Art, History and Science

Appalachian heritage, historical tales of the past, and listening to whispers of galaxy for answers to the future. 

Pocahontas County, West Virginia is home to unique artisans, rich history and space exploration! Housing Appalachian heritage arts and crafts within the Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op, to the sweet hymns of Mountain Music that echoes within the walls of the Pocahontas County Opera House, there is so much history and culture in Nature’s Mountain Playground that tells the stories of our roots and traditions. When you’ve explored our profuse past, you can look to the galaxy for secrets to the future! Green Bank Observatory is home to the world’s largest steerable telescope and the National Radio Quiet Zone, 13,000 square miles of land protected from cell service or WiFi interference to ensure the scientists working inside the Green Bank Observatory can listen to the whispers and wanes of the universe.

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Green Bank, WV

Green Bank Observatory

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Discover the science of the invisible universe. Beyond our visible light, there spectrum of invisible light ranges from the longest radio waves to gamma rays, our universe reveals the depths of humanity.  Learn how radio astronomers learn about the universe by stopping in at the…

Discover the science of the invisible universe. Beyond our visible light, there spectrum of invisible light ranges from the longest radio waves to gamma rays, our universe reveals the depths of humanity.  Learn how radio astronomers learn about the universe by stopping in at the…

Green Bank , WV

Green Bank Art Center

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The Green Bank Art Center features an array of locally created items ranging from stained glass, fine art, Appalachian brooms,scented candles and so much more. To further add to the visitor’s experience, many of the artisans responsible for these creations also clerk at the Cente…

The Green Bank Art Center features an array of locally created items ranging from stained glass, fine art, Appalachian brooms,scented candles and so much more. To further add to the visitor’s experience, many of the artisans responsible for these creations also clerk at the Cente…

Cass, WV

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park now offers bike rentals. Whether you’re looking to bike around the historic logging town, hit the Greenbrier River Trail State Park, or take your wheels up Route 66 to ride the Snowshoe Highlands Silver Designated IMBA Ride Center, Cass Scenic Rail…

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Cass Scenic Railroad State Park now offers bike rentals. Whether you’re looking to bike around the historic logging town, hit the Greenbrier River Trail State Park, or take your wheels up Route 66 to ride the Snowshoe Highlands Silver Designated IMBA Ride Center, Cass Scenic Rail…

Mountain Bike Friendly
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Marlinton, WV

Pocahontas County Artisans Co-Op

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The Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative showcases the work of artists and craftspeople from Pocahontas County and the surrounding area. Woodworking, pottery, soaps and candles are just a few items to be found. Be sure to check frequently as the items for sale change with the in…

The Pocahontas County Artisan Cooperative showcases the work of artists and craftspeople from Pocahontas County and the surrounding area. Woodworking, pottery, soaps and candles are just a few items to be found. Be sure to check frequently as the items for sale change with the in…

Marlinton, WV

Pocahontas County Opera House

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The historical Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for about 250, the Pocahontas County Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performan…

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The historical Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for about 250, the Pocahontas County Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performan…

Handicap Accessible
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