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Grandview State Park

Grandview State Park , in Raleigh County, northeast of Beckley, West Virginia, was acquired by the National Park Service in 1990 and absorbed into the New River Gorge National River. Grandview was a favorite picnic spot for local farmers until the 1950s when it became a state park. Today, thousands of visitors tour its trails and overlooks every year and, in summer, attend the outdoor dramas "Hatfields & McCoys " and "Honey in the Rock ," in repertoire at the park's Cliffside Amphitheatre since 1967.


Tamarack is the nation's first statewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing The Best of West Virginia. From furniture to glass, or pottery to Appalachian quilts, Tamarack features West Virginia's best handcrafts, regional specialty foods, live performances, craft demonstrations and theater. Our Taste of West Virginia food court, managed by The Greenbrier, serves delectable meals and desserts.

Camp Washington Carver

      Camp Washington-Carver is a beautiful retreat listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 10,000 people attended events this year at the camp, which serves as the state's mountain cultural arts center. Each season features events chosen to preserve the arts and traditions of yesterday while perpetuating those of today. Programs like the African-American Heritage Arts Camp and the Appalachian String Band Festival, along with the camp's Great Chestnut Lodge, the largest log structure of its kind in the world, make this site a favorite place for Mountain State festivities.

 Camp Washington-Carver
HC 35, Box 5
Clifftop WV 25831
Greenbrier River Trail State Park

   The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks . Trail uses include bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. A packed, crusher run surface coupled with a mere 1% grade creates an ease of riding that allows cyclists, young and old, to enjoy the many breathe-taking views. The trail closely mirrors its namesake, the Greenbrier River , for most of its length offering trail users countless opportunities for swimming and fishing in the Greenbrier Valley .
 Greenbrier River Rail Trail State Park
HC 82 Box 252
Marlinton, WV 24954

Exhibition Coal Mine
       The Exhibition Coal Mine is the largest and most popular coal heritage destination in the region.  Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, visitors will be carried along the track in authentic "man cars" to actual old working areas of the coal mine. Stops throughout the tour explore the history of low-seam coal mining from the hand-loading days into the era of modern mechanization. You can also tour the Coal Company House, Superintendent's Home, Pemberton Coal Camp Church, and the Helen Coal Camp School.
PO Box 2514
Beckley, WV 25810
The Mystery Hole

 This mysterious mind-baffling Mystery Hole was unclosed for public view around the middle of the year 1973, and is probably the best kept secret in WEST VIRGINIA or maybe in the whole U.S.A., ... no one really knows for sure.  You'll see, feel, and hear some of the most unusual things as you coast along on this short, sweet, almost free, ten minute trip that will intrigue you all the rest of your life. Open April thru October.

The Mystery Hole
16724 Midland Trail
Ansted, WV 25812
New River Gorge National River
Monongahela National Forest
Hawks Nest State Park
Babcock State Park
Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park
Gauley River National Recreation Area
Summersville Lake