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Historic Districts and Sites

National, state, and countless local historic sites and historic districts can be found throughout the New River Gorge region. However, many undeveloped historic sites exist, awaiting study and funding before they can be preserved. New River Gorge Weather
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Historic Pence Springs Resort
P.O. Box 90 - Pence Springs, West Virginia (WV) 24962 -- Tel: 304-445-2100 or 1-888-675-1700 -- Fax: 304-445-3082

From 1897 until The Great Depression, the Pence Springs Hotel was among West Virginia's exclusive resorts. Today, it's among its romantic inns. Double rooms and suites include private baths and unparalleled views of the Greenbrier Valley. After an invigorating day, relax among spacious porches, gracious parlors, or in the Cider Press Lounge. The 400-acre plantation and its mineral spring have been featured in such magazines as Gourmet, Southern Living, and Mid-Atlantic Country. Also of interest, the adjacent Pence Springs Flea Market, on the old polo grounds, has attracted more than 135,000 annual visitors for more than 20 years of Sundays. The hotel is 20-miles west of Lewisburg and the State Fairgrounds on W.Va. 3 and 30-miles south of Interstate 64.

Theatre West Virginia
Grandview -- Tel: 304-256-6800 or (toll free) 1-800-950-0250

For almost half a century visitors have been enjoying the summer outdoor dramas “Honey in the Rock” and “Hatfields & McCoys” at the Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview. Both historical musical dramas are performed nightly, except Mondays, under the stars in this beautiful natural preserve, part of the National Park Service’s New River Gorge National River.

Thurmond Depot

Once among the greatest railroad towns along the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), Thurmond recaptures the days when steel rails, steam locomotives, and coal were the major themes in our nation's history. Today, the historic Thurmond Depot has been restored to serve as a NPS visitor center in the New River Gorge National River. Exhibits and historic furnishings bring the golden days of railroading back to life. Located in the heart of the New River Gorge, in Thurmond, West Virginia.

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Take a photo excursion to picturesque places and explore exciting things to do in the New River Gorge region. Discover the towns of the New River Highlands and explore the ghost towns of the New River Gorge. Meet the famous people who've influenced the area. Examine the area's rich industrial heritage and revisit a time when the railroads, coal mines and company stores blanketed the coal fields of Southern West Virginia.

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