Above: West Virginia Autumn Wallpaper from the castle at Berkeley Springs.
Fast Facts About West Virginia
1. The official state flower of West Virginia is the Rhododendron.
2. The official state tree of West Virginia is the Sugar Maple.
3. The official state bird of West Virginia is the Cardinal.
4. West Virginia is home to 33 State Parks.
5. The state of West Virginia is divided into nine geographical
regions: Northern Panhandle, Eastern Panhandle, Potomac Highlands, Mountaineer Country, Mountain Lakes, New River-Greenbrier Valley, Hatfield-McCoy Mountains, Metro Valley and Mid-Ohio Valley.
6. The five largest cities in West Virginia (by population size) are Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown and Wheeling, in that order.
7. West Virginia has 15 Universities.
8. West Virginia has 133 golf courses.
Above: West Virginia's Babcock State Park.
Top Rated West Virginia Attractions
Beckley - Tamarack Artisan Shopping Mall
Charleston - State Capitol Building
Charleston - Cultural Center
Harpers Ferry - Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Hinton - Bluestone National Scenic River Park
Lewisburg - The Historic part of town.
Ronceverte - Organ Cave
Wheeling - Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium
Wheeling - Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum
Wheeling - Oglebay Resort
Below: Blackwater Falls State Park.
Universities in West Virginia
American Public University System
Fairmont State University
Mountain State University (closed 01 January 2013)
Ohio Valley University
Salem International University
University of Charleston
West Liberty University
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Wheeling Jesuit University
Below: University of West Virginia in Morgantown.
Below: Two spectacular West Virginia Golf Courses:
1) The Canaan Valley Golf and Country Club, and
2) The Stonehaven Golf and Country Club in Daniels.
Photo 1: arastiralim.net
Photo 2: acagolf.com
Above: Fall foliage in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Above: Downtown Huntington, West Virginia.
Above: Downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Above: Downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.
Above: Rainbow over Martinsburg.
Above: Sunset at Lindy Point.
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