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Wheeling Convention
& Visitors Bureau
1401 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Our Staff

Spring Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30a-4:30p
Saturday: 10a-3p
Sunday: 12p-4p

Call today: 1-800-828-3097

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Wheeling has been known for years to have something fun for everyone. Oglebay Resort has world class golf courses that welcome beginners to pros as well as pools, both indoor and out and a Zoo with over 80 species of animals nestled in 30 acres of flowers, trees, hills and valleys. Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack is a place for fun and excitement! It has over 2000 slots, 63 table games, 151 rm. Luxury hotel, 6 Restaurants, and was voted #1 greyhound Track in America. It also has the Wheeling Island Showroom that is host to regular scheduled events. If you enjoy a walk through a museum or a Theatre, Wheeling offers many. Carriage House Museum has beautiful glass and glass blowing shows.  Victoria Jamboree hosts a performance the first Friday of the month plus other special dates throughout the year. The Stifel Fine Arts Center offers exhibits and musical performances throughout the year. WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theatre hosts shows from concerts, to our local symphony and the Wheeling Nailers! The Wheeling Jamboree has a show every Saturday at the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino and Racetrack.   

Wheeling, WV is known for its incredible history. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is the true gateway to the West. A true site to see in both day and night. Or take a tour of our Victorian Old Town.
Visit the Capitol Theatre for a Broadway show, concert or Classic Movie. The theatre reopened September 2009.
Go back to your childhood at Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum.
West Virginia became a state at the Historical WV Independence Hall. Its courtroom was used for the debates that established statehood; Completely restored and full of interesting artifacts from the era.
Historic National Road is full of landmarks. If was the first federally funded highway. It’s sixteen mile stretch is uninterrupted by modern construction. Along this, there are many sites to see starting with the crest of Wheeling Hill which has been the home of a bronzed Mingo Indian for close to 100 yrs. To the left would be McCulloch’s leap. Major Samuel McCulloch took the terrifying leap with his horse to save the residents of Ft. Henry from raiding Indians. They both survived this leap and are honored still today.

For more information call or pick up your driving tour and lots of other information at the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau in Downtown Wheeling.

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In December of 2005, a large consortium of Wheeling non-profits and municipal organizations began meeting to consider undertaking the ownership and operation of the Capitol Theatre. This group recognized that the Capitol Theatre must once again be an important cultural venue and economic engine for the growth of our community. Since that time, the financial and personnel resources of these organizations have been put to use in understanding the architectural and economic feasibility of re-opening the theatre under a local management entity.

On April 3rd, 2009 the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau purchased the theater. Since that date, major infrastructure renovations have taken place - everything from a state-of-the-art sound system and projector to the first elevator in the theatre, providing handicap access to the balcony for the first time in the history of the Capitol.  In September, 2013 new seats, carpeting, and stage curtain were installed in the theatre - the first major interior update in 70 years.

The revitalization of the Capitol Theatre is a community-wide effort. The Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau own the theatre. The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation oversee the restoration. The Wheeling Auditorium Board, which oversees WesBanco Arena and Heritage Port, operate and program the revitalized Capitol Theatre, providing high-caliber entertainment for local, regional, and national audiences.

For the latest Calendar of Shows & Events, visit www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com or call 304.233.4470 to speak with the Box Office.

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Welcome to Centre Market, an eclectic mix of shops and quality dining. Wheeling Centre Market, built in 1853, is older than the state itself.  The upper market house, the oldest market house in the country, was originally an open air market.

The lower market house was built in 1891.  Terra cotta animal medallions line the east and west brink arches to remind us of the history of the building.

2200 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Market Houses open at 10am
Hours Vary By Store

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 What started out as a tragedy on a frigid Florida morning on Jan. 28, 1986, has turned into a monumental educational triumph. The Challenger Center for Space Science Education, which serves as a living legacy to the seven astronauts lost on the space shuttle Challenger, for more than a quarter century has used science and math to help students build the skills most needed for the 21st century, including decision making, teamwork, problem solving, and communication.

The Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling opened in 1994 and is one of 48 centers worldwide. Since our founding we have reached more than 275,000 students and adult learners. Each year more than 30,000 students fly missions either here on site in Wheeling or via videoconferencing through our e-Missions™ program. Our Challenger Learning Center has been honored nine years at the annual awards conference in three categories: Most Students Served, Most Missions Flown, and Most Teachers Trained.

During a two-hour mission participants serve on one of eight teams in mission control or on the space station. Merging the power of imagination with the excitement of discovery, students become engineers and scientists as they simulate a space mission. The experience provides students along with teachers and adult learners with simulations that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills.

Challenger e-Missions™ are distance learning videoconference simulations in which students connect with a flight director at the center and use their problem solving, math, and science abilities to work their way through a scenario fraught with crises. Each year more than 750 video connections are made to classrooms around the world. In fact, e-Missions have now been delivered to 15 countries in addition to the United States. President George W. Bush even took part in an e-Mission in 2004 while visiting a school in Pennsylvania.

With the new Micronauts program Wheeling is the only Challenger Center whose Micronauts program has its own exhibit hall. This colorful and vibrant exploratorium invites younger children—those in grades K-3—to experience a variety of hands-on activities that will spur their interest in science and math and the joy of learning.

Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University
316 Washington Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Front Desk: 304-243-8740
Fax: 304-243-2497
E-mail: clc@cet.edu

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Route 88 North
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 243-4000 or (800) 624-6988

Good Zoo & Benedum Theater
Over 50 species of animals, many rare or endangered, reside within the 30-acre Good Zoo. The zoo was dedicated in memory of seven-year old Philip Mayer Good in 1977 and continues to thrive through the support of local residents. Our mission is to educate our visitors regarding natural and physical sciences and to promote conservation.

Newer exhibits include the Dinosaurs, the Outback Exhibit and Lorikeet Landing. Other features include the African wild dogs, meerkats, spectacled bears, lemurs, ocelot, red pandas, river otters and the Wonders of the Wetlands area where visitors can observe a crane, bald eagles and various other plants and animals that call these fragile areas home.

The historic C.P. Huntington Train Ride takes visitors on a one and a half mile journey through the zoo. The red barn is filled with friendly domestic animals such as llamas, pigs, goats and donkeys.

Indoor exhibits include the hands-on Discovery Lab, where you will observe small animals including poison dart frogs, tamarin monkeys and salamanders. The Benedum Theater features a variety of programs about nature and the universe as well as exciting laser shows. The zoo also houses the largest WV 0-gauge model train display.

The zoo offers a variety of camps and programs for children of all ages as well as outreach programs with area schools and groups. There are also programs for adults including the West Virginia Master Naturalist program.

There is something for everyone at the Good Zoo. We hope you enjoy your visit!

Adults: $9.00, Ages 3-12: $5.75, Ages 2 & under are FREE. Members admitted free.
(Open daily for scheduled education programs, birthday parties and membership sales).

Daily 11am - 4pm
Begining November 7: Sun-Thurs 11am - 8pm Fri-Sat 11am - 9pm Thanksgiving: 1pm - 9pm

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2nd Weekend in August
Heritage Port Amphitheater

Recognized as “One of the Best Blues Festivals in America” The Heritage Music BluesFest draws visitors to Wheeling from 25 states and 4 countries to this annual event held on the bank of the Ohio River. The setting combined with nonstop Award Winning Blues Artists is the reason the festival has been awarded the prestigous 2010 KBA Award from the Blues Foundation.
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Heritage Port is a premier destination in Wheeling,WV. It is the site for festivals, concerts, Waterfront Wednesdays, Riverfront Movie Nights and holds beautiful views of the Suspension Bridge and the Ohio River. There is a park to play at, monuments to view and places to sit and relax. If you would like to use Heritage Port for an event call 304.233.7000 and ask for Sonya. Check out the schedule of events for the Heritage Port at www.wheelingevents.org.

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P.O.Box 6338, Wheeling, WV 26003

Travel U.S. 40 in Ohio County to follow West Virginia's All-American Road and experience family-friendly sites, including museums, outdoor recreation along heritage bicycle trails, city parks, two national historic landmarks, eleven historic dsitricts containing exceptional examples of residential and commercial architecture and historic bridges, unique shopping and dining experiences.

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McCollochs Leap was a feat performed during a September 1777 attack by Native Americans on Fort Henry, site of present-day Wheeling, West Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.

In September 1777, during a Native American siege on the fort, Major Samuel McColloch arrived at the fort with forty mounted men from Short Creek. The gates of the fort were thrown open to allow the men entrance. Major McColloch lingered behind to guide and protect the men. The Indians attacked, and all of the men except McColloch made it inside before they were forced to close the gates. McColloch found himself alone and surrounded by Native Americans, and he rode immediately towards the nearby hill in an attempt to escape. McColloch had earned a reputation as a very successful "borderer" (one who protected the frontier borders from the Native Americans) and was well known to both the frontiersmen and the Indians. The Indians eagerly pursued McColloch, and drove him to the summit of the hill.

As he rode along the top of the hill, he encountered another large body of Indians. He now found himself surrounded, with no path of escape. He knew that, because of his reputation and history against the Indians, he would be tortured and killed with great cruelty if he were to be captured alive. With all avenues of escape cut off, he turned and faced the precipice, and with the bridle in his left hand and his rifle in his right, he spurred his horse over the edge to an almost certain death. The hill at that location is about three hundred feet in height, and in many places is almost perpendicular.

The Indians rushed to the edge, expecting to see the Major lying dead in a crumpled heap at the bottom of the hill. To their great surprise they instead saw McColloch, still mounted on his white horse, galloping away from them.[1]

As legend of this famous "leap" became known, the place where it occurred became known as "McCollochs Leap". In 1917, the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a monument on the hill to commemorate McCollochs bravery. The monument still stands near the top of Wheeling Hill, next to U.S. Route 40 (National Road).

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 The Mingos were a tribe related to the Iroquois who lived in the Wheeling area until the early 1800s. The Smithsonian states that the statute was placed there to welcome visitors to Wheeling. For the last 50 years people arrived in Wheeling via the US 70 freeway, but in 1928 when the statue was erected, National Road, was the entrance and the Mingo was at the top of the hill that led down into town.

