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Seneca Rocks Discovery Center

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Address: Roy Gap Rd, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884
Phone Number: 304-567-2827
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Tourist center for Seneca Rocks that offers gift shop, classrooms, art...

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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Absolutely beautiful

What a wonderful and unexpected find on our recent trip. The discovery center offers a look into how this majestic rock was formed, the types of trees, animals and insects found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jenn W
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful and unexpected find on our recent trip. The discovery center offers a look into how this majestic rock was formed, the types of trees, animals and insects found on and around it and much more.

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Thank Jenn W
West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a must see. I have grown up near here and have been to the top several times. Breath-taking!

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the 1.5 mile hike up to the Observation platform at Seneca Rocks, and visited the Discovery Center at its base before and after the hike. They have good, easily accessible information about the area there, as well as an awesome gift shop. We bought a bunch of great T-shirts and nature-oriented gifts for the grand-kids.... More 

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Thank Cindy O
Elkins, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very informative and friendly. A must before climbing up to the top. View is exquisite. On a hot day you might take a water bottle

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Smyrna, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

They have AC, clean toilets and water fountains! And nice information and a video! Good place to get cheap hoodies if you forgot For caverns

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

A beautiful view of Seneca Rocks with lots of interesting things to see and read inside the facility. Loved the telescope out back, too! We were able to see rock climbers way up on the peak.

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Thank leeney13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The center offers a gift shop and a topical map of the area which I found very interesting and helpful. Great place for photos of Seneca Rocks and to relax a bit while learning a few things. Must stop by if your in the area

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Thank Jason M
Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

They had a gift shop inside, a replica of Seneca Rocks, they had live music, they let you bring your pets inside (huge plus), they had a display of rock climbing history and even wildlife displays. Outside was trails, which I didn't take, so I can't talk about those. However, it is a great viewing area to see Seneca Rocks... More 

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Thank Harold S
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stopped here on our way home from vacation in West Virginia. The Discovery Center has a nice gift shop, and an outdoor observation area where you get a nice open view of Seneca Rocks. They have a set of binoculars so you can get a better view of the rocks. With the binoculars, we were able to see climbers... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The visitor center is very nice, informative and you can hike up to the observation platform from there, just get a map from the visitor center first so you can follow it as the trail doesn't have signs.

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