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Finding Fun

We expect you'll be busy on Saturday,
May 20 in the Bohemian Holler, but if you’re planning on being in Charleston, West Virginia for more than a day, we know where you can find some fun. 

Charleytown is small. You can walk the downtown easily in 30 minutes, but you may find yourself lingering in several shops and restaurants on Capitol, Quarrier, Hale, Summers, and the little alley we still call Fife Street, but the signs say Brawley Walkway. 


That’s downtown.  The old city is in a valley. Everything else is up on a hill.

Downtown Charleston

Photo: Rebecca Kimmons

Explore the Area

We’re excited to share a few of our favorite local spots with you

Further Afield

If you love history, you might want to take a ride on US 60, the Midland Trail, designated as a US. Scenic By-Way. Starting in Charleston at the WV State Capitol Complex, there’s the Culture Center, including the WV State Museum and tours of the magnificent Beaux Arts Capitol Building. 

Holly Grove is the old mansion that stands on the corner of Greenbrier and Kanawha Boulevard. It’s empty at the moment, but it was once the scene of much merriment and action, beginning in the early 19th century when it was a stagecoach stop on the James River and Kanawha Turnpike, and the home of the wealthy Ruffner Family. The Ruffners were salt entrepreneurs and farmers. 

Fun Stops Along the Midland Trail Scenic By-Way

The Craik-Patton House 

Malden, Home of Booker T. Washington,  

JQ Dickinson Salt Works

Glen Ferris Inn/Kanawha Falls

Cathedral Falls
The Mystery Hole

Hawks Nest State Park

Lewisburg, designated one of America's Coolest Small Towns

White Sulphur Springs, Home of the Greenbrier and America's First Golf Course

Segue off the Midland Trail Scenic By-Way

Take WV Route 16 from Chimney Corner to Fayetteville, also designated one of America's Coolest Small Towns 

New River Gorge Bridge
Bridge Walk

Adventures on the Gorge 


Fayette Station Road

Beauty Mountain 


WV State Capitol - Rebecca Kimmons_edited
New River Gorge - Endless Wall
Lewisburg, WV
J.Q Dickenson Salt
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