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Find West Virginia Travel and Tourist Information
with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources
for visitors to West Virginia.
About West Virginia
Also known as the Mountain State, the Appalachian Mountains extend
through eastern West Virginia.
The state capital of West Virginia is Charleston.
About West Virginia - West Virginia
Find out more about West Virginia before you travel there.
West Virginia was formed from part of the western
area of Virginia that remained loyal to the Union and shunned
the Confederacy during the Civil War.
States neighbouring West Virginia are: Kentucky,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
One of the most isolated states in America, West Virginia's rugged
terrain provides some of the best white-water rafting in the eastern United States.
West Virginia Web:
Travel and tourism in West Virginia.
Fort Lee was built here by Colonel George Clendenin, in 1788, as a
Beckley Coal Mine:
Located in the heart of New River Park, in beautiful Beckley, West Virginia, the Beckley
Exhibition Coal Mine offers visitors a realistic look at coal mining as it was at the turn
of the century.
Cass Scenic Railroad:
Antique trains give visitors a taste of how slow it was by steam.
At the junction of the Pontomac and Shenandoah rivers, abolitionist John Brown attempted
to capture the U.S. Armoury and launch a slave insurrection in 1859. Brow was executed for
treason against the state of Virginia, but his actions helped to spark off the Civil War.
The Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau.
New River Gorge:
Once raped and pillaged of natural resources, this area of land near Fayetteville is now
protected for fishing, hiking, boating and climbing. Excellent whitewater is also a
popular draw to New River and nearby Gauley River.
Bringing art to the mountains of Beckley, craftsmen demonstrate the skills that our modern
world has almost rejected for technology.
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