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West Virginia Division of Tourism - State Tourism Information Site.
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Bluestone - Bluefield
"Come enjoy the beauty of Mercer County.
Winter, spring, summer or fall the mountains of southern West Virginia provide an unsurpassed beauty and peace mingled with a busy industrial and civic life. Whether you prefer camping under a star-studded sky, the fine dining and dancing of a busy nightlife, or a mixture of both, Mercer County provides it all within a few minutes drive. The area's attractions will keep you busy day and night with sporting events, state parks, skiing, historical towns, and shopping centers ranging from a modern shopping mall to quaint antique and gift shops."
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Cabell - Huntington
"In Huntington, West Virginia, located in the southwestern part of the state on the Ohio River, you'll be visiting the dream-come-true of the man who ran the railroad during the vast industrial revolution. Collis P. Huntington needed a town to serve as a railroad terminus between the East coast and the Midwest, so he created one. Obviously named for the magnate, Huntington is a bustling city which was planned as the ideal residential and industrial hub of the Ohio River Valley. Here, you can see the sprawling tree-lined avenues and grand Victorian mansions resting between the massive Ohio River and the city-wide Ritter Park that extends almost the entire length of Huntington.
While our picturesque city is a year-round destination, spring and summer offer added delights. Those who come in late April and May can delight in the abundance of colorful blooming Azalea and Dogwood which are trademarks of the residential area. By mid-summer, the renowned Rose Garden of Ritter Park is in full bloom ready for weddings, garden parties and guided tours. Terraced along the park's most eastern border, the Rose Garden presents just one of the many pleasures in the lush park. A natural amphitheater serves as a setting for weekend entertainment that features outdoor drama, classical music and contemporary music concerts."
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Charleston
"The "most northern" of the Southern cities and the "most southern" of the Northern cities-that's Charleston, West Virginia! Our romantic past was full of such contradictions, contrasts and conflicts. Today, Charleston is confident, colorful and cosmopolitan.
Let us introduce you to the sights, sounds, flavors and personality of this city of contrasts-Charleston, West Virginia. "
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Davis - Tucker County
"Breathtaking mountain scenery and great snow conditions make Canaan Valley the perfect winter get-a-way destination. Two beautiful resorts, Canaan Valley Resort State Park and Timberline Four Seasons Resort, offer a combined 69 slopes and trails, six lifts and excellent snow making capacity. The vertical drop is 850 feet at Canaan Valley Ski Area, West Virginia's original ski resort. The vertical drop is 1,000 feet at Timberline Resort, home of the tow-mile long Salamander Run. Canaan Valley is blessed with an average annual snowfall of 160 inches!"
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Elkins - Randolph County
"Whether traveling by foot, bike or car, Randolph County offers some of the most spectacular views in the Allegheny Mountains. Around every bend you will find breathtaking mountains, beautiful streams and unusual wildlife.
Spend the day in the Monongahela National Forest, Kumbrabow State Forest or Gaudineer Recreation Area. Hike into High Falls or the Otter Creek Wilderness Area or drive to Bickles Knob (one of West Virginia's highest peaks) where you can view the entire area from an old fire tower. A short distance from these attractions, you will find Dolly Sods, Spruce Knob (West Virginia's highest mountain), Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls. Each season offers its own beauty - winter snow, spring wildflowers, summer rhododendron and brilliantly-colored autumn leaves. Don't forget your camera!"
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Harper's Ferry - Jefferson County
"Nestled in the eastern tip of beautiful West Virginia, Jefferson County has something for everyone. As the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers rush to their confluence through a gap in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, a wealth of activities awaits you around every bend.
For the "sport" in you, recreation abounds in Jefferson County. The turbulence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers offers the excitement of whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking or leisure flatwater boating. For the angler, both rivers provide hours of plentiful fishing pleasure. Other outdoor activities include hiking and backpacking on the Appalachian Trail or jogging and bicycling along the C & O Canal. Professional style golf courses and numerous tennis courts are located throughout the county. "
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Hinton - Summers County
Sites to see - Pipestem State Park, John Henry Monument and Big Bend Tunnels, Sandstone Falls Overlook, Bluestone Dam, Bluestone Lake, Hinton Historic District, Hinton Railroad Museum, The Crafters Gallery, Campbell-Flanagan-Murrel House Museum, Sandstone Falls, Bluestone State Park, Historic Grahm House, Historic Pence Springs Hotel"
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Hurricane - Putnam County
"Located minutes from downtown Charleston and Huntington, yet far removed from the noise of the city."
