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I N S I D E R ' S G U I D E By T. Wayne Waters
If you enjoy rugged mountain terrain softened by
tranquil river valleys—and who doesnʼt—youʼll love
West Virginia. Ridges, gorges, trees, rivers, lakes, a
first-class state park system. Add to all that quaint towns
and friendly small cities, great meeting venues, top-notch
resorts and several major universities and youʼve got one heck of a state in which to hold a meeting.
Historic Capitol Market in
Gorge-ous Beckley: Southern West Virginia
Located amidst the gorgeous natural beauty of the New River Gorge and the Gauley River National
Recreation Area and near Bluestone National Scenic River, Beckley is loaded with outdoor recreation
options. The largest city in Southern West Virginia, Beckley has the 200-seat multi-use Raleigh Play-
Theatre, intriguing shops and several tantalizing restaurants like The Char and Pasqualeʼs.
The only full convention center in and around Beckley is the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention
Center. The facility has a large arena and eight conference rooms. Another conference option, how-
ever, is The Tamarack Conference Center in Beckley which offers about 12,000 square feet of meet-
ing space, a 178-seat theater, a fine art and fine craft gallery, artisan studios and a retail area.
Meet at the Market
Play on the Lake