- The list below includes 10 free or cheap things to do in or near Riverton, West Virginia, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Other Tours, National & State Parks and Specialty Museums.
- From Spruce Knob to Seneca Caverns, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Riverton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Seneca Rocks, Elkins, Seneca Falls and Davis.
Spruce Knob at Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area is the highest peak in West Virginia. Rock climbers often climb the peak, and the recreation area is important in history because it was the first national recreation area in the United States.
During summer weekends, visitors to the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center can attend hands on demonstrations taught by Appalachian crafters and artisans, listen to mountain music, and see living history events. The center is also popular with picnickers.
Recorded history says the Seneca Indians who used the cavern to smoke meat first used the Smoke Hole Caverns, and later, during the Civil War, the cavern was used to make whiskey. Today, visitors can tour the cavern.
Made of white/gray Tuscarora quartzite, the peak of Seneca Rocks is only accessible by skilled technical rock climbers. The Seneca Rocks State Forest is located within the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area that offers a discovery center and other climbs, and is part of the larger Monongahela Nat…
Dedicated especially to the women who, in 1848, held the first Women's Rights Convention, the National Women's Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 and features the names of more than 250 women, including in here present day celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey.