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Cultural Guide

West Virginia (WV) – "Mountain State "

Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time (EST)



  • Avg High 24C /75F
  • Avg Low 13C/56F


  • Avg High 8C/47F
  • Avg Low 2C/36F
Famous For:

The state is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, rafting, fishing, and hiking.

Major Cities:

Charleston, Huntington

National Parks:
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
Must do while there:

The area surrounding Southern West Virginia includes unique statewide attractions and services. Take a scenic ride with the rail masters of the Collis P Huntington Railroad Society's New River Train excursions. Spend the day visiting Fenton Art Glass and take a factory tour. Spend some time in Southern West Virginia at a fair or a festival such as Carnegie Hall Events and Festivals, Historic Downtown Lewisburg Festivals, etc. History is on display when you stop in to visit any of our fascinating West Virginia museums such as Hinton Railroad Museum, Pocahontas Exhibition Mine & Museum, etc.

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