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Sample Fall Itinerary

July 26, 2016

Take a look at what a weekend getaway might look like for the Greater Parkersburg area in late summer/early fall. For motorcycle or car enthusiasts, there is no better way to begin the trip than by taking a leisurely drive on one of our motorcycle ride guides or scenic driving routes. The winding roads, country…

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Boats, Birds, and Family Bonding

March 17, 2016

Outdoor family fun in Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia By Tracy Antonioli   As seven-year-old Bryce stood at the edge of the park, he shielded his eyes from the sun, straining to see the sternwheeler approaching in the distance. “Is that it, Mom?” he asked. “Is that the boat we’re going to ride today?” “That’s one…

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Parkersburg: Where History Lives

September 9, 2015

Parkersburg, W.Va., established in 1810, was named for a Revolutionary War hero, and its history has long been a part of its attraction. Museums and historic mansions, links to the Aaron Burr treason conspiracy, an old fortification, and the largest downtown historic district in the state, are all part of the lure. Bob Enoch of…

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Foodies, Rejoice

September 9, 2015

A couple’s tasty food-themed getaway to Greater Parkersburg, West Virginia holds romance, fun discoveries and many culinary surprises for both. By Tracy Antonioli “I can’t believe you kept this secret from me for so many weeks!” I exclaimed as my husband, Josh, handed the car keys to the valet. “What else have you been hiding?”…

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Outdoor Enthusiasts Enjoy Greater Parkersburg

September 8, 2015

Kim Coram simply can’t contain her enthusiasm when the conversation turns to outdoor opportunities in the Greater Parkersburg, W.Va., and Mid-Ohio Valley region. Her description is peppered with words like “phenomenal” and “amazing.” Coram, who created the website www.theopam.com (“oPam” is Online Physical Activity Magazine) and who teaches kayaking and mountain biking among other things, knows the…

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Grandest Canyon – Actors Guild Of Parkersburg

June 2, 2015

Miss Ida Ingram’s dying wish was to have her ashes scattered over the Grand Canyon – no small request for the two remaining sisters, Isabelle and Imogene, as they are elderly and have never before ventured out of South Carolina. Into the picture comes a long-lost nephew, Brandon, who agrees to drive his maiden aunts…

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Make Your Own History

May 28, 2014

Come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg. Unique Shops | Great Restaurants | Comfy Accommodations | Spectacular Events Discover the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and ride an authentic sternwheeler. Or enjoy superb outdoor recreation at North Bend State Park. The area’s rich oil and gas heritage is presented at…

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History Channel’s American Pickers to take stop in Parkersburg next week

April 30, 2014

Show seeks to feature collectors and characters. PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (April 30, 2014) – This isn’t your grandmother’s antiquing. The popular History Channel television show American Pickers will make a stop in West Virginia this May, including Parkersburg. The show is currently seeking collectors and characters to be featured in future episodes. “The Pickers team will be coming…

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Steampunk Convention comes to Parkersburg!

April 18, 2014

There is an exciting new event coming to Parkersburg the first weekend in May this year. The event is Vandalia-Con, a convention based on the genre of imaginative fantasy known as Steampunk. Steampunk has its roots in the speculative fiction of such late 19th century authors as Jules Verne and HG Wells. I encourage you…

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