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“Get out of your car! This is so special.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamarack

Tamarack
1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801
888 262 7225
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Beckley
Type: Art Galleries, Flea/ Street Markets, Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: A regional showcase of WV made Arts & Craft offers special events, craft demonstrations, a Fine Art gallery, a Theater, and a food court featuring treats created by our master chefs.
Beckley, West Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Get out of your car! This is so special.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Tamarack is not well known to people out of West Virginia, but it is that go-to place to meet people. It is sort of the Longwood Gardens of Southern WV. Tamarack features WV craftsmen--the price tags will make you gasp. There is something for everyone at Tamarack. Of note, the restaurant is absolutely amazing. It is run by the Greenbrier, which is considered America's Resort. Where can you get 5 star food on a road stop in a cafeteria setiing? It is definitely the place that people from Beckley take out of state visitors. Nobody leaves empty handed. The crafts are amazing--you can watch glass blowing. I have had wonderful meals at Tamarack. You can't go wrong with the fresh trout or the Greenbrier peaches. This is also the go-to place for events. People have weddings. Medical societies have meetings--the food is incredible at those events. All of you from Ohio and Indiana, don't go to the exit with the McDonald's--stop at Tamarack--it is a destination stop.

Visited October 2013
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Breath taking and one if a kind.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This place has the best of West Virginia local wares all in one place. Glass work, wood work, local food, wine, an art gallery and theater! This is a must see place. Tons and tons of artist from all over the state have their crafts on display. Something for everyone, even a coffee shop and cafe.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Expected More”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stopped here on our way back from the Greenbrier on a bus tour. I was hoping to find some nice crafts/clothing/souvenirs to take home, but it is very expensive. The restaurant food is good, but overpriced. Overall, it was a waste of time.

Visited December 2013
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“Outstanding arts and crafts store”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Tamarack - The Best of West Virginia - has juried in art, crafts, food, music and books by West Virginia artists and crafts people. The jury process is rigorous, so only the best gets in to be sold. It is an easy stop whether traveling north or south on the West Virginia Turnpike; and it has excellent food (a Greenbrier Hotel trained chef) at reasonable prices. Some items are very pricey (as one would expect from quality art), while other items are very reasonably priced. There is outstanding pottery, Blenko glass, quilts, high quality furniture, and woodwork. During the day some of the five or six resident artist studios are occupied by working artists, demonstrating their skills. It is a great source for gifts for all ages.

Visited October 2013
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Rumney, New Hampshire
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One stop shopping and dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

On a rainy day in West Virginia, we were looking for an alternative to hiking and learned of the Tamarack in Beckley. It was easy to find right off the interstate and we were pleasantly surprised by the hand crafts, info and dining available all in one spot. From wine, salsa and chocolate to pottery, woodcraft, baskets and jewelry, we spent a lovely morning among the best that West Virginia has to offer. Traveler assistance and information are also available if you need directions or accommodations. Hungry? This is a great stop for lunch! Freshly made sandwiches, pizza, hot dishes like herbed crust pot pie, beautiful desserts and a clean, comfortable seating area made this a perfect experience.

Visited November 2013
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