Shopping

A vacation in West Virginia wouldn’t be complete without taking advantage of the unique shopping opportunities available in the area. River Expeditions is conveniently located between two great shopping destinations, Fayetteville and Oak Hill, where you’ll find unique galleries, antique shops and specialty stores. Take some time to bag the perfect souvenir to remind you of your trip.

Fayetteville has been named one of America’s Coolest Small Towns. When you visit its historic downtown, home to a vibrant shopping and restaurant district, you’ll understand why. You’ll find everything from craft stores and local art galleries, to boutiques and book stores. Browse for that great find at flea markets or farmers markets, and after you’ve worked up an appetite there are restaurants that cater to every taste.

Oak Hill is home to historic gift shops and restaurants full of local crafts, memorabilia and color. Plan your visit in September and you can enjoy the Oak Leaf Festival with local crafts and vendors, car, bike and art shows, a chili cookoff and live entertainment.

Tamarack is large arts, crafts and conference facility less than 20 minutes from River Expeditions. It showcases West Virginia craft products such as wood, glass, textiles, pottery, metal, jewelry, as well as specialty food items, fine art, and books and recordings about West Virginia. There are five resident artisan studios and most weekends from Spring through Fall, Tamarack offers a schedule of events including artisan demonstrations, food tastings, book signings and live performances.

If you’re looking for more adventures, some of Appalachia’s best outdoor outfitter shops are right here in the area. Get outfitted for everything from rafting to hiking and hunting and fishing.

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Area events, fairs, and festivals

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Area attractions

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Shopping

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Dining

Many of our adventure vacation packages include meals  in our dining facilities at River Expeditions.  There's also great "pub grub" available at...

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State and National Parks

River Expeditions is conveniently located near the heart of the 70,000 acre New River Gorge National Park where hiking and biking...

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Arts and theatre

Local artisans and actors take pride in their craft are always delighted to showcase their work. Art galleries and studios can be found in downtown,...

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Gaming

Feeling lucky?  Take a short trip to Mardi Gras West Virginia Hotel and Casino near Charleston for live greyhound racing excitemen...

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Golf and spa

Southern West Virginia boasts some of the best courses in the state; all within a short distance from River Expeditions. Choose to play 18-hole ch...

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