West Virginia

There is no better time to discover West Virginia’s wild and wonderful side than now. Visitors here will find numerous outdoor adventures, heritage events, and down-home hospitality all year long.

West Virginia is the most northern of the southern states. It is the highest state east of the Mississippi River and lies wholly within the Appalachian Mountain range. The largely forested Mountain State offers breathtaking scenery and special places along every highway and byway.

With boundless forests, rock-strewn streams and awesome star-filled skies, you’ll want to experience every season’s loveliness and every region’s thrills. The Mountain State offers an abundance of recreation options, attracting anglers, climbers, campers, rafters, hunters, hikers, bikers and skiers from across the nation and world.

Enjoy the luxury of a world-class resort, the cozy hospitality of a local inn or bed & breakfast or a quiet rural cabin or lodge. With their unique characteristics, anyone you choose will be memorable.

Historic trails, wildlife and nature preserves can be found throughout the state. Take in the beauty of West Virginia on a hike, car, motorcycle or an excursion train. From wildflower hikes to celebrate the emergence of spring to thrilling motorcycle rides on winding curves, discover the state’s wild side.

Dozens of museums dot the state, from the Huntington Museum of Art, with its nationally acclaimed 19th and 20th century American and European art, to the newly-opened state-of-the-art West Virginia State Museum with its show path through time.

Palate-pleasing restaurants from upscale gourmet to the down-home country will satisfy every taste in your travel group.

No matter what your taste in adventure, an exhilarating escape is just a day’s drive from nearly every major city in the East, and well worth the drive or flight from anywhere. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway, a family reunion or a learning vacation, this is the state for you.

Call 800-CALL-WVA (225-5982) or visit us at www.WVtourism.com