Things to do in BUCKHANNON with kids

For those outdoor loving families, West Virginia is your new best friend! Hiking, biking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and caving will all give the kids something exciting to tell their friends about. A true adventure!

There are SO many places to experience these thrills. ExploreWV GeoChallenge is a unique and fun way to work together as a family exploring the beautiful mountain trails. ACE Adventure Resort gives you almost TOO many options - rafting, biking, ATV, mud obstacle courses….you name it! The Greenbrier River Trail offers cross-country skiing (yep - it’s an all year round state!) as well as horseback riding, and Hatfield McCoy Trails give dirt bike and ATV riders incredible scenery to navigate through.

Of course, the adventure isn’t all above ground! Lost World Caverns and Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine give kids a chance to explore the incredible formations below the earth’s surface.

Top that off with animal attractions, museums, indoor play, amazing national parks and stunning state parks, and good old fashioned water parks - West Virginia really is jam packed with kids fun! Good luck choosing what to do first!

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  • Skateland Buckhannon

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    Buckhannon

    Skateland in Buckhannon, WV has been entertaining skaters of all ages since 1950. A family owned and operated business, Skateland has catered to families, church organizations, schools, and various ...

  • Audra State Park

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    (4 miles) Buckhannon

    Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Audra State Park, a heavily wooded riverside ...

  • Splash Zone

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    (21 miles) Clarksburg

    Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.

  • Holly River State Park

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    (23 miles) Hacker Valley

    The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the state in Webster County, it is far from the hustle and bustle of ...

  • Tygart Lake State Park

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    (24 miles) Grafton

    Tygart Lake State Park is a cozy, quiet getaway for couples and families. It sits among West Virginia's rolling hills and alongside 10-mile long, 1,750-acre Tygart Lake.

  • Valley Worlds Of Fun

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    (31 miles) Fairmont

    We are a family entertainment center dedicated to wholesome fun for kids of all ages. Furthermore, we are a tobacco and alcohol free facility. Seven acres of fun including 24 Bowling Lanes, Lasertag, ...

  • Prickett's Fort

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    (37 miles) Fairmont

    Visit the re-creation of Prickett's Fort from 1174, a historic rustic log cabin, in a stunning West Virginia state park.

  • Blackwater Falls State Park

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    (41 miles) Davis

    Blackwater Falls State Park is named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge.

  • Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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    (41 miles) Cass

    Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers excursions that transport you back in time to relive an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of ...

  • Seneca State Forest

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    (44 miles) Dunmore

    Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County.

  • Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

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    (44 miles) Kingwood

    Home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world, and even better you can feed over half the animals in the zoo!

  • Yokums Vacationland

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    (47 miles) Seneca Rocks

    A family friendly RV Park with a wide array of accommodations to choose from, from tent camping to motel rooms and luxurious log cabins. Located in the beautiful Seneca Rocks in West Virginia - a ...

  • West Virginia State Wildlife Center

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    (48 miles) Rock Cave

    The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. The Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and ...

  • Watogo State Park

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    (54 miles) Marlinton

    Watoga State Park is located in the mountains of Pocahontas County just 14 miles south of Marlinton, West Virginia. The park consists of 10,100 acres filled with a multitude of recreational ...

  • The Greenbrier River Trail

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    (54 miles) Marlinton

    The Greenbrier River Trail is a 78-mile long rail trail operated by West Virginia State Parks. Trail is great for bicycling, backpacking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding!

  • Coopers Rock State Forest

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    (56 miles) Bruceton Mills

    Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68. Although the forest serves as a recreation and ...

  • Mon View Park and Pool

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    (58 miles) Greensboro

    A family friendly park with a 200,000-gallon pool, diving board and diving pool, as well as sports courts and a roller rink.

  • Beartown State Park

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    (59 miles) Hillsboro

    Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. Development of the park has been minimal in ...

  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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    (59 miles) Hillsboro

    - located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg and is the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West ...

  • Carmichaels Pool and Wana B Park

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    (61 miles) Carmichaels

    Pool and park fun with a 300,000-gallon pool, a diving board and diving pool, slides, ball fields and play areas.

  • Alpha Aquatics

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    (63 miles) Waynesburg

    Summer family fun with a competition size pool, kiddie leisure pool and fun water activities such as slides and a lazy river.

  • Mountain Lake Campground

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    (63 miles) Summersville

    Relax on the banks of Summersville Lake at this family campground and cabins. Swimming, mini golf, inflatables, and day use also!

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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    (66 miles) Wharton

    A fascinating and historical experience in Pennsylvania with Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with tours, demonstrations and history to be learnt!

  • West Virginia Penitentiary Tours

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    (69 miles) Moundsville

    Unlike most of the people who've previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you'll be walking out again a few hours later.

  • Adventure Quest Inflatables

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    (73 miles) Parkersburg

    We offer the cheapest, cleanest inflatables for all of your event needs! We do all day rentals, and this includes setup and delivery.

  • Oil and Gas Museum

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    (74 miles) Parkersburg

    Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and ...

  • Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

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    (74 miles) Parkersburg

    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. ...

  • Mystery Hole

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    (76 miles) Ansted

    This believe-it-or-not astounding experience has intrigued many people both young and old over the years. Many come time and time again just curious to know if they really did see what they thought ...

  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Mill Run

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    (76 miles) Mill Run

    A fun packed high end campsite where you can enjoy the rides, go swimming, or even hang out with Yogi and his friends!

  • New River Gorge Adventure Center

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    (78 miles) Lansing

    A place for your family vacation in West Virginia. Rafting for kids as young as 6, rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing for children as young as 8, and biking for those 10 and up. You and your ...

  • Adventures On The Gorge

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    (78 miles) Lansing

    A West Virginia adventure in the incredibly outdoors, with whitewater rafting, zip line, and canopy tours!

  • Babcock State Park

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    (78 miles) Clifftop

    Offers 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks.

  • Starlight Family Fun Center

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    (80 miles) Ripley

    Starlight Family Fun Center is an indoor rink and open year round. Open for skating sessions and available for birthday parties.

  • ExploreWV GeoChallenge

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    (86 miles) Charleston

    Get out and see the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia with the fun activity of geocaching! ExploreWV will set up groups to give you an excellent and adventurous day out!

  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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    (88 miles) Charleston

    An interactive world of music, theater, art and science for the whole family to enjoy!