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Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Location 137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
(Access to island via sternwheeler )

304-420-4800, 800-CALL-WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com/

Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Features the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours, concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities. Frequent special events include Mansion by Candlelight each October. Debarkation to the Island is from Point Park at the end of Second St in Parkersburg.

Hours:
Open May - Oct Admission Call for hours, days and ticket prices

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Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History

Location 137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800, 800-CALL-WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

Start your Blennerhassett experience at the Blennerhassett Museum.  The museum is located in downtown Parkersburg with three floors of intriguing archaeological and historical exhibits of the Blennerhassetts and the area, extensive gift shop and video explaining the Blennerhassett’s story.

Hours:
Open year-round, closed Mon Admission Adult $4.00, Child (3-12) $2.00; Child (Under 3) Free

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Grand Central Mall

Grand Central Mall

Location 100 Grand Central Mall
Vienna, WV
(WV 14 between Parkersburg and Vienna WV)

304-485-4464

http://www.grandcentralmall.com

Celebrating more than 40 years as the area's premier shopping destination.  Shop and dine at over 100 stores, restaurants and specialty shops, including Books-A-Million, The Children's Place, and Buckle.  Visit our website, or follow us on Facebook for a full store directory, list of upcoming events and special savings.

Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sun 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission Free

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North Bend Rail Trail

Location 202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV 26337
(Along US 50 from Parkersburg to Clarksburg, WV)

304-643-2931

http://www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com

Stretching 72 miles through 13 tunnels, rural countryside and several historic sites with mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, buggy rides and nature walks.  Rental bikes available.  Call for a free guide.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk Admission Free

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North Bend State Park

North Bend State Park

Location 202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV 26337
(Just off US 50)

304-643-2931, 800-CALL-WVA

http://www.northbendsp.com/

This 2,400 acre park includes a lodge, deluxe cabins, campgrounds, full service restaurant, 305-acre lake for fishing, kayaking and canoeing and the North Bend Rail Trail with hiking and biking. Also outdoor pool (seasonal), picnicking, nature center and special events. Free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the lodge.

Admission Free

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Actors Guild of Parkersburg

Location 724 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304-485-1300

http://www.actorsguildonline.com

Variety of musical, comedic and dramatic offerings by an organization that has won state and national recognition for performance excellence.  Performances selected weekends.  Current season includes August: Osage County, Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Young Frankenstein, Alone Together, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The Broadway Musical.

Hours:
Vary per show Admission Varies per show

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Artcraft Studio

Location Artcraft Studio
521 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304 485-5771

Parkersburg's History in Photographs! Since 1925. Over 750 historic images on display from over 8000 negatives on hand. From Amelia Earhart to JFK, see photos of our famous visitors and experience the rich history of Parkersburg preserved by Paul Borelli.

Hours:
M-F 9:30 Am - 3 PM Admission free

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Burning Springs Park

Location Burning Springs, WV
(Exit 170 off I-77, WV 14 South 13 miles to Elizabeth, WV 5 East 7 miles to park)

304-275-3510

http://www.oilandgasmuseum.com

Money. Power. Politics. War. Prosperity. A self-guided tour presents the captivating stories of the nation’s first oil and gas field. See the world’s oldest producing oil well and learn the role it played in West Virginia statehood and the Civil War.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk Admission Free

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Campus Martius Museum

Location 601 Second St
Marietta, OH
740-373-3750, 800-860-0145

http://www.campusmartiusmuseum.org

This museum displays more than 200 years of history, featuring exhibits and artifacts that show who moved to the area and why. Featured inside the museum and on its original location is the complete Rufus Putnam House, one of the oldest residences in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Hours:
Mon, Wed - Sat 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission Adult $7.00, student $4.00, child (under 5) free

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Fort Boreman Historical Park

Location Parkersburg, WV
(Off US 50, Marrtown Rd Exit)

Located two miles from downtown Parkersburg, the park features a partially reconstructed Union Civil War fortification, trenches, interpretive signage, picnic shelters, nature trail and spectacular views of Parkersburg and the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk Admission Free

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Henderson Hall Plantation

Location 517 River Rd
Williamstown, WV
(Off WV 14 north of Parkersburg)

304-375-2129

Built in 1859 as the centerpiece of the 2,600 acre Henderson plantation, this impressive 17-room pre-Civil War mansion with all of its original furnishings, has survived as a legacy of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  

Hours:
Tours Tues - Sun 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Monday, Closed January - February Admission Adult $5.00, children under 12 yrs $4.00, children 6 & under free

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Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier

Location 2001 Grand Central Ave
Vienna, WV
(WV 14)

304-295-6576, 800-842-4512

http://www.holls.com

Bring home a taste of Switzerland.  Holl’s uncompromising commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients and the attention to detail that comes from a classically trained Master Chocolatier ensures you an extraordinary chocolate experience.

Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission Free

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Julia-Ann Square Historic District

Location Parkersburg, WV
(Juliana and Ann Sts between 9th and 13th Sts)

304-422-9861

http://www.juliannsquare.org

Step into the past with a self-guided walking tour of Victorian grandeur. These were the homes of some of the most influential figures in West Virginia’s early history. Garden and Christmas home tours take place annually.

Admission Free

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Mountwood Park

Location 1014 Volcano Rd
Waverly, WV
(US 50, 12 miles east of Parkersburg)

304-679-3611, 877-320-1688

http://www.mountwoodpark.org

This 2,600 acre park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, primitive and full hookup campsites, beach houses, fishing and boat rentals and a gift shop.

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk Admission Free

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Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Location 3982 Waverly Road
Williamstown, WV 26187
304 375-2923

http://www.fws.gov/refuge/ohio_river_islands/

Protecting habitat for wildlife along 362 miles of the Ohio River. The refuge features fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife observation and a visitor facility. Pets OK on a leash. Also see Middle Island - St. Marys, WV.

Hours:
Vistors Center Hours - April-November, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; December-March, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Admission Free

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Oil & Gas Museum

Location 119 3rd St
Parkersburg, WV
304-485-5446

http://www.oilandgasmuseum.com

This nationally recognized museum presents the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry, including how the accumulation of wealth from oil impacted West Virginia statehood.  Also expanded displays on the Civil War and local industries.

Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sat - Sun 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission Adult $3.00, Child (6 to 12 years) $2.00

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Parkersburg Art Center

Location 725 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
(Corner of 7th and Market Sts)

304-485-3859

http://www.parkersburgartcenter.org

A taste of Soho.  Visit our dynamic, contemporary gallery to see regional and national works of art.  The Art Center features exhibitions, classes, guided tours, gift shop, special events and facility rentals.

Hours:
Wed - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission Suggested donation - Adult $2.00

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Pioneer Antique Auto Club

Location PO Box 2123
Parkersburg, WV 26102
304-863-3658

http://www.pioneerantiqueautoclub.com

Founded in 1961, the Pioneer Antique Auto Club provides membership regardless of the nature of your interest in cars: whether you want to show, rebuild, restore, customize or enjoy a car, we welcome you.

Admission Varies With Event

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Smoot Theatre

Location 213 5th St
Parkersburg, WV
304-422-PLAY

http://www.smoottheatre.com

Enjoy unforgettable entertainment in this restored 1926 vaudeville house – the Grand Lady of downtown Parkersburg.  Artists of national and international prominence as well as local artists can be found on the Smoot’s stage.

Hours:
Vary per show Admission Varies per show

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The Castle

Location 418 Fourth St
Marietta, OH 45750
740-373-4180

http://www.mariettacastle.org

The Castle of Marietta is one of the best examples of Gothic Revival style of architecture in Ohio.  It is also where everyone comes to experience history firsthand.

Admission Varies By Activity

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the Wilds

Location 14000 International Rd
Cumberland, OH
740-638-5030

http://www.thewilds.org

Board a Safari Transport to view rare and endangered animals from around the world - like rhinos, giraffes and cheetahs - roaming freely at this 10,000-acre conservation center in Southeastern Ohio.  Gift shop, cafe, group tours.  Open select days May through October.

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Unicorn Wine Guild

Location 1816 Washington Blvd
Belpre, OH
740-423-1300

http://www.unicornwineguild.com

Sample great wines at Belpre's Urban Winery made with juices from around the world.  See how wines are grown, where we make, bottle and label our wines. 

Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

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Valley Gem Sternwheeler

Location Valley Gem Landing
601 Front St
Marietta, OH
740-373-7862

http://www.valleygemsternwheeler.com

Experience Marietta’s riverboat!  Narrated Sightseeing Cruises, Saturday Dinner Cruises, Lock and Lunch Cruises, Fall Foliage Cruises, special events and private charter cruises available May through October.  Don’t miss the boat!

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Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley

Location 1829 7th St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-0332

http://www.veteransmuseumofmidohiovalley.com

The museum offers over 1,700 square feet of displays honoring veterans of all services from WWI to the present while educating the public on their service.  The museum also includes a video and book library for research.

Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission Adult $3.00, children 12 and under $1.00, members and veterans are free

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Wayne National Forest

Location Wayne National Forest
13700 US HWY 33
Nelsonville, OH
740 753-0101

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wayne

The forest has approximately 134 miles of all-terrain vehicle and off-highway motorcycle trails, 88 miles of horse trails and 209 miles available for mountain bikers to enjoy.

Hours:
12:00 AM - 12:59 PM Admission Call for info

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WineTree Vineyards

Location 772 Jesterville Rd
Parkersburg, WV
(Just off WV 68 at I-77 exit 179)

304-865-0507

http://www.winetreevineyards.com

Visit our Winery and sample our National Award Winning Wines! Two locations to choose from. The farm offers tours of the Winery and Vineyard as well as sampling and sales. WineTree in the City, 1512 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, WV 304-865-2490, offers sampling and sales of our wines.

Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Jan - Feb Fri - Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission Free

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