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!
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 […]
An extraordinary place of natural beauty and serenity, our West Virginia mountain resort provides the ideal setting for a weekend get-away, family vacation or retirement home. Nestled high in the Alleghenies, Alpine Lake Resort is set on 2000 heavily wooded acres with an award winning 18-hole golf course and a pristine 150 acre lake fed […]
“Amazing Women of History” is not only entertaining, it’s educational. Singer, actor, playwright, and historical portrayer JoAnn Peterson, combines her love of history with acting and teaching experience to bring a truly captivating performance. Her first person portrayals are well researched. Peterson is a presenter with the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program, has […]
Discover Morgantown’s Most Beautiful Store — two floors filled with a wide variety of fine crafts, including hand-blown glass, pottery, woodcrafts, jewelry, fiber crafts, ornaments, books, cards & soaps, as well as original art & prints– all by West Virginia artists & artisans. Also home of the area’s finest professional, full-service custom framing, examples of […]
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 […]
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 […]
The mission of the Arts Council of Preston County is encouraging and supporting the vitality of the arts in Preston County, WV. Membership to the Arts Council is open to anyone interested in the arts, whether it be creative arts, visual arts or the performing arts, all are welcome. Like and follow us on Facebook […]
The census of 1860 shows that David Ridenour, a tailor, had arrived from Pennsylvania with his wife, Sarah, and their family. He built the white frame store, still standing, in Aurora. He was postmaster at the store from 1875-1893. His son, Eugenis Oliver, inherited the store in 1891. He was postmaster from 1897-1906. In 1907 […]
Founded in 2001, the Aurora Project’s mission is to provide a dynamic environment that supports artists and the creative process. Annual Heritage Days are held in Aurora in partnership with the Aurora Project and the Aurora Historical Society in the month of June along Rt. 50 in Preston County. The events begin Friday evening and […]
Bartini Prime is a privately owned Steakhouse started in January 2016. Bartini Prime’s new owners have a vision of becoming the top steakhouse in West Virginia. It is led by a team of highly motivated and detail oriented staff who strive to provide the best service, finest food, and awesome atmosphere. Bartini Prime’s mission […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since the 1920s, Camp Muffly has been the center of Monongalia County’s 4-H camp programs. It is located southeast of Morgantown, off of I-68, along 4-H Camp Road. Camp Muffly has summer 4-H Camps for local clubs, but for the public, there are pavilion rentals, pool rentals, a historic log cabin, and a dining facility.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 offers year-round tent camping, RV sites, and cabin rentals. Pavilion rentals for group events are available from spring to fall. The park is county owned with fun for everyone including: camping, hiking, sledding, fishing, swimming, biking, geocaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, a summer concert series, and family activities year round. They are located adjacent […]
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/
The West Virginia restaurant that’s one of the most unique restaurants in America-Open year round as a restaurant, general store and gift shop. The restaurant serves Buckwheat cakes all day long with the famous foot long hotdogs. The park includes an antique farm and railroad equipment, little train playground, fresh produce and fresh flowers for sale, […]
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 […]
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