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West Virginia Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful scenery, friendly people, low cost of living, low crime rate 

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     Isolated and bad mountain roads 

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     West Virgina has a lot to offer the outdoorsman 

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Harpers Ferry

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91,237,9

Parkersburg

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43,133,11

Charleston

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91,188,22

Morgantown

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39,87,19

Wheeling

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23,75,9

Beckley

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22,50,16

Blackwater Falls State Park

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16,57,0

Huntington

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25,53,9

Seneca Rocks

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17,50,2

Shepherdstown

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22,35,6

Point Pleasant

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19,47,0

White Sulphur Springs

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4,6,2

Helvetia

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22,32,0

Charles Town

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12,34,8

New Martinsville

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4,25,2

Ripley

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13,20,5

Sistersville

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0,0,1

Babcock State Park

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14,21,0

Berkeley Springs

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11,32,7

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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23,66,0

Grafton

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11,43,0

French Creek

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8,19,0

Moundsville

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6,19,0

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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29,97,0

Sutton

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7,29,1

Davis

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4,3,5

Buckhannon

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2,8,2

Elkins

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11,44,14

Harrisville

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1,4,0

Hurricane

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1,2,5

Pence Springs

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4,7,0

Twin Falls State Park

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9,31,0

Williamstown

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4,8,2

Daniels

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0,0,1

Fayetteville

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10,31,1

Gilbert

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3,18,0

Glen Jean

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4,24,0

Grandview State Park

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4,9,0

Hawks Nest State Park

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10,19,0

Junior

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7,45,0

Oak Hill

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0,0,2

Sandstone Falls State Park

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Sissonville

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1,4,0

Flower

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0,5,0

Green Bank

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1,2,0

Guyandotte

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1,4,0

Holly River State Park

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9,32,0

Martinsburg

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5,4,12

North Bend State Park

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9,17,0

Philippi

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2,14,1

Pineville

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4,10,0

Tygart Lake State Park

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1,7,0

Wheeling Island

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Berkeley Springs State Park

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0,3,0

Capon Bridge

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1,27,0

Cool Ridge

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1,1,0

Davis

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5,7,1

Gauley River National Recreation Area

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1,4,0

Glenville

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0,0,3

Lewisburg

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1,3,11

Marmet

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2,4,0

Tu-Endie-Wei State Park

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0,2,0

West Union

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1,3,0

Harpers Ferry

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  • MORE THAN JUST HISTORY

    Harpers Ferry Things to Do

    Harpers Ferry, lies on the confluence of the Poatamac and Shanandoah Rivers and is famous for John Browns Raid back in 1859 but once you have wandered around the small town which is set up mostly for tourists, explore around Harpers Ferry and you will find many activities such as fishing, water sports such as camoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming,...

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  • Comfort Inn Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry Hotels

    US 340 & Union St., Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, 25425, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Beware the $100 no parking scam

    Harpers Ferry Warnings and Dangers

    My wife and I were recent first-time visitors to Harpers Ferry this past week on Friday, October 28th around 1pm; unfortunately it will be our last. Shortly after arriving in town, we received a parking ticket where we had parked on Shenandoah St., off of the roadway and on the grass, across from Virginius Island to take some quick pictures of the...

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Parkersburg

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  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    Parkersburg Restaurants

    Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings is always one of our favorite meals to set down..talk, enjoy food and just get caught up. I always alternate allowing my son or daughter to pick our location for breaking bread...and usually this one is always chosen by either of them or both of them jointly!!!.Noelle and Joshua (my children) and my son's friend Brian...

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  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites...

    Parkersburg Hotels

    80 Old Nicholette Road, I-77, Exit 170, Mineral Wells, West Virginia, 26150, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Grand Central Mall

    Parkersburg Shopping

    Grand Central Mall in Parkersburg WV area (actually Vienna) is very nice...I have never experienced any issues at this mall and no safety issues. I feel safe while shopping here. I love the food court area but wish they had more food options...and I like the fact that the movie theater is located right there (REGAL...so I can earn my Regal points)...

