West Virginia Travel Regions
-Wonders of WVA
|West Virginia: Potomac Highlands: Special Attractions|
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Take a scenic ride through one of West Virginia's most treasured scenic troves, the Greenbrier Valley. Scenic train rides April-November. Ride the open air gondolas or a 1930s wooden caboose.
Highland Scenic Byway
Richwood, (304)653-4826, (304)846-2695
Part of the Monongahela National Forest, breathtaking panoramas may be seen along this beautiful wilderness drive over WV Rt. 150 from the Cranberry Mountain Visitor Center at Cranberry Glades to north of Edray on WV Rt. 219.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank, (304)456-2011
Jutting prominently from the landscape, the huge radio telescopes of this observatory appear strangely out of place in the quiet countryside as they listen for signs of life in outer space. When completed in 1998, the Green Bank Telescope will be the largest telescope of its type in the world. Visitors are introduced to radio astronomy through a narrated bus tour. Tours 7 days a week June 15-Labor Day; weekends only in September-October.
Potomac Eagle Excursion Train
Romney, (800)22-EAGLE, (304)822-7464
Opportunities to ride the rails through "The Trough" of the remote South Branch Valley are offered, weekends April-October, daily in October.
Potomac Highland Winery
Winery with tours, tastings and sales.
Robert F. Pliska and Company Winery
Ridgerunner Red and Gold, Mountain Mama and Foch wine are popular selections from this award-winning 160-acre winery. Tastings are held the third Sunday of each month. Open May-October.
Wine specialties include Foch, Vidal Blanc, Niagara and Concord. Tours, tastings and picnics available.
WV Central Railroad
Unique Leyland railbus glides 34 miles through mountain wilderness to Big Cut. At 4,066ft, it's cool in summer. Black bear sightings common. Also, special guided wildflower, bird tours. May-late October. Call ahead for tickets.
West-Whitehill Winery, Ltd.
This winery produces Aurore, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc and West Virginia Rose and Red. Weekend tastings and tours.