The national capital Washington is situated 250 miles (402 kilometers) east of Ripley.
When it comes to getting the best out of your holidays, it's good to keep in mind that Ripley is just the beginning; Central West Virginia features an abundance of wonderful things to do and see. Mason, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, while Pomeroy is situated 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
Charleston, is another interesting spot to explore. It is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Ripley and offers a wide range of things to see, for example West Virginia State Museum, West Virginia State Capitol Building and Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. Charleston has plenty to offer those happy to linger. Appalachian Power Park, Kanawha State Forest and Avampato Discovery Museum are some of the other sights worth a visit.
A fun way to enjoy the unique natural environment around Ripley is to sign up for a mountain climbing or rock climbing tour.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Charleston, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.