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Area Attractions
There's more to do here in Marshall & Wetzel Counties than just camp!

Greater Moundsville CVB Video

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COCKAYNE FARMSTEAD
A 12-room farmhouse was home to 4 generations of the Cockayne family from 1850 to 2001.
Call for tour information.
1111 Wheeling Ave, Glendale WV
304-845-1411

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FORMER WEST VIRGINIA PENITENTIARY
Experience "life on the inside" in this 10-acre Civil War era, Gothic-style maximum security prison.
Open April - November with the seasonal haunted Halloween tour a sure favorite.
818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville WV
304-845-6200
www.wvpentours.com

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FOSTORIA GLASS MUSEUM
Dedicated to preserving the history of Fostoria Glass.
Open March - November.
511 Tomlinson Ave, Moundsville WV
304-845-9188
www.fostoriaglass.org

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GRAND VUE PARK & ZIP LINE RIDE
Beautiful scenery, enjoyable activities and state of the art accommodations are just a few reasons why Grand Vue Park is considered to be Marshall County's best when it comes to scenery and outdoor adventure. Open year-round, this 650+ acre park sprawls over ridges and ravines with breathtaking overlooks of Moundsville and the Ohio Valley. Opened in 1974, Grand Vue Park is popular for group outings, business meetings and family vacations. The park is also home to three styles of cabins, beautifully manicured golf courses, unspoiled wooded walking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, a modern banquet hall with charming amenities. The park recently add a brand new zip line tour and ride, featuring 7,540 ft of dual zip lines.
250 Trail Drive, Moundsville WV
304-845-9810
www.grandvuepark.com

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GRAVE CREEK MOUND ARCHAEOLOGY COMPLEX
Explore one of the largest conical mounds built during the Adena Period. Adjacent to the Mound is the Delf Norona Museum featuring artifacts, exhibits, gift shop and theatre. A National Historic Landmark
801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville WV
800-CALLWVA or 304-843-4128
www.wvculture.org

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HISTORIC FISH CREEK COVERED BRIDGE
One of only two remaining covered bridges in West Virginia (ca, 1881).
Near Route 7 and US Route 250, Hundred WV, eastern Wetzel County
www.wetzelcvb.org

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HISTORIC INDEPENDENCE HALL
Located in downtown Wheeling, this is a must see for history and Civil War enthusiasts. Long simmering disputes between the family farmers of the western counties and the eastern wealthy plantation owners came to a head here that led to statehood 150 years ago. Built in 1859, the 3-story, Renaissance revival style stone structure houses exhibits telling the engrossing story of West Virginia statehood and the history of Wheeling.
1528 Market St, Wheeling WV
www.visitwheelingwv.com

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MARBLE KING
The largest glass marble producer in the US, established in the 1940's. Learn first hand how they manufacture game, decorative, one of a kind hand made collectible and industrial marbles.
1st Ave, Paden City WV
800-672-5564 or 304-337-2264
www.marblekingusa.com

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MARSHALL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
A collection of artifacts relating to the history of Marshall County as well as a complete genealogy room.
Call for an appointment.
13 St and Lockwood Ave, Moundsville WV
304-845-1411

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MASON-DIXON LINE
Surveyed in the 1760's setting the borders for Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia (a portion of which became West Virginia in 1863). In 1820 the line symbolized the cultural boundary between the North and the South. It was not the demarcation line for the legality of slavery since Delaware falls east and north of the boundary. From Pennsylvania's southern edge, the line continues west across West Virginia's northern panhandle to the Ohio River, creating the borderline for Marshall and Wetzel Counties. There were only a handful of Confederate sympathizers in Wetzel County and many supported the Union Troops. Tradition tells of many links to the Underground Railroad. See the M-D marker along the Ohio River just north of Proctor WV (New Martinsville)
Wetzel County Convention & Visitors Bureau
136 Main St, New Martinsville WV
www.wetzelcvb.org

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OFFICIAL MARX TOY MUSEUM
Take a walk down memory lane. The museum displays thousands of Marx toys from the 1920's through 1980 in vintage 1950's style decor.
915 2nd St, Moundsville WV
304-845-6022
www.marxtoymuseum.com

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PRABHUPADA'S PALACE OF GOLD : AMERICA'S TAJ MAHAL
The Palace features fifty varieties of marble and onyx, an antique French chandelier with rare Marie Antoinette crystals, lotus pond, award winning rose garden and live peacocks.
New Vrindabin Community WV - south of Moundsville
304-843-1812
www.palaceofgold.com

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ROSEBY'S ROCK
Historic home of Dorothy Dakan Sedosky, an expert in genealogy of the families of Marshall County. Roseby's Rock is a small community located on Big Grave Creek Rd.
304-845-2701

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THE STRAND THEATRE
Built in 1920 as a Vaudeville Theater. Closed in 1996, currently being restored by volunteers with the support of the WV Division of Culture & History, US Federal Housing & Urban Development, many local businesses and individual contributions.
804 5th St, Moundsville WV
304-845-0670
www.strandtheatrewv.com

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WHEELING ISLAND CASINO
Wheeling Island, Wheeling WV
www.wheelingisland.com

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For more information visit:

Moundsville
www.visitmoundsville.com

Marshall County
www.marshallcountytourism.com

Wetzel County
www.wetzelcvb.org

West Virginia
www.wv.gov

West Virginia Fun Facts
State Animal: Black Bear
State Bird: Cardinal
State Fruit: Golden Delicious Apple
State Fish: Brook Trout
State Flower: Rhododendron
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Insect: Honeybee
State Butterfly: Monarch
State Nickname: The Mountain State
State Songs: (there are three official songs)
The West Virginia Hills
This Is My West Virginia
West Virginia My Home Sweet Home
Take Me Home, Country Roads (unofficial)
State Motto: Montani Semper Liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
State Day: June 20
State Gem: Lithostrotionella
State Soil: Monongahela Silt Loam
State Colors: Old Gold and Blue