The West Virginia Conservation Commission started Grandview Park in the 1940's as roadside picnic facilities. In the1990's, it was brought into the New River Gorge National River and managed by the National Park Service.
Grandview State Park is home to Theatre West Virginia. Since 1961, Theatre West Virginia had performed outdoor drama every summer from June to August. Their anchor shows, performed in the Cliffside Amphitheatre, are Honey in the Rock, the story of the birth of the state, and Hatfields and McCoys, the story of two famous feuding families. During to the Covid - 19 Pandemic, Theatre West Virginia did not perform live musical theater in 2020. Instead, they adapted Hatfields and McCoys for radio.