Benefits of The Discovery Center!

For the local population, the Center provides another destination for daily life. It complements existing attractions which include the Jackson River Sports Complex, the restored Covington C&O Depot, Covington’s Main Street Park, the Jackson River Scenic Trail, Humpback Bridge, Falling Spring falls, Lake Moomaw, Douthat State Park, the Historic Masonic Theatre, the C&O Railway Heritage Center, the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, the Clifton Forge School of the Arts, and the many other historic structures, parks, trails and scenic views in the area. Businesses and services can expect to benefit from increased activity and the need to provide goods, food, housing and entertainment. Local and state governments can expect to see increased tax revenues.