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Address: 177 West Main Street, Ansted, WV 25812
Phone Number: (304) 640-0924
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family trip on memorial day

This is a must do if you go with family (esp. with young kids). Slightly overpriced ..but really GREAT !

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a must do if you go with family (esp. with young kids). Slightly overpriced ..but really GREAT !

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If you're not into kayaking or rafting, this is the way to spend some time ON the water. A tram (albeit a short one) takes you down to the river below. This is not a long pointed speedboat, but rather a rectangular shaped boat filled with seats, low enough to the water where you can reach the river from your... More 

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Wainfleet, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped at Hawk's Nest Park to take the aerial tram to the gorge and saw that there was also a jet boat tour, so decide to take it. The jet boat is covered and one doesn't get wet in it, but it's a fun ride to see the gorge from a different perspective. The boat captain, Pete, is a... More 

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Fremont, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We decided to try out New River Jet Boats because it seemed like a fun way to see the New River Bridge. You take a tram down to the dock which is a very short trip down the hill. The boats aren't exactly jet boats, pretty old and not very fast at all. The trip only lasts about a half... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Made Hawk's Nest our last stop for our self-made "southern wv loop" VIPP tour and it was a BLAST! We stopped at the lodge and checked out the area. Beautiful layout. Took the aerial tram to the bottom of the hillside (which reminded me of the Lowly Worm from the "Busy World of Richard Scarry"). The highlight of our trip... More 

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hardinsburg, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Went for a ride on the river with New River Jet Boats located at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV. It was a little pricey but what isn't these days. The view of the New River Gorge Bridge was amazing and the ride through the gorge to get to the bridge was interesting. We saw an eagle and a... More 

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WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Fast-paced tour of the New River Gorge, including an amazing look at the 2nd highest bridge in the world.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Like many tourist trap type activities this is over priced. For the money, I recommend a raft trip or take the drive for free under and around the bridge. Its okay for something to do.

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NC. USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I gave a review for tram and jet boat rides under Hawks Nest State park. The ticket is expensive but it is ok once in a life time to see and take pictures of the bridge from below. The visitors area for the park was good and big.

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Milan, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We really enjoyed the jet boats! The captain is really funny and short trip up the river to view the bridge is relaxing.

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Address: 177 West Main Street, Ansted, WV 25812
Phone Number: (304) 640-0924
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Ansted

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