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Historic Valley Falls State Park

WV
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Ranked #180 of 370 attractions in West Virginia
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic park in Marion County that shows the grandeur of the wild Tygart Valley River flowing through steep canyons.
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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My parents (in their mid 60s) went to Valley Falls State park. My father had been very ill and this was the first time in over a year he felt like doing anything recreational. They packed a nice picnic lunch and their camera. After accidentally missing a sign that said they could not park in an area the "Ranger" immediately... More

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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We really enjoy climbing on the rocks and enjoying the peaceful sounds and views. Great for a picnic on the rocks or down near the water. It was one of our first dates, and we're planning our wedding there for next spring!

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Morgantown
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The park was nicely kept up. Wonderful waterfall viewing. Nice place for a small wedding which so happens was occurring while we were there. The trails were easy to navigate. Ranger was so helpful to us newcomers.

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Fairmont, WV
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Valley Falls is nicest park in the Fairmont area. The park offers shelters for picnics and playground equipment for children.

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wv
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The falls were nice to see but the river was down and a lot of the rocks were exposed.There is not of things to do in this state park there is a small playground for kids and some walking trails.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

No one else was at the park when I was there. The waterfalls were very scenic but there is not much else in the park.

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Charleston, WV
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's a little out of the way to get here but worth the trip to enjoy the beautiful river, rocks and waterfalls. It's an easy walk from the parking lot to the river. A wedding had just finished when we were there - what a beautiful spot for it! Not too crowded. Lots of picnic tables. Loved just sitting on... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Not a very busy place but it was lovely! Interesting as well with the old mill site! Can be very serene watching the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Trails to hike and lots of photo ops. Great to see during prime fall color changes. Train runs through the park. Be careful with young kids getting close to the water. No swimming! We go a few times a year because it is also a sentimental place for us to visit. My husband proposed toe here and a year later... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

A small well maintained state park that is worth the back-road trip to access it. The falls and rocky river are impressive and relaxing if you have time to spend. You cannot wade or swim in the river and there is a fine of $167 if you are caught. This may explain why there are no crowds. Once you have... More

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