The Mountain State

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The oldest golf club of the United States is located in White Sulphur Springs.  It’s the Oakhurst Club, founded in 1884.

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 West Virginia

Abbreviation WV
Surface km2 62 259
Population 1 852 994
Population density  (km2) 29,50
Capital Charleston
The most populated city Charleston

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The dome of the State Capitol in Charleston is five feet higher than the one in Washington DC !  The West Virginia State Museum tells you all you need to know about the state.  Harpers Ferry, where the Shenandoah River meets the Potomac River, is the site of abolitionist John Brown’s raid on the US arsenal in 1859, which hastened the onset of the Civil War.  In addition to the oldest golf course of the country, White Sulphur Springs also owns the Greenbrier, the grand hotel that hosted 26 presidents and foreign royalty.  The soaring New River Bridge, 267 meters above the canyon floor, is one of the state’s most photographed sights.  West Virginia also offers a choice of caverns and waterfalls, and you can even go rafting on the Gauley River, nicknamed the “Beast of the East”.

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 Self drive tour of 12 days/11 nights. Arrival and departure in Washington.

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