If you have ever visited a racetrack, ski resort, or a state park in West Virginia, you know tourism is a major industry for the state. According to statistics from the West Virginia Division of Tourism, it provides more overall jobs than traditionally recognized economic powerhouses within the state, including the coal industry. Visitors to the state come for a variety of reasons. They come to enjoy the scenery and environment, learn about the state’s history, and participate in adventure sports. The graphic above shows where different counties rank in terms of tourism dollars, and highlights some of the biggest attractions.