Travel Bucket List for West Virginia – What to see in the Mountain State


Do you have a travel bucket list for destinations across the USA or Abroad?

How about a travel bucket list specifically for West Virginia?

If you’re heading to West Virginia and don’t know where you should go or what you should see,

faith filled family's travel bucket list for west virginia

Here’s Faith-Filled Family’s Top Places to Go and Sites to see in the Mountain State.

For Nature-Lovers

***visit the theoretical midpoint of this historic trail that crosses 14 states and covers over 2100 miles

***hike to the most remote peaks in the East

***see an amber-colored waterfall over five stories high

***visit this year-around resort

**travel underground to see a wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites

For a Scenic Drive/Ride or a Roadside Attraction

*****ride or walk across this once world’s longest single-span arch bridge

**taste “an artisanal blend of vice and virtue” at this distillery in Charles Town

**see the world’s largest teapot in Chester, WV

For History-Buffs

****visit this national historic park and step back in time

***tour a vintage coal mine in Beckley

***learn about West Virginia in this museum in Charleston

**tour this historic mansion on a small island in the Ohio River

For City-Slickers

****visit this state capitol with the highest dome in the US,

Want to take a sneak peek?
Here’s a post about our visit to the West Virginia State Capitol.

For Planes, Trains, and Automobile Aficionados

*****enjoy the era of steam locomotives and take a ride on this scenic railroad

For the Uniqueness of West Virginia

*****see the world’s largest fully steerable telescope in Green Bank, WV

*****tour a historic and haunted living monument in Weston, WV

****visit the place where history meets mystery in Moundsville, WV

****tour this Cold War fallout shelter carved deep into mountainside at this resort

***visit this museum and decide for yourself if you believe what happened on November 15, 1966, in  Point Pleasant, WV

**see “one of the eight religious wonders in the US” in Moundsville, WV

This is just a sampling of places to go and sites to see in the Mountain State, but there’s so much more waiting for you in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.

Are you a West Virginian? Have you visited the Mountain State?
If you are or you have,
let us know what we should add to our Travel Bucket List for WV.

If you’re curious about how this series can to be and/or want to know what the asterisks stand for and the primary resources I used to create this list, head over to the introductory post of this series. You can read it here. As for additional resources for this post, I used lists from Go to WV and Atlas Obscura.

As for next week,
we’ll be traveling virtually to The Keystone State.

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