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Motor Coach Attractions

Outstanding attractions for motor coach tours

Many attractions in Pochaontas County are motor coach friendly. We're known for beautiful scenery, and our warm hospitality but there's so much more to do and see while you're in Nature's Mountain Playground. Scroll down the page and see what's available to you and your patrons. We've listed amenities for motor coaches and we'll be glad to work with you on anything special or out of the ordinary that you might need or just prefer.

Cass Scenic Railroad

Trains at Cass Scenic Railroad

Steam Train Rides and tours of the 1900’s Company Town and Locomotive Repair Shops.
To Whittaker (1.5 hour trip) departing at 11:00am & 2:15pm.
To Bald Knob  (4.5 hour trip) departing at 11:20am.  Guaranteed Group tours available. Reservations are required. This scenic ride will also include a sack lunch on board.

Bus Driver & Tour Guide Complimentary on regular trains and buffet train
Handicapped Access available       Ample Motor Coach Parking     Seating Capacity between 150-300
Driver Lounge: Dish TV, Wi Fi, Complimentary beverages              Restaurant: Group menu available
Cancellation Policy: 15 day with 10% Cancellation fee Hours of Operation: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Email: groups@mountianrail.com  Phone: 866-577-1693 Fax: 304-636-9479 Website: www.mountainrail.com

Cranberry Nature Center and Glades

Perched on the edge of Cranberry Mountain in the Monongahela National Forest on Highway 39/55 is the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center.  Operated by the USDA Forest Service, the Nature Center features live programs on birds of prey as well as poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes of West Virginia.  An exhibit hall and audio visual programs provide interpretation of forest ecosystems and local history.  Noted guest speakers often visit with programs on wildlife, Indian folk lore, and forest conservation. Thousands of people visit the Center each year from April through November to learn about the area.

Handicapped Access available        Ample Motor Coach Parking Seating      Capacity between 50-60      Reservations required for tours            Group tours available only during hours of operation
Check website for upcoming events     Open mid April to end of October Thurs - Mon 9:00am – 4:30pm

304-653-4826 Fax: 304-653-2052
http://www.fs.usda.gov/attmain/mnf/specialplaces
dstull@fs.fed.us

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the southern portion of Pocahontas County, the site of West Virginia’s last significant Civil War battle. The Division of Parks assumed administration of Droop Mountain Battlefield in 1937 after the Division of Forestry held stewardship for many years and the Park remains essentially the same as it was in the beginning.  A small Civil War museum was refurbished in 1974 from an early forest division cabin. Whether you come to hike the family-friendly trails, peer over the valley from the lookout tower, or probe the ghost tales in person, you will find Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park an exciting and educational experience.

Bus Friendly Services      Open year round         One week notice of cancellation       Guided tours can be arranged with advanced notice                            Reservations required  for groups of 10 or more     

Mike Smith HC 64 Box 182 Hillsboro, WV 24946 304-653-4254
droopmountainsp@wv.gov
Check Website for Reenactments and Confederate Soldier Hike www.droopmountainbattlefield.com

Durbin Rocket

In century-old Durbin, the DURBIN ROCKET, powered by Old #3, is one of only three operating Climax geared logging locomotives on earth. Built in 1910, the 55-ton antique pulls an authentic 1920-era coach and vintage wooden cabooses along the free- flowing Greenbrier River. The riverside ride through the Monongahela National Forest covers 10.5 miles.

Lunch or dinner can be provided with advance reservations
Handicapped Accessible Motor Coach Parking
Groups of 25 or more receive a comp for Group leader and 1 for motor coach driver
Seating Capacity - 130 people     Reservations required     15 Days and a 10% cancellation fee
Group tours available only during hours of operation and based on availability
Open May through October Train Departs at 10:00am & 3:15pm

Phone: 877-686-7245 Fax: 304-636-9479 http://mountainrailwv.com/
Email: grouptours@mountainrail.com

The Green Bank Telescope and National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Visit the largest steerable radio telescope on Earth - The Green Bank Telescope (GBT). At 485 feet tall and 17 million pounds, the GBT is larger than the Great Pyramid, and both the Statue of Liberty and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Your personal guide will introduce you to the fascinating world of radio astronomy featuring unusual science demonstrations, and most importantly, a bus ride amongst the nine telescopes. You'll laugh at the interactive exhibits where you will discover what radio astronomers are learning about our universe. Browse the Galaxy Gift Shop/grab a bite to eat at the Starlight Cafe.

 Ample Motorcoach/Bus Parking     Numerous Public Restrooms     Group Meal Accommodations Available (see our menus page)     Step-on Guide available for private site tour        Handicap Accessible

 Hours of Operation: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day: Daily 8:30am-7pm Labor Day - October 31st: Thursday - Monday 8:30am-7pm November 1st-Memorial  Day Weekend:  Thursday - Monday lOam- 6pm *Will book groups at other times Closed Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday

Phone:304-456-2150 Fax:304-456-2369 Website: www.nrao.edu/VisitGB

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum

The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum located in Hillsboro, WV offers a wide variety of amenities to motor coach guests. Visitors to the museum and grounds have the opportunity to visit the Sydenstricker House where Pearl’s father Absalom Sydenstricker grew up. While touring this house visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum and our current programs. While touring the facility visitors also have the pleasure to tour the Stulting Home where Pearl Buck was born in June 1892. This home is furnished with family furnishing of the period transporting visitors back in time. To cap off the tour our gift shop sells a variety of Pearl S. Buck memorabilia as well as autographed Pearl Buck Books.

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Ample Parking          Restrooms           Meal options available     Specialized tour to accomodate interests      Handicap accessible                               Driver/escort complimentary tours 

 Phone:   (304) 653-4430
Email: info@pearlsbuckbirthplace.com
www.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com

 

Pocahontas County Opera House

The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center.  An intimate venue, the Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail.  Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performances on its stage each year, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, folk to musical theatre and everything in between. The Opera House also hosts a variety of community events, from open jam sessions to family movie nights.  The building is also available for private rentals

Bus Friendly Services: Public Restrooms        Group Meal options/pricing available by catering           Handicapped Accessible    Motor Coach Parking

Seating Capacity 250 people        Reservations: Required
Cancellation Policy: All ticket sales are final. Special events must give at least a 14 day notice.
Hours of Operation: Events start at 7:30pm Doors open at 6:30pm *Special events by request
Email: info@pocahontasoperahouse.org Phone: 304-799-6645
http://www.pocahontasoperahouse.org/

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Snowshoe Mountain Resort offers top notch dining options, entertainment, events, shopping and spectacular views. Whether you are skiing, enjoying a Spa day or shopping in the upscale village, Snowshoe Mountain Resort has so much to offer and did we mention the incredtible views? Contact the group sales office to find out more for your group.

Contact: Mark Barnes mbarnes@snowshoemountain.com 304.572.5966 – office direct 877.536.9757 – toll free