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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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  • West Virginia State Wildlife Center

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    (54 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 ...

  • Camden Park

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    (50 miles) Huntington

    A charming theme park for those little ones under 48", with 9 enjoyable rides for them. Some rides for the older kids too!

  • Waves Of Fun

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    (22 miles) Hurricane

    Waves of Fun is West Virginia's choice water park attraction where people of all ages can enjoy spending the day...not a fortune! For fun-lovers and sun-seekers alike. Good idea if you're after fun ...

  • Hurricane Wave Pool

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    (22 miles) Hurricane

    For an exhilarating thrill with top-to-bottom, non-stop excitement, plunge down the Aqua Tube, spiraling at breathtaking speed...a sensation that'll keep you coming back for more!

  • Splash Zone

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    (94 miles) Clarksburg

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

  • Alexander Water Park

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    (100 miles) Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

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    (84 miles) Nelsonville

    The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of historic railroad equipment for the education and entertainment of the general public.

  • Pump Up the Fun

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    (37 miles) Huntington

    Indoor party center with inflatable structures including a 40 ft long obstacle court.

  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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    (1 miles) Charleston

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

  • South Charleston Museum

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    (5 miles) South Charleston

    The South Charleston Museum strives to create a casual learning experience that will appeal to all ages and interests. The purpose of this community museum is to promote the social, educational, and ...

  • Museum of Radio and Technology

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    (47 miles) Hungtington

    Ideal for those kids who just LOVE radios and gadgets, this museum has a huge range of antique radio and communications gear in great condition for them to enjoy.

  • The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

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    (56 miles) Ashland

    History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and ...

  • Hinton Railroad Museum

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    (60 miles) Hinton

    Historic railroad museum int he fromer cox's department store with many artifacts of years gone by on the railroads.

  • Oil and Gas Museum

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    (64 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 ...

  • Casey Jones Home And Railroad Museum

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    (68 miles) Jackson

    Visit the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum located in Casey Jones Village and relive the life, and legend. Climb aboard the 130 ton replica of engine #382 and ring the bell just like Casey did. ...

  • Kanawha Valley

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    (4 miles) Charleston

    Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, this forest's close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley has made it a recreational haven. A playground attracts families ...

  • Chief Logan State Park

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    (37 miles) Logan

    This 4,000-acre park is one of the most visited in the state park system. The park features a 25-site campground, outdoor amphitheater, and wildlife center. The recreation enthusiast can enjoy miles ...

  • Bluestone National Scenic River

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    (38 miles) Glen Jean

    Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape that provides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety of plants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile ...

  • Gauley River Recreation Center

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    (38 miles) Glen Jean

    The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the Meadow River pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety of natural and cultural features.

  • Beech Fork State Park

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    (40 miles) Barboursville

    Beech Fork State Park was officially opened in the winter of 1979 and offers 3,144 acres of some of the best recreation experience in the southwestern section of West Virginia.

  • Babcock State Park

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    (43 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.

  • Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area

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    (48 miles) Lenore

    Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, a 12, 851 acre area, is located seven miles northeast of Lenore, West Virginia.

  • Little Beaver State Park

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    (50 miles) Beaver

    Little Beaver State Park is a 562-acre day-use park that features many outdoor recreational opportunities. At the center of the park is an 18-acre lake open for fishing year-round.

  • Three Rivers Avian Center

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    (58 miles) Brooks

    "Wings of Wonder - West Virginia Birds of Prey" presentation is fairly general in scope,custom-tailored to the ages and needs of our audiences. Each presentation includes live birds of prey from ...

  • Bluestone State Park

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    (60 miles) Hinton

    Encompassing over 2,100 acres of rugged, heavily forested, mountainous terrain, Bluestone State Park provides a wide variety of water-oriented activities for guests and residents of southern West ...