The Kiwanis Club of Wheeling, spurred by the vision of George W. Lutz, met the cost of casting and placing the Mingo. The artist, Henry Beu was an employee of North Wheeling Pottery. The statue is tribute to the Mingo, a detached band of the Iroquois Confederation which included the Delaware, Shawnee, Cayuga, Seneca, and Mohawk people. The Mingo lived in the area until the 1800s. On Jan. 29, 1982, the statue was severed at the ankles and taken from its pedestal by vandals. However, it was recovered and subsequently refurbished by the Mull Foundry. It was remounted and rededicated on April 21, 1983, and again in 2011.

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Oglebay Resort
Wheeling, WV 26003

Nature exploration and outdoor fun await visitors at this hands-on facility. Attractions include the A.B. Brooks Discovery Trail System, Childrens Awareness Area, Earth Trek Exhibit Hall, and Corson Wildflower and Butterfly Gardens. From tipi stays to maple sugaring, the Schrader Center offers seasonal events for nature lovers of all ages.

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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV
304.242.7700 * 888.696.4283

Public programs include art exhibitions, jazz concerts, wine tasting and cabarets. Workshops, classes and summer day camps provide children and adults a chance to experience the visual arts. Dance and fitness studios offer classes for all ages in everything from ballet to belly dance. Call today for a class schedule.

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2118 Market Street, Wheeling, WV
304.242.7700 or 1.800.TOWNGATE

Dozens of hit plays are staged each season at this church-turned-theater, located in the historic Centre Market district of Wheeling. Performances include comedy, drama, fantasy and farce. When live theater is not in production, Towngate Cinema presents critically-acclaimed and independent films.

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Route 88 North, Wheeling, WV 26003
304.243.4000 or 800.624.6988

Oglebay is a year-round resort with 1,700 acres of exceptional beauty and abundant recreational activities for the entire family. The 265-room Wilson Lodge at Oglebay offers overnight accommodations and fine dining, plus Oglebay has 50 cottages. Oglebay is also a golfer's paradise with 72 holes of golfing including the newest course designed by Arnold Palmer and a classic course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. The gardens at Oglebay feature seasonal floral displays from April through October, and in November and December, Oglebay glows with the Winter Festival of Lights, America's largest light show.Oglebay also has seven specialty shops, downhill skiing, stables, tennis, fishing, pedal boating, swimming, environmental educational center, the Mansion Museum, and a 30-acre zoo.

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Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights
November 14, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nations largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort.

The Winter Festival of Lights was listed as one of the 10 Best Christmas Light Displays in the US according to AOL Travel. The show is also listed on the American Bus Association Top International Events, was named as a top 100 event by Eventcrazy.com and was recently listed as one of the top 200 events in the country by Discover America. The Festival of Lights was also featured on the Travel Channel Extreme Christmas Celebrations and was named one of the top 10 best holiday light and tree shows by HotelsCombined.com, a leading hotel search engine.

Our latest accolade...The Winter Festival of Lights named by Yahoo Travel as one of the top light shows to see in the United States!

Hours & Information
The Winter Festival of Lights is viewable Sunday through Thursday until 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11:00 p.m. A per car donation is requested and is valid for the entire festival season. Visitors making a $25.00 donation will receive a DVD of the Festival of Lights and Oglebay story. Trolley tours are offered several times each night beginning at Wilson Lodge.

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
465 Lodge Dr.
Wheeling, WV 26003
800-624-6988 or 304-243-4000

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Every June at Wheeling Heritage Port.

Lip smacking, finger licking ribs and moist juicy chicken are at the top of the agenda. Other summer-time favorites include freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hotdogs, roasted corn and ice cold beer in the beer garden.  Craft Vendors and Live Music round out the rest of the weekend festivities.



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OVAC Sports Museum
Established 2005

WesBanco Arena
2-14th Street
Wheeling, WV

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: Noon-3pm
Free Admission

-48 OVAC Member Schools
-20 Former Schools
-Over 1000 Athlete Photos
-Sports Memorabilia & Equipment

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30-22nd Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Do you love dinosaurs, space,and/or icecream?

We have all three at SMART Centre Market. If you are a teacher searching for new ideas to teach science in your classroom, a parent looking for educational toys, books, and games, or a grandparent wanting to purchase "quality fun" for your grandchild, SMART Centre Market has something for you.
Unique gifts for the person who has everything can also be found. We wanted to create a place where all these items could be purchased and where we could also offer the community interactive science demonstrations and activities, starwatches, science presentations, birthday parties and more. This and more is what we provide at SMART Centre Market.

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1000 Main St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

On the corner of 10th and Main Street in Wheeling, there is a small, but spirited place for kids. Peer in the windows and you will see children interacting with parents, grandparents, and each other. They are learning through hands-on play with puppets, blocks, costumes, glue, and so much more. You can see imaginations taking flight. Im talking about the Childrens Museum of the Ohio Valley, and would like to invite you to come visit us. What makes it such a special place? It allows children to take the lead, and gives us, the adults, a glimpse of the curiosity and creativity rampant in a childs mind.

The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley is an interactive, hands-on children's museum serving children 6 months to 12 years and their families. Exhibits change very four to six months.

