New River Inn
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... Gorge. Along the way, there were a couple of turnouts which allowed us to stop and view the river below us. We also stumbled upon the National Park Service’s information center for the New River Gorge National River.
Once coal was discovered and rails were laid, the area and the river were all about coal. An interesting side note is that the legend of "John Henry" and the construction of the train tunnel took place not ...
... to just tour the museum and the buildings that had been relocated and restored to simulate buildings that were typical of WV coal mine towns. I will let the pictures tell the story. Their small museum and the restored buildings were very interesting and had a lot of neat and old things to look at. They did a very good job of capturing the period and the living conditions they ...
... up on the other side.
There are numerous places, with interpretive signs, to stop along the way allowing one to take in views of the gorge and bridge. Prior to the opening of the New River Gorge Bridge, this was the only way across with a vehicle. The visitor center also has a gift shop, Junior Ranger Badge program, clean restrooms and ample parking. ...
Gauley River National Recreation Area
The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the ...
... miners lived. Alloy, WV is still home to a huge silicon metal plant that provides the wafers for our computer chips. In case you're wondering, the Kanawha River is pronounced Ka Naw' with the emphasis on that second syllable.
As we approached the New River Bridge, we stopped at the Canyon Rim Visitors ...
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