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5 Unconventional Destinations

April 24, 2019

Haunted happenings, quirky shops, and historic collections are all part of a visit to Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia. If you’re looking for an unconventional destination take a look at these five great stops. WEEPING LADY Visit the Weeping Lady, located in the Riverview Cemetery, who watches over the Jackson family plot. She is known to…

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Downtown Doin’s – An Afternoon in Downtown Parkersburg

March 29, 2019

Only have an hour or two in the area? Check out a few points of interest in downtown Parkersburg before getting back on the road! Take a self-guide walking tour through the historic homes district, see oddities such as “burning glass” at the Blennerhassett Museum, or appreciate the exquisite works of art at the Parkersburg…

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Partner Highlight: Philippines Best Food, LLC

March 14, 2019

Daniel and Elenita Lubuguin began their business five years ago with a food truck on Saturdays, then moving to a make-shift storage building just large enough for a few customers to place their orders for carry-out only. As their popularity grew, they decided to build a restaurant. Located at 1757c on 7th Street in Parkersburg,…

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Foodie Finds: Pasta, Chocolate & Wine – Oh, My!

March 4, 2019

Gourmet goodies including handmade pasta, chocolate and wine are among the best treasures you can carry home after a visit to Greater Parkersburg. The area is home to three locally owned businesses that have perfected their craft. Made locally but acclaimed worldwide, Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier offers a taste of Switzerland. Every piece is handcrafted using recipes…

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Seasonal Fun

March 4, 2019

As each season unfolds it brings new opportunities to discover Greater Parkersburg’s outdoor experiences, captivating history, and pure family fun. Spring brings bird watching moments; summer offers relaxing paddles the Ohio River Water Trail; full ushers in ghost tours; and winter presents a wide variety of live performances on stage. Find your inspiration & begin…

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6 Civil War Sites to See in the MOV

March 4, 2019

While there were no significant battles fought in Greater Parkersburg during the Civil War, the county was greatly changed. It lay at the junction of two major turnpikes, two rivers, and was on the main line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. It instantly became a key transportation hub. In addition, the area provided more…

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Perfect Places to Tie-the-Knot

March 4, 2019

Finding the perfect venue is an important piece of the puzzle when planning a wedding or special event. Let the Greater Parkersburg area be the backdrop that your guests will remember. Find the Perfect Venue Here in the MOV Contact the suggested venues for more information.   Venues Actors Guild of Parkersburg The Blennerhassett Hotel …

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WV Weekend: Artful Inspiration

March 4, 2019

Plan to arrive mid/late afternoon in the area. Once you’ve unpacked and refreshed at a great hotel, make a beeline for downtown Parkersburg for dinner. You’ll discover some of the best foodie finds in the Mountain State as you explore Greater Parkersburg. Chams Lebanese Cuisine offers authentic Middle Eastern food with a Lebanese accent. Chams…

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Museum Trail: Trekking Through History

March 3, 2019

Few places have a storied past as fascinating as Greater Parkersburg. Travel down river on an authentic sternwheeler and discover the tragic story of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett and their encounter with Aaron Burr. Then head up to Williamstown, WV and Marietta, OH to learn about the first settlement in the Northwest Territory. Click Here…

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