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810 Main St., Wheeling, WV 26003
1/2 block N. of I-70, exit 1A
(888) 700-0118 (304) 232-5439

Experience yesteryear in one of the most outstanding Victorian structures in the nation. The magnificently restored 1892 Queen Anne townhouse boasting its many original opulent features and is open for guided tours & tea May through December. Check the website or call for details. The unique gift shoppe is open year round.

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144 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-8133
Toll Free: (877) 242-8133

A must see in Wheeling! The Museum features an impressive collection of thousands of toys and trains! Operating train layouts, frequently changing exhibits, a unique gift shop, ample free parking, and guided tours! Handicapped accessible. Call for hours and admission. Visit our website, www.ToyAndTrain.com!

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The Burton Center
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-7272

Surrounded by landscaped lawns and seasonally changing gardens, the Mansion and Glass Museum depict Wheeling history from pioneer times through the Victorian era and feature 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass. Wymer's General Store & Sinclair Pharmacy include fascinating collections of Americana, taking guests back to a simpler time and place.

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The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the largest Italian festival in West Virginia and the second largest in the United States! The event is held the last weekend in July at beautiful Heritage Port on the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia, attracts more than 150,000 visitors from around the United States and Canada.

The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival has more to offer than delicious international foods, legal beverages (including gourmet Italian wines!), a bocce tournament, a Veterans Appreciation ceremony, Sunday Catholic Mass, good fellowship and over 40 hours of free musical entertainment on two stages. Although, who could ask for more? Up and down the Festival midway, you will find arts & crafts booths, amusement rides and numerous games of skill to keep young and old entertained all weekend long!

1200 Market Street
Suite 3
Wheeling, WV

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1228 Market Street, Wheeling WV 26003

Rated America's #1 variety show. Enjoy the best in the 40's and 50's music. Classic country, bluegrass, gospel, 50's Rock & Roll and a memories of Elvis finale in every show. Presented at the restored Victoria Theater in downtown Wheeling. Showtime 7:00 pm every First Friday. We also offer WV legal gaming. Visit our website at www.victoria-theater.com.


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WesBanco Arena (originally Wheeling Civic Center) is a multi-purpose arena, in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was built in 1977 and is home to the Wheeling Nailers ice hockey team and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

It can also be used for conventions, trade shows, concerts, banquets and other events. It features 23,684 square feet of space plus 7,500 square feet of meeting room space.

The Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center can accommodate cars for maximum capacity.
It offers access for handicap patrons, including direct access from handicap parking, an elevator, direct access to multiple concessions and restroom areas and handicap seating available from different spots throughout the arena.

For a complete calendar of upcoming events, call 304.233.4470 or visit www.wesbancoarena.com.

WesBanco Arena
2 14th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

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1528 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Journey back in time to 1863, when Wheeling was in Virginia, a state ripped apart by the American Civil War. West Virginia was born in this building, now a National Historic Landmark, during the great conflict. This was the only territorial change resulting from the greatest American war. Audio tour and interpretive film available. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Visit Wheeling Artisan Center for the finest in handcrafted creations by West Virginia and regional artists. Shop for West Virginia Glass, pottery, jewelry, West Virginia food products, local interest books, fabric arts, souvenirs, and much more! This renovated industrial building with a three-story artium in the heart of downtown Wheeling is a tribute to this city's rich cultural heritage.

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Wheeling Arts Fest is an admission-free event held in June and is open to everyone in the community. It offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts and much more. All events will be held at West Virginia Northern Community College on the Square, Independence Hall, and at the Ohio County Public Library, with additional artisans and performers showcased within these downtown blocks.

Wheeling Arts Fest is a multi-disciplinary festival produced by the City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission and is funded by sponsorships and donations from businesses, organizations and individuals.

For additional festival information, Facebook members can also sign up at www.facebook.com/WheelingArtsFest to become a fan of Wheeling Arts Fest where they can receive updates on the festival schedule and activities.

The City of Wheeling Arts & Cultural Commission serves to promote and develop artistic and cultural activities and initiatives that stimulate economic development and advance the quality of life and vibrancy of the greater Wheeling area.


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Celebrate the rich Celtic Heritage of our area with this annual March event that includes great Celtic music, dance, food & fun! 

Wheeling Artisan Center
1400 Main Street
Downtown Wheeling

For further information -
800-828-3097 or 304-232-3087

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The Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Foundation was incorporated by the State of West Virginia in March, 2002 for the express purpose of organizing and managing the Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel - an annual event which takes place in mid September.

This event is sanctioned by the American Sternwheel Association, an organization dedicated to the support and promotion of Sternwheel vessels. The Wheeling event is patterned after a number of other Sternwheel Festivals which take place each summer up and down the Ohio River.

It is estimated the 2002 attracted nearly 75,000 people to the Wheeling waterfront. The features attractions such as regional entertainment ranging from classic rock and roll to Dixieland jazz, childrens activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Additionally, many food and craft vendors, and most importantly the Sternwheel Boats themselves, make this early fall event a truly unique experience.


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An Evolution: Yesterday's Rails...Today's Trails

The great 1849 suspension bridge of Wheeling extended the National Road west, bringing people and goods to the city. At the northernmost navigable port on the Ohio River, overland routes, river traffic and railroads converged, attracting entrepreneurs and manufacturers of iron, steel, textiles, glass, tobacco and other goods.

