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Observatory in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

Green Bank Observatory

The enormous Green Bank Telescope is a radio telescope, so you won't be looking at the stars through any lenses here. But you can learn about radio astronomy and get a closer look at the telescope – the dish's surfa…
State Park in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

A lumber mill town in the early 1900s, Cass today is best known as the launch point for the Cass Scenic Railroad (www.mountainrailwv.com). On the popular Bald Knob trip, one of the steam trains here – possibly a 100…
Bar in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

Old Spruce Tavern

On top of the mountain (like the rest of Snowshoe resort), this place is tiny, so on busy nights it can feel as if you're bumping elbows with every skier on the mountain. Let's call it energized mayhem (and a bit of…
Museum in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

Cranberry Mountain Nature Center

The scat exhibit hanging on the wall is quite eye-catching, as are the live snakes inhabiting several terrarriums at this nature center in the southern end of the forest. The nature center has scientific information…
Food & Drink in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

RoadKill Cook-off

During this fall festival amateur chefs compete to make the best dish from local wildlife, from turtles to venison to boar. The theme is tongue-in-cheek, giving a nod to mountain-living stereotypes about folks eatin…
American in Snowshoe & Pocahontas County

Foxfire Grille

Pop into the lively bar for a post-run beer and the Buffalo Chicken Dip, or settle in by the big windows to watch the sunset while digging into hearty mains, from burgers and ribs to steak. The tasty Rancher Steak S…