If you’re too busy for a tropical vacation this summer, there’s nothing stopping you from loading up the family and taking a day trip to one of the many fun and engaging sightseeing locations in West Virginia.
In a little over an hour’s time, you can drive the 60 miles from Beckley to Charleston to explore all that it has to offer, including its museums, ballparks, and nearby natural beauty. Here are just a few:
Avampato Discovery Center
As part of the 24,000-square-foot Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, the Discovery Center is two floors of highly interactive exhibits in science, health, music, culture and more that are family-friendly and super fun.
Kanawha State Forest
Just ten minutes from downtown Charleston, the Kanawha State Forest is a 9,300-acre recreational area with facilities for camping, hiking, fishing, biking, cross-country skiing, and much more.
Shoney’s Big Boy Museum
Located just off the Kanawha Riverfront is a museum dedicated to all things Shoney’s Big Boy. Marking the spot of the first Shoney’s restaurant, the museum commemorates the founding of the eatery and the origin of the legendary Big Boy mascot.
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