- TripBuzz found 18 things to do with kids in or near Elkins, West Virginia, including 12 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Davis, Buckhannon, Philippi and Seneca Rocks.
- From Elkins Bowling Recreation Center to New Tygart Flyer, the Elkins area offers 44 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Forests.
- Situated on the Tygart Valley River and Leading Creek, over 7,000 people call Elkin, West Virginia home. This city, located in Randolph County, spans only 4 square miles. Elkin was named in the 1995 edition of 'The 100 Best Small Towns in America.' The city has a wonderful, spanning view of the mountains and terrain, accompanied with an array of festivals in celebration of the town.
On the New Tygart Flyer, passengers can take a 4-hour, 46-mile round trip train ride through mountain wilderness. Leaving from Elkins, passengers experience deep mountain ravines, an 'S' curve tunnel and get to see the 'High Falls of Cheat' waterfall.
Situated on over 900,000 acres, Monongahela National Forest features trails suitable for hiking and mountain biking along with RV and tent campsites. It can also be used for fishing, hunting, picnics, wildlife viewing and cross-country skiing.
Visitors to Audra State Park, Buckhannon, may hike, swim, river tube, or relax in a scenic location. The popular Alum Cave Trail follows boardwalk beneath sandstone cliffs. Campgrounds close to river. Other amenities include showers and camp store
The Lascaux Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia is a very small unique theater that consists of 40 seats. Movie entertainment is usually featured on the weekends. The theater has been in business since 2002.
In business since 1950, Skateland offers an indoor skating rink for its guests. It has 'glo-skating' events where visitors can skate under black light. It also has a large, inflatable outdoor cinema screen available for rent.