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Some people think getting here is half the fun! We guarantee a scenic ride.

Please note:

  • We do not recommend using a GPS device, as you may get routed over some interesting secondary roads!
  • It may be to your advantage in some small West Virginia towns to watch for and observe the posted speed limits!

If you are coming from:

The North, take  I-79 S to RT 33 East to RT 92 S

The South, take I-77 N to I-64 E to RT 92 N

The East, take

  • I-64 W to RT 92 N – OR
  • RT 33 W to RT 28 S/W to RT 92 S

The West, take:

  • RT 50 E to I-79 S to RT 33 E to RT 92 S – OR
  • I-64 E to I-79 N to RT 33 E to RT 92 S – OR
  • I-64/I-77 E to I-64 E to RT 92 N

Local airports

From Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

  • Take Airport Blvd, then follow directions to I-376 E towards Pittsburgh
  • At exit 64A, take I-79 S toward Washington
  • Take left ramp for I-79 S / I-70 E toward Morgantown / New Stanton
  • At exit 21, take right ramp for I-79 S toward Morgantown
  • Follow directions above for travel from the North

From Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport (CHO)

  • Depart Airport via Airport Road
  • Turn right to take VA-29 S / Seminole Trail
  • Follow signs for 29 or 29 Bypass towards I-64
  • Take I-64 W toward Staunton
  • Follow directions above for travel from the East

From Washington Dulles (IAD)

  • Take Dulles Airport Access Rd to exit airport
  • Take ramp right for VA-28 S toward Centreville/Manassas
  • Take ramp right for I-66 W toward Front Royal
  • Take I-66 W, and at exit 1A, take ramp left for I-81 S toward Roanoke
  • Take Exit 296 for US-48 W to Patterson Creek Rd and exit from US-48 onto WV-28 S
  • Take slight left onto WV-42 South (Lunce Creek Highway)
  • Turn right toward WV-28 S/WV-55 W
  • Stay on WV-28 S to Green Bank Observatory

map to the GBO