Weekend Getaway Guide: Parkersburg, West Virginia

West Virginia, Parkersburg Guide (B): Weekend Getaway Guide: Parkersburg, West Virginia

Located just across the Ohio River, Parkersburg welcomes Midwestern road trippers to “almost heaven” — the state of West Virginia. As John Denver sang, West Virginia is home of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah River, and plenty of country roads.

For those of us driving there through Ohio, Parkersburg is perfectly positioned as a road-trip destination. As the third-largest city in West Virginia, Parkersburg has historic sites, museums, and outdoor activities that will easily fill your weekend itinerary.

In this post, I’ll share a little of the history that makes a visit to Parkersburg so fascinating. Then I’ll highlight the top attractions, culinary establishments, and hotels, so you can plan your own weekend getaway in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

As you roam around Parkersburg, you’re likely to notice one name popping up over and over again — Blennerhassett. The Blennerhassett family’s story is one you are more than likely to hear during your trip, especially if you visit Blennerhassett Island. And, I do recommend that you visit. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Weekend Getaway Guide: Parkersburg, West Virginia
Guide Location: USA » Parkersburg
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Erin Klema
Read it on author's website: http://www.epicureantravelerblog.com/parkersburg-west-virginia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History
  • Blennerhassett Island State Park
  • Henderson Hall Plantation
  • Julia-Ann Square Historic District
  • Fort Boreman Historical Park
  • Smoot Theatre
  • Parkersburg Arts Center
  • Oil & Gas Museum
  • Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley
  • North Bend State Park
  • Jimmie Colombo’s Italian Restaurant
  • The North End Tavern & Brewery
  • Parkersburg Brewing Company
  • Holl’s Chocolates
  • Blennerhassett Hotel
  • TownePlace Suites