Take a Trip Through West Virginia
by Shannon Dean
Thousands of people travel West Virginia each summer without leaving Beckley they golf around the state by playing the 18-hole West Virginia-themed course at Mountain State Miniature Golf. By the time you travel from Hole #1 The New River Gorge Bridge, to Hole #18 The Coal Mine, you will have visited sites from every corner of the state: Seneca Rocks, Babcock Grist Mill, Spruce Knob even the legendary Moth Man from Point Pleasant makes an appearance!
Mountain State Miniature Golf is uniquely constructed on a wooded hillside, offering a fun experience for kids, teens, adults and families. Not only is this golf game fun, it is educational as well, dispersing interesting facts about some of the states interesting attractions. Group rates are available for churches, birthday parties, sports teams, and businesses. In addition to golfing, a 20-foot climbing wall offers several routes, from challenging to easy, for adventures of all ages.
A game of golf is only $5 per person plus tax. Ages three and under are half-price. Groups of 10 or more pay only $4.50, and 20 or more cost just $4 each. The climbing wall is $5 for two attempts.
Mountain State Miniature Golf is located next to the Little Brick House Gift Shop at 1818 Harper Road in Beckley. The Little Brick House also specializes in West Virginia items authentic coal mine scrip for the early and mid-1900s, panoramic coal mine photos taken in the 1940s and 50s, and a wide variety of books on the history of coal mining. Other items include Boyds Bears, TY Beanie Babies, locally made crafts, and West Virginia Souvenirs.
Hours of operation vary by the season, but from spring to fall the shop and golf course are open to 11 p.m. every weekend, 9 p.m. during the week. Both businesses are open each evening until 11 p.m. during the summer. Phone 304.253.7242 for more information or to make a reservation at the course for your group or party.
The Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau asks you to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town and help us spread the word on the wonderful attractions our area has to offer.