- Our list of the best things to do in Charleston, West Virginia, features the top 34 nearby activities — including 13 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Charleston, WV has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Charleston, WV , followed by 6 popular activities in nearby cities, including South Charleston and Nitro
Operation City Quest Roanoke MoreLess Info
Beginning at a designated starting point, groups of two, four, or six use smartphones to explore the city, searching for hidden objects
Visitors to the State Museum within the Cultural Center find the history of the state of West Virginia in culture, art, paleontology, archaeology and geology throughout the state. Visitors can follow a path throughout the museum that allows them to follow the state's history in order.
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.
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.
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1 Ames Heights Road, Charleston, WV 25862 MoreLess Info
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with Class VI-Mountain River White Water Rafting. Choose from a variety of river tours including overnight trips and let your guides show you what outdoor adventure is all about.
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.
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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.
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.
Visitors to Haddad Riverfront Park on the riverfront see three retractable fabric covered seating areas, the largest of which is 35-foot by 80-foot. The site is used for summer fireworks, concerts, and weddings.