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.

 August Wonderful West Virginia magazine

7/11/2013 SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The August 2013 issue of Wonderful West Virginia, now on sale, continues its year-long celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial with articles and photos showing why West Virginia is and always has been a special place. The cover shows the Milky Way shining above the old steam plant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park http://www.cassrailroad.com/dinner.html. This issue also features a photo gallery of Cass in celebration of the park’s 50th anniversary, courtesy of photographer Walter Scriptunas II. Articles include:

The Battle of Droop Mountain http://www.droopmountainbattlefield.com/events.html  
Though its military leadership was a bit sketchy, the Union was victorious in this battle in the highlands of West Virginia. After the Confederates’ hasty retreat, the Union could forever lay claim to the newly formed state.

Commemorating Cornstalk’s Campaign
In addition to the 150th anniversary of statehood, 2013 marks another significant milestone: the 250th anniversary of Cornstalk’s Campaign. This gifted American Indian leader’s successes in 1763 greatly influenced the course of history in the area later known as West Virginia.

Inspirational West Virginians
A prominent civil rights leader and a mother with an enormous heart are profiled.

Come Sail Away…
“Unbelievable joy” is what sailor Bob Richards experiences when he’s on the water catching a breeze or teaching and sharing his passion for sail boating with others.

Nature Lover’s Paradise
Imagine a peaceful escape amid old growth forest, fragrant flowerbeds, and a splashing stream. It all awaits you at the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown.

Wonderful West Virginia magazine, the state’s premier full-color magazine of history and 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 to the print version for one year for $18 or two years for $36. It also is available for the iPad at an annual rate of $12 for 12 issues. Combined subscriptions for both print and iPad versions are available for $20 for 12 issues.

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Contact Information

Bryan Hoffman, Publisher, Wonderful West Virginia