Museum in Harpers Ferry

John Brown Wax Museum

Not to be confused with the National Park–run museum, this private wax museum is a kitschy (and rather overpriced) attraction that pays tribute to the man who led an ill-conceived slave rebellion here. The exhibits …
in Monongahela National Forest

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is home to the 328ft Green Bank Telescope, the largest movable radio dish in the world. The center lies within the country's only federal radio-free zone, which is why your c…
in Morgantown

Monongalia Arts Center

Monongalia Arts Center is one of the largest and best museum and gallery spaces in the mountains.
in Morgantown

Morgantown Glass Museum

See the fascinating exhaustive glass collection of Mr Kurt Ly, a Vietnamese West Virginian, at the Morgantown Glass Museum.
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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley is a museum to the region's coal heritage. Visitors can ride a train 1500ft into a former coal mine. Bring a jacket, as it's cold underground!
Museum in West Virginia

Mystery Hole

Oh my God, everything inside this madhouse tilts at an angle! See gravity and the known limits of tackiness defied at the Mystery Hole, one of the great attractions of roadside America.
Historic Site in Harpers Ferry

Master Armorer’s House

Among the free sites in the historic district, this 1858 house explains how rifle technology developed here went on to revolutionize the firearms industry.
Museum in Harpers Ferry

John Brown Museum

Across from Arsenal Square, this three-room gallery gives a fine overview (through videos and period relics) of the events surrounding John Brown's famous raid.
Museum in Harpers Ferry

Black Voices

This worthwhile, interactive exhibit has narrated stories of hardships and hard-won victories by African Americans from the times of enslavement through the Civil Rights era. Across the street is the Storer College …
in Morgantown

West Virginia University

The students of enormous West Virginia University fuel much of the city's energy.