Welcome to Greater Parkersburg!
When you are in Greater Parkersburg and you see tourists shopping, dining and sightseeing, a motor coach parked at an area attraction, a competitive sporting event taking place or a convention group staying at a local hotel, chances are the bureau was behind the scenes helping to make it happen.
CVBs realize that no area, regardless of its charm, facilities or other attributes sells itself, so destination marketing organizations around the world continually court leisure travelers, tour groups, meetings and conventions. It requires a strong, effective and adequately funded bureau to guarantee that the Mid-Ohio Valley remains a destination of choice.
With the majestic Ohio River as a backdrop, we invite you to come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg. Enjoy the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, handcrafted artistry at the Parkersburg Art Center, and superb outdoor recreational opportunities at North Bend State Park and Rail Trail. The area's rich heritage, much of it involving the early oil and gas industry, is presented at numerous museums and historic areas.
Discover our unique shops that abound with locally produced and other distinctive treasures. Experience exceptional dining and a vast array of cultural and entertainment venues. Play at our various outdoor facilities that offer golf, fishing, hiking or biking. We invite you to escape to Greater Parkersburg for a relaxing and memorable getaway.
Before writing the check to join any organization, you invariably have several questions, not the least of which is… “Why should I support this organization?”
The mission of the Greater Parkersburg CVB is "to generate economic growth for the Greater Parkersburg area through effective sales and marketing to the leisure, sports, group tour and meeting and conference markets and by providing superior customer service to our visitors and partners."
The bureau has various publications that are available for viewing online or downloading as a PDF document.