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Things to Do

The Cass Showcase

Showcase is a must visit when arriving at Cass, W.Va.  The diorama is a work of art and depicts the Town of Cass when it was a booming logging community.  A short film helps visitors understand what this community meant to West Virginia and the world beyond. The 20-30 minutes you spend with the interpreter, the video and getting questions answered about the town, history, and character of Cass makes this fee free activity priceless in more ways than one. View Town Times schedule.

The Last Run Restaurant

The Company Store houses the retail/gift shop, a museum and also the Last Run Restaurant.  Operated by the Bodkin Sisters, this restaurant features good cookin’, will pack lunches for trips up the mountain, and a hearty welcome to Cass.  Sandwiches, daily specials, and beverages are available at reasonable rates.  Bald Knob ticket purchase includes lunch.

The Last Run Restaurant was featured in the “101 Unique Places to Dine” (in West Virginia) in 2009. The Last Run Restaurant also received this honor in  2015!   The restaurant is a step back in time with good food and great people preparing it for you. If you've not taken time to eat at the Last Run Restaurant-you're missing an item on your bucket list! Find specials and hours at www.facebook.com/lastrunrestaurant.

The Cass Historical Museum

Located in the Company Store Building, and founded by Kyle J. Neighbors,  the museum features items and artifacts of Cass. Open to the public at no charge, visitors can learn more about the trains, community spirit and history of Cass and the surrounding area. View Town Times schedule.

Guided Tour of the Cass Locomotive Shops

Take a guided walking tour of the maintenance shops that restore, repair, and maintain the locomotives and passenger cars to exacting standards.  On your way to the shops, you will pass the site of the sawmill that produced the finished lumber for shipment to customers all over the country.  At the shops, you will see the locomotives being prepared for the day’s operations.  Inside the shops are the many machines and tools used to keep the locomotives operating.  Depending on the work being done, you may see locomotives in various stages of repair and get to talk to the people who do the work.

Mountain Rail WV conducts locomotive shop tours.  Visit MountainRailWV.com for details.

The Shops at Leatherbark Ford

Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op offers an awesome retail shop at Cass.  The "Shops at Leatherbark Ford" features handcrafted items and artistry and located in former craft shop in the Town of Cass. (On the Cass Town Map the building is marked ‘G’ – Shops at Leatherbark Ford.)  Products include paintings and artwork, needlework, quilts, blacksmithing, baskets, soaps, and more.  The shop is open through October, Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.   The main cooperative shop, Fourth Avenue Gallery,  is located in Marlinton. 

Guided Tour of the Town of Cass

Take a guided walking tour of the Town of Cass.  Discover the many interesting structures in the Town and find out what they were used for in the logging days. Departure times are posted at the Visitor Center and Park Headquarters. There are multiple departures each day. View Town Times schedule.

Self-Guided Town Tours

A self-guided tour pamphlet ( Walking Tour) is also available at the park office for guests that enjoy walking through the living historic town of Cass, W.Va.

The town map shows the streets and buildings that are renovated.  Remember those with numbers are vacation rental units. We ask visitors to be considerate when looking at these structures. Town Map. 

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