The 10 Best Things to Do in Oak Hill, United States

November 12, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Oak Hill is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States and is the primary city within the Oak Hill, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area. The micropolitan area is also included in the Beckley-Oak Hill, WV Combined Statistical Area. The population was 7,730 at the 2010 census. Country singer Hank Williams was discovered to be dead while the car in which he was a passenger was stopped in Oak Hill, and Oak Hill is generally accepted to be his place of death.
Restaurants in Oak Hill

1. ACE Adventure Resort - Day Tours

Minden Road, Oak Hill, WV 25901
Excellent
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4.5 based on 436 reviews

ACE Adventure Resort - Day Tours

Reviewed By crocuslover - Frederick, Maryland

Our family and friends had a blast here! We came for a day on the lake and the kids enjoyed the various "toys" and wore themselves out. There is a blob, slide, zipline, spinny things, see-saw things, all manner of things to play on. All participants must wear a life jacket and there are no life guards watching, so parents much keep an eye on their kids. Loads of lounge chairs line the lake, cornhole games, and music. It's a party. All day. We had lunch here and I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent food! They have excellent wood-fired pizzas, burgers, nachos, hand-cut potato chips, wraps. We tried many of the menu items and they were all excellent. My one complaint was that the cornhole bags were awful. All different weights, dirty, and there were only 6 useful bags for 2 cornhole games. Should have been eight bags for each game. I'm sure it's hard to keep track of cornhole bags but it would have been nice to have decent ones. Also, I would be curious as to how often the water in the lake is tested....

2. West Virginia Adventures

231 Wood Mountain Rd, Glen Jean, WV 25846-9714
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5 based on 182 reviews

West Virginia Adventures

Whitewater rafting on West Virginia's New and Gauley Rivers, specializing in personal service for groups of every size. Family floats for ages 5+, Lower New River trips for beginners and experienced rafters, and Class V+ Gauley trips for ages 16+. Raft the River with Us!

Reviewed By Able12345 - Roanoke, Virginia

As we were booking our trip, the day they offered to us suddenly became unavailable when they discovered we had paid ahead of time. Also, our purchase had included a lunch, and they tried to get us to take a trip that did not include the lunch we had paid for. Ultimately, we discovered this company overcharged us on our credit card. They originally claimed we purchased items that we didn't, but even after changing their story, were never able to give us an itemized bill that made any sense. It became clear that they had charged us incorrectly, but despite several attempts at getting our bill fixed, they have refused to honor their quoted price by fixing the overcharge. It has been a complete nightmare. *Safety* Please be aware that (as of the time of this review) although their website advertises class 3 rapids on this section, it actually has class 4 that proved too much for my little ones.

3. Whipple Company Store and Museum

7485 Okey L Patteson Rd, Scarbro, WV 25917-8003 +1 304-266-0788
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5 based on 35 reviews

Whipple Company Store and Museum

Whipple is a one of a kind architectural historic site. The mysteries that abound leave you wanting more stories,more time and more answers,about coal camp life. We are hands on and offer personal, non scripted tours so you may understand the secrets that were incorporated into this unique structure. If you need special times or a haunting history tour we can accommodate you. Whipple company store is the place you won't want to miss while visiting the New river Gorge area of West Virginia. We are one of the best kept secrets from the 1900's

Reviewed By TravellerChristina - Baltimore, Maryland

The Whipple Company Store turned out to completely exceed my expectations. Joy gave us a tour of the building and its very unique architectural features and history. Inside, we saw a number of artifacts, including a terrific photo collection. I feel like I learned a...Morethank you for the wonderful review. I hope you plan a visit next season, we are always expanding our museum with stories, photos and rich heritage of coal mining families. Joy

4. Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

49 Cantrell Dr, Fayetteville, WV 25840-5123
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5 based on 249 reviews

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting - Day Tours

Cantrell Ultimate Rafting is a family owned and operated West Virginia company situated near the village of Fayetteville and the village of Hinton and the best whitewater rafting on the east coast. Cantrell guides are some of the finest in the industry and the customer service is the best! We will give you the highest quality trip possible, not the highest price – this is our guarantee! We have 2 locations in the New River Gorge Region. Out of Fayetteville, WV you can come and visit us at our Gatewood River Access basecamp we have cabins with private hot tubs, rustic cabins, R.V. camping with full hook-ups, bathhouse and onsite laundry facilities and our popular 35th Star Grill & Pub where you can enjoy some of the best entertainment in the region every weekend. Our trips out of this location range from mild to wild whitewater, so if your group is mixed this would be the best destination for you. This location is also perfect for accessing beginner to advanced hiking and biking trails; gravity ziplines to tree-top canopy tours; ATV adventures and a new area attraction - BridgeWalk. From our Hinton location we offer a nice mild family trip that is just right for beginners and gives you a small taste of white water. This location is close to Bluestone State Park and Pipestem Resort State Park.

