palace of gold with fountain in front

You won’t believe these five places are located in West Virginia, but they are.

At the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, you won’t believe your eyes. This ornamental palace is tucked away in the Appalachian mountains and is a hidden gem that many West Virginia’s don’t know about. Go see it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

Known as America’s resort since 1778, The Greenbrier is situated among the breathtaking West Virginia hills. You are sure to be entertained with championship golf, fine dining, designer boutiques, and a mineral spa so visit The Greenbrier to rest, relax, and play.

Charleston becomes a work of art during FestivALL, a multi-day festival celebrating arts and culture. FestivALL includes over 100 events and 300 performances and exhibitions from music, theatre, dance, and more.

Bramwell was once the richest town around and it shows. Located in Mercer county, this small town was once known for having the most millionaires per capita. Now you can walk the streets, enjoy the stunning architecture, and reminisce of a time of lavish. The Bramwell Historic District was also listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Heritage Farms, in Huntington, celebrates Appalachian ingenuity–and it’s the state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate. Experience early pioneer life through exhibits and interactive crafts in its museums and buildings that evoke Appalachia living of a previous era.

Photographed by Nikki Bowman.