Although it was originally a part of Virginia, the state of West Virginia continues to forge its own independent path. West Virginia's attractions are often overshadowed by its bigger neighbors, but those who spend time in the state will experience amazing sights, festivals, events and cultural attractions. The state features a diverse range of landscapes, making it a popular place to experience the wonders of the outdoors.
- Wheeling, WV in Wheeling, WV.
What better way to start the holiday season than by gazing in awe while driving the six-mile stretch that spans over 300 acres covered with Christmas Lights. The presentation extends into the first week of January and received a number of nods from AOL Travel and the Travel Channel. Using energy efficient LED lights, masterminds of the event create illuminated displays of everything from whimsical fairytale scenarios to traditional holiday icons. See the massive polyhedron star containing over 2,000 lights as it glows from the hilltop. Marvel at a scene from Cinderella and the 60 foot tall candle and wreath display. The festival truly captivates and entertains all.