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West Virginia Vacation Ideas

West Virginia’s mountains, rivers and lakes set the backdrop for recreational activities year-round. In the summer, this playground provides numerous things to do, like whitewater raft through the New River Gorge or down the Gauley River, or hiking. Charleston’s gold domed capitol stands out above this river town. At Tamarack in Beckley, discover arts and crafts. Snow skiers flock to Snowshoe, Winterplace, Canaan Valley and Pipestem. Tour the attraction Blennerhassett Island State Park in the middle of the Ohio River at Parkersburg. In the eastern part of the state at Harpers Ferry, abolitionist John Brown sought to free slave. Restaurants feature country cooking, while lodging is available in hotels, resorts and lodges.

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Be Blown Away at the Fostoria Museum

Fostoria Glass Company made an indelible impression on America's glass industry during the 99 years it was in operation. Learn about the company, its products and patterns in the Moundsville, West Virginia, Fostoria Glass Museum. See why glass collectors can't get enough Fostoria.

A Night Behind Bars in Moundsville's West Virginia Penitentiary

Located in Moundsville, West Virginia, on the Ohio River, between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, is the West Virginia Penitentiary. No longer a working prison, it once was the site of murders, bloody riots and escapes. Day tours, as well as ghost hunts and night tours are now offered....
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