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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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Shop Til’ You Drop Itinerary

August 3, 2022

𝔹𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕌𝕤𝕖𝕕 𝔽𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕪 & 𝕊𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕪 8:00 a.m. Wake up to donuts & coffee from JR’s Donut Castle 9:00 a.m. Start your day at Crown Florals & Gifts for shopping & a box full of homemade fudge 10:00 a.m. Continue your shopping at Mulberry Lane Country Store and check out their gift crates! 11:00 a.m. Shop…

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History & Heritage Itinerary

July 26, 2022

Best used Tuesday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. Enjoy a morning coffee and a sweet or savory breakfast crepe from Unity Cafe 9:00 a.m. Purchase your $30 package ticket to Blennerhassett Island at the Blennerhassett Museum & enjoy a self-guided tour 10:00 a.m. Ride the Island Belle Sternwheeler from Point Park to the Island. Don’t be…

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Kayaking lake

15+ Top Spots to Hike and Paddle in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia

August 31, 2020

Feeling stuck in a rut at home? Get outside, get moving, and put some mileage between you and your blahs. Whether you prefer to hike or paddle, Greater Parkersburg has lots of routes worth exploring. Even better, there’s something for everyone: No matter your interests, motivation, or level of fitness, there’s a trail or waterway…

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