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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
The historic Cass Railroad transports passengers back in time for a
memorable adventure along the turn-of-the-century logging rail-
way. The railroad is the center of the relatively unchanged and
restored town of Cass. Don’t miss the company store gift shop and
restaurant.
2 – 4 hour rides
Group pricing is available.
800-CALL-WVA www
.cassrailroad.com
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad
Departing from different small mountain towns, these trains trans-
port you into some of the best scenery this side of the Rockies. This
premier tourist rail operation offers a host of excursions to meet
every group itinerary need.
2 hour – all day train rides
Group reservations, meals & pricing available.
(877) MTN-RAIL www
.mountainrail.com
Potomac Eagle
The Potomac Eagle train excursion will transport guests through the
narrow Potomac River “trough” a natural habitat for the American
Bald Eagle. Sightings of this majestic bird are frequent.
3 hour narrated excursion
Group reservations & pricing available.
304-424-0736 www
.potomaceagle.info
Once you arrive at Snowshoe Mountain, you will know why
you came here. With just one look around you will see why
this place can be described with a single word, "wow."
With breathtaking mountaintop views, fantastic events,
cool summertime temperatures and sprawling wilderness
waiting to be explored; you will enjoy a feeling of escape...
exactly what you wanted.
To learn move about Snowshoe Mountain’s Motor
Coach offerings, please call our Sales office toll free at
877-536-9757.
Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum
Pearl S. Buck won the hearts of
Americans with her famous novel The
Good Earth, which she won the
Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1932.
She is also the recipient of the Nobel
Laureate for Literature in 1938.
Located in Hillsboro, WV, historical
guides will greet you and provide
guests with an insightful tour of the
home and the author’s life.
Open Monday – Saturday, May
through October. Fee applies and
group reservations suggested.
304-653-4430
www
.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com
Droop Mountain Battlefield
State Park
The last significant battle of the Civil
War in West Virginia occurred
November 6, 1863 on land which
today is Droop Mountain Battlefield
State Park. Listed on the official Civil
War Discovery Trail, Droop Mountain
tells an excellent history of the region.
Free guided tours may be arranged,
however, advance reservations are
necessary.
Open year round and located 4 miles
south of Hillsboro WV.
304-653-4254
www
.droopmountainbattlefield.com
Highland Scenic Highway
This 22 mile long highway is one of
the highest roadways east of the
Mississippi winding up and over high
ridges of the Monongahela National
Forest. A motor coach trip across this
National Scenic Byway reveals to
travelers the unmatched beauty of
the West Virginia mountains. The
Highland Scenic Highway is a must for
any fall foliage excursion. Access the
highway from Rt. 55, across from the
Cranberry Mountain Nature Center and
from Rt. 219 5 miles north of Marlinton.
Cranberry Mountain Nature
Center and Cranberry Glades
Botanical Area
Operated by the USDA Forest Service,
the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center
features an exhibit hall and audio
visual program interpreting the forest
ecosystems as well as local history. A
gift shop features a wide range of
books on nature, birds & animals along
with nature CD’s, memorabilia and more.
For active adult groups interested in
adding mild exercise to the itinerary,
the Cranberry Glades Botanical Area is
a natural area two miles from the
Nature Center. A half mile handicap
accessible boardwalk traverses
through the sphagnum bogs similar to
those found in “Muskegs” of the Arctic
Tundra and allows observation of the
fragile community.
Groups should call ahead to inquire
about days of operation & guide services.
Open April through November.
304-653-4826
www
.fs.fed.us/r9/mnf/sp/naturecenter.
html
Beartown State Park
One of the most intriguing scenic
areas of West Virginia, Beartown is a
unique natural area featuring massive
boulders, overhanging cliffs and unusual
rock formations. A boardwalk allows
easy access and interpretive signs
provide insight into the fascinating
ecology of the area. Recommended
for active adults & groups desiring
moderate exercise.
Open April through October.
Guided tour available with advance
arrangements.
304-653-4254
Pocahontas County Historical
Society’s Museum
Located in Marlinton, WV and listed
on the National Register of Historic
Places, the Museum offers guests a
glimpse into the lives of families living
in the region when log cabins, rail-
roads and the Seneca Indians roamed
the land. This attraction is ideal for
groups interested in area history,
historic photos & memorabilia, etc.
Open during the summer months &
by reservation in the fall.
Call 304-799-6659, 304-799-4973, or
304-799-4369 for fee & reservation
inf
ormation.
Edray State Trout Hatchery
Trout fishing is synonymous with
West Virginia. For groups wishing to
add a unique educational element to
an itinerary, the Trout Hatchery offers
tours of the facility. Learn how this
‘fish farm’ produces and raises rain-
bow, brook and brown trout for
release into the cold, clear streams
and rivers of West Virginia. Located
off Rt. 219, three miles north of
Marlinton on Woodrow Road.
Tours are free but reservations are
necessary. Allow 45 minutes at this
stop.
304-799-6461
American Mountain Theater
West Virginia’s only “Branson style”
family music, comedy and variety
show, the American Mountain Theater
features an outstanding cast of pro-
fessional performers. Located in
Elkins, WV, the AMT offers something
for every group. Special one-hour
shows for bus groups, Christmas
Show and more.
Fully reserved seating, group rates &
special offers.
800-943-3670
www
.americanmountaintheater.com
Seneca Rocks & Discovery Center
One of the most photographed sites in
West Virginia, the exposed rocks are a
magnificent formation rising nearly
900 feet above the North Fork River.
The Discovery Center, located at the
base of Seneca Rocks offers an out-
standing and majestic view of the
vertical wall dominating the scene and
features exhibits, audio visual presen-
tations and gift shop. For active adult
groups, a self-guided interpretive trail
offers the non-climber a way to reach
the lofty heights of the rocks and view
the scenic valley below.
Although the rock formations may
be visited throughout the year, the
Discovery Center is open April –
October.
Call for days and hours of opperation
(304) 567-2827 or Potomac Ranger
District at (304) 257-4488.
The Greenbrier Resort Bunker
Tours
Visit the former U.S. Government
Relocation Facility, commonly known
as the Bunker. Public tours available.
Reservations are required. For group
reservations, call the Reservations
Department
800-624-6070 or 304-536-7810
email: the_greenbrier@greenbrier.com
Relax and let our experts plan your memor
able vacation or getaway to the
mountains of Pocahontas County. Whether you are with a large or small group,
the Pocahontas County CVB offers expertise, knowledge and connections to
make your next meeting or group travel experience and unforgettable one.
The beauty of Pocahontas County and its many recreational opportunities, natu-
ral wonders and historic treasures make this an ideal place to hold your next
meeting, conference or retreat. When it comes time to play, your group can
explore more than 900 square miles of mountains and forests.
Snowshoe Mountain, with its unique village of shops and restaurants, offers the
new 15,400 square foot Expo Center and a total of 40,000 square feet of meet-
ing space. Snowshoe can provide overnight accommodations for 10,000 people
and has exciting activities and adventures on the 11,000 acre mountain all times
of the year.
For smaller groups, there are several other lodging and meeting options in the
country including Mountain Quest Institute, Ambassadors for Christ, the
Marlinton Motor Inn, and the Hermitage.
The region offers modes to rigorous recreational options for active adult groups
such as skiing and float trips. Call us for customized information.
GPS coordinates available for many attractions.
For a consultation with our Group Sales Specialist, call us at (800) 336-7009 or
email: gr
oups@pocahontascountywv.com
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