West Virginia Travel
West Virginia: Wild and Wonderful
The website of the West Virginia Division of Tourism. Includes a Travel Planner online database and mini-websites for different interests.
Washington Post: West Virginia Travel Archives
This daily newspaper from Washington DC has collected its travel articles about West Virginia and allows you to read them for free.
Official state website
West Virginia Department of Transportation: Travel
Their travel information includes road conditions, interstate highway rest areas and exits, links to tourist information, etc.
Crafts and Heritage
A statewide collection of handmade craft, art and cuisine showcasing "The Best of West Virginia." Includes hand-carved furniture, glass, pottery, Appalachian quilts, regional specialty foods and products, performances, craft demonstrations, and theatre. Located in Beckley, West Virginia, on the West Virginia Turnpike (Exit 45), just north of the intersection of east-west Interstate 64 and north-south Interstate 77.
Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia
This online exhibit from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress incorporates 679 excerpts from original sound recordings and 1,256 photographs from the American Folklife Center's Coal River Folklife Project (1992-99) documenting traditional uses of the mountains in Southern West Virginia's Big Coal River Valley. Functioning as a de facto commons, the mountains have supported a way of life that for many generations has entailed hunting, gathering, and subsistence gardening, as well as coal mining and timbering. The online collection includes extensive interviews on native forest species and the seasonal round of traditional harvesting (including spring greens; summer berries and fish; and fall nuts, roots such as ginseng, fruits, and game) and documents community cultural events such as storytelling, baptisms in the river, cemetery customs, and the spring "ramp" feasts using the wild leek native to the region.
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
This website includes Goldenseal, the magazine of West Virginia traditional life
West Virginia National Registry of Historic Places
A listing of historic places organized by county, then city.
- West Virginia National Registry of Historic Places
Formerly WVOutside, this website highlights West Virginia outdoor recreation, covering running, cycling, snow and paddle sports. It lists the latest events in outdoor activities. It now also has information on Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia.
New River Gorge National River
Located in southern West Virginia, 4 hours south of Pittsburgh, New River Gorge National River contains 53 miles of the New River as a free-flowing waterway. It is a rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, and one of the oldest rivers on the continent. It is also home to one of the longest bridges in the world.
West Virginia Scenic Trains
Experience the four great trains of the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad that roll through deep canyons featuring narrow passages beside sheer rock walls with vivid views of unspoiled mountains.
West Virginia State Parks & Forests
Includes links to independent websites for many of the state's parks and forests, with information on camping and facilities.
Wonderful West Virginia Magazine
The premier magazine about the Mountain State, published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Located within 1 1/2 hour drive south of Pittburgh, Morgantown was designated one of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Information about the arts in Morgantown, including performances and galleries and museums.
City of Morgantown
Includes maps of the trails and links to other Morgantown sites.
Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau
This website from the Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau offers an event calendar, information about accommodations, activities, restaurants, shopping.
Main Street Morgantown
Main Street Morgantown is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continued revitalization of downtown Morgantown. Their website includes a map of downtown, information on rail/trails.
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center
A 1650 acre resort of exceptional beauty, abundant recreational activities and deluxe overnight accommodations nestled in the hills surrounding Wheeling, West Virginia.
Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau
Includes a calendar of events, links to and descriptions of area attractions, lodging information, a restaurant guide, shopping information.
Wheeling National Heritage Area
Links to and information about Wheeling area historical, cultural, and recreational attractions.
County Visitor Bureaus
Fairmont and Marion County
Located 89 miles south of Pittsburgh
Martinsburg, Berkeley County CVB
Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley
Bramwell, a national award winning Preserve America Community; three state parks – Camp Creek, Pinnacle Rock and Pipestem.
Elkins, West Virginia
Elkins, West Virginia (3 hours south of Pittsburgh)