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Gateway U.S. 19 South

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Gateway U.S. 19 South

Head south on U.S. 19 to see one of the oldest rivers in the world. The New River offers the visitor spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. The New River Gorge National River region is a mecca of all things outdoor, from rafting, rock climbing, biking, hiking, and camping, to simple sight seeing.

New River Gorge - Canyon Rim Visitor Center
Just north of the 876-foot-high New River Gorge Bridge.

Fayetteville, a top adventure town and one of the "coolest small towns in America," is well-known regionally and nationally. The Fayetteville Historical District remains a quaint, walkable town clustered around the Courthouse Square. Explore unique shops and restaurants and enjoy outdoor recreations, Civil War sites coal heritage, music, and art.

U.S. 19 joins I-77 at Beckley, the largest city in south-central West Virginia. At Exit 44 visit Tamarack, 304.256.6843/88-TAMARACK, to browse the largest collection of works by West Virginia artists and artisans, enjoy affordable meal prepared by chefs from The Greenbrier, pick up travel information, and see, taste, and feel the spirit of West Virginia.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 
513 Ewart Avenue; 304.256.1747  Aril - October
Mine museum, gift shop, visitors center, underground tour led by experienced coal miners.

New River Gorge CVB: 800.927.0263
Fayetteville CVB: 304.574.1500
Southern West Virginia CVB: 800.847.4898