has a way of capturing some

If your kids have enough “stuff,” here’s a gift idea.

Technology is wonderful. But the truth is we all need time to unplug— especially kids. With access to their favorite

11 things everyone who grew up in WV will remember fondly

Growing up in the Mountain State forged lifelong characteristics within me. Independence, a sense of adventure and wonderment, and a

25 resolutions to add to your bucket list this year

There are so many things to see and do in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia that it can be a bit

Simplify with a small-town holiday in the hills

  Rediscover the simple wonders of the season in the West Virginia hills. Step into the quaint charm of small-town

11 winter shows not even snow should keep you from

The holidays in West Virginia are packed with fun theatrical offerings – from symphony performances to ballets to plays –

Cultural crawls of WV’s Certified Arts Towns

West Virginia’s official certified arts towns go above and beyond. They are THE places to visit for a dose of

Carnegie Hall, Inc.

7 places that take “Dinner and a Show” to a whole ‘nother level

Here in the Mountain State, you can unwind over a delicious meal and enjoy top-of-the-line entertainment, from murder mysteries to

9 quiet mountain pastimes that will remind you of your WV home

As summer winds down, it’s time to relax and recharge before the holiday frenzy hits. Enjoy simple pleasures by revisiting

Friends of Music

7 most endearing, old-fashioned dates in WV

While the technology of our day and age is sometimes helpful, who doesn’t love the dating tactics from an old-school

WV theater performances the kids will love (and you will, too)

Live theater in West Virginia offers a wide variety of performances that are whimsical, funny and tell classic tales of

Pocahontas County Opera House

7 small but vibrant WV towns you’ll need several days to fully explore

Our state is full of small towns. But our small towns, like our people, have more to them than meets