Attractions

Bridge in New River Gorge National River

New River Gorge Bridge

Completed in 1977, the New River Gorge Bridge is the third-highest bridge in the US and the longest single-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere. Made from 22,000 tons of structural steel, it rises 876ft above the N…
Mine in New River & the Greenbrier Valley

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

This mine in Beckley is a museum about the region's coal heritage. Visitors can ride a train 1500ft into a former coal mine, check out exhibits about mining life and explore the camp town village. Don't like enclose…
Viewpoint in New River Gorge National River

Hawks Nest Overlook

An 80yd paved trail leads to a lofty view of the New River. The photogenic rock wall surrounding the overlook was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It's worth the short walk from the parking lot…
State Park in New River Gorge National River

Hawks Nest State Park

There are hiking trails, a nature center and an aerial tram (open May to October; adult/child $7/5), which runs from the lodge down to the river's edge. The layout of the lodge is a little confusing, but the comfy r…
State Park in New River & the Greenbrier Valley

Beartown State Park

A wooden boardwalk drops, climbs and twists for a half-mile through a wonderland of moss-covered boulders in a leafy forest. On the slopes of Droop Mountain, the 110-acre park is named for the deep crevices in the r…
State Park in New River & the Greenbrier Valley

Droop Mountain Battlefield

During the morning hours of November 6, 1863, a small force of Confederate soldiers on the upper slopes of Droop Mountain held off Federal troops advancing toward the Virginia-Tennessee Railroad. The Union forces ul…
Historic Building in Lewisburg

Carnegie Hall

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie helped fund this 1902 Colonial Revival performance hall, one of only four Carnegie music halls still in continuous use. Stop by to see local art, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame ex…
State Park in New River Gorge National River

Babcock State Park

Babcock State Park has hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, and camping and cabin accommodations. The park's highlight is its photogenic Glade Creek Grist Mill. The cabins and campground are open from mid-April throu…
Museum in New River Gorge National River

Mystery Hole

See gravity and the known limits of tackiness defied at the Mystery Hole, one of the great attractions of roadside America. Everything inside this madhouse tilts at an angle! It's 1 mile west of Hawks Nest State Par…