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Address: 162 Visitor Center Road, Lansing, WV 25862
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+1 304-574-2115
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Ms. Quinn was so helpful

This is a great place to stop for info on where to go and what to do. The lady working (Ms. Quinn) was really awesome and helpful. She gave us so much info on things​ to do and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jared T
Wheeling, West Virginia
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to stop for info on where to go and what to do. The lady working (Ms. Quinn) was really awesome and helpful. She gave us so much info on things​ to do and places to see. Get the CD for the driving tour. It's totally worth it. Also take time to walk down the scenic... More 

Thank Jared T
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388 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see. So much to read. The rangers and staff were quite helpful with answering our questions. This place is a must visit for everyone.

Thank Sue N
Tallapoosa, Georgia
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133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I stopped while traveling through and am glad I did. Great visitor center and also has a walkway you can go down to get a better view. Only took a few minutes to see everything and was a great way to stretch my legs!

Thank Greg W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent view of the New River Gorge and educational opportunity to learn of the history of the area! The lady ranger was very informational recommending waterfalls to visit that were in the area. I would highly recommend stopping by and taking in the picturesque views.

Thank Michael B
Sydney, Australia
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1,404 reviews
865 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 576 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Not your ordinary VC as the on duty Rangers love their jobs & spread that onto the visitors ! Had a long discussion with one Lady Ranger who inspired us to damn the clock & do the loop road on WV 82 and we may of done it faster then advised , but really enjoyed it & the Views from... More 

Thank Skeney57
West Columbia, South Carolina
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184 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A great place to stop and see great views! It is a wonderful place to rest ,have some snacks and learn new things about the area. This is a must if you are in the are!

Thank thegrayhair
Westerville, Ohio
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376 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My wife and I stopped by to visit the bridge and stopped in to have our Passport stamped. While there were talked with the very friendly and knowledgeable rangers and received information on the area as well as how to travel down to the river to view the bridge. We also viewed the displays on local history.

Thank Thomas B
Any Beach
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This visitors center is just off Rt. 19 and a very nice place for a quick stop for travelers. Also a must is the boardwalk and steps down to the main overlook. (just pace yourself coming back up). Breathtaking views of this magnificent bridge. Perfect for families with kids who need to stretch their legs and let off some steam... More 

Thank beachlady3
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular!! This center is rich with local history. If in the area stop and check it out.

Thank Marcia D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Get your Passport stamped here and learn about the history of the New River Gorge, the bridge and the people who live there. Nice view of the bridge from the observation walks as well - you can walk as little or as much as you want. Worth the stop.

Thank James H

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