Reviewed By kschultz71

I selected Cantrell based on It's TripAdvisor reviews, and I'm so glad I did. I had only rafted once before, many many years ago, so I would call myself a beginner. Our guide Eddie made us feel very comfortable, and his 28 years of experience was evident in his expertise and confidence on the river. Every member of the staff that we had the pleasure to meet was super friendly and helpful. Our ride down the river was a blast and I look forward to doing it again, definitely with Cantrell.

5. Thurmond Ghost Town

Thurmond, WV 25936
Excellent
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Thurmond Ghost Town

Reviewed By Sue N - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Actually, my husband and I learned that people still live in Thurmond, WV. They show movies once a month in the Post Office that feature or mention Thurmond. The movie "Matewan" was filmed here. That being said, this town is a reminder of when coal was king and, as a result, communities popped up. Railfans ought to really enjoy it. History buffs ought to like it as well. AmTrak does make stops Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday if people have tickets. There are, if I recall, two state parks that are close for people who want to camp and spend more time here. Oh, the trains are active! So, pay attention! And, stay off of the tracks!

6. New & Gauley River Adventures

44 Lansing Loop Rd, Lansing, WV 25862-6201
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5 based on 219 reviews

New & Gauley River Adventures

Small Company. Big Adventure.

Reviewed By Matthew R

Fantastic experience. Laid back but very competent guides. Two on site bars with craft beer. Free PBR on the return drive after rafting. Best for adults, couples, groups of friends who can appreciate a social night life. A truck or SUV is best if you plan to camp in the wooded area. Some cars with low clearance will drag on the road through that area. We did the reverse gauley two day trip. It was a $200 per person saving compared to other outfitters so this company is very affordable. Hoagie was our guide for both days of rafting and has a very relaxed guiding style. He also has a well developed knowledge of local civil battles, especially battles led by General J. Jameson.

7. River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting

900 Broadway Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901-2315
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting

Join us as we celebrate 50-years of rafting in West Virginia! You're invited to explore, paddle, soar, connect and share the joy of adventure. Discover the charm and history of the New River Gorge, as well as its vibrant, dynamic spirit and rugged beauty. River Expeditions is the area's only family-owned adventure outfitter. Guests come first because we don’t answer to shareholders and we believe size should never outrank service. Find the best value for your vacation and feel confident about your travel decision, whether you stay a week, a weekend or just an afternoon. We never miss an opportunity to "wow" you! Stay on site at our beautiful basecamp with cabins, campground, RV park, outdoor pool, saloon, restaurant, zipline, lodge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a host of other amazing amenities. Let our talented, energetic staff sharing their passion for adventure and host your next vacation. You'll enjoy your visit - and especially the memories you create. #almostheaven

Reviewed By jdcBoston_Ma - boston, ma

I went with my son for a father son outing and it was fantastic. Staff is amazingly helpful, facilities rustic but good, and the cost is very fair! We are going back for a longer visit next fall!
This is a great way to "hang" with family, have fun, and be treated very well.

8. Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Fayette Mine Rd & US-19, Fayetteville, WV
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5 based on 171 reviews

Bridge Walk- New River Gorge Bridge

Reviewed By Mike K - Huntington, West Virginia

Absolutely one of the most unique attractions in the world. An easy walk UNDER the New River Gorge Bridge.

The guide offers insight into construction and the continued
Maintenance of structure.

At it highest point, guests are allowed to sit and dangle feet over the gorge.

An event you will talk about for a long time!

9. Wild Blue Adventure Company

315 Woods Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901-2121
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5 based on 11 reviews

Wild Blue Adventure Company

Reviewed By RoyNYC - New York, NY

We came to Wild Blue Adventure as an epic 30th birthday celebration. It did not disappoint.

Scheduling a flight was extremely easy. We called and were able to find a time on the desired day and had all of our questions answered over the phone.

We chose a 40-min flight that went along the New River Gorge. The flight showed the twists and turns of the river, the famous bridge and a waterfall.

The pilot asked how much acrobatics to do and made it amazingly fun. Went up to 4 Gs on one move.

It was exactly the unique thrilling experience we were looking for.

10. New River Gorge Bridge

U. S. Route 19, Fayetteville, WV +1 304-465-0508
Excellent
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5 based on 846 reviews

New River Gorge Bridge

Reviewed By JURatGNR - Ohio

This bridge is impressive. You must see it to believe it. That's why people from all around the world travel to WV too see it...amazing.

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