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Historic Valley Falls State Park

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Address: WV
Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic park in Marion County that shows the grandeur of the wild Tygart...
Scenic park in Marion County that shows the grandeur of the wild Tygart Valley River flowing through steep canyons.
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Very nice place for a picnic or hike.

I have been here several times through out my life since its in my hometown. Valley Falls is a State Park located approx. seven miles outside the city limits of Fairmont. Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
steelmoney58
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been here several times through out my life since its in my hometown. Valley Falls is a State Park located approx. seven miles outside the city limits of Fairmont. Its sits along the Tygart Valley River and features a half-mile stretch of waterfalls. There are picnic areas and pavilions for rent as well as playground areas for kids.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful falls in an out of the way little park but well worth the drive. It's an easy walk to the falls in a quiet park. Picnic area, trails, restrooms and a playground are available. You may luck out and have the park to yourself to enjoy the uniquely beautiful falls and rocky river. A special place.

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Clarksburg, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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60 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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