Things To Do in West Virginia

Up to 50% Off Rock-Climbing Tour

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 55% Off Ghost Hunt or Magic Show

Harpers Ferry

$40 $20

Said to be haunted, the vacation home of John Wilkes Booth hosts everything from overnight ghost hunts to paranormal magic shows

Dans la neige ! Traîneau, igloo…

ANDORRE

54,00 € 35,00 €

44% Off Services

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.

Up to 59% Off Rafting and Camping Adventure

New Haven

$184 $89

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Two separate trips down Lower New River Gorge take rafters across Class III–V rapids and near views of ghost towns and scenic terrain

Adventures on the Gorge – Up to 50% Off Rafting

Fayetteville

$199 $99

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Spring snowmelt and rain turns the Lower New River into a obstacle course of rapids, holes, and current

Adventures on the Gorge – Up to 50% Off Rafting

Fayetteville

$199 $99

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Spring snowmelt and rain turns the Lower New River into a obstacle course of rapids, holes, and current

40% Off Camping and Rafting Trip

Oak Hill

$140 $84

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

40% Off Camping and Rafting Trip

Oak Hill

$140 $84

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

50% Off a Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip

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

Central

$38 $20

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

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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

Morgantown hugs the Pennsylvania border along the picturesque Monongahela River. Farther southeast, toward the Allegheny Mountains, Cheat River draws outdoor enthusiasts with its springtime whitewater rafting. Those interested in a more peaceful communion with nature can hike along Caperton Trail, which passes a vintage train depot and heads into historical downtown Morgantown.Home of West Virginia University, downtown Morgantown blends the dynamism of a university town with rustic, small-town charm. Along Main Street, antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques now occupy late 19th-century Victorian buildings. Decadent chocolates take center stage on April 14 for Chocolate Lovers' Day, when the downtown area teems with dessert samples and the Monongahela is drained and filled with liquefied chocolate.

1 Lakeview Dr
Morgantown,
WV
US

Jump to: Reviews | There's No Business Like Hockey

Click above to buy this Groupon for Sunday, January 31, at 3:05 p.m. vs. South Carolina Stingrays. Click on the links below for other games.

  • Buy here for Sunday, January 31, at 3:05 p.m. vs. South Carolina Stingrays.
  • Buy here for Friday, February 12, at 7:35 p.m. vs. Elmira Jackals.
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  • Buy here for Sunday, March 7, at 3:05 p.m. vs. Trenton Devils.
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  • Buy here for Sunday, March 21, at 3:05 p.m. vs. Toledo Walleye.
  • Buy here for Friday, March 26, at 7:35 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo Wings.

The original incarnation of hockey, known as hokey, consisted of one person playing against his or her self to see how many blue lines he or she could draw in concentric circles around a puck while figure skating. For inconceivable reasons, this version quickly fell by the wayside as the motion blurring, body slamming, and puck chucking of modern hockey gained ascendance. For $10, today's Groupon gets you one ticket to see the Wheeling Nailers at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, WV ($18.50 value, including arena fee). Choose the date and opponent from the links above, or sate your fascination for watching Zambonis smooth the ice by buying them all.

There is no limit on buying blocks of tickets for a single game, making this a great opportunity to repay the family of wolves that raised you by giving them a physical, fast-paced show on ice. Your tickets will be in the platinum/gold section, giving you a panoramic view of the clash of the ice titans. Present your Groupon at the box office on game day to receive your tickets.

The Nailers are the AA affiliate of the Penguins. Come see the young players strut their stuff as they skate toward the big leagues. It’s like watching an episode of Before They Were Stars without knowing it. Hockey is like the magnificent mutt of the sporting world. You get the speed of basketball, the elegance of ice-skating, and the utter brutality of golf all combined in one action-packed event. Take your adrenaline-deprived librarian friend or entire cul-de-sac out for a raucous afternoon or evening of hard hits and flashing lights.

Reviews

The Intelligencer has covered numerous Nailers games. Here's what they say about a thrilling match against the first-place Toledo Walleye:

  • But Wheeling jumped right back as newcomer Zack Sill won a battle for the puck and centered it to Capraro who went top shelf for his fourth to tie it 2-2 after two. It remained that way until Sill headed the puck to Casey Pierro-Zabotel, who carried it into the Toledo zone and down the left side until he nearly passed up the goal. But just as he was about to, he fed it to Capraro on the other side, and he put it into the open net.…There were some tense moments at the end including a spectacular save with 5:55 left on Ewing, who lunged and hit the puck toward and [sic] open cage. But Teslak somehow recovered in time to make the save. – Shawn Rine

2 14th Street
Wheeling,
WV
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

665 Route 18
Burgettstown,
PA
US

In the 900,000-acre Monongahela National Forest, amid the bald eagles, deer, herons, and small-mouth bass, lies Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, a family-owned business dedicated to equipping treks into the outdoors that surround it. From their river outpost and general store, staffers dispatch water vessels to traverse the clear waters of the Cheat River, a scenic passageway carved into the rolling hills with plenty of areas for swimming and fishing. Blackwater also operates a 7-acre campsite on the banks of the river, where groups can lessen the edge of the outdoors with hot showers and space to store boats, gear, and inflatable six-bedroom homes.

60 Location Rd.
Parsons,
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 Road
Lansing,
WV
US