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Top 10 Things for Families to Do in West Virginia

Top 10 West virginiaWest Virginia offers a plethora of activities for its visitors. Nicknamed the “Mountain State” and given the tagline of “Wild and Wonderful, ” West Virginia’s rugged terrain was formed by the Appalachian Mountains. This landscape makes for incredible outdoor fun. Its history is just as rugged; it was the only state formed by seceding from a confederate state during the civil war. Here are the top activities for kids that help make West Virginia wild and wonderful.

Twister from the Three Rivers Avian Center10. See the Wild Animals

In a place as wild as West Virginia one would expect to find some animals zooming about the terrain. West Virginia is home to several centers dedicated to animal care and education. To see animals native to the state visit West Virginia State Wildlife Center in Buckhannon. For those with a heart for baby animals, head over to Kingwood where at Horvatter’s Wildlife Zoo you can see a whole host of them. You can also let a giraffe eat out of your hand. See domestic and exotic animals in an intimate setting at Perry Wildlife Zoo in Wardensville. Kiddos who learn by being hands-on will love the Good Zoo’s Discovery Center in Oglebay. Even the littlest ornithologist can learn about bird veterinary care at Three Rivers Avian Center in Hinton.

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