2906 US Highway 33 East
Weston, WV 26452
Phone: (304) 269-7000
Fax: (304) 517-2988
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum took 23 years to be built and is the largest stone-cut structure in North America and comes second to the Kremlin. It became a functional psychiatric hospital from 1864 and was closed in 1994 after 130 years of being an asylum for the mentally unstable. Now it is a popular tourist spot offering heritage (historic) and paranormal tours. There are various tour packages available which will give a glimpse of this historical place and into its spooky stories. If you are a history lover or a supernatural enthusiast, a tour to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum should be in your itinerary.
The Jawbone Park functions as a green lung to the city of Buckhannon in West Virginia. Enjoying a proximity to the downtown area, it is a favorite haunt for families, friends and students during spring and summers. This park comes alive during the West Virginia Strawberry Festival which is held here annually attracting people from the surrounding regions and cities as well.
The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a magnificent zoological park site nestled in the French Creek vicinity. It provides a safe shelter to different species of mammals, reptiles and birds. The animal exhibits are stellar and the zoo is a prominent tourist attraction. The Wildlife Center pulls in crowds in great numbers throughout the year.
The early records of the Church states that the Church was founded and constituted by five members and was ministered to be itinerant pastors during the period between 1770 and 1780. It was recognized as the oldest existing Baptist Church in West Virginia. It is generally accepted that this church is the oldest existing Protestant church west of the Allegheny Mountains.
The Simpson Creek Covered Bridge was washed out in 1889 and relocated in its present location. It is open to foot travel.
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