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ON STAGE – Spring 2019

January 14, 2019

You’re sure to be entertained when you pick a performance to attend at one of our local theaters! The legendary Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg recalls the splendor of another era. The Actors Guild of Parkersburg entertains with incredible productions by award-winning local talent. And the recently restored and re-opened Peoples Bank Theatre is jam-packed…

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Unique Shopping Trail

December 13, 2018

There are some fantastic shopping opportunities in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Here is a printable shopping trail of our Parkersburg & Marietta Partners. As you drive along you might just see some other shops that catch your eye! Click Here for Printable Map!   Starting on the Southside: 1. Kreinik Specialty Threads        708 Gihon Road,…

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Trees Of Our Heritage 2018

November 28, 2018

Each year the Blennerhassett Museum hosts a grand display of holiday trees on the first and second floors of the museum. Each tree is uniquely decorated to pay tribute to our heritage as Americans. Here is the complete listing of trees on display for 2018. A Walk in the Woods – Friends of Blennerhassett Let…

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WV Weekends – Holiday Style

November 16, 2018

A weekend spent in Greater Parkersburg this holiday season will prove to be a delightful escape for your family. It’s the perfect time to unplug and reconnect over memories that will last a lifetime. Cozy into a plush seat at one of our historic theaters and enjoy a live musical or theatrical performance. “Ooh” and…

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Sunday Afternoon Road Trip – Fall Leaf Tour

October 24, 2018

The leaves are starting to change and sometimes it is just fun to get out and breath in the crisp autumn air, drink in the brilliant October skies and enjoy those around you. Here is a drive that will allow you and your family take in some of the areas while it is draped in…

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WV Weekend: Haunted Trails

September 27, 2018

Looking for a good tale of paranormal? Greater Parkersburg plays host to a number of haunted sites and tours each autumn. Tour historic hotels, bike through haunted tunnels, or take one of the most popular ghost tours in the nation! Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours (End of September-First Weekend in November) Downtown Parkersburg The Haunted Parkersburg…

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Fall Sternwheeler Cruises

September 27, 2018

The autumn months are the most magical to enjoy a riverboat cruise. The beautiful hues of red, green, and orange burst forth on every tree along the river banks. The Valley Gem Sternwheeler offers more than a dozen unique paddlewheel cruises for the entire family. It’s an experience that is difficult to duplicate. October  18,…

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My Experience with Charcuterie at the Cook’s Shop

September 7, 2018

Take a class and learn something new. Wednesday evening I learned about, Charcuterie – the art of preparing and presenting a variety of cured and preserved meat products, from ham and bacon to sausages to pates. One of the great pleasures of working to promote tourism in our area is the opportunity I have to…

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WV Weekend: Mansions & Mystery

August 27, 2018

Once known as the “Island of Eden,” Blennerhassett Island Historical Park continues to be shrouded in mystery and romance after 200 years. This autumn the park will once again be transformed into a flame-lit world of the 18th-century when electricity is banished for the annual Mansion by Candlelight event on Oct. 11 and 12. Planning…

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