- TripBuzz found 26 things to do with kids in or near Philippi, West Virginia, including 25 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fairmont, Elkins, Buckhannon and Weston.
- From Philippi bridge to Audra State Park, the Philippi area offers 40 different types of family activities, including: Bridges, National & State Parks, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
Palatine Park was only opened to the public in the summer of 2014. During the summer months there is an automated and free children's splash park, and the park features an amphitheater with live music and entertainment on the weekends.
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.
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In the late 1700s, Captain Jacob Prickett and his family moved to the area now known as Prickett's Fort. Visitors can tour the fort, along with the 19th century Job Prickett House, Prickett Cemetery, as actors enact daily living activities.
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.
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.
Located near the Potomac River, Fairfax Stone Historical Monument Park pays homage to American history. A symbolic marker is used to make note of the historic establishment of land granted to Lord Fairfax in the late 1700's.
White Grass Touring & Café on Cabin Mountain offers over 31 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing, and rents the equipment needed for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. At the café, diners find vegetarian soups, sandwiches, and desserts.
Timberline Four Season Resort has 39 slopes and trails, some of which reach the 4,268 feet peak. The resort annually sees 200 inches of snow, and has snowmaking equipment with the longest run being two miles.
Photographers love to take photos of the water at Blackwater Falls State Park, because of its black color caused by tannic acid from fallen hemlock and red spruce needles in the water. The park has a lodge with a 200-seat conference center and indoor pool, cabins, and camping facilities.