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Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

PO Box 13, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Educational Sites
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Description: Tourist center for Seneca Rocks that offers gift shop, classrooms, art dislays, and a small, indoor rock climbing wall for beginners.
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Kempton, IN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While we didn't go in the Discovery Center itself, the park is very nice. Clean, well kept, and the views are incredible!

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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was so neat. We loved walking around. Borrowed binoculars from one of the staff and got to watch climbers on Seneca Rocks, right out the huge windows in back. Awesome-ness! Lots of cool gift ideas. Lots of good books. Gifts very reasonably priced. I got two glasses, a t-shirt, stickers, magnets, books, a Melissa and Doug floor puzzle...all... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a must stop for backpackers. The information given about backpacking was very knowledgeable and helpful. The attitude and demeanor of the person was kindness and friendly towards us as we spoke and ask questions. The building is full of hands on information as well with exhibits that show the area in maps and photo's. Plus a history of... More

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Tampa, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are in Seneca Rocks, you must make time to stop here. It is only open until 4:30 during the season, so make sure you get there in time. They also have a gift shop with prices better than the "general store" nearby.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Despite the Gov shut down and the Discovery Center was closed, it didn't stop us or several other cars for parking here and taking the 1.5 mile hike up the mountain. It's a beautiful walk that takes about 1- 1 /2 hrs to get to the top of the mountain. There is a platform up there where you can look... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
59 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We love that this visitor center has 3 pc's with internet for visitors. with no cell service it is nice to be able to get in touch with the outside world during a lengthy camping trip. the visitors center is very informative regarding bear rocks at dolly sods and has a very nice gift shop. also lots of chairs to... More

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North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Small gift shop. Informative center about the area! Amazing view of Seneca Rocks sitting in the rocking chairs even inside!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The visitor center at Seneca Rocks was very nice. The only place for decent rest rooms in area. Tourist like gift shop and information on Seneca Rocks. Good informative displays. Good starting point for the hike to Seneca Rocks overlook. The trails to the overlook were well maintained and marked. Nive enjoyable hike.

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124 reviews 124 reviews
44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I was overall not impressed with the place. It was a nice facility and they did have clean restrooms but I didnt think it had much information especially about what was around the area to do. I saw 1 person working and she was working in the gift shop. I don't know just was not impressed.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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215 reviews 215 reviews
67 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I am rating the visitor center not Seneca Rocks. Very nice center only place for decent rest rooms in area unless you want to go to one of the restaurants nearby. Nice gift shop and information not only on Seneca Rocks but also Spruce Knob as well. Good informative displays. You can ask the rangers and volunteers questions about the... More

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