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West Virginia Travel

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West Virginia -- Guidebooks
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West Virginia -- Tours

General Guides


Crafts and Heritage

  • Tamarack
    A statewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing "The Best of West Virginia." Includes hand-carved furniture, glass, pottery, Appalachian quilts, regional specialty foods and products, performances, craft demonstrations, and theatre. Located in Beckley, West Virginia, on the West Virginia Turnpike (Exit 45), just north of the intersection of east-west Interstate 64 and north-south Interstate 77.
  • Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia
    This online exhibit from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress incorporates 679 excerpts from original sound recordings and 1,256 photographs from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional uses of the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley. Functioning as a de facto commons, the mountains have supported a way of life that for many generations has entailed hunting, gathering, and subsistence gardening, as well as coal mining and timbering. The online collection includes extensive interviews on native forest species and the seasonal round of traditional harvesting (including spring greens; summer berries and fish; and fall nuts, roots such as ginseng, fruits, and game) and documents community cultural events such as storytelling, baptisms in the river, cemetery customs, and the spring "ramp" feasts using the wild leek native to the region.
  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History
    This website includes Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life

Outdoor Activities

  • iPlayOutside
    Formerly WVOutside, this website highlights West Virginia outdoor recreation, covering running, cycling, snow and paddle sports. It lists the latest events in outdoor activities. It now also has information on Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia.
  • New River Gorge National River
    Located in southern West Virginia, 4 hours south of Pittsburgh, New River Gorge National River contains 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. It is a rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, and one of the oldest rivers on the continent. It is also home to one of the longest bridges in the world.
  • West Virginia Scenic Trains
    Experience the four great trains of the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad that roll through deep canyons featuring narrow passages beside sheer rock walls with vivid views of unspoiled mountains.
  • West Virginia State Parks & Forests
    Includes links to independent websites for many of the state's parks and forests, with information on camping and facilities.
  • Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
    The premier magazine about the Mountain State, published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.


Located within 1 1/2 hour drive south of Pittburgh, Morgantown was designated one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  • Arts Monongahela
    Information about the arts in Morgantown, including performances and galleries and museums.
  • City of Morgantown
    Includes maps of the trails and links to other Morgantown sites.
  • Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau
    This website from the Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau offers an event calendar, information about accommodations, activities, restaurants, shopping.
  • Main Street Morgantown
    Main Street Morgantown is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued revitalization of downtown Morgantown. Their website includes a map of downtown, information on rail/trails.



County Visitor Bureaus