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Independence Day Fireworks at Heritage Port

The Centre Market Shoppes

Victorian North Wheeling

Wheeling's Historic Suspension Bridge

  • Tours & Itineraries
  • Visit Wheeling (DOC)
  • Visit Wheeling, WV (DOC)
  • Wheeling Tours and Itineraries
  • Tours and Itineraries

    Day One

    8:00 AM
    Start your day with a walk / jog / bike ride on some of Wheeling’s 17 miles of paved rail trails. The east / west section runs parallel to Interstate 70 and features multiple exercise stations and the Hempfield Viaduct. The north / south portion runs along the Ohio River, where you will pass the lovingly restored homes of Victorian Old Town

    9:00 AM
    Pause for a fresh roasted cup of Breakfast Blend or a Bagel at Wheeling Coffee and Spice, WV’s oldest coffee roaster. For a heartier breakfast, pull off the trail and stop at either the Bridge Grill on Main Street, offering diner-style menus at prices that are kind to your wallet.

    10:00 AM - Historic Centre Market
    At over one hundred-fifty years old, Centre Market is West Virginias longest continuously operating Market house. Youll find a wide variety of collectibles as well as a selection of unique eateries. Be sure to sample Coleman’s Fish markets world- famous fish sandwich. Gourmet Magazine called it the "#1 fish sandwich in the country!"

    1:00 PM - Oglebay Resort
    Over 1700 beautiful acres of recreation await visitors at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, or as locals call it, The Park. Golfers can choose to play any of the three 18-hole courses, or simply sharpen their skills on the Par-3 course or driving ranges. In fair weather guests can purchase an activity wristband that provides access to most park activities and attractions: tennis, swimming, miniature golf, and pedal boating. For an indoor adventure, explore the Good Zoo, The West Spa, Schrader Environmental Education Center, and the Carriage House Glass & Mansion Museums. If you want a more relaxed agenda, take a stroll on the arboretum trail (which leads through Bissonnette Gardens), and find a shady picnic site to relax.

    5:00 PM - Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino, Ractrack
    All that fresh air has turned thoughts toward dinner - but there’s more fun to be had before your meal! The Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino, Ractrack has more than 2,200 slot machines,all table games including BLACKJACK, live greyhound racing and simulcast betting, and regularly scheduled events in the Oasis Show Room. After some gaming fun, head to one of the five dining venues located all under one roof. Grab a sandwich or slice of pizza at the Pirates Cove Food Court, a steak salad at the Breezeway Cafe, sample options at the Islander Buffet, dinner with a view in the Terrace Dining Room, or first-class cuisine at the Pointe Steak House (open for dinner only).

    7:30 PM - Capitol Theatre

    The Capitol Theatre is a premier theatre that hosts a variety of entertainment.  Broadway Shows, Concerts and the Wheeling Symphony are just a few of the shows that you will find at the Capitol on any given night.  The newly re-opened Theatre houses many memories and is sure to entertain you.  Located in the heart of downtown Wheeling, please call 304.233.4470 to find out the next exciting show and to order your tickets today.



    Day Two

    8:00 AM - Oglebay Resort
    Get your day underway with the hearty Mountaineer breakfast buffet in Oglebay’s Ihlenfeld Dining Room, located in their Wilson Lodge. Order a custom-made omelet, a Belgian waffle, or sample staples like fluffy scrambled eggs and thick sliced country bacon. Enjoy the view looking out over Schenk Lake, while enjoying a second cup of coffee. Then cap off your meal with a stroll around the park to enjoy the stunning landscape.

    10:00 AM - Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum
    Everyone is a child again when they visit the Toy and Train Museum in Elm Grove. This fully restored Victorian school building houses an ever-changing collection of model trains and layouts, as well as antique dolls, action figures and specialty collectibles from days gone by& The Museum features an impressive assortment of toys & artifacts from the world-famous Marx Toy Company, which was located in Glen Dale, WV.

