If you’re looking to start a bucket list of things to see before you die, here are some things in the Mountain State to consider. From monuments to mountains, from resorts to places of historical significance, there are endless must-see places in West Virginia. Here are 20 incredible places we think you should add to your bucket list.

As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in West Virginia. What other destinations around the state would you add to this list of must-see places in West Virginia? Please let us know in the comments!

And if you’re looking for even more must-see places in West Virginia, check out this list of lesser known spots!

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Must-See Places In West Virginia

What are some must-see places in West Virginia?

The list of must-see places around the Mountain State is almost endless, but there are several that should be at the top of the list. Summerville Lake is West Virginia’s largest lake covering an area of 26,000 acres. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it’s a popular place for swimming, boating, and scuba diving. Lost World Caverns provides an otherworldly place to explore 120-feet underground. Take a self-guided tour to marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites at your own pace. It’s truly remarkable and should be added to your bucket list.

What are the best small towns in West Virginia?

Small towns can be quite charming and West Virginia has quite a few around the state. If you want to see a small picturesque town along the banks of a river, the tiny community of Glen Ferris is worth a visit. Then there’s Charles Town, a small town filled with history and a lovely downtown. You can find more information by reading our previous article on small towns in the Mountain State.

What day trips can I take in West Virginia?

There are plenty of places to take day trips in West Virginia. From the historic Harpers Ferry to a covered bridges tour around the state, from wineries to waterfall hikes, the options for fun are endless! And a scenic drive around any part of the gorgeous Mountain State is always a good choice.