Day trips in West Virginia

West Virginia Day Trips

West Virginia has an incredible wealth of history and natural beauty. Get out and explore our state this summer, with some of these top three picks for day trips in West Virginia.

Afternoon tea at the Greenbriar Resort

Afternoon tea has been a tradition at the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulphur Springs since the 1930s. Tea is served every day, but be sure to check the dress code before you saunter in. This historic resort also features a mineral spa, a golf course, a casino, and more.

Visit Moundsville Penitentiary

This prison closed in 1995, and is now open for tours. Experience the amazing history of this grim reminder of America’s past. And if you’re particularly brave, take a nighttime tour: the prison is legendarily haunted.

Tour a coal mine

West Virginia is all about coal mine history, and the Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley gives you a first-hand, hands-on look. Visitors descend 1,500 feet and learn about the history of coal mining, from picks and shovels to today.

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