West Virginia Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to West Virginia!
The scenic mountains and rivers of West Virginia lure scores of tourists. The Monongahela National Forest covers 909,000 acres in the Allegheny Mountains—its saturated beauty attracts adventurers. Outdoor enthusiasts conquer ski slopes, rock climb, hike, bike or experience river sports. In Southern West Virginia on the flats of the Ohio River Valley sits the state capital, Charleston, home of the gold-domed Capitol State Building. In the Eastern Panhandle at the confluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah river is the popular historic town of Harpers Ferry. The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park features a site that figured significantly in both African American history and the history of the Civil War. For outdoor enthusiasts, Northern West Virginia has the outstanding North Bend Rail Trail with 72 scenic miles of trails dotted with bridges and tunnels. The John Henry Museum in Morgantown reveals the life and times of one of America's most recognized folk heroes, the steel-driving man, John Henry.