West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 April Wonderful West Virginia magazine features Centennial Golden Trout and Talkin' Turkey

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The April 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, celebrates 50 years of the famous centennial golden trout, along with articles and photos about some of the most interesting people and places in the Mountain State. The cover is a striking close-up of a group of the popular golden trout that is treasured by anglers from across the nation.

Hiking Historic Nuttallburg
Though left for years to fade into the annals of the New River Gorge, this once-bustling coal town has come alive again, thanks to a major project undertaken by the National Park Service.

A Neighborly Place: The Pretty Penny Café
There’s a place in the heart of Hillsboro where everybody knows your name. Or if they don’t they will soon. Whether you drop in for a good meal, a movie, or a town meeting, you’re never a stranger in the Pretty Penny Café.

Centennial Golden Trout Turns 50
A half a century ago, this striking fish made quite a splash when it was introduced to West Virginia waters in celebration of the state’s 100th anniversary. Today it remains a living symbol of that historic milestone.

Talkin’ Turkey
We’re talkin’ a willingness to endure long waits and to be outfoxed time and time again by the king of game birds, until your golden moment of victory arrives. This is the mark of a true turkey hunter.

Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of outdoor adventure, is published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. It is available at newsstands for $3 a copy, or by subscription by calling 1-800-225-5982 or online at www.wonderfulwv.com. You can subscribe for one year for $18 or two years for $36.

Subscribe now to be assured of receiving the special “Day in the Life” June 2013 all-photo issue celebrating West Virginia’s sesquicentennial!

Contact Information

Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia