Area Attractions

After you and your family and friends spend a few days enjoying all that Oglebay has to offer, you may want to check out some other local attractions. A most interesting and historic town awaits you at the base of the hill in Wheeling, WV. The entire city has been deemed a federally designated National Heritage Area. Your tour of the city can include century-spanning historic sites, sports and gaming venus, eclectic shopping and unique dining.

Photo of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge

Wheeling convention & visitors bureau
Call or stop by the Wheeling Visitors Center to talk with the informed staff or pick up a brochure or map of the area. The Visitors Center also features interesting interactive displays of Wheeling as the "Crossroads of America", including a video presentation of the construction of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

Address: 1401 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 800-828-3097

Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, opened a 175,000-square-foot mega-store and wildlife museum in August 2004.

Address: 1 Cabela Drive Exit 10 off I-70 Triadelphia, WV 26059
Phone: 304-238-0120

Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino is Your Place to Play! Slot machines, table games, hotel, entertainment showroom, restaurants, gift shop and live greyhound racing.

Address: 1 South Stone Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 1-800-445-9475

The Wheeling Nailers are a member of the East Coast Hockey League and affiliated with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. Games are played October through April at Wesbanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. Call 304-233-4470 for ticket information.

Address: 1144 Market Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-234-4625

The Wheeling Symphony was founded in 1929 and is passionately committed to making live music available to as many people as possible. It is the oldest cultural organization in West Virginia and a vibrant entrepreneurial organization at the forefront of education and outreach.

Address: 1025 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-232-6100

Inspiring the Imagination for more than three generations, Oglebay Institute is one of the most unique non-profit organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 1930, Oglebay Institute has offered dynamic programming in four diverse disciplines: Environmental Education, Visual Arts, Museums and Theater. Public programs include art exhibitions, jazz concerts, and wine tasting events. Workshops, classes and summer day camps provide children and adults a chance to experience the visual arts. Dance and fitness studios offer classes for all ages in everything from ballet to belly dance. Call today for a class schedule!

Address: 1330 National Road Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-242-7700

Towngate Theatre & Cinema
Dozens of hit plays are staged each season at this church-turned-theater, located in the historic Centre Market district of Wheeling. Performances include comedy, drama, fantasy and farce. When live theater is not in production, Towngate Cinema presents critically acclaimed films on the biggest screen around!
Address: 2118 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-233-0820 • 1-88-TOWNGATE

The Toy and Train Museum let's you be a kid again with toys, trains, and fun, in our beautifully restored, 24,000 square foot Victorian schoolhouse.

Address: 144 Kruger Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-242-8133

Experience the magnificent architecture and the warmth of hospitality while you shop for both West Virgina and regional arts and crafts. Come see why the Artisan Center truly is the Pride of Downtown Wheeling.

Address: 1400 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-232-1810

Center Market
There was once a time when every city had a market house. Bustling with activity and color, they were rich community places, central to urban life of the late nineteenth century. Today, Centre Wheeling’s two market houses remain such places to live, eat, play and shop. Welcome back the good old days, when friendliness, quality and value were the hallmark of good business. Here at Centre Market, we continue that century-old tradition.

Address: 2200 Market Street, Wheeling WV 26003
Phone: 304-234-3878

Smart Center Market & Smart Center
Do you love dinosaurs, space, and/or ice cream? We have all three at SMART (Science, Mathematics, Art, Research, and Technology) Centre Market, located in the Historic Centre Market district. Shop for educational toys, books, games, rocks, minerals, fossils, unique gifts, and much more in a museum/ science center setting where learning is fun for everyone. Community events including Saturday science demonstrations at 1 p.m. and First Friday StarWatches are led by the staff of the SMART Center, aa hands-on science and math outreach and member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

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Address: 30 22nd Street, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-233-4667

Nearly six years before President Lincoln signed the proclamation making West Virginia the 35th State in the Union in 1863, construction had begun on the Wheeling Custom House, headquarters for federal offices for the Western District of Virginia. The grand architecture of the building's interiors has been authentically restored and the building is known today as West Viginia Independence Hall.

Address: 1528 Market Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-238-1300

The Capitol Theatre
The revitalized, historic theatre in downtown Wheeling provides high-caliber entertainment.

Address: 1015 Main Street Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 800-828-3097

Grand Vue Park
Open year-round, this Marshall County park is filled with outdoor adventure with breathtaking views of the Ohio Valley. Grand Vue Park is home to 7,540 ft of dual zip lines, a low elements course, walking and biking trails, a state-of-the-art aquatic center, three styles of cabins and a modern banquet hall making it a hub of outdoor recreation and popular choice for weddings, group outings, business meetings and family vacations.

Address: 250 Trail Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: 304-845-9810

Grave Creek Mound
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville features one of the largest and most famous of the Adena burial mounds. Visitors learn about the mound-builders and their well-organized societies in the Delf Norona Museum. Its research center provides protection, conservation and interpretation for West Virginia’s extensive archaeological collections.
Address: 801 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: 304-843-4128

Wheeling Heritage Trails
Walk or bike on more than 13 miles of former railroad beds that have been converted into an extraordinary trail experience.


Wheeling National Heritage Area
The great 1849 suspension bridge of Wheeling extended the National Road west, bringing people and goods to the city. At the northernmost navigable port on the Ohio River, overland routes, river traffic and railroads converged, attracting entrepreneurs who manufactured iron, steel, nails, textiles, glass, tobacco products and other goods. The Wheeling National Heritage Area preserves and celebrates Wheeling’s dramatic setting, resources and history, including its role as the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.

Address: P.O. Box 350 1400 Main Street; 3rd Floor Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-232-3087

From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, find out everything you need to know to plan your trip to West Virginia.

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