Located in the historic rail yard in downtown Elkins, West Virginia, the American Mountain Theater is the state’s first and only “Branson Style” family-friendly music, comedy, and variety show. The cast of professional entertainers will keep you toes tapping and hands clapping through the whole of the live 2-hour show featuring a mix of country, southern gospel, bluegrass, pop and patriotic music blending to bring you the “Freshest Sound in the Mountains.”
We're surrounded by 18 miles of trails - in wetlands and northern hardwood forests - as well as open meadows, abundant with wildlife. Choose from a thrilling variety of fun activities … including golf, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. A premier choice among West Virginia resorts, we offer you charming lodging in a picture-perfect setting: More than 3,200 feet above sea level Approximately 3.5 hours west of Mid-Atlantic seaboard cities 38 miles from Elkins-Randolph County Airport (KEKN) 165 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Top Elevation: 4,280 feet
Vertical: 850 feet
Longest Run: 6,000 feet
Skiing Terrain: 37 trails and slopes
Lifts: 1 quad, 2 triple chairs
2 terrain parks and 1 tubing park
Night Skiing: Thursday throught Sunday during prime season and on holidays
Lodging 250-room lodge, 23 cabins
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers excursions that transport you back in time and lets you relive an era when steam-driven locomotives were an essential part of everyday life. Trips to Cass are filled with rich histories of the past, unparalleled views of a vast wilderness area and close-up encounters with the sights and sounds of original steam-driven trains. Cass has the world’s largest roster of operating geared steam locomotives.
The Cass Scenic Railroad still runs on the same line built back in 1901 to haul lumber to the mill in Cass. Many of the locomotives are the same Shays that have been used in Cass for more than a half-century. The passenger cars are old
In historic Durbin, you have the opportunity to ride and experience the sights and sounds of one of the most unique steam locomotives in existence. The Durbin Rocket Excursion Train is powered by Old No. 3, one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth. This 55-ton antique was built in 1910 for the Moore-Keppel Lumber Co. in nearby Randolph County. Today you can ride in an authentic 1920s caboose behind Old No. 3 as she puffs and whistles her way along the free-flowing Greenbrier River in northern Pocahontas County. Your ride covers 10.5 miles on a two-hour round trip and offers many beautiful river and mountain views in the Monongahela National Forest.
Stay awhile in Durbin and visit the Rail & Trail Store on Main Street, across from the depot,
Come enjoy the Green Bank Science Center, featuring hands-on exhibits and displays that introduce you to the science of radio astronomy while you play! Discover what radio waves are, how the Green Bank Telescope works, and what radio astronomers have learned about the universe. Admission to the Science Center is free! The Green Bank Science Center is the starting point for your free guided tour of the NRAO site. Browse the Galaxy Gift Shop or grab a bite to eat at the Starlight Cafe before or after your tour. The free guided tour includes educational demonstrations, a film on radio astronomy and a bus tour through the research telescope area. The bus tour includes a final stop at the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world!
10/16/2010 - 10/24/2010
The New River Train excursions are 300 mile round trips from Huntington, WV to Hinton, WV. They operate the 3rd and 4th Weekends of October each year. There are three kinds of service: regular coach at $139 per person adult and $90 for children 3-12, premium service is $229 pre person with seating in a lounge car, or limited dome car seating includes a breakfast and dinner.
The excursions travel though the 65 mile long New River Gorge during the fall colors with Mother Nature’s cooperation.
When the train arrives in Hinton, WV passengers detrain for about three hours and can enjoy a fall festival with arts, entertainment, crafts and food.
Reservations accepted and encouraged after January 1st each year.
The excursions usually sell out each year.
Call 866-639-7487 for a brochure on this or other trips offered by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
This smooth climate-controlled passenger train offers one of the most exciting mountain wilderness excursion rides in the country. The four-hour, 46-mile round trip starts in Elkins and features two separate mountain grades, an “S” curve tunnel, passage into a 1,500-foot deep canyon with steep densely forested slopes, and crossing the rushing Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.
The seven-hour, 78-mile ride from Belington each Sunday includes the scenic Nova Scotia Rocks area and many excellent views of the Tygart Valley River. Both trips culminate at the inspirational High Falls of the Cheat, an 18’-foot high, 150-foo