From the Native Americans and first settlers of the new frontier to the Civil War and the Discovery of the Oil and Gas industry, the Mid-Ohio Valley has an abundance of educational opportunities for your whole family.
Whatever your outdoor passion, we have an ideal spot for you!
If you love the great outdoors, you’ll love making your own history in Greater Parkersburg. Explore more than 82,000 acres of lush parks and public lands, including North Bend State Park and North Bend Rail Trail. Zip over and around our hills on the new ATV trail system at Mountwood Park. Or enjoy the recently renovated Point Park and amphitheater along the Ohio River. Whatever your outdoor passion—hiking, biking, boating, birding, fishing or golfing—we have an ideal spot for you.
HISTORY COMES ALIVE IN OUR COLORFUL AND FASCINATING MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES.
Take a ride on an authentic sternwheeler down the majestic Ohio River to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and explore the beautifully recreated and meticulously furnished Blennerhassett Mansion. Visit the nationally recognized Oil and Gas Museum and learn about the events and people who engineered the birth of an industry and the creation of West Virginia while ensnared in the drama of the Civil War.