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New River Gorge

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Ranked #16 of 340 attractions in West Virginia
Type: Bodies of Water, National Parks, Geologic Formations
Activities: White-water rafting, Hiking, Rock climbing
Description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a great place to see the great outdoors and what a view it is. Plan ahead a pack a picnic. Keep an eye out for the festival and the bungie jumping.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The New River is always a fascination with me and the place to see and enjoy it is WV. The Sanstone Fallls out side Hinton is worth a trip. Also not to be missed is Gauley Bridge were the New and the Gauley join up. And every thing in between is wild and wonderful. It is really an area to... More

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Hobart, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went to see this place with some friends who lived in wv. It was amazing! Even our friends were taken back by the beauty of the area. It was early fall so later in the month would be even more spectacular .

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Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Went out of our way on our road trip to see this place. Worth the time and mileage. The bridge and gorge from the overlook by the Visitor Centre were splendiferous

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Edgewater Park, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This national treasure is worth the trip, even if it is a few extra miles. The views are incredible, and the history is interesting. You cannot appreciate the bridge until you have seen it from either the park or even better, from underneath. When you are there, ask a guide for directions on how to get to the bottom of... More

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Boones Mill
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went rafting this weekend on the New River Gorge and had an awesome time. The scenery around you while you are in the raft is incredible. The water was a great temperature and the levels were also above normal. We booked our trip through ACE Adventure and they have a great staff.

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chagrin falls
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209 reviews 209 reviews
54 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Couple of tips for enjoying the area. Stop at one of the National Park Visitors Centers - Canyon Rim is one. Get a map and talk to ranger about activities (particularly location of hiking trails). We arrived at Visitor's Center after closing. Tried to locate the Thurmond Rend Trail on our own. Not well marked. Could not find it -... More

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Troy, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Really enjoyed the visitors center and the look out to see the bridge and the gorge. Was able to see people white water rafting down below in the gorge. I bet this place is really neat in the fall.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Even if you are just passing through, don't leave after the visitors center! Drive down the road to the bottom of the gorge and have a look up from the river. It's amazing. The ride is like nothing else, twisty and turning and awesome views the whole way. Stop to watch all the rafters go through the rapids, which they're... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It always fascinates the little ones when it's a warm, sunny day, but they can see snow at the tops of the mountains...Take them up there and let them touch it!...Spent an entire day here, saw many amazing sights, learned the incredible history of the first metal bridge to be built from mountain to mountain in the United States, visited... More

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