Morgantown is home to West Virginia University, which means the Big 12 is big time. In fact, Morgantown rises from 4th largest city in the state to number one on most WVU football game days!

The crowd draws near and far for home WVU basketball games at the Coliseum, too!

If you stop by, you’ll notice a  life-sized, bronze statue of the retired American basketball player, Jerry West, outside the WVU Coliseum. West, who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers and is the famous silhouette pose on the NBA logo, also led the WVU Mountaineer basketball team to the 1959 NCAA Championship.

When it comes to large events, Morgantown’s recreational crown jewel is Mylan Park–a 320 acre nonprofit recreational and educational complex located just minutes from town.

There are over a dozen community parks in the immediate area packed with basketball courts, tennis courts, athletic fields and playground equipment. The standout, White Park, is 170 acres that includes an indoor ice arena that is perfect for family fun. The Marilla Skate Park features an outdoor skateboard and BMX bike facility including a half-pipe, pyramid with a rail and two combination vert ramps. Families with tots should visit Tugboat Depot, the community-built playground in Star City – perfect for youngsters with a lot of energy to burn! For more information, visit www.boparc.org.

Schedule a tee time at one of the area’s seven 18-hole golf courses, which offer challenging greens and fairways three seasons a year. Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa overlooking Cheat Lake is home to two 18-hole championship courses. Meadow Ponds Golf Course and Mountaineer Golf Course offer beautiful mountain views while the course at Alpine Lake was chosen by Golf Traveler magazine as a top-50 “scenic & friendly” destination in the U.S.

Have a dog? Bring him along, too! Dog Lovers have a place in Greater Morgantown. Stanley’s Spot Dog Park is the perfect place to take your furry friend. The park features fenced areas for large and small dogs and is located along the Decker’s Creek Trail.