- TripBuzz found 26 things to do with kids in or near Philippi, West Virginia, including 25 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fairmont, Elkins, Buckhannon and Weston.
- From Philippi bridge to Audra State Park, the Philippi area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: Bridges, National & State Parks, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
The Alley is a bowling center offering several up to date bowling lanes. Along with bowling, visitors to The Alley can play games in the game room (Ping-Pong, pool, air hockey, shuffle board,) and can eat at the in-house restaurant.
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.
Seneca Rocks Climbing School offers professionally-led climbing trips as well as lessons conducted both on the rocks and on indoor equipment. The school welcomes climbers of all ability and experience levels.
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.
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Aboard the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, visitors can travel by train from Elkins through the Cheat Mountains or take a ride on the Durbin Express pulled by a Climax geared logging locomotive, one of only three trains of its kind in the world. Visitors also find three other options.
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.