The Official Website of the State of West Virginia

See The Stars in Almost Heaven, West Virginia



Home to one of the largest and darkest skysheds on the East Coast, West Virginia is the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of the star-studded skies. Just last year, Travel + Leisure dubbed the state as “the most under-the-radar stargazing destination in the U.S.”  

Ready to escape the crowds and see for yourself? Below you’ll find everything you need to make your getaway out of this world – including trip guides, a packing list, exclusive discounts & deals, and photography tips. Planning is as easy as one-two-three, and you’ll leave knowing exactly why John Denver’s famous ode gave us the nickname “Almost Heaven, West Virginia!”

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