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Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

PO Box 13, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884
304-567-2827
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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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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
44 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
61 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Winchester, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I have hiked Seneca Rocks on at least six occasions. The view from the top is breathtaking. Once you reach the summit, you can climb out on the rock ledges if you are not afraid of heights. Seneca is a great destination for hiking.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nice place with a lot of comforts. While learning more about the area and putting this beautiful area in perspective. I always go in there when I am in the area if it is open. Can view the rock climbers from the back porch.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The trails were closed for repairs when we were ther but we still spent a long time in the visitors center seeing the movie and looking at the displays. Plan to return when we can to hike the trail to the top of Seneca Rocks.

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