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Take Me Home, Country Roads… Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of John Denver’s Song with a Visit to West Virginia

“I’ve been saying it since the first day I took office: John Denver surely got it right when he coined West Virginia Almost Heaven. The song is a perfect love letter to our great state, and one that so many know by heart,” said Gov. Jim Justice.

Gov. Jim Justice today unveiled the new West Virginia Vacation Guide, a travel inspiration magazine dedicated to promoting Almost Heaven, West Virginia. This year’s guide is a special edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

“I’m so proud of this new guide. It showcases our four beautiful seasons, outdoor activities, and most importantly, our charming small mountain towns,” said Gov. Justice.

The Vacation Guide focuses heavily on road trips across the Mountain State and also features interactive content with the use of QR codes throughout. When scanned, codes bring the guides to life in a digital format and unlock exclusive content such as new covers of “Country Roads” by West Virginia artists and travel inspiration from more than 50 tourism partners.

“Our goal was to create a new marketing piece that helps visitors plan their trip whenever they may be ready. Spring, summer, winter or fall—you’ll find travel tips and ideas on how you can travel responsibility in West Virginia,” Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby said. “By adding interactive components, we will continue to update and share new content with prospective travelers all year long.”

Click here to request a copy of the special edition West Virginia Vacation Guide.

March 23, 2021

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  1. Marie Moser says:

    We absolutely loved West Virginia when we visited a few years ago! We took a few train excursions while visiting and enjoyed the beautiful mountains. We camped at Pegasus Campground and loved the smallness and friendliness of the campground. Can’t wait to visit again!

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