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Charleston

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  • Visit the Capitol Building

    Charleston Things to Do

    While I was home on a quick One Day visit my daughter Noelle Teel and I had to play tourist and check out the West Virginia State Capitol Complex. It was such a lovely day and we enjoy walking around the complex enjoying the day. The architecture is lovely. The statues are great..there are fountains and gardens with trees and squirrels and located...

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  • Sleep Inn Charleston

    Charleston Hotels

    This was a gem of a motel but it was a bit tough to locate. The motel was off the I-79 exit but...

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  • Gabriel Brothers

    Charleston Shopping

    I am from Charleston WV and all of my family is still there so I go home as much as possible and when I do, Noelle (my daughter) and I make a quick Bee line for Gabriel Brothers at the old Kanawha Mall location in Kanawha City, Charleston, WV...I live in Nashville, TN and we don't have a Gabe's here, but the closest thing we have is Ross (which we...

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Morgantown

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  • Upscale Burger Joint

    Morgantown Restaurants

    Ruby Tuesday is the name of a song by The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards). The chorus goes: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you? When you change with every new day Still I'm gonna miss youI have been unable to find out if that song has any relation to this chain of restaurants, except that their website says that their...

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  • Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown

    Morgantown Hotels

    150 Suncrest Towne Center Dr., Morgantown, West Virginia, 26505, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Women's Clothes by Catalog

    Morgantown Shopping

    Talbotts advertises themselves as the first name in classic clothing. I have occasionally bought things from their catalgue, but they also have shopping on line and in retail stores. In addition to Talbot's, there was a Shop N Save, and a Hallmark store in this shopping center.

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Wheeling

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  • Our favorite glass store

    Wheeling Shopping

    Carriage House Glass is a store that carries a broad and beautiful selection of decorative and artistic glass objects, including vases, bowls, candestick holders, ornaments, and paperweights. The shop features items by a number of West Virginia manufacturers and individual craftsmen, as well as items from other states and countries. It is...

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  • Hampton Inn Wheeling

    Wheeling Hotels

    795 National Road, Wheeling, West Virginia, 26003, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • If moving here, enroll at this high...

    Wheeling Sports & Outdoors

    Wheeling Central Catholic high school is located in Wheeling. It has approx 450 students and is State known in WV for its academic excellence and its championships sports teams. visitwww.themaroonknights.com to see more.

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Beckley

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  • Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial

    Beckley Things to Do

    The Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial is located near Beckley in Whitesville, WV. It is a roadside memorial to 29 miners killed in a coal mine explosion on April 5th, 2010. Three distinct parts make up the memorial- the UBB Miners Monument, First Responders Tribute Bronze and an interpretive signage area that serves as an introduction to the events...

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  • Holiday Inn Beckley

    Beckley Hotels

    114 Dry Hill Road, Beckley, West Virginia, 25801, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Not Quite Aussie but Good Beef

    Beckley Restaurants

    This was my first introduction to The Outback and was a favourable one. The bar was busy, and the service was great. The only thing was that they didn't warn about the copious quantities of food! It was a snowy stormy night and this was a cozy place to forget about the weather outside. I loved the Bloomin' Onion. Now many other places are serving...

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Blackwater Falls State Park

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    Blackwater Falls State Park Things to Do

    We went rafting with Blackwater Outdoor Adventures (www.blackwateroutdoors) and had a blast! The kids loved it and said it was the highlight of the trip. The scenery was spectacular down and along the river. Best trip of the year!

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  • The Blackwater River Canyon

    Blackwater Falls State Park Things to Do

    Difficult trails allow experienced hikers to descend to the river, which has dug an impressive canyon through the mountains. Our group admired the canyon from the top, as our bus was able to park next to a handicap-accessible vantage point. We enjoyed the early morning light, with a bit of rolling mist, before the long drive back home.

