8 days in Beckley, Moundsville & Elkins Itinerary

8 days in Beckley, Moundsville & Elkins Itinerary

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8 days in Beckley, Moundsville & Elkins Itinerary

Start: Mobile
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Beckley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Moundsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Elkins
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Mobile

1
night
Beckley

Beckley ©
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Grandview State Park, see the interesting displays at Whipple Company Store and Museum, then hunt for treasures at Tamarack, and finally see the interesting displays at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Beckley day trip tool .

Mobile to Beckley is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Beckley. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mobile in October; daily highs in Beckley reach 65°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Beckley

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Whipple Company Store and Museum
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3
nights
Moundsville

Moundsville ©
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Get some historical perspective at West Virginia Penitentiary and Palace of Gold. Let the collections at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal and Dennison Depot Railroad Museum capture your imagination. When in Moundsville, make a side trip to see The Wilds in Cumberland, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, see the interesting displays at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal, get engrossed in the history at Cockayne Farmstead, and stroll around Grand Vue Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Moundsville trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Beckley to Moundsville takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Moundsville can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Elkins.

Things to do in Moundsville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Wilds, Dennison Depot Railroad Museum, Cockayne Farmstead
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The Wilds ©
The Wilds
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary

3
nights
Elkins

Elkins ©
Elkins is a city in Randolph County, West Virginia, USA. Escape the urban bustle at Dolly Sods and Bickel Knob Observation Tower. Museum-lovers will get to explore Elkins Depot Welcome Center and Appalachian Glass. Change things up with these side-trips from Elkins: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (in Weston), Blackwater Falls State Park (in Davis) and Green Bank Observatory (in Green Bank). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Iron Horse Statue and contemplate the long history of Statue of Minnehaha.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Elkins day trip tool .

Drive from Moundsville to Elkins in 3 hours. Traveling from Moundsville in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Elkins, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elkins

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Weston, Blackwater Falls State Park, Green Bank Observatory
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Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum ©
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Blackwater Falls State Park ©
Blackwater Falls State Park
Appalachian Glass ©
Appalachian Glass

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