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River Expeditions - We offer the best West Virginia White Water Rafting experience you can possibly have. Choose a high-energy white water rafting adventure, a relaxing retreat, or something in between. Diverse recreation, lodging and meal options guarantee there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Rafting experiences range from moderate, low-impact to exhilarating, high-impact adventures.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine - The main attraction is a tour that takes visitors below ground, under the supervision of an experienced veteran coal miner. Traveling 1500 feet beneath the hillsides of New River Park, visitors are carried along track, riding authentic "man cars" from the mine entrance, to old working areas of the coal mine and back.

Heritage Towers Museum - Heritage Towers exhibits were created as a special tribute to a time honored African American tradition nationally celebrated as Black History Month. Heritage Towers and it’s Black Culture & African Heritage Exhibit are vital components of the culture of West Virginia, providing enriching and educational enlightenment for all, from pre-school age children to senior citizens.

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FestivALL Charleston - FestivALL is an annual celebration of the arts in Charleston. Amid the heat and humidity, thousands of people enjoy the days of FestivALL, including art, antiques and library fairs downtown and the Wine and All That Jazz Festival across the river at the University of Charleston.

Multifest - A celebration of ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in our Mountain State. Created in 1990, Multifest has quickly become the largest family-oriented event in the area. Multifest is held annually the first weekend in August on the State Capitol with great food, live music, ethnic arts & crafts and cultural performances.

The West Virginia Dance Festival - This annual Dance Festival features a variety of dances. A gathering of multiple styles of dance with performances free to the public. Two nights of performances will showcase the talent of West Virginia dancers who come to perform and take classes from a nationally-acclaimed festival faculty.

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LongHorn Steakhouse - At LongHorn, we work to capture the flavor and the fun of the West in our restaurants. That's why we serve the highest quality food and serve it up with a big helping of Western hospitality. Our steaks are hand-cut, hand-seasoned and carefully prepared. Our burgers are thick and juicy, our salads freshly made.

Taste of Asia Hibachi Japanese Steak House & Grill - If you are craving the bold flavors of authentic Japanese & Thai cuisine, come to Taste of Asia Hibachi Japanese Steak House & Grill! Our talented, experienced chefs create authentic Japanese & Thai dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional Japanese & Thai recipes.

Bluegrass Kitchen - Eclectic comfort food with a modern edge made with fresh ingredients. Our specialty is vegetarian and omnivorous dishes made from ingredients naturally grown/raised within West Virginia and the Appalachians. Herb infused and prepared daily, our dishes delight and inspire.

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