Enugu State has a number of coal mines that are no longer functional; of these, the Onyeama and Okpara coal mines in Enugu are open to the public for visits.
Nike Lake Resort
Situated on the banks of the Nike Lake in Nike town (ten minutes away from the Enugu metropolis), the Nike Lake resort is an ideal spot for leisure, picnicking and special events.
Opi Lake Complex
Located in Opi, Nsukka, the complex features eight natural lakes set in a beautiful landscape. The lakes are inhabited by crocodiles.
Ezeagu Tourist Complex
The complex is located in the south-central part of the state. Its features include a waterfall, a three kilometre-long cave, a natural spring and the Iheneke Lake.
The Awhum Waterfall is in the Udi LGA. Thirty metres high, it cascades over the top of a massive granite rock into a stream. It is close to the Awhum Monastery and its waters are believed to have healing powers.
Ugwueme and Udi Hills
The Ugwueme and Udi Hills, located in the Enugu North LGA, rise hundreds of meters above sea level. They are a popular mountaineering point and offer a panoramic view of the Enugu metropolis.
In 1909, the British colonial government sent a team of mining engineers to Enugu to prospect for silver. Upon their arrival, they struck coal instead and settled at Ngwo at the top of Milliken Hill (now referred to “Hilltop”). On its slope to the south, they set up another settlement for African labourers known as Alfred Camp (or Ugwu Alfred).
Ani Ozalla Lake
The Ani Ozalla Lake is a natural lake with a shrine located at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA. Crocodiles, which are regarded by the local people as goddesses, appear from the lake at the command of the chief priest to take offerings from supplicants.
Unity Museum, Enugu
The Enugu Museum houses a variety of relics from the Stone Age through to the postcolonial era. Military artefacts from the Biafra War can be seen at the museum.
National Unity Museum, Enugu
The National Unity Museum in Enugu was established in 1972. The museum has a collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects. The museum was one of four unity museums proposed by the federal government as a way of integrating the various sections of the country after the Civil War of 1967-1970; the other proposed locations were Maiduguri, Sokoto and Ibadan.
Chief Nwodo's House, Ukehe
Chief Nwodo’s house in Ukehe was declared a monument in 1963 by the National Commission for Museums and Monuments. Chief Nwodo Nwokoro was a foot soldier for Eze Onyeama N'Eke, the absolute paramount ruler of Northern Igboland during the colonial era. The walls of the compound are decorated with many rare enamel plates.
Mmanwu (Masquerade) Festival
In Enugu State, masquerades are as much law enforcement agents as they are cultural entertainment. The masquerade institution is very important in Enugu State and its annual festival, which takes place every November, has become one of the state’s greatest tourist attractions.
New Yam Festival
The New Yam Festival, celebrated between August and October, is an occasion to offer special prayers to God for a fertile land and good harvest. It is marked with feasting and merry-making. Other activities that occur are chieftaincy coronation ceremonies, Ozo title-taking ceremonies, traditional marriage ceremonies and performances by cultural dance troupes.