The railroads provided access to markets for Wheeling products. At one time as many as seven railroads served the city, including the Baltimore & Ohio, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh Wheeling & Kentucky, the Hempfield, the Panhandle, the Ohio River & Western and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Today, no railroads roll through Wheeling, and the long-familiar train whistle of yesterday is silent.

In their place, the city of Wheeling has converted more than 13 miles of former railroad beds into an extraordinary trail experience.

The Ohio River Trail runs north-south starting at the city line in South Wheeling and reaches the Pike Island Dam where the trail continues into Brooke County. In Wheeling’s 8.5-mile distance, the trail follows the river, passing many of the city’s industrial sites and crossing through Wheeling Heritage Port. Along the way, stop to read the historic signs, take in the National Historic Landmark Wheeling Suspension Bridge, and view the river traffic particularly as barges pass through the locks at Pike Island.

The Wheeling Creek Trail runs east-west providing opportunities to cross the Hempfield Viaduct high above the creek and experience the Hempfield Tunnel. The trail begins in downtown connecting to the Ohio River Trail at Heritage Port and extends five miles to Elm Grove.

The Wheeling Heritage Trails are an important element adding to Wheeling’s vitality. The Wheeling National Heritage Area preserves and celebrates the city’s dramatic setting, resources and history, including its role as the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War. A National Heritage Area is a part of our country’s landscape that has been recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American experience.

For more information please go to www.wheelingheritagetrail.com

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1 South Stone St.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Hotel Reservations


There is no better place for non-stop gaming action than Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack in West Virginia. Equipped with the best in slots, table games, world-class hotel accommodations and live entertainment, Wheeling Island helps you get away and beat the odds.

Wheeling Island is the place for non-stop excitement that extends beyond entertainment and into our diverse dining options that are sure to keep you coming back for more. The resort also features live Greyhound racing, making it your best bet for heart-pounding action. The Wheeling Island Players Club even enables you to earn points and rewards regardless of how you choose to play. So, plan your weekend at Wheeling Island today. Your greatest gaming adventure awaits you!

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Generations of Radio listeners going back as far as the late 1920s recollect hundreds of
“Barn Dance Themed Radio Shows” that blanketed the Nations Crackling Radio Airwaves.

Emanating from its Northeast home in Wheeling, WV since 1933, its rich History and Long list of Pioneering Country Music Artists is unprecedented. “The World’s Original Wheeling Radio Jamboree” is one of the last remaining shows of its type, being second only to “Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry” in longevity.

Some of the prestigious past producers of the Jamboree include: Wheeling based Fidelity Insurance and Investments, Coca-Cola corporation, West Virginia Broadcasting Corporation, media companies Screen Gems- a division of Columbia Pictures, “Broadcast Giant” Emil Mogul owner of Basic Communications, Storer Broadcasting, Price Communications, Osborn Communications, Atlantic Star Communications, AM/FM Inc, Belkin Entertainment, Clear Channel Entertainment and Live Nation.

The broadcast and stage presentation of The Wheeling Jamboree (then known as Jamboree USA) was nearly lost forever when in December 2005 (Belkin Entertainment - Clear Channel) ”Live Nation” (former owners of Wheelings Landmark Capitol Theatre) were in corporate transition when the weekly production of the Jamboree live show fell victim to the events surrounding these changes. Immediately the current operators of the Wheeling Jamboree formed the present organization to rescue and preserve the original format and integrity of the weekly Saturday Jamboree show.

Staff of the originating radio station WWVA AM 1170 (Talk-Format since 1997) continued to air 120 weeks of archived recordings and several live studio Jamboree shows through March 2008. In mid April 2008 WWVA resumed live broadcast arrangements with the Jamborees current operating group, finally then ending the historic ties between 1170 WWVA radio and the Wheeling Jamboree in early December 2008.

Wheeling area station WKKX AM 1600 immediately picked up the weekly Saturday program along with a growing number of Country Format and Community Radio stations on the Jamboree Radio Network. The show also has a substantial
online audience each Saturday streaming the syndicated live audio feed and also simulcasts its live internet video. Long time fans of the show are only now rediscovering they can still attended the live weekly event.

A whos who in Country Music have been regular members of the Jamboree and made frequent appearances over the past 8 decades with many, commonly residing in Western PA, Eastern OH and the greater Wheeling area. In the mid 80s Glen Dale, WV, native Brad Paisley tenured a number of years in the Jamboree staff band and has gone on to be one of Countrys brightest stars.

In September 2012 Wheeling Jamboree Inc. entered in to an arrangement with the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino(A Delaware North Company Resort) to make its home inside the 1000 seat Showroom - Theatre.

On October 6th 2012 the show took place at its new home on Wheeling Island and remains the Nations 2nd oldest Country Music radio broadcast and stage show. The Wheeling Jamboree takes place on SATURDAYS YEAR ROUND.

For Tickets CALL 1-888-71-TICKETS

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 The Wheeling Nailers are the ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL.

Home Games are played at WesBanco Arena in Downtown Wheeling.

