Best WV Daytrips

By Mike Sizemore
POSTED: June 30, 2010

The Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold in Wheeling.

I’ve been greedily hoarding books, pamphlets and other things that boast of West Virginia’s scenery and notable attractions, thinking that when I have enough money I’ll start nosing around statewide. Then someone asked for ideas for day trips here in the Mountain State, so I hastily copied over a few.

If you’re within a couple of hours from these places, hopefully one will present something new, and maybe you’ll be a little bit prouder of West Virginia too.

Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold (Northern Panhandle)

A handful of miles outside of Wheeling sits Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, a massive, exquisitely ornamented Krishna Consciousness compound. You really have to visit this place (or at least go to to get just how boggling its opulence is. Built to honor Srila Prabhupada, founder of the Krishna Consciousness, it houses adherents to the faith but also welcomes visitors to share its artistic and spiritual splendor.

Read the entire article about other WV attractions here.

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