- Our list of the best things to do in Parkersburg, West Virginia, features the top 30 nearby activities — including 9 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Parkersburg, WV has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 12 things to do within the city of Parkersburg, WV , followed by 18 popular activities in nearby cities, including Marietta and Williamstown
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137 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 MoreLess Info
Visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can tour the Blennerhassett Mansion that was one of the largest private residences in the United States when it was completed in 1800 and is now filled with period antiques. They can also tour the 1802 Aaron Waldo and Charlotte Loring Putnam home.
The oldest artifacts that can be viewed by the public at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History date back to about 9000 B.C. Some of the items that can be viewed include tools, weapons, jewelry, mourning fans, automobiles, and farm implements.
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2nd & Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 MoreLess Info
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and Museum encompasses several attractions. Visitors can browse the museum and then buy tickets to take a boat ride to the island, where they can explore and see people dressed in period costumes.
At the Smoot Theater, visitors can attend music shows in a variety of styles, children's theatre, comedy shows, dance recitals, lectures, one-man shows, meetings and seminars. The building originally opened in 1928 as a vaudeville theater.
Veterans Museum of Mid-Ohio Valley displays a collection of military displays that include photographs, letters, uniforms and artifacts. The museum also offers a library to complete special research and learning activities.
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724 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 MoreLess Info
Featuring local artists acting in Broadway musicals, Actors Guild of Parkersburg Inc offers live entertainment to visitors in its theater. The building was built in 1916 and retains some of its classic architecture.
Providing open and league bowling, Emerson Bowling Lanes features 46 lanes with shoe rental and a pro shop. The bowling center has a cafe with food and drinks, a full service bar with four televisions and a party room.
The history of the oil and gas industries in the West Virginia area is preserved through the Oil & Gas Museum. Most of the exhibits follow a self-guided tour arrangement, but large tour groups can be accommodated with a tour guide.
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1016 Avery Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 MoreLess Info
Housed in a gymnasium, Sumnerites Museum & Community Center is a museum with artifacts that chronicle the area's rich African-American history. The museum lies on the site of the first free school below the Mason-Dixon Line.