GREATER MORGANTOWN IS THE PLAYGROUND FOR ALL AGES!

Ride the mighty roller coaster rapids of the Cheat River or treat yourself to the breathtaking scenery from hiking and biking trails. The Big 12 and Broadway play here—and we’re overflowing with Appalachia history, art and antiques. Whether it’s a blissful afternoon at the spa or 18-holes on a top golf course, the enticement goes from day to night. Families, couples, and convention attendees . . . It’s time to make memories in Morgantown!

123 Pleasant St.

Morgantown WV’s premier rock venue featuring original live music from a diverse variety of national, regional, and local bands.

Allegheny Treenware

Beauty and function for the kitchen. Tour the woodworking shop and watch as some of the nation’s finest hardwood kitchen utensils are made. Purchase products at discounted rates. Allegheny Treenware, LLC offers a variety of wooden products handmade from West Virginia hardwoods in our shop 10 miles east of Grafton, WV. Our treenware products can be also […]

Alpine Lake

Set on 2,000 wooded acres featuring a 150-acre lake, this complex of over 500 vacation homes and a motel is 9.6 miles from Garrett State Forest. Basic motel rooms feature en suite bathrooms, coffeemakers and free WiFi. Rooms with microwaves and mini-fridges are available for an added fee. There’s an 18-hole golf-course, fitness center, tennis courts, […]

Art Museum of West Virginia University

The Art Museum provides a welcoming and stimulating educational environment for diverse audiences to experience the transformative power of visual art. By exploring the varied artistic traditions of different cultures, past and present, visitors gain a better understanding of themselves, their communities, and their world. Programs that support this mission include exhibitions organized from the […]

Arthurdale

Revisit the 1930s in Arthurdale, WV. Established in 1933, by the United States government, Arthurdale is the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the […]

Arts Monongahela

Represents the premier venue for supporting visual, literary and performing art forms. Visual exhibits change on a six-week basis.

Battle of Rowlesburg on Cannon Hill

Located directly across from the town at the end of the county bridge. The hill was fortified during the Civil War and was used to protect the main line of the B&O Railroad. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.

Big Bear Lake

Recreational camping and outdoor activities for the outdoor enthusiast are available April 1 through October 31. Enjoy the splendor of the West Virginia mountains on hiking trails where you will find some of the most unique wild flowers and birds in the country. We have 24 miles of mountain bike trails for those who need […]

Big Bear Lake and Campgrounds

Welcome to Big Bear Lake Camplands nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. The privately owned family oriented facility was developed with fun, relaxation, and fellowship in mind. They are committed to a safe, convenient, and affordable camping experience. Since opening in 1972 Big Bear Lake Camplands has brought enjoyment to thousands […]

Caperton Trail

This trail offers six miles of paved surface, perfect for rollerblading, walking and biking. Located within the Star City and Morgantown city limits, this trail runs through the Edith Barill Park, the WVU Core Arboretum and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The Caperton Trail is an urban trail with easy access to neighboring restaurants and […]

Cathedral State Park

Cathedral State Park is an ancient hemlock forest of majestic proportions, and one of the last living commemorations of the vast virgin hemlock forest which once flourished in the Appalachian highlands. Trees up to 90 feet in height and 21 feet in circumference form cloisters in the park. Located on Rt. 50 near Aurora, WV, approximately […]

Charles C. Wise Library

Manuscripts, photographs, books, oral histories and maps to aid those investigating West Virginia and the central Appalachian region. Located on WVU’s Downtown Campus in Wise Library. libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection

Cheat Lake

1,800-acre lake provides ideal conditions for crappie, channel and yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and panfish. Try the tailwater  fishing pier for walleye and sauger at dark when they begin feeding. Located about 25 minutes from Morgantown. (Take U.S. Rt. 119 from Morgantown to Point Marion, PA, turn right after crossing the  Cheat River and […]

Cheat Lake Park and Trail

A 4.5-mile trail featuring a 12-footwide, handicapped accessible pavement that follows the Lake Lynn shoreline along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. A nature viewing area is located at the southern tip and a fishing platform near the station is at the northern tip. Children’s playground on Cheat Lake situated next to the 4.5-mile rail-trail. Picnic areas, […]

Cheat River and Big Sandy Creek, Albright

The Cheat Canyon is a premier Spring whitewater run with over 30 rapids Class III or better. Enormous boulders build a spectacular river that ranges from “nice and easy” to “raucous and raging,” ideal for kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting. Also known as “Wonderfalls” by the locals. The Cheat River Watershed is the largest free […]

Cheat River Outfitters

Discover the best whitewater rafting on the Cheat River in Northern West Virginia! Also check out our Rock Climbing, Wild Caving and Paintball programs. Class V whitewater rafting on the spectacular Cheat Canyon and Big Sandy, Class III whitewater rafting on the Cheat Narrows and  family style rafting all summer long. Wild to mild. Kids and group […]

Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground

Picturesque Chestnut Ridge Park & Campground is surrounded by Coopers Rock State Forest and the West Virginia University Forest, creating a total outdoor recreational area of over 16,000 acres. Open all months of the year, CRP offers a place to cool off in the summer with lakes for swimming, fishing, and paddle boating and a warm fire to come in to after tubing down the sled […]

Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia

Children and their grown-ups explore, discover and grow together through exceptional learning experiences and interactive play. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Memberships available. In the Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Greenbag Rd., Suite G-12, Morgantown.

