Explore Beckley’s New River Gorge and Coal Mine Exhibit
Located off I-64 and surrounded by the natural beauty of West Virginia, the Country Inn & Suites, Beckley provides you an ideal home away from home while you sample local wines, hike trails and indulge in the arts. You can soak up some sun with a wild ride down the rapids of the New River Gorge or experience a calm walking tour and sip vintages at Daniel Vineyards. Delve into local history at the Exhibition Coal Mine and Wildwood House Museum before attending a show at Theatre West Virginia. If you love to shop, don't miss Tamarack, where you’ll find an array of things to do, from perusing local artisan goods to dining at the expansive food court with locally sourced ingredients.
- Tamarack (0.8 miles)
Spend hours browsing a variety of artisan crafts, including handmade quilts, blown glass, pottery, furniture and jewelry at this must-see center. When you need a break, grab a meal from the on-site dining area or take a tour of the expansive grounds, which include a sculpture garden and a fine arts gallery.
Phone: +1 (304) 256-6843
- Crossroads Mall (5.2 miles)
Search for hiking gear or a special date-night outfit at this popular shopping center, home to more than 50 stores. Browse popular retailers like Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Victoria’s Secret.
Phone: +1 (304) 255-6176
- Soldiers Memorial Theater Inc. (3 miles)
This nonprofit visual and performing arts center was originally built in 1931 to honor WWI soldiers. Today, the memorial offers theatrical performances, art exhibits and classes.
Phone: +1 (304) 253-2787
- Historic Black Knight Municipal Park (4.7 miles)
Pack your golf clubs and hit the links at this 9-hole course, which first opened in 1919 as a private course and re-opened in 2018 as public grounds. After your game, grab a bite to eat at Chilson’s, the on-site restaurant.
Phone: +1 (304) 253-7321
- Summit Bechtel Reserve (15.4 miles)
This facility hosts training and action-packed adventures for the Boy Scouts of America in the West Virginia wilderness. Guests travel from all over to attend the National Scout Jamboree, where members are invited to participate in white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking and zip-lining along with thousands of other scouts.
Phone: +1 (304) 465-2800
- Theatre West Virginia (19 miles)
Catch an entertaining outdoor theater performance by this local company from mid-June through late August. Past productions have included works such as Willy Wonka Jr., Hatfields & McCoys and Honey on the Rocks.
Phone: +1 (304) 256-6800
Culture and Museums:
- University of Charleston - Beckley (0.8 miles)
This local university offers associate’s degrees in health-science-related fields such as nursing, occupational therapy and radiologic technology.
Phone: +1 (877) 345-5061
- Wildwood House Museum (2 miles)
History buffs are sure to love a trip to this historic museum, which houses period antiques from the late 1800s and was once home to the city's founder, General Alfred Beckley.
Phone: +1 (304) 252-3730
- Exhibition Coal Mine (2.9 miles)
Learn about mining in the Appalachian Mountains when you take an underground tour of this historic coal mine. The grounds also display restored coal camp buildings, including Helen Coal Camp School and Pemberton Coal Camp Church.
Phone: +1 (304) 256-1747
- Daniel Vineyards (6.7 miles)
Taste delicious wine varieties at this local vineyard, which offers tours and samplings. The wines are produced with a variety of cold climate cultivars, needed for West Virginia’s chillier temperatures, making for a unique taste profile.
Phone: +1 (304) 252-9750
Directions to the hotel from Yeager Airport (CRW):
- Head northwest on Airport Road.
- Take a slight left at Greenbrier Street/WV-114.
- Turn left to merge onto I-64 East/ I-77 South/W Virginia Turnpike toward Beckley.
- Take Exit 44 for WV-3/Harper Road toward Beckley.
- Turn right at Harper Road/WV-3 West.
- Turn right at Harper Park Drive.