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  • Walking & Driving Tours: Visit this page for details about a new drive tour of Greenbrier County, WV, as well as a walking tour of the town of Ronceverte.

 

  • Americana & Nostalgia: For a look at Bramwell, WV, a historic town built on coal fortunes, check out our Americana & Nostalgia page (click on that topic in the lower right column of this page).

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Adventure Web sites

Interested in outdoor adventure in West Virginia? Check out our listing of outdoor adventure events in WV this summer; you'll find the story on this page. 

And for additional resources, visit these official state tourism Web sites.

www.callwva.com -- General Travel Site
www.adventuresinwv.com – Explore the Wild Side of West Virginia
wvriversports.com – Whitewater rafting‚ kayaking‚ boating‚ other water sports
wvweekends.com – Romantic getaways‚ cozy cabins‚ spas‚ B&Bs
wvgolfing.com – Golf and golf resorts‚ with a full listing of all state courses
wvbyways.com – Featuring all of the state’s designated scenic highways and byways

Tri-State Glass Pass

A great buy is the "Glass Pass," which provides discounted admission to nine historic and interesting glass attractions in a tri-state area (West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio). You may visit each attraction only once, but the pass itself never expires. 

If you would like a brochure e-mail kthompson@parkersburgcvb.org with your name, address, and phone number. The brochure will then be on its way to you. 

 

 

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West Virginia
WV's "Must Play" Courses Beckon Golfers

In 1884, gentlemen in White Sulphur Springs, WV, created what is arguably America's first golf course, Oakhurst Links. You can still play that nine-hole course but only if you use equipment true to the founding era. But golfers seeking more modern, challenging courses have much to celebrate in the Mountaineer State. Join freelance travel writer Dale Leatherman as she tees off for fun in WV.
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Snowshoe, WV: Summer Paradise, Winter Playground

Snowshoe, WV, is both an outdoor summer playground and a winter ski paradise. In summer, travelers will relish the lush natural vegetation, wildflowers, cool streams and mountain views.

What's to do? How about mountain biking, hiking, clay shooting or golf? And, of course, in winter, visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding and apres ski activities. Let's join West Virginia resident and professional travel writer Dale Leatherman in exploring Snowshoe's natural beauty.
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Star Gazing Via Radio Astronomy at Green Bank

When it comes to space exploration, Cape Canaveral and Houston have nothing on Green Bank, West Virginia. This remote spot in WV's mid-eastern mountains is home to the famed Green Bank Observatory. The largest telescope has a dish the size of two side-by-side football fields. The renowned observatory is a surprising off-the-beaten path "find." Join WV freelance writers Thomas and Deborah Fletcher as they star gaze into the world of radio astronomy.
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Outdoor Events Beckon Nature Lovers

West Virginia, with its scenic mountains and trails; world-class golf courses; challenging rivers perfect for whitewater rafting; and extensive state park system, boasts a plethora of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, check out this list of outdoor-focused events provided by the state of West Virginia.
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The Greenbrier Reopens With New Features

West Virginia's "Grand Dame" has reopened! The elegant, five-star Greenbrier Resort had been closed for several months earlier this year for extensive renovations and upgrades.

The result? Expect a new "tastings" restaurant, a dazzling new entertainment lounge and 63 newly renovated rooms. In addition, air conditioners were replaced in other rooms. Many system improvements were completed as well.

Come along as we check out the upgrades at the Greenbrier.
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Photologue of WV Covered Bridges

Covered bridges stir up emotions and imagery of the past. They're reminiscent of a simpler time in America when roadways were uncrowded and a Model T or horse-and-buggy rig was the only way to get around.

In West Virginia, many of these historic bridges remain. Click "read more" to peruse a photographic sample of the state's most picturesque covered bridges, courtesy of the West Virginia Division of Tourism.
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