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West Virginia factories to visit and tour

West Virginia has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in West Virginia and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in West Virginia

West Virginia State historic sites and parks

These are state-run parks, museums and historic sites that present the history of some manufacturing process, industry, or living settlement

West Virginia Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

West Virginia is a mountainous and humid eastern state except for a marine modification in the eastern panhandle. ... Mean annual temperatures, reflecting latitude and elevation, range from about 56 °F (13 °C) in the south to 52 °F (11 °C) in the north and 48 °F (9 °C) in the most mountainous regions.

Camping in West Virginia

If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.

  • Campgrounds: West Virginia has more than 1,500 campsites at 27 different state parks and forests. Be surrounded by forest views with tent camping at Audra State Park or Coopers Rock State Forest or hook up the RV at and relax lakeside at Beech Fork State Park. Looking for a uniquely West Virginia experience? Try yurt camping at Tomlinson Run State Park or stay overnight in the restored Thorny Mountain Fire Tower at Seneca State Forest.
  • Cabins: There are more than 350 cabins that vary in size and feature various accommodations. If you want a quiet getaway for two or a family vacation, we have just the cabin for you. Most cabins have modern amenities, while a few provide a rustic, off-the-grid experience. Different types of cabins are available at different parks across the system. Need help picking the perfect cabin? Give us a call at 1-833-WV-PARKS.
  • Lodges: WV has ten lodge parks with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities and amenities.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in West Virginia.