1 Hospitality Dr.
Ripley, WV 25271
Phone: (304) 372-5000
Fax: (304) 372-5600
Once used as a hospital and a kitchen for both sides during the Civil War, this log kitchen displays an open fireplace, various original jugs and containers, a table setting, spinning wheel, and a bear trap.
Shawnee Park is a lovely parkland for the entire family. It features paved tennis courts, a swimming pool, a huge playground with swings and other elements for kids to play. In addition, the park is home to a vast soccer field, basketball courts and picnic spots. For those who enjoy Golf, the Shawnee Park has an extensive Golf course where you can polish your putting skills and hone new ones. The park also serves as a venue for the annual Kanawha County Fair.
The first floor of this library contains an adult collection of books, CDs, DVDs, books-on-tape, magazines, and newspapers while the second floor is exclusively devoted to the children's collection. Two meeting rooms are available.
The history of West Virginia State University dates long back to 1890s. Established in 1891, this school was primarily founded for black students. Over the period of time, owing to legislation acts passed, it was incorporated as residential population college and now has transformed into an university with international repute. Today, the university offers under graduation, graduation and post graduation degrees in various fields. On the extra-curricular front too, this state university is in a leading position with its different athletic and creative facilities. Notable alumni includes Will Robinson, Early Lloyd, Antoine Fuqua and so forth. For admission schedule and other information, check website.
St. Albans Roadside Park features a picnic area, playground, and a boat ramp. Limited camping is available.
Cato Park contains an executive nine-hole, par 3 golf course, a Garrison hiking trail, an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, and several picnic areas.
This island was the site of Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett's plot to establish a southwest empire. It is home to the beautifully reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion of which guided tours are available. Park also has a snack stand, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails, and picnic facilities.
A project of Carr Leavitt Ministries, a nonprofit organization dedicated to charitable benevolent and civic endeavors, The Manor Retreat & Conference Center is housed in a restored Victorian home with accommodations for up to 22 people.
The Parkersburg City Park can trace its beginnings to 1897 when 42 acres of land were set aside to build a park for the people. Soon after, a Memorial Fountain was built by the stately gates as a donation from the wealthy Jackson family. The Henry Cooper log house which was built in 1910 adorns a section of the park. Picnic areas, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, basketball, baseball fields and playing grounds for kids are some reasons why the city park is so popular.
Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. An excellent staff is ready to help you.
875 feet above the bottom of the New River Gorge, the 1,700-foot New River Gorge Bridge has the second longest single arch steel span in the world and it is the second highest bridge in this country.
In close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley, just seven miles south of Charleston, this 9,300-acre forest offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including camping, swimming, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.