How This Small West Virginia Town Quietly Became The Coolest Place In Appalachia

Fayetteville, West Virginia has progressed over its history from a remote farming area to a well-loved tourist destination. This little town of just under 3000 people has outdoor adventure, great dining, and exciting festivals. It’s no wonder that Fayetteville has been named one of the “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine in 2006, and the “Best River Town” by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine in 2013.

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There’s so much to see and do here that you’ll want to visit again and again. We’re lucky to have such a fascinating place in West Virginia!

Still curious about the area’s history? Here are 10 fascinating things you probably didn’t know about the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.