Free Things to do in Morgantown, WV

Where else can you while away a day delving through bargain retro clothing, chic designer fashions, bath products, handmade leather goods, estate jewelry, local antiques and books? Morgantown’s art galleries, department stores, street fairs and flea markets will surely satisfy your inner shopper . . . bring extra luggage to pack one-of-a-kind finds!


Allegheny Treenware

Allegheny Treenware, LLC offers a variety of wooden products handmade from West Virginia hardwoods in our shop.  Our treenware products can be also purchased at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs & also the Tamarack.  Visitors are welcome to our farm to tour our work shop were we create over 170 different hardwood kitchen […]

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 […]

Coopers Rock Overlook

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

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

At Cranesville Swamp, the elements of wind, water, mountains, and temperature have created a landscape that is both beautiful and rare.  The hills surrounding Cranesville Swamp channel precipitation and chilled air into the valley, which makes the preserve one of the coolest and soggiest spots in West Virginia.  This is an astonishing arboreal bog harboring […]

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 […]

Dorsey’s Knob Park

The 71-acre park provides a scenic view of the Monongahela River. Sky Rock stands nearly 600 feet above a landscape of deep valets and tall pines. Public picnic areas available as well as a rental lodge. Rt. 119 off of I-68, Morgantown

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 […]

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.

JFK Memorial

A 27-foot wide memorial featuring bronze statues of JFK and John Jr., three tall granite pillars and a granite bench as you walk near the riverfront on the Rail Trail in Star City.

Modern Homestead

Comfort on a budget can be found at Homestead Inn, located 12 miles outside of Morgantown in the town of Reedsville. Our five immaculate guest suites are newly renovated and comfortably furnished with fully-equipped kitchens, laundry, private baths and private parking. Be sure to visit our gift and coffee shop at Modern Homestead for unique gifts and delicious […]

Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)

Arts and culture center that includes two galleries, community theatre and arts education. Check out the featured artist at the MAC Benedum Gallery.

Our Lady Of The Pines

Reflect from one of the six pews inside true smallest church in 48 states.

Seneca Center

Brick-lined walls and worn wooden floors greet visitors as they wind their way through the assortment of privately owned specialty shops. Much of the character of the building has been richly retained, intermingling classic yet distinctive merchandise with warm hospitality. Constructed in 1898, the center boasts authentic glass manufacturing tools and murals of the glass […]

Stanley’s Spot Dog Park

Bring your best four-legged friend down to Stanley’s Spot for fun and frolic. Park is located just off the Decker’s Creek Trail between the Pleasant and Walnut St. bridges. Park in either the Walnut St. parking garage or by the Amphitheatre in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. Walk down Elk St. from the Walnut St. parking garage […]

Tugboat Depot

Take the kids to the playground in the Town of Star City.

USS WV Mast and Memorial

Remember Pearl Harbor at this historic landmark.

West Virginia & Regional History Center

Browse valuable, insightful WV Collection at the West Virginia University Library.

West Virginia Botanic Garden

The West Virginia Botanic Garden is the former Tibbs Run Reservoir, which supplied water to the Morgantown area from 1912 to 1969. Some remnants of the old structures are still visible on the property. These structures can be seen from the Reservoir Loop Trail. Other trails include the Forest Trail, Tibbs Crossing Trail, and the Farside […]

West Virginia University Visitors Center

Schedule WVU Facilities and campus tours.

WVU Creative Arts Center Museum Education Center

Stroll through the current exhibit at the Mesaros Galleries within the Creative Arts Center.

WVU Tomchin Planetarium & Observatory

Stop by and observe the stars! Offering public shows for groups and special astronomy shows. Floor PL, White Hall, 135 Willey St., West Virginia University, Morgantown