    11:30 AM - Victorian Old Town
    Wheeling has one of the largest per-capita collections of Grand Victorians architecture in the U.S., and a large collection of it can be found in North Main Street, also known as Victorian Old Town. House tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays May-December, but there are a number of establishments which are open year round. The Eckhart House offers a delightful gift shop on their first floor, and with a reservation, groups can request an authentic high tea, which is served in the second floor parlor. After a bit of shopping, wander across the street to Uncle Pete’s Restaurant. In warmer weather you can dine on their covered deck and watch the river traffic while you enjoy their specialty sides and sandwiches.

    Wheeling Suspension Bridge - As you depart Old Town, be sure to notice the Wheeling Suspension Bridge (on your right as you head south on Main Street). At one thousand-one feet in length, this historic structure has served travelers for over 150 years as a means for westward travel.

    1:00 PM - WV Independence Hall
    Wheeling is the only city in the country to have been the capitol of two different states during its history: The Newly Restored State of Virginia (Loyal to the Union), and West Virginia. Take a tour of the building known as the Birthplace of West Virginia. Independence Hall was Wheelings Federal building and Post Office at the time of the American Civil War, and its courtroom was used for the debates that established statehood. Completely restored and full of interesting artifacts from the era.  Make sure that you see the Civil War Flag exhibit, it is fascinating.

    2:00 PM - The Historic National Road (see detailed itinerary)
    The arrival of the country’s first federally funded highway made Wheeling the Gateway to the West. This sixteen-mile stretch of road is the shortest of those found along the six-state expanse, but West Virginias is the only segment uninterrupted by modern construction and development. As you leave Independence Hall, head east on Market Street. The first landmark youll reach is at the crest of Wheeling Hill. On your left is a bronze statue of a Mingo Indian, who has welcomed travelers on Rte-40 for close to 100 years. Glance to your left and you will have a view of the site known as McCullochs Leap. Major Samuel McCulloch saved the residents of Ft. Henry by diverting a group of raiding Indians and leading them on a chase to the crest of the hill. He and his horse made an heroic leap over the edge in order to escape capture, and both survived the terrifying plunge. The West Virginia portion of The Road ends at the Pennsylvania state line, where you can access Wheeling's premier shopping destination, The Highlands.

    2:30 PM - The Highlands
    In 2004, Wheeling joined an exclusive club when it became home to the tenth Cabelas Outdoor Outfitters store. This unique shopping experience is the focal point of the Ohio Valley's newest attraction, The Highlands. Since the construction of the anchor store, the surrounding area has blossomed into a retail / recreation destination which is unmatched in a 50+ mile radius. Shopping, dining, lodging, a 14-theater Cinema, and plenty of excitement will meet the needs of every visitor.

    7:00 PM - Evening Entertainment (*free; **donation)

    Summer - Memorial Day - Labor Day

    • Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays/Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays Too*
    • Waterfront Wednesdays*
    •  Cascading Waters (nightly June-August)*
    • Oglebay Sunday Concert Series *

    Winter

    • Festival of Lights (nightly Nov 1-Jan 1)**
    • Wheeling Nailers ECHL Hockey
    • Wheeling Jamboree
    • Capitol Theatre

    Year-round

    • Artworks Coffeehouse (First Fridays)*
    • Mountain Moon Coffeehouse (monthly)
    • Stifel Fine Arts Center - cabaret & jazz performances (Saturdays)
    • Towngate Cinema / Theatre (Fri-Sun - check schedule)
    • Victoria Vaudeville Theater (Saturdays)
    • Wheeling Island Racetracks Oasis Room - Friday Night Fights, concerts regularly scheduled
    • WesBanco Arena - concerts, sporting events, flea market / craft sales
    • Wheeling Symphony - pops & classical concerts monthly (Thurs OR Fri - check schedule)
    • Oglebay Resort
    • Museums of Oglebay Institute
    • Carriage House Glass
    • Good Zoo
    • Schrader Environmental Education Center
    • First Fridays (Every First Friday of every Month)
    • Wheeling Jamboree
    • Capitol Theatre

     

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