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Address: WV
Phone Number: 800-252-7784
Activities: White-water rafting, Rock climbing, Viewing foliage, Hiking
Description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.

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No, the bridge was not opened in 1916, but rather in 1977.

Having "floated" the New River for many years, we recall the days prior to the 1977 opening of the New River Bridge, and the construction of I 77, I - 79, and I 68. It took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Centerville, Ohio
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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having "floated" the New River for many years, we recall the days prior to the 1977 opening of the New River Bridge, and the construction of I 77, I - 79, and I 68. It took forever to travel from Morgantown to Charleston, and much of the delay was "political." When the New River Gorge Bridge was completed on October... More 

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

New River Gorge Bridge is an amazing sight. The bridge is an example of real precision. Built from two mountain sides that met in the middle. Just a sight to see and he history to learn from that area, the coal mines. The bridge was opened in October (1916??) so every year they celebrate with closing down the bridge and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Activities galore if you are an outdoor adventure enthusiast. This area offers you just about everything to have outdoor fun.

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New York
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93 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped at the visitor's center off the main road (careful, sharp left turn off highway into the center). There are about 100 or so steps down into the gorge area (does not go all the way down, that would require 10,000 steps or more). Photo ops are plentiful. Nice platform at the bottom which in under the New River... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What a nice surprise to visit this gorgeous state park. We didn't stop for long, but saw enough to want to return and explore more someday.

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Spring Hill, WV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We rented a cabin sand walked to the bottom of the gorge the bridge and all the history behind the people who jump off the bridge is so intriguing =our cabin was fully furnished and myself and my daughters sister and granddaughters had a great time

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is beautiful, great hikes and wonderful climbing routes at all levels. We had a hard time finding a climbing guide book for this place though and I could not find any bouldering areas but the views from the top of the routes were amazing!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I researched West Virginia and of the many beautiful things to see in The Mountaineer State, this reached out to me the most. I made the right decision! It's accessible from many states, and it's just off the Interstate so I didn't get lost at all finding it. (A rare feat.) At the recommendation of the awesome NPS employee with... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stopped here briefly on our trip home even though it was cold and rainy, it was worth the brisk walk to see the view, which was stunning. It was right before closing, but we did a quick run through of the Visitors Center, which was nice. We would love to come back when we have more time and in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are going through West Virginia it is worth it to stop here. If you wish to walk down to get a better view of the new river bridge and gorge there are 177 steps. The view from the visitor center, though not quite as spectacular is beautiful. The visitor center has very interesting displays and the items for... More 

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Address: Address: WV
Phone Number: 800-252-7784
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)

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