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Marlinton - Pocahontas County
"The history of Pocahontas County is rich and romantic, humorous and tragic. It begins with the legend of the Indians from which the county derives its name, and the exploits of rugged mountain men- hunters and trappers. It is the story of General Robert E. Lee in his futile "Cheat Mountain Campaign" and of the fiery battle of Droop Mountain, the State's largest Civil War conflict, now a memorial park. It is the act of the State of Virginia being literally ripped apart, resulting in the creation of a new state to be called "West Virginia."
Pocahontas County is also known as the "Birthplace of Rivers," with the headwaters of the Greenbrier, Cherry, Elk, Cheat, Gauley, Tygart Valley, Williams and Cranberry rivers all originating in the county!"
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Martinsburg - Berkeley County
"Situated at the Northern most entry point of the Shenandoah Valley on the Eastern side of the Appalacian Mountain chain the Eastern Panhandle is rich with Apple and Peach orchards that provide a spectacular view in the spring to compliment the magnificent fal foliage. Rapid flowing streams and lazy rivers flow throughout. "
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Mercer County
"Winter, spring, summer or fall the mountains of southern West Virginia provide an unsurpassed beauty and peace mingled with a busy industrial and civic life. Whether you prefer camping under a star-studded sky, the fine dining and dancing of a busy nightlife, or a mixture of both, Mercer County provides it all within a few minutes drive. The area's attractions will keep you busy day and night with sporting events, state parks, skiing, historical towns, and shopping centers ranging from a modern shopping mall to quaint antique and gift shops."
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Morgantown
"Greater Morgantown, West Virginia, offers unique blend of small-town hospitality with a sophisticated cosmopolitan atmosphere where friendly people come standard with every visit. Perfectly situated in north-central West Virginia at the intersection of Interstates 68 and 79, Greater Morgantown is accessible to over two-thirds of the U.S. population, all within a day's drive."
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Parkersburg
"We invite you to enjoy our area's warm hospitality, excellent lodging, outstanding dining and exciting things to see and do along the majestic Ohio River."
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South Charleston
"In South Charleston you can enjoy the serenity of Little Creek Park or the historical importance of the Native American Burial Mound of the Adena Culture Indians. Little Creek Park, situated on 300 scenic acres of hilly woodlands, offers 14 picnic shelters, nature trails, a soap box derby track, playgrounds, a miniature golf course and three ballfields.The mound is the second largest remaining burial mound in the State. Located in the downtown business district along MacCorkle Avenue, the Mound is a large earthen pile measuring 175 feet in diameter and 35 feet high. A burial site for Adena Culture chieftans, the Mound was excavated in 1883 by the Smithsonian Institution. "
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Southern West Virginia
"Covering nine counties, the region offers amenities as diverse as your tastes! Known as "The Grand Canyon of The East," this area offers the best whitewater rafting east of Colorado and mountainous trails for spectacular scenery, colorful history, and mild to wild hiking and biking. Antique and specialty shops abound throughout the region, filling tastes from exquisite, hard to find treasures to unique, cottage-industry produced products. TAMARACK offers the "Best of West Virginia" with shopping, galleries and theater.
......History colors every community with much-celebrated coal mining and railroad heritage. Thurmond and Hinton, formed in the hey day of the railroad, pay tribute to their heritage with historic preservation, museums, and festivals. Civil War sites and battle re-enactments bring to life another era in Southern West Virginia's heritage. Walk along quaint streets in historic towns such as Beckley, Lewisburg and Fayetteville, tracing Civil War monuments and battles and discovering an atmosphere lost in time."
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Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau - Beckley
"Beckley, "The City with A Mine of Its Own," displays the Exhibition Coal Mine with trips into a once-operational coal mine and tours of coal camp houses.
The State's finest golf courses challenge novices as well as experts with unique course designs, complemented by ever changing scenery and wildlife.
With four distinct seasons, the region reflects new, exciting views and activities with the changing of the winds. Spring offers limitless beauty with varying species of flora and fauna coming to life, highlighted in State Parks by naturalist hikes and nature trails. Summer relaxes into outdoor entertainment, concerts, festivals and unending adventures. Fall brings breathtaking foliage complemented by New River Gorge Bridge Day, celebrating the technological wonder of the world's longest, single span, steel arch bridge. Winter facilitates skiing and snowboarding, with indoor activities ranging from superb holiday shopping , and fine entertainment with dinner theaters and holiday performances throughout the region."
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Wheeling
"Experience a multitude of recreational activities in the hilltops of Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, or taste Wheeling's heritage at Nail City Brewing Co. in the recently restored Artisan Center. The hottest sounds in Country Music play at Jamboree USA, or try your luck at the Wheeling Downs."
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