For tickets call 304.234.GOAL or visit www.wheelingnailers.com.

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1801 National Road, Wheeling, WV,26003 304.243.4085

Wheeling's first public park has provided recreation, relaxation and entertainment for people of all ages since 1925. Included on Wheeling Park's 406 acres are: golf, pedal boating, indoor and outdoor tennis, outdoor pool and waterslide, iceskating, playground, picnic sites and shelters, and and the White Palace with a restaurant and banquet hall.

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Na Zrowie!

Bust out your red & white spirit and join the hottest bands in Polka music as they take the stage for a weekend of fun & dancing at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center: the new home of the Wheeling Polka Festival!

The Wheeling Polka Festival is held in March at Oglebay. Polka Fest Packages & Room Rates are available. Group rates are available as well.  For tickets & information, call 304.243.4060 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com.

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The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the main channel of the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 until the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge was opened in 1851. It was designed by Charles Ellet Jr., who also worked on the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge. The Wheeling bridge was the first to span the Ohio River, and was an important link on the National Road.

The main span is 1,010 feet  from tower to tower. The east tower rests on the Wheeling shore, while the west tower is on Wheeling Island. The east tower is 153.5 feet above the low-water level of the river, or 82 feet from the base of the masonry. The west tower is 132.75 feet above low water, with 69 feet of masonry.

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975. It is located in the Wheeling Island Historic District and is still accessible by car or foot.

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1025 Main St., Suite 811, Wheeling,WV 26003
304.232.6191 or 800.395.9241

Care to enjoy something delightful? The Wheeling Symphony provides quality symphonic and pops music with internationally and nationally acclaimed guest soloists that have included major artists of our time: Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubenstein, Roberta Peters, Marian Anderson, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhac Perlman, Yo-yo Ma, Richard Stolzman, Andre Watts, and the late Jean-Pierre Rampal, to name a few. Call today for details on our upcoming concerts!

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Every Summer at Wheeling Heritage Port!

Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and raceboats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their "glory days" from the 1920s to the mid 1980s. Find out who the famous boat builders were and the differences among them. Learn about the aerodynamics, engineering and physics of boat racing. Transport yourself back to the 1960s and 1970s, when one of the most famous sites in power boat racing, New Martinsville, WV, was in its heyday. Do you know what sport boasts the most world records set in West Virginia? That would be inboard power boat racing, and those records were set in New Martinsville!


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The Wheeling Wine & Jazz Festival strives to introduce quality wines to the good people of the Upper Ohio Valley through an exciting cultural event held every year at the Heritage Port. The festival also aims to educate patrons on fine wines.

Held every August at Heritage Port.
For more information, like our Facebook Page!

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The Wheeling-Ohio County Airport is a museum that demostrates Wheeling terminal manager Tom Tominack's and operations chief Jerry Anderson's great love of aviation history.

There are murals and thousands of artifacts preserved and displayed throughout the terminal/museum.

RT 5 Box 5
Wheeling, WV 26003

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Winterfest is a city-wide event held in Downtown Wheeling the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Highlights include:
-Wheeling Fantasy In Lights Parade (Friday, Downtown Wheeling)
-Christmas in November Craft Show (Friday-Sunday, WesBanco Arena)
-Free Outdoor Ice Skating Rink (Friday-Sunday, WesBanco Arena Patio)

For parade information, call the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce: 304.233.2575 or visit www.wheelingchamber.com.

For Christmas in November/Ice Skating information call WesBanco Arena: 304.233.4470 or visit www.wesbancoarena.com

Triadelphia, WV

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 The Highlands is a massive open-air shopping, dining and entertainment complex along Interstate 70 in Triadelphia, West Virginia, 7 miles east of the city of Wheeling. It opened in August 2004 with the only Cabelas within a 5-hour distance. It would explode in growth soon after and feature a J.C. Penney, Target and Wal-Mart as anchor tenants and over 50 shops and restaurants. It is owned and operated by its developer, the Ohio County Development Authority.


The Highlands Store Directory (as of 11.18.2013)

-Bath & Body Works
-Bed, Bath & Beyond
-Best Buy
-Books A Million
-Cabela: Worlds Foremost Outfitter
-Dress Barn
-Howards Diamond Center
-JC Penny
-Justice For Girls
-Lane Bryant
-Michaels: The Arts & Crafts Store
-Ninis Treasures
-Old Navy
-Russell Stover Candies
-Sleep Outfitters
-Smoker Friendly
-The Shoe Dept.
-TJ Maxx
-Wal-Mart Supercenter

-Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar
-Bob Evans Family Restaurant
-Cheddars Casual Café
-Cold Stone Creamery
-Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
-Eat N Park
-El Paso Mexican Grill
-Fusion Japanese Steakhouse
-Logans Roadhouse
-Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
-Panera Bread
-Quaker Steak & Lube
-Sheetz “Made to Order” Foods
-Starbucks Coffee (inside Target)

-Marquee Cinemas 14

-AT&T Store
-H&R Block Tax Service
-Verizon Wireless

-Jim Robinson Toyota
-Robinson Auto Group Chevy - Buick - GMC - Cadillac
-Straub Honda - Hyundai

