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))
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  
Author: Erin Klema
Read it on author's website: http://www.epicureantravelerblog.com/parkersburg-west-virginia/