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.

 July Wonderful West Virginia magazine on sale now

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The July 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 a colorful grouping of Coreopsis sp. and Plox sp. by a roadside in Belle in Kanawha County. This issue also features a photo gallery of macro-shots of flowers and insects by Jozette Spacht. Articles include:

Music on the Mountain
At this popular annual event, musicians from across the country and around the world gather on a Fayette County mountaintop to play tunes, dance and keep traditional music alive.

The Falls of Hills Creek
Nature’s dynamism and man’s dedication come together at this scenic gem, where boardwalks and paved trails lead visitors to three dazzling waterfalls, each more spectacular than the one before.

Unspeakable Loss: The Civil War and the Sharp Family
Though the Civil War took a terrible toll on many families, perhaps few suffered the way this peaceable Pocahontas County family did. No one knows why two Sharp sons joined opposing sides; and for more than 60 years, no one spoke of the battle that devastated the family and divided the country.

Bronzeback and Bucketmouths
West Virginia offers world-class venues for catching these feisty fish. This article gives the lowdown on how they live and where you’ll find them.

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