15 Unspoken Rules About West Virginia That All The Locals Know

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West Virginians: vote up the rules that all tourists should know before they visit.

Have you ever felt like an outsider in a foreign land when traveling? Every place has its secrets that only the locals know. So, to avoid the awkward feeling of being "a tourist" in West Virginia,  you should read up on these local West Virginia rules. Check out these recommendations and learn what to do in West Virginia!


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    8 VOTES

    Visit The Lunatic Landmark

    From Redditor u/TheReaper7613:

    The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is a really cool landmark along with the New River Gorge Bridge. For hiking, I’d recommend around Dolly Sods. Also, I recommend trying a pepperoni roll if you have the opportunity; they are amazing!

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    5 VOTES

    Visit Morgantown If You Want To Hike

    From Redditor u/hatefulhelp:

    You could look into Morgantown (college town, fairly big relative to other towns in the state), or Davis/Thomas (small rural towns) that are close to better hiking (IMO, as someone who prefers 10+ mile hikes) and lesser-known whitewater.

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    4 VOTES

    New River Gorge Bridge Is A Must-See

    From Redditor u/WVJerry:

    You need to see [the] New River Gorge Bridge, Lewisburg, and about 1,000 more places. After all, it is "Almost Heaven."

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    3 VOTES

    Update Your GPS Before You Go

    From Redditor u/celticchrys:

    Update your GPS maps before you come. You can't count on a live cell or data connection at all times, so whatever maps app you use on your phone, download offline maps for the state. You can do this in Google Maps, for example, so that you can still use the map if there's no phone signal.

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    4 VOTES

    Keep An Eye On The Weather 

    From Redditor u/nowall0022:

    Do research on the weather leading up to your stay. Driving in and around could be very difficult depending on snow in the mountains. Also to note: West Virginia state roads are generally more narrow than [in] other states. Along with narrow roads and possible weather, hairpin turns are abundant, so please take your time and be prepared while traveling. 

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    4 VOTES

    The Rocket Biscuit Is A Must-Try

    From Redditor u/Danman62891:

    Eat at Tudor’s Biscuit World [in Charleston] for breakfast. I recommend the Rocket [biscuit].