Cook Hayman Pharmacy Museum

Created to preserve the fast-disappearing implements and elements of pharmacy practice that had been in existence since West Virginia became a state in 1863, the Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy houses a unique collection of 18th and 19th century pharmacy memorabilia. Tours available by appointment: http://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/about-the-sop/cook-hayman-pharmacy-museum/schedule-a-tour/  

Cool Springs Park

Route 50 landmark has served every conceivable motoring need for 75 years, dispensing gas and grub along one of the least populated stretches of America’s backbone highway.

Coopers Rock Overlook

Hike to a 1,200 feet drop to the mile-wide gorge below at Coopers Rock State Forest. Beautiful sunset views

Coopers Rock State Forest

12,968-acre forest with campsites, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, rock climbing, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Not only a great place for rock climbing… Coopers Rock State Park also has nearly 50 miles of trails that wind through the forest. One of our more popular trails, Henry Clay Iron Furnace Trail takes you on a trip back […]

Core Arboretum

The WVU Core Arboretum is an outdoor facility for education, research, and recreation. We welcome visitors every day, from dawn to dusk. The WVU Core Arboretum is located on a 91-acre tract of hillside and bottomland near the WVU Coliseum, between Monongahela Boulevard and the Monongahela River.  The Arboretum has 3 miles of foot trails, lawns with […]

Cranesville Swamp

An astonishing arboreal bog harboring plants and birds that usually occur much farther north. 1,650 acres protected by The Nature Conservancy. Ten miles south of I-68 on the border with Maryland. Just east of the town of Cranesville on State Route 42, turn south onto the unpaved Burnside Camp Road. After one mile, turn left onto […]

Crimson Shamrock Ranch

A working fiber farm with alpaca and sheep, grown for fiber development and perfect husbandry for alpaca breeding stock. Eglon Rd., Route 1, # 3352, Eglon

Deckers Creek Trail

From Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park in Morgantown to slightly west of Reedsville, WV in Preston County, the rail-trail follows scenic Deckers Creek upstream with an elevation change of 1,000′ over 19 miles. Landscapes are very scenic and secluded  with hardwoods, hemlock and rhododendron, and rock outcroppings. This trail provides easy access to Morgantown’s Marilla […]

Dent’s Run Covered Bridge

The last covered bridge standing in Monongalia County was erected in 1889 by order of Monongalia County Court; the stone abutments and wood framework construction costs totaled $448! The bridge is 40-feet long, 13-feet wide, and utilizes the Kingpost truss design. Located on US 19, at junction with County Route 43, west of Laurel Point. For […]

Dixon Lake and Mason Lake

Five-acre Dixon Lake and 14.5-acre Mason Lake accommodate fishing for trout, bass, sunfish and bluegill. Mason Lake is stocked with trout  from February until May and is equipped with a boat ramp. Both are wheelchair-accessible fishing trails. The lakes are part of the 766-acre Pedlar Wildlife Management Area, managed by the WV Division of Natural […]

Dorsey’s Knob Park

A City park in Morgantown. Be sure to climb to the top of Sky Rock for a spectacular view of the Morgantown area. Bring your frisbee! The park has a new 18 hole disc golf course.  Also, a playground and lodge that sleeps up to 16.

Easton Roller Mill

Antique steam engine, roller mills used in grinding wheat and mill stones are all on display at Easton Roller Mill.

Eleanor’s Little Village

Revisit the 1930s of Eleanor”s Little Village, Arthurdale ~ The Nation’s first New Deal Homestead community championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A 5 building Museum is now open year round and there is alo a Appalachian craft store and a Co-Op store on the grounds. From May to October the Craft Shop is open […]

Fairfax Stone

One of the oldest markers in the U.S, marking the boundary between Maryland and West Virginia. Two miles off US 219, 4 miles north of Thomas

Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery

The first church established west of the mountains in Virginia, November 1775. During prohibition, one headstone, the “Whiskey Stone,” was used to exchange dollars for liquor. Off Old Stewartstown Rd. Before Forks of the Cheat Rd. Est.1832. Interments: 250. One Civil War soldier

Forks of Cheat Winery

Family-owned vineyard and winery. Open for tours and tastings Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Outdoor pavilion seats approximately 120 people. May-October.

Fort Martin

Boating ramp for the Monongahela River.

Glade Farms Campgrounds

At Glade Farms Campground you’ll find a great place to relax by the fire, head down to do some fishing or hike and explore beautiful West Virginia! Also offering RV hookups and dumping, laundry room, bath house and pets are always welcome.

Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheatre at Riverfront Park

Located on the Caperton Trail just off of University Ave. next to the Westover Bridge. Outdoor amphitheatre overlooks the Mon River. During the summer months, the public is invited to grab some lawn chairs, popcorn and the kids for “Movies on the Mon,” free family-friendly films are projected on a large outdoor screen beginning at […]

Henry Clay Iron Furnace

The Henry Clay Iron Furnace is a cold blast furnace and is located in Coopers Rock State Forest, Exit 15 off I-68. Take a hike on scenic trails and visit a piece of WV history. 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. 26525

Historic Downtown Audio Walking Tour

Step back into the colorful history of Morgantown with an audio walking tour of the Historic Downtown area. The MP3-guided Walking Tour is available at the Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan on High St. in downtown Morgantown. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.

History House Museum

A three-story diverse collection of antiques, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the entire county. Located in the former Terra Alta Bank. Home to the Preston County Historical Society. Open Sunday afternoons June through September or by special appointment.
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