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New River Gorge

WV
800-252-7784
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Ranked #2 of 297 Attractions in West Virginia
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting, Hiking, Rock climbing, Viewing foliage
Owner description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.
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Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: White-water rafting, Hiking, Rock climbing, Viewing foliage
Owner description: A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.
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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Hillsboro, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Just taking a drive up through the West Virginia mountains is beautiful! We stopped at the Brim Welcome Center (I'm pretty sure that is where it was). The staff was excellent, the place was neat and clean. The view though.... Oh my goodness. They have two rocking chairs inside looking out this pane glass window to the New River Gorge... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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239 reviews 239 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The New River Gorge National River encompasses a large area so be sure to ask for a park map at the Canyon Rim Visitors Center in Lansing, WV or the Sandstone Visitors Center in Sandstone, WV. Either visitors center is well worth the stop to learn more of the area which includes The New River Gorge National River and Gauley... More 

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Cooper City, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
68 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The sign along the highway seemed to sneak up on us...but boy are we glad we pulled off. I had never heard of the New River Gorge, but now I'm telling everyone. The gorge is beautiful, especially in the fall, and the visitors center is extremely informative. It's amazing to learn about the extensive mining operations in the gorge in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped here on our way out of West Virginia. They had a great visitor center with a fun junior range project for the kids. The views were fantastic. We walked down the stairs to view the bridge and the river. It was gorgeous! The best part about this park is that it's free. Not gate fee. We drove down the... More 

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Dix Hills, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We just stopped by passing through late August so did not get to spend too much time but the views are beautiful. I can only image the colors during the fall!

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Virginia Beach
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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came in for the afternoon so only was able to take in one trail. The ranger at the visitor's center recommended the Long Point Trail. It passes thru field and forest on the way to a beautiful vista overlooking the bridge and gorge. It was a moderate level trail with a few steep-ish sections but there weren't any problem.... More 

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