What People Are Saying

We believe that Explore Park is a fantastic place to visit for recreation or to hold your next event - but don't just take our word on it. This page contains testimonials from our visitors and customers.

Wedding and Rental Testimonials

“Our wedding at Explore Park was such a dream come true. We could not have picked a better venue or people to work with!” – Jessica & Jeremy Keene

“All of our guests commented on how amazing a venue it is.” – Tara Parrish

“It was perfect. We received lots of compliments on the venue!” – Dreama Manning

“My husband and I got married at the Arthur Taubman Center and it was the most amazing venue! If you want a unique wedding venue, then Explore Park is that place. It offers a gorgeous drive to the venue on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They have several different sites for the ceremony and all of them are unique and beautiful!” – Kinsey Woodard

“We wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding absolutely beautiful. THANK YOU!” – Samantha Frith

“Words cannot describe how much we love Explore Park! We had our fair-share of challenging requests, including a band and tent in front of the Taubman Center. However, Wendi and her staff went above and beyond to help coordinate with our vendors and ensure that our wedding would be unforgettable. Our guests still comment about how impressed there are with the park's unique atmosphere and beauty. The day turned out perfectly and we could not be happier or more thankful!" – Geoffrey and Hannah Hall

"Explore Park was the most amazing venue! Wendi was extremely helpful and kept in touch with me during the whole planning process to answer any question I had. If I ever needed to go see the venue she made it possible. Then on the day of the wedding, she was there to help and make sure that everything was the way it needed to be. If you want a unique wedding venue with amazing people to help you plan, then Explorer Park is that place. It offers a gorgeous drive to the venue on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They have several different sites for the ceremony and all of them are unique and beautiful! You will not be disappointed!"  - Kinsey Woodard

"Great place to have a wedding!! Everyone there is so nice and will help in anyway. The view from everything is absolutely stunning!!" - Rachel Taylor

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Online Park Reviews

"More people need to spend time enjoying the trails here. The beauty of the outdoors is so evident here, be it the river, the bird calls or just the peace and quiet." -Trina Nicholson

"Great place love the trails..very clean every time I go there.Nature is so hard too come by these days in this busy world, it's like a get away for me."  - Dreama Williams

"It's another wonderful treasure in South West Virginia I am surprised how many locals haven't discovered and I'm a bit selfishly glad." - Caroline Boughton

"Fun mountain biking and beautiful park. Lots of potential for the future." - Bill Slade

"Really nice park with good amenities and some really ambitious plans for the future!" -Jeffrey Scanian

"It's a nice place to visit they have nice trails to go hiking on in a cool-looking Museum and theater inside. It's definitely a place I would love to visit again." - J.R. Mercer