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Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia

3405 Pipestem Drive
Pipestem, WV 25979
Phone: (304) 465-0508
Description: The Bluestone River and the rugged and ancient gorge it has carved is a richly diverse and scenic area of the southern Appalachians. Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape that provides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety of plants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile section of the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia.
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National Coal National Heritage Area, West Virginia

100 Kelly Avenue
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: (304) 465-3720
Description: The 5300 square mile National Coal Heritage Area lies in southern West Virginia, a region shaped by the history of coal deposits found in its ancient mountains. Today, the area’s communities retain much of their original character as “company towns,” reflecting local traditions, immigrant laborers and the dominance of the coal industry.
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Wheeling National Heritage Area, West Virginia

1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 232-3087
Description: The Wheeling National Heritage Area celebrates the city’s dramatic setting along the Ohio River, providing experiences in Victorian architecture, waterfront park development, historic city markets, renovated industrial buildings featuring retail shops, restaurants and interpretive exhibits, and West Virginia Independence Hall, the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.
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