Barbour County is also home of Audra State Park. Located on 355 acres in southwestern Barbour County is Audra State Park. The Middle Fork River cuts through Audra. Deep pools, large flat rocks, and a riverside beach are highlights of Audra. Alum cave is located at Audra state park also and is accessible by a boardwalk built along a overhanging sandstone ledge.
Barbour County is also the home of Alderson Broaddus University. Noted for its health science, natural science, education and music programs. It was the first college in West Virginia to offer a four-year degree in nursing and the first in the country to offer a four-year physician assistant degree. Today the Physician Assistant program is considered one of the best established programs in the world.
Barbour County has a strong tie to our past with a strong Civil War history, and bond with the present day offering many wonderful recreational opportunities.