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  1. Gymnast Mary Lou Retton born

    January 24, 1968: Gymnast Mary Lou Retton was born on this day in Fairmont, Marion County.  Retton won the all around gold medal in woman’s gymnastics at...

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The Point Pleasant River Museum
The museum focuses on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. There are museum displays and video demonstrations, including a pilot house simulator. 

Point Pleasant River Museum

Summersville Lake Lighthouse

Summersville Lake LighthouseClimb 122 steps up the newly constructed 104' Tall Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views of Summersville Lake, the Gauley River National Recreation Area and surrounding mountains.
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Wet and Wild Fun!

Wet and Wild Fun!Pull out your bathing suits and get ready for water season! Whitewater rafting may grab headlines, but West Virginia’s rivers and lakes offer jet skiing, water tubing, fishing, canoeing, scuba diving and more.
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CavingDeep within these mountains and valleys are some of West Virginia’s best-kept secrets. Explore some of the state’s easily accessible caves such as Lost World, Organ Cave, Smoke Hole or Seneca Caverns. Some caves offer off-the-path special tours that challenge spelunkers.
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Fairs and Festivals

Fairs and FestivalsGet out your rod and reel! Every year, streams and small public fishing lakes are stocked with rainbow, brown, brook and West Virginia golden rainbow trout. Cast your reel and see what you will pull in.  Click here for more!