Elkins Attractions

Check out our Randolph County website and see all the exploring and sightseeing opportunities for everyone! The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad makes its home in Elkins, WV. The railroad runs excursion trains that take visitors into the mountains on historic passenger trains. You can also find more information about the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad on the At the Depot page.

Davis & Elkins College was founded in 1904 and has a beautiful campus to visit that is adjacent to Elkins’ downtown. The summer mansions of the city’s founders, Senators Henry Gassaway Davis and Stephen B. Elkins, are located on the campus. Graceland is now an inn and Halliehurst is an administrative building, both are open to the public.

The D&E campus is also home to the Augusta Heritage Center a renowned folk-arts organization that hosts classes in traditional music, craft, and dance in the summer in addition to concerts and social dances.

The Stirrup Gallery is also located on the Davis & Elkins’ campus. It houses the Darby Collection, which contains a wide range of over 10,000 artifacts. There are also collections pertaining to President Lincoln, Senator Davis, and others.

Both the West Virginia Railroad Museum and the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center are located down the street from the Welcome Center in the Darden Mill. Their season runs from March to October and they are open Thursday – Sunday during that time. You can also find more information about these two places on the In the Rail Yard page.

The Gandy Dancer is a great musical venue in Elkins. Featuring Branson-style shows, the Gandy Dancer is West Virginia’s only dinner theater. See our event calendar for other concerts and performances. The Arts Center also hosts performances as well as exhibits and weekly classes. Visit Artists at Work, the local artist co-op, or another downtown shop to find a handmade local treasure.

For a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Elkins come into the Welcome Center and pick up a brochure. As you walk downtown you can read about the history behind each shop that you visit.

Visit https://elkinsrandolphwv.com for a complete list of attractions, lodging, and restaurants.