Petersburg Layover Adventure
Featuring Our Canyon To Caverns Event
Explore the unparalleled beauty of Almost Heaven, West Virginia with our range of exciting family activities. From the breathtaking Trough Canyon teeming with eagles to the renowned Smoke Hole Caverns, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience that is perfect for creating cherished memories. Join us for an all-day adventure and discover the wonders of this spectacular destination.
Explore Rural Petersburg, WV
Take a walk or hop on the bus to visit the town’s various cultural and historic shops, where you can indulge in cold drinks, craft beer, and moonshine, as well as tasty snacks. Whether you’re a history buff or a foodie, there’s something for everyone in Petersburg. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to explore one of West Virginia’s charming country towns.
Smoke Hole Caverns
Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and prior reservation at an extra charge is required to secure a spot.
Canyon to Caverns Event
The world – famous caverns are a unique geological formation located in the Seneca Rocks/Spruce Knob National Recreation Area. Underground beauty within the caverns is created by the mineral-carrying water deposits which create stalactites and stalagmites including the world’s longest ribbon stalactite. Beautiful cave formations are seen throughout the tour as you listen to local lore and learn about cave science. Other highlights include a genuine crystal cave coral pool filled with golden trout, a “married” cave column, and the queen’s room with her canopy believed to be the oldest formation in the cavern.
Historians believe Native Americans and Civil War soldiers used the caverns for smoking wild game which produced swirling clouds of smoke seen throughout the region thus inspiring the name Smoke Hole. Local lore is the secluded nature of the caverns with its clean, cold waters was a popular place for settlers and immigrants to make corn whiskey during Prohibition. In fact, an original moonshine still remains on display.
Dress appropriately as the caverns are a pleasant 56 degrees year round and require walking about ⅔ mile. The guided tours are family friendly and 45 minutes.
Smoke Hole Caverns Cancelation Policy
Smoke Hole tickets are considered final sale and are non-refundable.
In the event that you need to reschedule your Smoke Hole Canyons to Caverns Tour, you have the option to do so to another available tour date. Please note that rescheduling is subject to availability.
If you wish to reschedule, please contact our reservation office at least one week prior to your original departure date. Rescheduling requests made less than one week before the scheduled departure date will not be accommodated. Smoke Hole tickets that are rescheduled must be used within the same calendar year. If you are unable to reschedule within the same year, or cancel less than one week prior to the excursion date, the Smoke Hole ticket portion of your reservation will be considered forfeited.
Explore Petersburg, WV
A Rural Appalachian Town
Historic South Side Depot
Welcome to the historic South Side Depot, where you can discover the best of West Virginia’s local culture and craftsmanship. This shop features a wide variety of handmade items created by talented artisans from the region, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, and much more. When you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the sound of live local musicians, adding an extra layer of charm and entertainment to your shopping experience.
And why not indulge your taste buds while you’re here? South Side wine tasting events showcase some of the finest West Virginia wines, giving you a chance to savor the flavors of this unique region.
South Side Depot is passionate about promoting the local community and supporting small businesses. By shopping with them, you’re not only getting one-of-a-kind, locally made items, but you’re also contributing to the growth and vitality of West Virginia’s creative economy. Come and explore the South Side Depot and all it has to offer.