West Virginia Travel Regions
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|West Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley: Arts and Culture|
Bluefield Area Arts and Science Center
Built in 1924, this Neo-Classical building is now home to a visual art gallery, science center, restaurant, theater, and the Bluestone Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Hinton, (304)466-1454, (304)466-3596
This museum specializes in mounted wildlife and Native American artifacts. Other exhibits include rocks and fossils distinguishing the region.
A regional arts and education center offering a year-round concert series of live classical, folk and modern performances in this historic building. Also houses the Visitors Center, crafts studios and a museum.
White Sulphur Springs, (304)536-3288
One of three known structures in the world made of coal, the Coal House currently houses a gift shop.
Fine art, sculpture, photography and regional art furniture dazzle the eyes at this gallery.
Court Street Gallery
Paintings, pottery, sculpture by West Virginia artists are featured.
Located in a recently restored building (c. 1897) noted for its fine architecture, this gallery emphasizes original works by local artists, including oils, watercolors, cast paper, sculptures and antique prints.
Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Live performances are presented Friday-Sunday mid-June through early August. Broadway musicals, classical and modern drama. Located in the "Old Barn" at Greenbrier Valley Airport.
Historic Fayette Theatre
Drama and music of the region are presented Thursday through Sunday evenings throughout the summer, and weekends in the fall.
Midland Trail Gallery
Original still lifes, landscapes of West Virginia scenes, lithographs, sculpture, porcelain and stoneware pottery, all made in the area, are featured in this gallery near Babcock State Park.
Outdoor Dramas at Grandview
Near Beckley, (304)256-6800,(800)666-9142
Formerly a state park, Grandview is now part of the New River Gorge National River. At Cliffside Amphitheater, Theatre West Virginia presents the outdoor dramas Hatfields and McCoys and Honey in the Rock, and other seasonal offerings.
Science Center of West Virginia
West Virginia's first science center features hands-on exhibits and programs on electricity and magnetism, light, optics, paleontology, computer technology and more. The center conducts outreach astronomy, geology and biology programs.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia
Beckley, (304)256-6843, 88-TAMARACK
A world-class showcase for the state's culture, history and cuisine featuring a wide selection of West Virginia-made crafts, arts and agricultural products. In addition to the large retail area, the center has a 200-seat theater, an art gallery and a restaurant. Artisans work in five demonstration areas. Surrounding the center are herb and sculpture gardens, a nature trail and a children's playground. Off I-77 at Exit 45.
Forest Hill, (304)466-2053
Quality handcrafted items at this gallery include pottery, paintings, baskets, weavings, wooden toys, stained glass, herbs, iron work, blown glass, hammocks.