-West Liberty University - Highlands Center

St. Clairsville, OH

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Mall Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Ohio Valley Mall Store Directory (as of 11.18.2013)
American Eagle Outfitters
Amys Gold Crown Hallmark
Auntie Annes Hand-Rolled Soft Pretzels
Bath & Body Works
Bath Fitters
Belmont County Tourism
Big Kmart
Big Kmart Pharmacy
Bob Evans
Boscovs Optical
Build it Brickworks!
C & C Market Research
Carmike Ohio Valley Mall 11
The Childrens Place
Christopher & Banks
CJ Banks
Community Room
Cracker Barrel
Crafts 2000
Customer Service Center
CVS Pharmacy
Davids Bridal
Elder-Beerman Childrens
Elder-Beerman Home Store
Elder-Beerman Mens & Home
Elder-Beerman Womens
Escape Spa and Nails
Eyebrow Threading Spa
Fabios Pizza
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Finish Line
Garfields Restaurant & Pub
The Gold Exchange
Great American Cookies
HH Gregg
Hibbett Sports
The Himalaya
Huntington Bank
Kay Jewelers
Kings Jewelry
Kitchen Collection
Lashley Tractor
Little Caesars (Big Kmart)
Littman Jewelers
Long John Silvers/KFC
LongHorn Steakhouse
Mall Office
MC Sports
Mens Wearhouse and Tux
National Tire & Battery
Ollies Bargain Outlet
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
OV Crossfit
Panera Bread
Payless ShoeSource
Perrys Glo Putt
Piercing Pagoda
Radio Shack
Raven Rock Workwear
RC Video
Regis Salon
Rogers Jewelers
Rural King
Sam Goody
Sears Auto Center
Sears Dental Studio
Sears Hair Studio
Sears Optical
Starbucks Coffee Drive-Thru
Steves Sports Cards
Things Remembered
Valvoline Express
Victorias Secret
Vitamin World
Were Rolling Pretzels
Z Wireless - Verizon Wireless


Proctor, WV

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RR#1, Box 122, Proctor, WV 26055
304.455.1728 or 800.85HONEY

Two great shops in one! An educational and FUN Bee Farm plus Wooden Toy Shop. Learn how honey is made. Taste some Comb Honey. Play with a toy from your past! WV made gourmet foods, toys, dolls, beeswax candles, WV marbles, mustards, gifts and MORE! 40 miles south of Wheeling, 8 miles east of WV RT2 on Proctor Creek Road. Call first for hours, Scenic Route.

Moundsville, WV

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6th St. at Tomlinson
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 845-9188

A Victorian home, handicap accessible, housing an extensive display of glassware produced by the Fostoria Glass Company during its many years of operation, 1887 thru 1986. A convention, show, and auction is held every year the second weekend of June, Friday thru Sunday, open to the public, featuring Fostoria glassware. Open March-November, Wed. - Sat. 1-4 pm. Also by appointment.

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250 Trail Drive
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 845-9810

Beautiful scenery, enjoyable activities and state of the art accommodations are just a few reasons why Grand Vue Park is considered to be the best in Marshall County when it comes to scenery and outdoor adventure.

Located in Marshall County WV, Grand Vue Park is a 650+ acre park sprawling over ridges and ravines with breathtaking overlooks of Moundsville and the Ohio Valley.

Open year-round, the park has experienced tremendous growth of facilities and acreage since its dedication year in 1974. Grand Vue Park has since become the hub of local outdoor recreational pursuits in addition to being popular for group outings, business meetings and family vacations.

In addition to the pristine atmosphere, the park has many updated facilities including the brand new zip line tour and ride, featuring 7,540 ft of dual zip lines. The park is also home to three styles of cabins, a state-of-the-art playground and aquatic center, beautifully manicured golf courses, unspoiled wooded walking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, a modern banquet hall with charming amenities and much more.

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801 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 843-4128

Grave Creek Mound is one of the largest conical mounds constructed during the late Adena Period. Construction took place in successive stages from about 250-150 B.C. The mound and museum are open year round, Tuesday thru Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm.   A small admission fee helps maintain the site.

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Johnny Shars Big Dipper Ice Cream & Circus Carnival Museum
805 10th Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
April-October: 12p-9p

Come and enjoy a captivated reflection of “Days Gone By!”

A historic building brought back to life in the form of a tastefully decorated ice cream shop featuring 32 flavors of Hershey Ice Cream.

In addition, the structure uniquely displays a vast array of vintage circus carnival memorabilia.

To “Top It Off” there is a 2nd level Circus Carnival Museum available for your viewing pleasure.

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Thirteenth St. and Lockwood Ave.
Moundsville, WV

Museum Open: April thru October

Thursdays: 10 am to 3:00 pm

If this time is not convenient for you, our doors are always open by calling: (304) 845-3692

Admission is FREE! Group tours are always welcomed!

The Marshall County Historical Society Museum is filled with items from area businesses of years past!

Filled with local history for visitors to see and read about, a meeting room and farm implement displays.


It is an ideal place for your next club meeting...you can have your meeting and tour the museum at the same time!

