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Big Levels

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In the area of Lewisburg, WV, above the Greenbrier River, the Big Levels were so-named by explorers for their relatively level character. Surrounded on all sides by the Allegheny Mountains, the dales and slight swells of this limestone region form one of West Virginia's most popular tourist areas. The Greenbrier resort and many other vacation destinations are located here. Many "healing" or mineral springs, including those at Sweet Springs, Salt Sulphur Springs, Blue Sulphur Springs, and White Sulphur Springs also made this a popular vacation area prior to the Civil War. The levels are underlain by countless miles of limestone caverns. The Big Levels are sometimes confused with the higher-elevation Big Meadows of western Greenbrier County.

The Big Levels


Big Levels WV.jpg</br> Greenbrier Valley Photos

The Big Levels are located in Monroe and Greenbrier counties. Charming Union and Lewisburg lie among the region's bluegrass pastures. The Little Levels are located further north in Pocahontas County near Hillsboro.

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