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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Attractions in Charleston, West Virginia

Casinos

  • Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center

    P.O. Box 7118
    Cross Lanes, WVLocated 15 Minutes from Charleston
    304-776-1000
    The Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center offers 90,000 square feet of gaming entertainment with 1,800 slots and more than 70 varieties of games; and state-of-the-art simulcast areas. The Tri-State...
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Craik-Patton House

    2809 Kanawha Boulevard East; P.O. Box 175
    Charleston, WV 25311
    Located on the Midland Trail (WV Route 60)
    304-925-5341
    Known as "Elm Grove" when constructed by the Rev. James Craik, the restored Greek Revival-style Craik-Patton House, adjacent to Daniel Boone Park along the banks of the Kanawha River; is open for...
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  • Midland Trail National Scenic Byway

    2504 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25301
    Midland Trail Scenic Highway Visitors Center
    304-343-6001
    Experience the restored antebellum town of Lewisburg, enjoy extreme outdoor sports, the beauty of the Scenic New River Gorge, or visit one of WV D5s premiere State Parks.
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  • Morgan's Kitchen Plantation Museum

    Route 60 MacCorkle Avenue
    St. Albans, WV 25177
    Located 10 Miles West
    304-727-2654
    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...
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  • West Virginia Governor's Mansion

    1716 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25305
    304-558-4839
    This 30-room Georgian Revival structure, overlooking the Kanawha River, was designed by Charleston architect Walter F. Martens. The first floor state rooms are open to the public by guided tour. ...
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  • West Virginia State Capitol Building

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25311
    304-558-4839
    Situated along the Kanawha River, the classical-styled State Capitol was designed by architect Cass Gilbert, who also designed the U.S. Treasury Building and the U.S. Supreme Court Building in...
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Criel Indian Mound

    Located in Staunton Park
    Probably built between 250 and 150 B.C., the Criel Mound in South Charleston is the largest of approximately 50 conical type mounds of the Adena culture in an area west of Charleston extending to...
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  • New River Gorge Bridge

    P.O. Box 202
    Lansing, WVLocated on U. S. Route 19
    304-574-2115
    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....
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  • West Virginia Veterans Memorial

    1900 Kanasha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25314
    304-558-0230
    Part of the State Capitol Complex, this two-story oval shaped monument honors more than 10,000 West Virginians who defended the nation in 20th century conflicts. Four limestone monoliths dedicated...
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Libraries & Research Centers

  • St. Albans Public Library

    602 4th Street
    St. Albans, WV 25177
    Located 10 Miles West
    304-722-4244
    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. ...
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  • West Virginia State Archives

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25305
    304-558-0230 Ext. 168
    West Virginia State Archives is a historical and genealogical research library that contains such items as maps, manuscripts, state and county records, special collections, yearbooks, Civil War...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

    One Clay Square
    Charleston, WV 25301
    304-561-3500
    Home to the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the 240,000 square foot Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences includes the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, an 1,883-seat theater; Walker Theater, a...
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  • Heritage Towers

    612 Virginia Street East
    Charleston, WV 25301
    304-343-3250
    Heritage Towers "provides a series of exhibits, lectures, concerts, cultural celebrations, festivals and programs designed to preserve the past and strengthen the future." Heritage Towers is closed...
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  • South Charleston Museum

    311 D Street
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    304-744-9711
    Within walking distance of the Adena/Hopewell Native American burial mound, the South Charleston Museum features changing exhibitions, children's activities, workshops and more. All exhibitions,...
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  • Train Depot Museum

    2029 Benedict Circle
    St. Albans, WV 25177
    Located 10 Miles West
    304-727-3084
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum features high ceilings and tall windows making it one of West Virginia's most architecturally detailed depots. The museum is filled...
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  • West Virginia of Culture and History

    1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
    Charleston, WV 25305-0300
    Located at the Capitol Complex
    304-558-0220
    The West Virginia Cultural Center showcases West Virginia's artistic, cultural and historic heritage. The Cultural Center houses the offices of the Commission on the Arts, the State Historic...
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National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • New River Gorge National River

    P.O. Box 246
    Glen Jean, WV304-465-0508
    New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The New River Gorge National River includes over 70,000 acres of land along the New River. Visitors enjoy such recreational activities as...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Cato Park

    200 Baker Lane (Administrative Offices)
    Charleston, WV 25302
    Located on the City's West Side
    304-348-6860
    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.
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  • Daniel Boone Roadside Park

    Located East of Charleston on US Route 60
    304-348-6860
    A historic area along Kanawha Boulevard East, Daniel Boone Roadside Park offers a boat ramp, picnic area, the Ruffner Log Cabin, and the Craik-Patton House.
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  • Magic Island

    101 Kanawha Boulevard West
    South Charleston, WV 25302
    Located West of Kanawha Boulevard
    304-348-6860
    Situated at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers, Magic Island features a walking track, sand volleyball courts, and picnic areas.
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  • Nitro City Park

    Located on Park Avenue
    304-755-0705
    Enjoy picnic shelters, a children's playground, and baseball fields while at this scenic park that also offers swimming opportunities right across the street.
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  • St. Albans Roadside Park

    Route 60 West
    St. Albans, WV 25177
    Located 10 Miles West
    304-722-4625
    St. Albans Roadside Park features a picnic area, playground, and a boat ramp. Limited camping is available.
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Science & Technology

  • Clay Center's Avampato Discovery Museum

    One Clay Square
    Charleston, WV 25301
    Located at Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences
    304-561-3500
    Explore two floors of interactive science exhibits that are sure to entertain the whole family while at this science museum. The Gizmo Factory is made up of more than 30 exhibits exploring physical...
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