Things To Do In Teays Valley

Up to 34% Off Zipline Outing at The Big Zipper

The Big Zipper

Maysville

$60 $40

Customers are strapped into a safety harness, then soar high above the ground as they zipline over ravines, valleys, and treetops

40% Off Camping and Rafting Trip

River Expeditions

Oak Hill

$140 $84

Paddlers raft the Lower New River’s frothy whitewater by day, and camp out at night

Up to 49% Off Camping Trip from USA Raft

USA Raft

Oak Hill

$130 $66

Spend two nights camping under the stars, raft down Class V rapids during the day, and even ride a zipline for extra adventure

Adventures on the Gorge – Up to 62% Off Rafting and Ziplining

Adventures on the Gorge

Lansing

$219 $99

Cruise the rapids of New River or Gauley River, then spend two nights camping with access to mountain bikes, a pool, and hiking trails

Up to 50% Off Rock-Climbing Tour

New River Climbing School

New River Gorge

$190 $95

A team of certified rock-climbing guides equips students with gear before leading tours customized to participants' skill levels

Up to 51% Off Firearm Training

WV Defensive Firearms Training

Beckley Gun Club

$80 $39

Classes take place at an outdoor range; business helmed by an NRA-certified pistol instructor and active-duty law-enforcement officer

Half Off Tandem Skydiving Jump

Capital City Skydiving

Skydive the Gorge

$299 $149

(10)

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

50% Off a Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip

PRO River Outfitters

New Haven

$500 $250

A 4- to 5-hour trip for up to three anglers lets them reel in smallmouth bass and walleye from a motorized fishing cataraft

47% Off Tour and Tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard

Watts Roost Vineyard

Central

$38 $20

Award-winning vineyard hosts tours and tastings, and duos go home with souvenir wine glasses and two bottles of wine

Up to 43% Off Horseback Riding and Picnic

Equestrian Ridge Farm

New Plymouth

$60 $35

After an hour of guidance, equestrian students learn the ins and outs of riding the trail and then sit down to a scrumptious lunch

44% Off Services

Northern Kiss Farm Llc

Wytheville

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

95% Off Martial Arts and Self-Defense Classes with Uniform

The Oriental Martial Arts College

Multiple Locations

$350 $19

Students learn the basics of martial arts while developing self-defense and health and fitness skills, plus confidence, focus, and respect

53% Off Martial Arts

Lancaster Ata Martial Arts

Lancaster

$115 $54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off Tree Top Zipline Tour at Valley Zipline Tours

Valley Zipline Tours

Berne

$160 $85

A course speeds danglers through the air for more than 1 mi. along a series of ziplines, three of which stretch nearly 1,000 ft.

Up to 83% Off Argentine Tango or Father-Daughter Dance Classes

The Dance

Multiple Locations

$92 $29

Learn lavish dance moves in Argentine tango, or get help choreographing a unique father-daughter dance

Up to 56% Off at Simply Dancing Dance Studio

Simply Dancing Dance Studio

Circleville

$40 $19.99

Private dance lessons in ballroom styles such as samba, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz; no partner required

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The undulating Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia embody the state's abundant natural beauty and colorful past. Tucked away in the mountains, Charleston, West Virginia's capital and largest city, sits only a 15-minute drive away from Nitro. At the West Virginia State Museum, 26 rooms of exhibits chronicle the mountain state's history, covering eras ranging from prehistory to frontier life and coal mining.About 15 miles from the hotel, the Kanawha State Forest hums with life, boasting 9,300 acres of flora and fauna, including 19 species of wood warblers. Twenty-five miles of hiking trails and nine mountain-biking trails crisscross dense woodlands, streams, and chipmunk duplexes.

1 Greyhound Dr.
Nitro,
WV
US

The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set

800 Smith Street
Charleston,
WV
US

When residents from 45 states and seven countries visit your museum in a year, you know you’ve got something special. At the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, that special something is a trio of museums. The Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection houses 1/12-scale reproductions of homes, people, and artwork. This is where the prince saw handcrafted miniature mansions and apartments throughout history. Meanwhile, the Genealogical & Historical Research Library displays books and documents from the past 300 years and the Regional History Museum brings the city’s story to life through colorful dioramas and more than 4,000 artifacts, such as 19th-century wedding gowns, swords from the Civil War, and prehistoric Native American items.

215 Sutton St.
Maysville,
KY
US

Since 1977, the staff at New & Gauley River Adventures has helped visitors create year-round excitement across two rivers and more than 60,000 acres of terrain. The experts customize adventures, dispensing guides and gear for exhibitions, such as kayaking and high-speed whitewater rafting. Rafts float down the New River Gorge, passing by ghost towns and jump rocks. Meanwhile, the Gauley River emerges at the base of the Summersville Dam to form Class V+ rapids and enough churning whitewater to wash all of a giant's laundry. Back on dry land, horseback-riding groups meander through pre–Civil War roads. Ziplines soar across treetop canopies, and rocky peaks beckon climbers to scale their surface. As winter spills snow on the ground, the adventurous staff turns focus to cold-weather activities, such as snowshoeing and snowmen wrestling. The company's lodging options—which include campsites and cabins— let visitors rest up between their adventures. Nestled amid lush trees, the onsite Undercut Pub & Grill readies growling stomachs for hibernation with home-cooked breakfast and pub fare.

44 Lansing-Edmond Road
Lansing,
WV
US

New River Climbing School’s PCGI-trained and certified staff, led by senior cragsman David Wolff, shepherds climbers of all skill levels skyward during a variety of education-packed tours. Small groups equipped with the necessary climbing and rappelling gear—such as shoes, helmets, and microphones for amplifying yodels—follow the step-by-step instructions of experienced guides, who undergo rigid evaluations before earning a spot on the school’s team. Throughout each adventure, the New River Gorge coddles sensory receptors with an array of sites, sounds, and smells, including kaleidoscopic rock swirls and towering mountains chiseled into words of encouragement. Half-day and full-weekend tours enable the staff to further cater to guests from varying backgrounds, occupations, and experience levels.

162 Visitor Center Road
Lansing,
WV
US

Rivermen's New River rafting trips guide amateurs and avid aquanauts alike through some of the most scenic whitewater rapids of New River Gorge National River. Reverential rafters can drink up hearty eyefuls of the gorge and its abundant wildlife, weathered bluffs, and recognizable bridge, as seen on the West Virginia state Pog and quarter. The upper river excursion (4–6 hours, $124) traverses canyons on relatively mild waters punctuated by a few easy rapids. Easily navigable by group raft or inflatable duck (a kayak-like vessel that holds 1–2 people), the upper trip makes an enjoyable introduction to whitewater for families, beginner to intermediate rafters, and adolescent Loch Ness monsters. The lower route (4–6 hours, $134) quickens the pulse with more than 25 rapids, as well as tranquil pools and the requisite breathtaking scenery. Both tours will stop to provide lunch.

1 Ames Heights Rd.
Lansing,
WV
US