WV Posted in West Virginia July 01, 2016 by Rachel Whetstone 11 Marvels In West Virginia That Must Be Seen To Be Believed West Virginia is filled with natural wonders and amazing architecture. It’s hard to pick which destinations are the most marvelous of all. Here are just a few fabulous destinations. 1. Berkeley Castle, Berkeley Springs WikiMedia Commons/Jeanne Mozier You don't need to go all the way to Europe to see a castle. There's one right here in West Virginia! This home was built in the 1890s for Colonel Samuel Taylor Suit and his wife. 2. Bissonnette Gardens at Oglebay Resort, Wheeling Oglebay Resort and Conference Center/Facebook These award-winning gardens span 16 acres of the resort. They are filled with flowers from April until October and tended by master gardeners. 3. Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County WikiMedia Commons/ForestWander Nature Photography The waterfalls here are the highest above-ground falls in West Virginia, and some of the most photographed. 4. Palace of Gold, Moundsville Palace of Gold The Palace of Gold is a New Vrindaban temple which was rated as one of eight religious wonders to see in the US by CNN. Visitors can tour the building decorated with marble, semi-precious stones, carved teakwood, stained glass, cut crystal, and gold leaf. 5. Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WikiMedia Commons/NRAO/AUI The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope. The Green Bank telescope has discovered numerous molecular clouds, pulsars, and neutron stars. 6. Organ Cave, Greenbrier County Organ Cave/Facebook Organ Cave is the largest cave in West Virginia that is open to the public. It was important in Civil War history as a source for saltpeter, and it was the site of many fossil discoveries. 7. The State Capitol, Charleston WikiMedia Commons/O Palsson West Virginia's Capitol was designed by Cass Gilbert, an important architect in the early 20th century. He liked the design so much that he reused parts of it for the US Supreme Court building. 8. Dolly Sods Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest WikiMedia Commons/ForestWander Nature Photography This rocky wilderness in the Allegheny Mountains has a stunning variety of plants that are usually seen much further north. Wildlife enthusiasts might also catch a glimpse of foxes, bobcats, and bears. 9. Lost World Caverns, Lewisburg Flickr/Kevin Bowman Lost World Caverns has some of the most impressive cave formations in West Virginia. It's also home to many bats. 10. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Weston WikiMedia Commons/TimK This former psychiatric hospital's main building is one of the largest hand-cut stone masonry buildings in the United States. It's also the second largest hand-cut sandstone building in the world. You can tour the grounds 6 days a week to learn more about its history. 11. Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County WikiMedia Commons/Mr.schultz Seneca Rocks has the only true peak on the east coast, making it a popular spot for rock climbers. For more beautiful West Virginia scenery, take a look at these state parks.