Culture & Tourism

Discover your playful side in our recreational wonderland

Raleigh County lies in the heart of a recreational wonderland yet to be discovered by most Americans. Folks who live here enjoy quiet forests, roaring rivers, and scenic trails just outside their backdoors.

With four distinct seasons, Beckley-Raleigh County is a great place to come and visit anytime of year – there is always beauty to be seen, fun to be had and history to be learned.

Southern West Virginia is home to the New River Gorge National River, ten scenic State Parks, several Wildlife Preserves, Historic Battlefield Sites and so much more.

Southern West Virginia is your playground. Known as the home of “America’s Best Whitewater” and the “New River Gorge West Virginia” we are famous for unparalleled whitewater rafting and outdoor adventure activities.

In southern West Virginia there is always something to do. Our area hosts an array of events throughout the year.

Colorful history is abundant throughout the region and we invite you to experience the marvels of wild and wonderful southern West Virginia. Visit historic coal mining towns, formed in the heyday of the railroad. You can even find yourself deep under the earth touring a once operational coal mine and learning about life in a coal camp at the Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley.

Southern West Virginia is the perfect vacation destination, offering fun for all ages and interests.

This section will continually be updated with activities and information on playing in our community.

Visit Southern West Virginia

For more information on visiting our area contact  Visit Southern West Virginia which publishes the Official Southern West Virginia Visitors Guide which is published annually to give you the most current information on hotels, cabin rentals, activities, shopping and more and to help you plan your vacation to our nine county region.

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