Looking for the best places in West Virginia? We have those answers and more in this year’s Best of West Virginia issue. Each year our readers cast ballots, and this year they cast more than ever before. Nearly 200,000 votes rolled in selecting the very best in more than 70 categories. Read about this year’s winners in our unique attraction category and use the 2020 Best of West Virginia awards as your personal guide to the state’s best eateries, towns, parks, cideries, museums, and more.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
West Virginians are crazy about the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, voting it the Best Unique Attraction in the state this year. Not only is it the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in North America, but it’s also believed to be one of the most haunted places in the country. You can tour this National Historic Landmark and learn about all the ways the institution for the mentally ill left an impression on Weston and the state. 50 South River Avenue, Weston, 304.269.5070, trans-alleghenylunaticasylum.com, @trans-alleghenylunaticasylum on Facebook
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
12363 Cass Road, Cass, 304.456.4300, wvstateparks.com
2981 Summersville Lake Road, 304.872.3459, summersvillelakewv.com