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Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum - Beckley, West Virginia - tourists see an underground coal mine - traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, passengers are carried along track in authentic "man cars" from the mine entrance into old working sections. Exhibits throughout explore the history of low-seam coal mining from the hand-loading days into the era of modern

Smoot Theater - 215 5th Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia - The Smoot, originally built (1926) as a vaudeville house, was purchased by Warner Brothers in 1930, and for the next 56 years, was used primarily for movies.

Cheat Summit Fort - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, West Virginia - constructed by Federal troops following a Confederate withdrawal to the Greenbrier River after Union victories at Rich Mountain in Randolph County and Corricks Ford in Tucker County.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Harpers Ferry Center, 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - national park stretching 2,300 acres

Berkeley Springs State Park - #2 S. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - The Bathhouse opened 1930 since then, thousands have enjoyed the baths and warm mineral waters that flow from the springs at a constant temperature of 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit.

Berkeley Castle- Highway 9W, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia - constructed as a private residence in 1885 by Samuel Taylor Suit, President of the Washington and Chesapeake Railroad. Washington socialites were entertained lavishly at the castle which included Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B Hayes as its guests. The Castle is a replica of the Berkeley Caste in England

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The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum - 144 Kruger Street, Wheeling, West Virginia - Located in a restored Victorian-era schoolhouse, the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum features guided or self-guided tours (whichever you prefer), interactive displays, operating O and HO gauge train layouts, a unique and family friendly gift shop, a room dedicated to Ohio Valley history and culture, and a restored railroad caboose onsite.

Oglebay Institute Glass Museum - Wheeling, West Virginia - Featuring over 3000 examples of Wheeling Glass made from 1829-1939, the glass museum displays cut lead crystal, Victorian art glass, Peachblow, pattern and depression and Northwood's carnival glass and many other glass examples showcasing Ohio Valley history.

Capitol of WV - 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Charleston, West Virginia - open to the public for tours it features the highest state capitol dome in the United States






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