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Tri-State Casino & Resort: 150-room hotel decorated in a Mardi Gras theme.  Amenities include Jacuzzi suites, 40-inch TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and meeting space. Cross Lanes.
Wheeling Jamboree: Live shows and radio broadcasts return to the stage of the Victoria Theater, which hosted the jamboree in the 1940s. Showcases a mix of traditional country, pop-country, bluegrass and Americana. Wheeling.
Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place: Over 2,787 square metres of convention and entertainment space. Morgantown.

Attractions
The Resort at Glade Springs: Luxury accommodations, three championship golf courses, and horseback riding trails.
Tamarack Arts Center: Statewide collection of handmade crafts, arts and cuisine. Beckley.
Greenbrier Resort: Historic property has updated rooms; three championship golf courses; and the new Greenbrier Classic, a PGA FedEx Cup series.
New River Gorge Bridgewalk Tour: Visitors can walk across the canyon on a 61-cm wide catwalk 260 metres above the river. Fayetteville.
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine: Ride a coal-hopper into a mine and hear a miner’s interpretive story. Tour a coal company house, church, school, store and superintendent’s home. Open April to November. Beckley.
West Virginia State Museum: Delves into West Virginia’s history from prehistoric times to present day. Free admission. Charleston.
Hatfield-McCoy ATV Trails: Ride ATVs along hundreds of kilometres of trails.

Events

Vandalia Gathering (May), Charleston.
Blue and Gray Reunion (May), Philippi.
Ripley 4th of July (July), Ripley.
Mountainfest Motorcycle Rally (July), Morgantown.
Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-Off (July), Snowshoe Mountain.
State Fair of West Virginia (August), Greenbrier County.
Mountain State Forest Festival (September to October), Elkins.
Pickin’ in the Panhandle (September), Martinsburg.

Places
WVStateCapital-sjs-003West Virginia TourismCharleston: West Virginia’s capital is home to a vibrant and historic downtown and one of the largest inner-city shopping malls in the country.
Huntington: Highlights include an award-winning Museum of Art, Ritter Park rose garden, Camden Park, the Heritage Farm & Museum, and Pullman Square shopping district.
Shepherdstown: Founded in 1762; the town showcases Civil War history, eclectic restaurants and shopping.
Oglebay Resort: Home to three championship golf courses, glass museum, zoo, flower gardens, and the largest light show in the United States. Wheeling.

Hidden Gems
Lewisburg: Filled with B&Bs, historic inns, Internet cafés, art displays, music and theatre. Close to Greenbrier River and rail trail for hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.
Harpers Ferry: Historic site of John Brown’s Raid which steered the U.S. towards Civil War. Picturesque streets, exhibits and museums, hiking trails and Civil War battlefields.
Helvetia: Descendants of the Swiss immigrants, who founded Helvetia in 1869, maintain traditions in the annual pre-Lent Fasnacht festival.
Fayetteville: Welcomes whitewater enthusiasts and those who want to admire or parachute off the New River Gorge Bridge.

Did You Know?
Motto: Mountaineers Are Always Free
State Flower: Big Laurel or Rhododendron Maximus
State Bird: Northern Cardinal

Fast Facts
Region: MID-ATLANTIC
America’s Byways: Coal Heritage Trail, Highland Scenic Highway, Historic National Road, Midland Trail, Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, Washington Heritage Trail
Connecting Flights Via: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Washington
Sales Tools: West Virginia Travel Guide, e-mail Newsletter, themed pamphlets including: Whitewater, Winter Sports, Golf, Civil War Heritage, Camping, Byways Driving Tours, Fall Foliage
Info: West Virginia Division of Tourism
1-800-CALL WVA
www.wvtourism.com
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