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History Channel Revisited: Hatfield McCoy Mountains
For the first time ever, the key Hatfield McCoy Feud sites are open to visitors.

Technology Revisited: Mountaineer Country
Explore a region that transformed with each wave of settlers and immigrants that arrived. Everything is here from pioneer forts to research centers.

Planes, Trains & Motorcoaches
Trains have played a large part in West Virginia’s heritage. The Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) is the oldest railroad in the United States and 210 of its 379 miles lie within West Virginia. We will not be able to explore them all, but this trip will give you a taste for more.

Mountain Delights: The Mid-Ohio Valley
Travel to the city where the sternwheeler once reigned as queen of the mighty Ohio River—Parkersburg, West Virginia. Today, Parkersburg has returned to its roots as a riverboat town and the sternwheelers reign once again.

Motorcoaches, Trains & Outer Space
Take a ride on The Potomac Eagle train to explore the tranquil and pristine mountain valley. Other highlights include Blackwater Falls State Park, Seneca Rocks, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Cass Scenic Railroad.

Metro Valley's Living History
Visit Charleston and surrounding areas to explore the Capitol Complex, shop at Tamarack and try your luck at Tri-Sate Greyhound Racetrack & Gaming Center.

Lady Luck Tour
Travel to Wheeling for dinner and entertainment at Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack. Highlights in the surrounding areas include Oglebay Resort, Homer Laughlin China and the Grave Creek Archaeology Complex.

Historic Adventure Tour: The New River & Greenbrier Valley
Visit Beckley and beyond to enjoy the Exhibition Coal Mine, Hawks Nest State Park, Hinton Railroad Museum and golfing on one of Southern West Virginia's championship courses.

Food and Crafts
See how Blue Smoke Salsa is made, enjoy decadent cuisine at The Greenbrier and shop for crafts, art and antiques in Historic Lewisburg.

Coalfields, Railroads, Mountains and Rivers
View the New River Gorge from the Canyon Rim Visitors Center, explore Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park for Civil War history and take in a performance of Theatre West Virginia at the Cliffside Ampitheater or Historic Fayette Theatre.

Charleston City Scope
Travel around the capital of West Virginia where I-77, I-64 and I-79 meet and shopping, gaming, festivals and history are the norm. Highlights include the West Virginia Capitol Complex, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and Mardi Gras Casino & Resort.

Birth of the Civil War
Explore West Virginia, the only state born out of the Civil War. Highlights include Harpers Ferry, the John Brown Museum, Belle Boyd's childhood home and Charles Town Races & Slots.

Beyond the Civil War
Go back in time to find out what it was like to live through the Civil War. Highlights include Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Prospect Peak and the town of Romney, which changed hands 56 times during the Civil War.

A Season for Everyone: The Potomac Highlands
Enjoy Blackwater Falls State Park, hike up Seneca Rocks, drive along the Highland Scenic Highway and view The Stulting House, the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck.