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Lost World Caverns – Lewisburg, West Virginia

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Lost World Caverns – Lewisburg, West Virginia

Caving is something that is a delight for many people, to see what is under the surface of the land, to come upon beautiful stalactites and stalagmites that will have you wondering how a drop of water can create such beauty.  The Lost World Caverns gives you the opportunity to descent 120 fee below the surface.  They were discovered in 1942.

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West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour – Moundsville, West Virginia

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prison.jpgWest Virginia State Penitentiary Tour – Moundsville, West Virginia

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a prisoner in a state penitentiary?  To have to live as they live and do the work they are required to do?  You can experience these feelings for a little while when you take the West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour. 

The prison is situated on 11 acres and was built by the prisoners themselves.  Back in 1866 the prisoners put together the prison heavy rock by rock.  The prisoners that were assigned to "hard labor" worked to create their own prison.  When a judge sentenced them to "hard labor" this is the type of work the judge was planning.

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Craik-Patton House – Charleston, WV

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craik-pattonweb.jpgCraik-Patton House – Charleston, WV

This relatively modest house built in 1834 by the Rev. James Craik is known as the Craik-Patton House and allows those that visit to get a glimpse of how life was in that time period.  Here you will experience the days of petticoats and carriages, quilting bees and quill pens.  You will hear the stories of the homes early inhabitants and their close ties to George Washington as well as to Col. George Smith Patton, the grandfather of WWII General George Patton and a casulty of the Civil War.

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African American Heritage Family Tree Museum – Ansted. West Virginia

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Ansted WV.jpgAfrican American Heritage Family Tree Museum – Ansted. West Virginia

This museum is dedicated to the history of the African-American life of the days of the Underground Railroad and the challenges they faced for freedom.  There are artifacts of Thomas Friend who curtailed a successful wine business and used his cellars to hide escaping slaves.

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West Virginia Black Walnut Festival – Spencer, West Virginia

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black walnut festival.jpgWest Virginia Black Walnut Festival – Spencer, West Virginia

This annual celebration has something for everyone.  The Agricultural, 4-H, FFA, Canned Goods and Flower Show are just a tiny part of this outstanding celebration.  The Antique Power Show is held in Heritage Park with working antique engines used in farming and industry in the early part of the century.  Another interesting thing to see is the oil derrick (which is in Heritage Park) fired up for people to see.

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Bridge Day – Near Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Bridge Day.jpgBridge Day – Near Fayetteville, West Virginia

Bridge Day, the day when over 200,000 people gather to celebrate the completion of the New River Gorge Bridge.  This celebration includes parachutists jumping from the Bridge to the river below, rappellers dangling from ropes under the bridge, food and arts and crafts vendors galore and great entertainment for everyone!

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Heritage Farm Museum and Village – Huntington, West Virginia

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Spend a Day at the Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Huntington, West Virginia offers visitors a number of different things to do, but one of the most popular is to visit the Heritage Farm Museum and Village. Everyone in the family, from the kids to the adults will find something to love there. The museum even offers lodging for families and small groups as well as meeting halls.

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Heritage Craft Center – Martinsburg, West Virginia

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Much to Learn at the Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle. The Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been around for more than a decade. They are a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting heritage crafts. To do this, they offer classes to both adults and children, teaching them a variety of different crafts.

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Cranberry Glades Botanical Area – Richwood, West Virginia

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Visit the Wildlife at the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. Richwood, West Virginia is a land of natural beauty. Many people come to see the wonderful diversity in the landscape as well as the wildlife. One of the most popular places to visit while in the area is the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area. It is the location of the largest area of bogs in all of the state. In fact, it includes four bogs.

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Ghost Tours of Beckley – Beckley, West Virginia

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Look for Spirits on the Ghost Tours of Beckley. You have nothing to be afraid of in the dark, and the things that go bump in the night are nothing more than figments of an overactive imagination, right? Well, not always. In the town of Beckley, West Virginia sometimes those things in the darkness really are reaching out toward you, trying to get your attention and touch you with their spectral fingers.

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