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The Best of WV Culture

The “Best of West Virginia” is on display year-round under one round roof at Tamarack. Not only is everything in the building made by a WV artisan, but the food court, run by Greenbrier Resort chefs, is affordable and offers amazing WV entrees. So make sure you save Tamarack for a breakfast, lunch or dinner stop on this tour.

Although it’s great to see the finished project, it’s even better to visit one of our artisan winemakers in person. You can tour and taste at Daniel Vineyards. No trip to this area is complete without a stop at Grandview where, once you visit the overlooks, you will understand where the park got its’ name. If you are here between mid-June and August, Grandview is also the home of Theatre West Virginia’s Cliffside Amphitheatre, where performances take place under the stars.

Stop 1 – Tamarack

The “Best of West Virginia”. Explore this amazing gift and craft shop full of the works of West Virginia artisans. Watch artists and crafters work, taste a little bit of West Virginia at the Food Court, and explore this beautiful building and it’s art.

Tips

Try the West Virginia trout and fried green tomatoes at the food court.

Events

There are always things going on at Tamarack, including guest artisans displaying their crafts, live music and performances, and food tastings. There are free performances by varying artists every ‘Sunday @ Two’.

Stop 2 – Daniel Vineyard

Daniel Vineyard is a beautiful winery located just outside of Beckley. Sample their wines and enjoy the serene and picturesque landscape.

Events

The West Virginia Spring Wine Festival is held annually in mid-June.

Stop 3 – Grandview

Part of the New River Gorge National River, this section of the National Park has spectacular views of the river as well as hiking trails and a seasonal visitor center.

Park Highlights:

Theatre West Virginia

Enjoy an outdoor drama at the Cliffside Amphitheater. Every summer, Theatre West Virginia presents captivating performances of the “Hatfield and McCoys”.

Cost

Depends on the performance. 2014 adult pricing is around $20/ticket.

Tips

Seating is determined by the order tickets in which tickets are purchased. For a chance at a front-row seat, buy your tickets early.

Turkey Spur

Climb the steps up to Turkey Spur, a rock formation that towers over a bend in the New River. The view is spectacular and well worth the moderate climb.

Main Overlook

Take a short, easy trail to the main overlook. Below you will see the meandering New River, and maybe hear and see a train or two as it travels on the tracks adjacent to the river.
Tunnel Trail – A half-mile trail with lots of shade and cold-to-the-touch sandstone walls, even on the hottest summer day. The trail includes some stairs, and takes you through a lit cave-like tunnel.

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