- The list below includes 10 free or cheap things to do in or near Weston, West Virginia, including 28 different types of inexpensive activities like Historic Sites, Military Museums, Specialty Museums and Specialty Shops.
- From Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum to WVU Jackson's Mill Farmstead, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Weston and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Buckhannon and Clarksburg.
Constructed between 1858 and 1881, the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was better known as the Weston State Hospital, and is the largest hand-cut stone masonry building in the United States, and may be the second largest in the world. Visitors can tour the building that housed 2,400 people in the 1950s.
Colonel Edward Jackson developed the Stonewall Mill area, and adopted Tom and his sister Laura before the Civil War, but during the Civil War, Tom became known as General Stonewall, while his sister aided Union troops using her home as a hospital. The Extension Service maintains the area.
Appalachian Glass offers over 500 handcrafted and mouth-blown soda-lime crystal products including stemware and vases, and visitors can watch these products being made. In addition, the company sells handcrafted candles in over 50 scents.
The Museum of American Art is dedicated to presenting the story of glass making in America and especially in West Virginia, and visitors can see products from Blenko Glass Company, Fenton, and Pittsburgh Plate Glass Carrara Art among others. The museum also includes the National Marble Museum.
The Mountaineer Military Museum displays memorabilia commemorating the service, particularly of West Virginians, from all branches of the military. The museum is the fulfillment of one man's graveside promise to 'never let anyone forget' his fallen brethren.
In business since 1950, Skateland offers an indoor skating rink for its guests. It has 'glo-skating' events where visitors can skate under black light. It also has a large, inflatable outdoor cinema screen available for rent.
The Lascaux Micro-Theater in Buckhannon, West Virginia is a very small unique theater that consists of 40 seats. Movie entertainment is usually featured on the weekends. The theater has been in business since 2002.
Art by Crim is another name for James Crim Photography. Crim offers a wide variety of photographic services, including wedding photography, landscape photography, aerial and architectural photography, and a variety of kinds of portraits.
Visitors to Audra State Park, Buckhannon, may hike, swim, river tube, or relax in a scenic location. The popular Alum Cave Trail follows boardwalk beneath sandstone cliffs. Campgrounds close to river. Other amenities include showers and camp store