- The list below includes 36 free or cheap things to do in or near Ansted, West Virginia, including 40 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Rafting, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Hawks Nest State Park to Adventures On the Gorge, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ansted and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lansing, Beckley, Fayetteville and Summersville.
The West Virginia Veterans Memorial is two-stories tall and oval shaped in its basic form. The work itself was created by sculptor Joe Mullins and serves to honor more than 10,000 West Virginians who sacrificed their lives to defend the United States during the 20th century.
The Cultural Center contains the West Virginia State Museum displaying the history of West Virginia throughout time laid out along a path so visitors can easily follow what happened in order. The building also contains the state's reference libraries, and a live-performance theater.
Built in the traditional Georgian colonial architectural style, the West Virginia Governorâ€™s Mansion was initially constructed in 1924. The mansion welcomes visitors for guided tours on Thursday and Friday mornings.
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Bradford and East at Kanawha, Charleston, WV MoreLess Info
A number of dining, shopping and entertainment options are available to visitors of Charleston's East End Historic District. Guests enjoy walking amongst and admiring the beauty of the historic homes that line the area.
Over 12,000 square feet of hands-on science fun for children is found at the Avampato Discovery Museum within Clay Center. Four permanent galleries include Milton Gardner's Earth City, Mylan Exploreatory, Health Royale and Kidspace.
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1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301 MoreLess Info
The art collection at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences focuses on American artists from the 19th and 20th centuries including Chuck Close, Joseph Hirsch, along with large outdoor sculptures and temporary exhibits. The center also has ElectricSky Theater that shows science films and a planetarium.
Opening in 1997 on the site where an old railyard once stood, Capitol Market, is a gathering place for visitors to shop, dine, or just relax with friends. Featuring an outdoor farmers market in the warmer months, the indoor merchants include restaurants, fresh food markets and café's.
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Midland Trail Scenic Highway Association, Charleston, WV 25301 MoreLess Info
Along the 190-mile Midland Trail (Scenic Highway 60) visitors can find scenic views, history sites, rafting opportunities, and art studios. The road runs across the middle of West Virginia from Kenova through Charleston to White Sulphur Springs.