Coal is very much still king in West Virginia, and this great attraction explains the history of it and makes you a part of it. It's truly a must-do when you're in WV- and we live here and love it! You ride a coal-car into the mine, and the docents who explain everything are retired miners, so they don't just know the past, they know the present! The beautifully restored buildings explain what life was like for the miners, and it's definitely worth seeing all of them. (Read Homer Hickam's "Rocket Boys", "The Coalwood Way" & "Sky of Stone", or see the movie "October Sky" for more on this subject!) (Also: There is also another great exhibition coal mine- the first one- nearby, in Pocahontas, Virginia (near Bramwell, WV)- you walk into that one!) We have an Inn in southern WV (the Elkhorn Inn & Theatre), in the heart of "coal country", and we always encourage our guests to go to the Exhibition Coal Mine!
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