West Virginia December 17, 2016
The Unique Town In West Virginia That’s Anything But Ordinary
Sutton, West Virginia is the county seat of Braxton County. This small town with a population of less than a thousand people is a welcoming and fun place to visit. Take a look at what makes this small town unique.
The Sutton Historical District is part of the Civil War Trail.
Many of the historical locations in Sutton, like the county courthouse here, were strategic during the Civil war.
Sutton is also home to the Flatwoods Factory Outlet Stores.
This outlet mall has shopping for fashion, Fiestaware, Amish goods, restaurants, and more. Address: 250 Skidmore Ln, Sutton, West Virginia.
A quick drive will take you to the beautiful Sutton Lake.
The lake has a marina with boat rentals, a beach, and great fishing.
You'll find more water recreational opportunities at the The Elk River Water Trail.
The Elk River Water Trail begins at the Sutton Dam and continues all the way to Charleston. Visitors can float or boat their way down the river.
If you get hungry or need a place to stay, the award-winning Cafe Cimino Country Inn is perfect.
Address: 616 Main St, Sutton, WV 26601.
This restaurant is part of West Virginia's "slow food" movement. Each dish is made to order and diners are encouraged to savor each bite. In addition to the famous food, the inn offers a spa, gift shop, and wine bar. You can also stay the night in one of their luxurious guest rooms.
On the property of the inn, you'll find this strange sight.
There are several chairs like this near tourist attractions in Braxton County.
The Braxton Convention and Visitors Bureau in Sutton has sponsored these hand-painted chairs in the image of the Flatwoods Monster.
, the monster appeared in nearby Flatwoods in 1952. Some children playing football saw a strange UFO in the sky, which crashed into the hillside at Bailey Fisher farm. One of the children described seeing this strange creature.
Visitors are encouraged to take selfies with the monster chairs.
You can take part in the new "Free Braxie" selfie game. Collect pictures of all the chairs and submit them
If you collect selfies from all five chairs around the county, you can visit the Braxton County CVB for a free sticker.
The address for the Braxton CVB is
208 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601. You can find out more about the locations of the monster chairs and the history of the monster
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