Putting the “Park” in Greater Parkersburg

April 29, 2024

The weather is warming up here in Parkersburg, and it’s about time to plan your outdoor adventures! Check out these parks in the Greater Parkersburg area. Fort Boreman Historical Park – Named after West Virginia’s first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman, Fort Boreman is a smaller park but a photographer’s dream with a beautiful…

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Greater Parkersburg: Unveiling The Hidden Gems and Must-See Attractions

March 28, 2024

The bustling travelling season is coming as quick as the warm weather here in Greater Parkersburg. If you’re looking for a new historical adventure, make sure to plan a visit to our attractions this season. Blennerhassett Island – Opens April 30, 2024 Blennerhassett Island State Park is Parkersburg’s main tourist attraction. Located right on the…

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Greater Parkersburg

March 7, 2024

There’s a common sentiment among the Irish that the beautiful mountains of West Virginia remind them of home. If you look at the geologic history of the Appalachian Mountains, you’ll see why. At some point, the hills of Ireland and the hills of West Virginia were one. Many West Virginians have Irish heritage, and with…

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New display of children’s artwork at the Welcome Center

October 12, 2023

Stone artwork made at this year’s National Night Out event was unveiled at the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau welcome center on Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Parkersburg police and local kids painted these rocks together during the Night Out, an event that aims to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community. Sharon Kuhl, a…

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Plants at the Point: New Exhibition Flower Beds for Native Plant Pollinators

September 29, 2023

The Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting an event to celebrate the opening of Exhibition Flower Beds dedicated to supporting native plant pollinators. The event will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Plants at the Point, a Collaborative Community Garden operated by the CVB and located adjacent to the…

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Lee’s Studio and Medi Spa now open at the Blennerhassett Hotel

September 18, 2023

Lee’s Studio and Medi Spa, owned by Lee Rector, has been in business for 40 years, and its new location at the Blennerhassett Hotel is now open! A grand opening and ribbon cutting event, hosted by the Mid-Ohio Valley Chamber of Commerce, took place at the hotel on Friday, Sept. 8. Tours of the spa,…

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Continue the festival fun this fall at Greater Parkersburg 

September 1, 2023

The festival fun isn’t quite over yet! Check out this list of fun fall festivals and events you can attend in Greater Parkersburg.  Parkersburg Paddlefest – Sept. 15 – 17, 2023  Paddlefest is a three-day fun-filled festival dedicated to the wonders of people-powered watercrafts. Paddle down the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers in your kayak,…

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Festivals you must attend this summer in Greater Parkersburg 

June 9, 2023

The sun’s coming out and so are our festivals! Here in Greater Parkersburg, you can enjoy a multitude of summer festivals and fairs.  Mid-Ohio Valley Multicultural Festival – June 16 – 18, 2023  The Multicultural Festival is an outdoor international festival that features a variety of cultures and their heritage. Enjoy traditional music, dance, food…

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Fort Boreman Scenic Hike

10 Must-Do Fall Activities in Greater Parkersburg

September 23, 2022

It’s officially sweater weather! With the dropping of temperatures comes the changing of leaves, and here at Visit Greater Parkersburg, we know exactly where you need to be for the best fall activities and views. Fort Boreman Park (pictured above) – Located two miles from downtown Parkersburg, the park features Union Civil War trenches, interpretive…

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