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!

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Address: 513 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV 25801, USA