Hobet Mine Is A Startling, Desert-Like Wasteland In West Virginia That’s Visible From Space

We’re the tenth smallest state in America, but the variety contained within our state is astounding. It’s one of the things we love most about West Virginia. Here’s yet another startlingly different (but beautiful) landscape you can find within our borders — and it’s one that you might not have even known about until now!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

The Hobet 21 Coal Mine is no longer an active mine, but the area is still used by the National Guard for training exercises. Further environmental and developmental options are being discussed and implemented for this site, and we’re excited to see how it all turns out!

Have you been to the Hobet Coal Mine? Did you feel like you had been suddenly transported to another state? For another out-of-this-world experience right here in West Virginia, try Seneca Caverns.

Address: Mud, WV 25565, USA