Happy West Virginia Day!
The Mountain State is a whopping 159 years old!
The June 20th holiday is about appreciating all things West Virginia, especially the Mountain State’s natural beauty. Thanks to the West Virginia Department of Tourism, residents and visitors can enjoy the state’s scenic views at one of the nine new, “larger-than-life” Almost Heaven swings.
There is one swing in each of the nine state tourism regions.
The Department of Tourism collaborated with students at Nicholas County Career and Technical Center to build the nine supersized and handcrafted wooden swings. Students from the Mountaineer Challenge Academy helped install the swings.
"The Nicholas County students did an amazing job with this project – we couldn't have imagined a more perfect backdrop to add to these scenic spots," said West Virginia Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby. "So much hard work and skill went into each one, and we are excited to share them with the world, starting today."