Visit the Marshall County Historical Society Website at www.MarshallCountyHistorical.com


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Overlooking the Appalachian hills and valleys, the Palace of Gold is reminiscent of an Indian kingdom. Award winning rose gardens and over one hundred water fountains are just a couple of attractions that adorn these royal pleasure gardens.

There are a number of festivals that take place year round at the New Vrindaban community, situated next to the Palace of Gold. Plan your visit to coincide with one of these events and experience the pageantry of our colorful spiritual festivals. All are open to the public.

The Palace of Gold is tailor-made for group tours. It is the perfect place for a day full of fun and wonder. Besides enjoying a discount, groups can enjoy a custom designed day of varied attractions.

The Palace of Gold is open all year round. Guided tours are held every half hour from 10 am to 8 pm (10 am to 5pm from September to March).

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-18 ($6.00 per adult and $3.00 per child from September to March).
Group Tour Prices (for groups consisting of 15 or more people) are $6.00 per adult and $3.00 per child age 6-18. Escorts and tour bus drivers are complimentary.

Palace of Gold
3759 McCrearys Ridge Road
Moundsville, WV 26041


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The Strand Theatre
Fifth & Jefferson, Moundsville

The History of the Strand Theatre
The Strand Theatre held its grand opening on Monday, November 15, 1920. The first pictures featured were Norma Talmadge in "The Branded Woman" and Fatty Arbuckle in "The Garage." Admission prices were 17 cents and 33 cents.

The Strand Theatre was the first structure to be built on the corner of 5th Street and Jefferson Avenue. It took eight months to construct and cost an estimated $100,000. It was the first steel-framed structure in Moundsville. M.A. Sybert, promoter, owner, and manager of the theatre, and local contractor Thomas Shimp & Sons, made certain that the new building was technologically up-to-date, and included many modern amenities including central heat, Class "A" fire rating and the steel beam reinforced walls and ceilings.

The Strand ran first-run movies from 1920 until it closed in 1968. In its heyday, as many as 5 different movies where shown each week. While not showing films, Sybertís Strand hosted a variety of Vaudeville acts, minstrel shows and thespian productions. Groups of performers visited Moundsville on showboats that traveled the Ohio River.

The theatre operated regularly until 1968. The Strand sat empty for eight years until reopening in 1976. The theatre ran first-rate movies for another 20 years until it closed in 1996. The curtain fell for what was to have been the final closing of the historic part of uptown Moundsville.


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915 Second St.
Moundsville, WV 26041
(304) 845-6022

As seen on the Travel Channel and other national magazines, The Official Marx Toy Museum displays thousands of Marx toys from the 1930's through 1980...metal toys, trains, dollhouses, playsets, Johnny West, Big Wheels, and much more are all on display for you to take a walk down memory lane! Special features include a Life-size Western Town, Train Display, Transportation & Service Station Area, Hands On Toys, Factory Footage Film & Original Commercials, all in a Vintage 1950's decor, complete with Gift Shop and Snack Area. All 100% Handicap Accessible!

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The West Virginia State Penitentiary is a retired, gothic style prison located in Moundsville, West Virginia. It operated from 1876 to 1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility.

Daily Tours are offered April-November.

Other Tours & Events include:
-Group Tours
-Thriller Thursdays
-Twilight Tours
-Private Tours
-North Yard
-Elizabethtown Festival (Sept)
-Moundsville Zombie Walk (Sept)
-Dungeon of Horrors (Sept-Oct)

For information, call 304.845.6200 or visit www.wvpentours.com

Glen Dale, WV

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The Cockayne Farmstead
1111 Wheeling Ave
Glen Dale, WV 26038
(304) 845-1411
(304) 845-9750 (weekdays)

Group Tours: By Appointment Only

No Facilities


Preservation - Not Restoration...
The Cockayne farmhouse was built in 1850 by Bennett Cockayne. Due to the reclusive nature of its last owner, Samuel Cockayne, the farmhouse is in a virtually unchanged state from its 19th Century appearance. Mr. Cockayne lived in only two rooms of his farmhouse with extremely primitive electrical, plumbing and heating resources. His lifestyle of deprivation was in stark contrast to the lifestyle of his grandparents. The Cockaynes of the late 19th Century were social, political and agricultural leaders of the community. The Cockayne daughters were interested in art, music and photography, while the son dabbled in local politics. The Cockayne properties at that time encompassed all of southern Glen Dale, and the farmhouse befitted their Social standing.


Bellaire, OH

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3200 Belmont St.
Bellaire, OH 43906
(740) 671-3971

April 1 - October 31
Thur. - Sat.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dedicated June 5, 2003 to the memory of the Imperial Glass Corporation, its employees and the beautiful glassware they created, the National Imperial Glass Museum is a must stop for Imperial enthusiasts. Presented is an extensive array of Imperial glassware, including Candlewick, Carnival and glassware donated by the National Imperial Glass Collectors Society and the former Bellaire Glass Museum.

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4597 Noble St., Bellaire, OH 43906

Home of the largest private Lego collection! There are over 4 million bricks, 500 statues, and 1,000 Lego creations. We also have animatronics, robotics, and mosaics. Make sure to visit the Mission to Mars room. It is out of this world! Then stop in our gift shop. Come build with us!

Wheeling, West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau