The zoological facility displays native and introduced fauna in large, spacious enclosures meant to present guests with a realistic portrait of wildlife.
Animals can be viewed along a 1.25-mile-long wheelchair-accessible interpretative trail that winds its way through a mature hardwood forest.
Signs along the trail tell visitors about each animal's life history, biology and its relationship with humans.
As well as its menagerie, the center has a wooded picnic area outfitted with grills and shelters.
The picnic area is located just over a hill from a pond stocked with trout, bass, catfish and bluegill where guests can fish.
The center is open year-round but charges admission only between April and October.
To learn more about The West Virginia Wildlife Center, visit www.wvdnr.gov/wildlife/wildlifecenter.shtm or call 304-924-6211.