This City Park In West Virginia Has The Only Underground Coal Mine Tour In The State
At the only city park in the Mountain State to feature a coal mine village, visitors can go deep underground into a vintage coal mine for an immersive experience like no other at Beckley’s Exhibition Coal Mine. According to the Office of WV Miner’s Health and Safety, 53 of West Virginia’s 55 counties contain underground coal deposits. The first coal was discovered here in 1742 in what is now Boone County.
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The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine at New River Park is open seasonally from April 1 through November 1. The hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entry fee includes all activities at the mine as well as admission to the adjacent Youth Museum. The cost is: $22/Adults, $12.50 Children, $16 Seniors. (Group rates are available with advance reservation.) Learn more on the official website!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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