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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Attractions in Charleston, West Virginia


  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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. more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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.... more info  map

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... more info

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

  • 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... more info  map

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... more info

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. more info  map

  • 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.  more info  map

  • 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. more info

  • 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. more info  map

  • 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. more info

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... more info  map


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