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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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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This center is EXCELLENT! I loved the rangers, who gave us lots of helpful information (after the fact, unfortunately, in the case of hiking off the back side of Seneca Rocks, hah!) about the area and places to go in the Seneca & Spruce Knob region. It was clean, open, fresh, and inviting. The large topographical map to help orient... More

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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

great views of mountain climbers and good history info about military training during WW2. good roads in area for motorcycle riding.

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Albright
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

this is a very nice discovery center with a lot to look at about the local area and wilderness. a must see if you are at Seneca Rocks

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Views of huge rocks, cliffs, mountains, saw 2 bear cubs in the woods, had a great lunch at a nearby, historic restaurant. To get to the observation area at Seneca rocks, you must go early in the day, & bring lots of fluids, & maybe protein bars, It's a rigorous climb UP the trail, & the rangers leave @ 4:30pm.... More

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Gaithersburg, MD
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A surprisingly nice nature center considering it is more of a hiker/rock climber area than a tourist attraction. Nothing to add to the other descriptions about the center itself. The area has many very nice roads to explore, especially for motorcyclists, and there are several small local towns within 20-30 minutes drive that have good local restaurants to try.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We could see a hiker at the top! Great displays here. Very informative! This center wasn't around when I was a kid and we came to see Seneca Rocks; so, it was fun to stop in.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an excellent facility and a must visit if in the area! They have special events on some weekends and have a nice gift. The restrooms are also well kept

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Information was very good. The center itself is pretty new and has some paths which lead off into the distance for those on 2 feet, 4 feet or wheels. View scope on terrace lets you track the rock climbers. Great for children with hands on activities. Avoid the traffic, wires and people and come here to take your photos of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great visit. Very informative and a lot of things to do for children. I learned a great deal about the mountains and recent discoveries.

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Poca, West Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Misty day, so we didn't do the hiking trail. We also wanted to go horseback riding, but didn't check on it due to being wet out. Wished the weather was better, will have to visit again. However, the visitor center is pet friendly.

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