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Address: WV
Phone Number: 800-252-7784
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A 53-mile stretch on the river that is set aside as a national park.

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The New River Gorge is a Must See

Visited the New River Gorge with my family and we enjoyed the time spent here. The gorge is a must see. The New River is very interesting and driving down in to the gorge is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
BigDaveBo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the New River Gorge with my family and we enjoyed the time spent here. The gorge is a must see. The New River is very interesting and driving down in to the gorge is awesome. You can drive under the New River Gorge Bridge and see the old bridge that crosses the river. The views from the rim of... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a very interesting area to visit and we enjoyed the views and walking areas around the bridge. There are some very interesting small villages down stream towards Charleston West Virginia

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is a beautiful area - mountains, waterfalls, and twisty curves abound. If you get off the beaten path there are all kinds of gems you can find in this area from old mining towns to beautiful waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My wife and I recently moved to a small town in this area. After living throughout the United States (many, many job transfers), we decided to settle here. You can't possibly see all of the natural beauty and surroundings in a day, so plan to stay overnight.

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Overland Park, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

If you're traveling south on I-77 in West Virginia and see signs for the New River Bridge Overlook ... make it a point to take a half hour, drive into the visitor center and walk down the stairs to the viewing area. What a fabulous view of this amazing bridge and gorge. We wondered if it would be worth the... More 

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Oakton, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Had heard of “wild & scenic rivers,” but never a “national river,” so this was a first for us. The views were nice, and most likely would be more so as Fall colors progress. We viewed the bridge over the gorge at the overlook site in late afternoon, so we were staring into the sun, not optimum viewing or photography... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We spent about four hours at the New River Gorge National River recreation area. What we found extremely worthwhile was: - The New River Gorge Bridge: The scenic views of the bridge over the gorge, and the view of the river underneath the bridge were wonderful. - The Grandview Scenic Overlook: The views of the gorge were grand! What we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We were traveling south on I-77 and saw the signs for the New River Gorge. We did not know we would be passing through this area. We stopped at the Grandview location and were amazed of the view. This view of the New River Gorge was absolutely incredible! While at the park, we saw two does and a small buck... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Highly recommend the Long Point Trail; it starts in a neighborhood and ends at a summit overlooking the gorge and the New Gorge Bridge. It's a pretty easy hike, little uphill or downhill, but definitely bring bug spray!

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Went to New River Gorge over the fourth of July weekend. Had a great time. Hiked trails that are free and very cool. Went whitewater rafting and zip lining through Adventures on the Gorge. Adventures on the Gorge is great and I recommend. I felt very safe with our river and ziplining guides but some of the bus drivers not... More 

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