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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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Address: HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
Phone Number: 304-653-4254
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Description: Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this...
Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities.
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They have really upgraded in recent years.

Have gone here many times over the years but Superintendent Mike Smith has really brought a lot of improvements to the park. It is easy to walk on trails that mark the battle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have gone here many times over the years but Superintendent Mike Smith has really brought a lot of improvements to the park. It is easy to walk on trails that mark the battle lines of both Union and Confederate forces. The museum is located in a small cabin and you will find a lot of stories to read and soldier... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was sort of disappointed at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park until my husband and I arrived Droop Mountain Firetower. Beautiful view, we were able to see miles away. It only takes about 10 minutes to see everything at overlook, but I could stay there for hours. If I knew the location of the tower earlier, I would have taken... More 

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Red House, West Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a quick break at Droop Mt. Would recommend using the other entrance from rt. 219 instead of main entrance if only interested in tower. Very narrow road if coming to tower from main entrance. Lots of information signs on that road, May want to walk if possible. Did not go to museum.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed the tower and seeing the fall colors of October. The scenery is beautiful from the tower. We got some wonderful pictures from the view.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only ventured to the lookout tower but really enjoyed reading about the history of this mountain and the role that it played during the Civil War. Next visit we will see the rest of the park.

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Sharonville, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The title says it all. You must take a trip up to the observation tower. You will be blown away by the view of the mountains. It almost made me dizzy!

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San Antonio, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is just natural therapy! Just sit there and be, take a look around, feel the history. We have a family reunion every year across the street and we always go to tower and just run around the park. I miss it already. If you are a traveler, go, if you are a local, I hope you know what... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We were pressed for time so only spent time at the overlook. Great view to the north of the valley. Few options for food or fuel nearby so plan with that in mind. Probably a good spot for stargazing.

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a view from the watch tower and kids will love it. what a history ! the trails are gorgeous and lots of interesting info marked along the trails if you enjoy history of the Civil War and this area.

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florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Bring a picnic lunch, climb the TOWER for awesome views. There wasn't alot to do here but it's right on the main highway and affords a great view of the area. Bring a quilt and a picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of the huge trees.

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