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West Virginia – State Wildlife Center

WV Wildlife Center Bobcat

I’ve found that most kids of all ages (my teenage son being the exception) enjoy animal attractions, so it’s quite likely that we’ll have at least one zoo or other animal-focused outing on our trips. While planning our West Virginia trip, I was intrigued when I read that there was a state wildlife facility. Located in a rural area near the center of West Virginia, the center focuses on wildlife that currently lives or used to live in the state. If you are staying at Holly River State Park, it is about an hour’s drive. The Wildlife Center is also […]

West Virginia – Holly River State Park

Holly River Log Cabin 2

If you’re looking for a mountain getaway that won’t empty your wallet, then you need to know about Holly River State Park in West Virginia. Situated in Webster County in the Appalachian Mountains, Holly River has an ideal combination of lush green forests, mountain streams, and amenities to make it a fantastic destination for families.

You’ll definitely want to stay in one of the cabins inside the park. These aren’t cookie-cutter cabins; each one is unique and constructed of either stone, logs, or shake shingles. The folks at the park were kind enough to allow me to photograph the […]