7 Pictures That Prove West Virginia Lives Up To Its Nickname ‘Switzerland Of America’

West Virginia is the queen of nicknames and slogans: “Wild and Wonderful,” “Almost Heaven,” “Mountain State.” And they are all very well-deserved, as is one you might not have heard quite as often: “Switzerland of America.” Switzerland has some of the most beautiful mountains and mountain towns in the world…but so do we, and here’s proof that this nickname is a fitting moniker for our state!

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/

What nickname do you use to refer to the Mountain State? And how are you planning to enjoy America’s Switzerland this summer? Here are over 100 ideas for amazing outdoor destinations we’ve compiled from around the state to help get your wheels turning!

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