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  • Blackwater Falls

    Blackwater Falls State Park Things to Do

    Our ranger apologized about the low water volume of the falls following a dry Summer.My group saw the falls from a handicap-accessible boardwalk. There are some more dramatic viewpoints, but access to those entails numerous steps. In spite of all these limitations, you can tell from the photos that this is a beautiful spot. If you search online,...

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Huntington

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Seneca Rocks

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Shepherdstown

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  • C & O canal

    Shepherdstown Things to Do

    pictured is lock 38 of the chesapeake and ohio canal. the C & O canal runs 185 miles along the potomac river from the washington d. c. area to the northern maryland mountains. the canal was in use for over one hundred years to transport goods to and from coastal virginia to the western frontier. today the C & O canal is a natiional historic park...

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  • Days Inn Shepherdstown

    Shepherdstown Hotels

    2001 Maddex Sq, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • ferry hill plantation

    Shepherdstown Things to Do

    ferry hill plantation is located on the maryland side of the potomac just east of downtown. ferry hill was established by john blackford (1771-1839). blackford owned a 700 acre plantation and a ferry service across the potomac river from maryland to virginia. blackford is best known for his journal about daily life on his plantation. blackford...

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Point Pleasant

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  • Krodel Park

    Point Pleasant Off The Beaten Path

    Krodel Park is a 44-acre complex owned and operated by the City of Point Pleasant, WV.The Campground, open from April 1 through October 31, has full hookups available at 62 sites. All 58 have concrete runners and a patio with picnic table. A private bathhouse is in the camping area. Limited RV supplies and souvenirs are available at the office....

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  • Point Pleasant River Museum

    Point Pleasant Off The Beaten Path

    Take a trip in our working model of an old steamboat pilot house.Come and experience our exhibits of the Silver Bridge disaster which includes a video, models and artifacts from the originial bridge.Research river history and lore in the library.hours of operation:Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pmSaturdays 11am-4 pmsundays 1-5pmclosed Mondays$3 for adults...

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  • Historic Marker of Col Andrew and...

    Point Pleasant Things to Do

    There is a historic marker of Col. Andrew and his brother Col Charles Lewis march.This marker is located at Krodel park off Rt. 2

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White Sulphur Springs

Helvetia

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  • Community Building in Helvetia, WV

    Helvetia Things to Do

    The Star Band Hall is the third community building in Helvetia. The first one was a "shack" located where the meadow now is. Residents sold wine by the glass by selling tokens which were exchanged for wine. The Randolph Banner of May 18, 1922 noted that the Helvetia Star Band gave a dance on February 29, 1921. The second community building was...

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  • European Comfort Food

    Helvetia Restaurants

    The Hutte is a warm, charming country inn in the tiny hamlet of Helvetia, West Virginia. My family and I made the trip to Helvetia for the express purpose of having Sunday buffet at The Hutte ("u" has an umlaut). The meal was very tasty, warm; I would call it European "country cooking". Similar to food my grandmother cooked in my young days on the...

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  • Finest in the mountains

    Helvetia Restaurants

    The menu at the Hutte Restaurant in Helvetia is only excelled by the graciousness of the hostess and the historic ambiance of the Hutte. The sweet tea, made with spring water and garnished with a mint sprig, is delicious. The bread and goat cheese are homemade. Fresh vegetables and locally-made dressing make the salads a gourmet treat. The meats...

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Charles Town

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  • zion episcopal church

    Charles Town Things to Do

    the first zion episcopal church was built in 1818. it was replaced by a larger church in 1846. the second zion episcopal church was destroyed by fire in 1848. the current church was built in 1851. during the civil war union troops quartered here desecrated the church almost beyond recognition. the zion episcopal cemertery contains the graves of...

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  • The Inn At Charles Town

    Charles Town Hotels

    100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • execution site of john brown

    Charles Town Things to Do

    on december 2 nd 1859 john brown was brought by wagon to the gallows erected in a field on the rebecca hunter's farm. fearing the possibility of another uprising by brown's supporters, the governor of virginia accepted the offer of VMI's superintendent francis smith to send a part of the corps of cadets to provide an additional military presence at...

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