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  • Home of Mothman

    Home of Mothman

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Creature with glowing red eyes terrorized a town. They countered with a statue, museum, and a yearly festival.

  • Marx Toy Museum

    Marx Toy Museum

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    Honors the Boomer gen toys of Louis Marx and Co. and local workers who dedicated their lives to toy production.

  • Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    New Vrindaban, West Virginia

    Glittery temples and deities created by a Hare Krishna community, but tourists are welcome.

  • The Congressional Bunker

    The Congressional Bunker

    White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

    Tour a once-secret Cold War refuge, where our elected representatives would've enjoyed their post-apocalyptic days.

  • John Brown Wax Museum

    John Brown Wax Museum

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Vintage wax displays, some animated, take you through the life and death of America's bloodiest abolitionist.

  • Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

    Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

    Beckley, West Virginia

    Ride a coal car into a forboding mine, and find out who left their teeth in the water bucket.

  • West Virginia State Farm Museum

    West Virginia State Farm Museum

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    This collection of old farm buildings and exhibits has many dead animals -- including a two-headed calf -- in its Morgan Museum, and a separate exhibit of General, the world's largest stuffed horse.

  • Coal House

    Coal Houses

    White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

    Built in 1959 from 30 tons of hard, shiny anthracite coal. It has served as a West Virginia visitors center.

  • WV Pen Tours

    West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    Learn what it's like to live behind bars -- for an hour or so.

  • Mystery Hole

    Mystery Hole

    Ansted, West Virginia

    "See the unbelievable." "Not responsible for accidents or after effects." "Shoes recommended."

  • Lost World Caverns

    Lost World Caverns

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    Home of "Bat Boy," cave where a guy once sat on a stalagmite for 16 days.

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