- TripBuzz found 9 things to do with kids in or near Weston, West Virginia, including 5 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Buckhannon and Clarksburg.
- From Mountaineer Military Museum to Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the Weston area offers 27 different types of family activities, including: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Specialty Museums and Movie Theaters.
- Featuring historic districts with Art Deco architecture and historical landmarks such as Weston State Hospital and the Lewis County Courthouse, Weston is a small town sitting on the West Fork River. It is also the home of the Museum of American Glass of West Virginia, as well as the Stonewell Jackson Lake State Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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