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Smoot Theater - There is music - jazz, big bands, country, bluegrass, rock and folk. Children's theatre, comedy, dance, lectures, one-man shows, meetings, seminars, and the famous dessert tours which happen on stage.

Watters Smith Memorial State Park - The heritage of early West Virginia is preserved in the pioneer homestead restoration at this park. Through the wisdom of a descendant, the late 1700s farm of Watters Smith was bequeathed to the state park system to be preserved for posterity.

Jackson's Mill Historic Area - Located at the site of Gen. Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson. The building serves as a museum housing agricultural, milling and homestead artifacts of the 18th century.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - The history of the building holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the "curative" effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history.

Mountaineer Military Museum - Childhood friends were drafted into their country's service and only one made it home. A graveside promise was made that "I'll never let anyone forget you guys." This is the underlying theme of the Mountaineer Military Museum.

Actors Guild of Parkersburg - Live Theatre since the 1940's. Bringing audiences 6 fantastic productions each season, including all of your favorites! Also features a Youth Theatre for the younger ones.

Fenton Art Glass Company - See for yourself how Fenton craftspeople transform the fiery glass into works of art during a free tour. Trained Fenton tour guides will lead you on a journey through America's largest handmade glass company. To complete your Fenton experience, visit the Fenton Museum. Established in 1977, it is dedicated to preserving the unique heritage of glassmaking in the Ohio Valley.

Blennerhassett Island Historic Museum - The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. While visiting the park you should allow at least three hours for a complete tour. This includes the boat trip to and from the island.

Appalachian Glass - A working studio which is open and free to the public. The studio currently produces high quality mouth-blown, hand-crafted glass.

Parkersburg Art Center - Visit this dynamic, contemporary gallery to see regional and national works of art. The Art Center features exhibitions, classes, guided tours.

Central W.Va. Genealogy & History Library & Museum - The library's collection includes manuscripts, published materials, photos, maps, artifacts, and computerized data on thousands of names from throughout West Virginia and adjacent states, including additional information on most of these; however, it has a primary focus on the counties of Central West Virginia.

Oil & Gas Museum - Offers exhibits that allow visitors to explore into the past of the oil and gas history in West Virginia.

Veterans Museum of Mid Ohio Valley - The museum offers over 1,700 square feet of displays honoring veterans of all services from WWI to the present while educating the public on their service. The museum also includes a video and book library for research.