Mercer County is home to Bramwell, a national award winning Preserve America Community. See the beautiful elaborate homes built by the wealthy coal operators and hear the stories of their elegant and active social life. Visitors are invited to explore a rich heritage in West Virginia’s southern coalfields and hear stories of miner’s hardships. See the opera house, saloon and churches in the miner’s town of Pocahontas. Walk back into the earth and feel the dampness at the Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine & Museum.
Among the beautiful scenery and sites, lie many opportunities for outdoor adventure. To really get your heart pounding, roar through the mountains on an ATV or mountain bike, or ski down the mountain with the wind in your hair. Adventure is just around the corner in the southern gateway region.