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Northern Panhandle West Virginia

Victoria Vaudeville Theater - Award winning musicians perform the 40's, 50's, Classic Country, Blue Grass, Rock & Roll and comedy in every show!

The Campbell Mansion - A National Historic Landmark, The Campbell Home, home to Alexander Campbell, was built in four stages between 1795 and 1840 and offered religion and southern hospitality in abundance.

Oglebay Institute - A treasure house of sparkle and glitter. Featuring over 3000 examples of Wheeling Glass made from 1829-1939, the glass museum displays cut lead crystal, Victorian art glass, and more.

The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley - A small, but spirited place for kids. You will see children interacting with parents, grandparents, and each other. They are learning through hands-on play with puppets, blocks, costumes, glue, and more. You can see imaginations taking flight.

Brooke County Museum - Strives to preserve and present Brooke County from 1797 to the present. Artifacts representing industry, early education and pioneer life are displayed in a manner to allow a "step back in time".

Marx Toy Museum - The Museum shares the history, stories, and statistics of not only the toys, but the men and women dedicated their lives to toy production.

Castle Halloween Museum - A totally unique museum with over 35,000 Halloween-related artifacts from Arcade Machines to Zany Day of the Dead displays.

Wheeling Park - A 406-acre activity center, rich in history, with a variety of attractions. With both indoor and outdoor recreational activities available, Wheeling Park has become a well-known, year round destination that attracts 500,000 visitors annually.

Good Zoo & Benedum Planetarium - Visit the 85 species of animals nestled in 30 acres of flowers, trees, hills, and valleys. The Discovery Lab is designed to make learning about animals fun and easy for children. Visit a barn filled with friendly domestic animals such as llamas, ponies, pigs and donkeys. Watch a show in the Benedum Science Theater. Journey through the zoo on a half mile train ride and much more.

Fostoria Glass Museum - Collectors and others from across the United States gather in Moundsville at the Fostoria Glass Museum.

West Virginia Independence Hall - Nearly six years before President Lincoln signed the proclamation making West Virginia the 35th State in the Union, construction had begun on the Wheeling Custom House, headquarters for federal offices for the Western District of Virginia. Serving as the Restored Government of Virginia (aligned with the Union) from 1861-1863, it is appropriately known today as West Virginia Independence Hall.

Eckhart House - Built in 1892 by wealthy banker George W. Eckhart Jr., the Eckhart House was considered by the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer of October 29, 1892 to be one of the residential building achievements of the year.

West Virginia Penitentiary - A historical site that is over 120 years old. It is an imposing stone structure fashioned in the castellated Gothic architectural style and features opportunities to learn about the riots, great escapes, and the life of a prisoner.

The Delf Norona Museum - Exhibits and displays on the upper level portray and clarify what is known about the cultural life of this prehistoric people and the construction of the Grave Creek Mound. Archaeology exhibits pertain to the early inhabitants of the area including the First Homes of West Virginia; the Grave Creek Tablet; The Building of the Mound; The Builders of the Mound and Who They Were.

Challenger Learning Center - The Dream of Space Travel Comes Alive. Many children dream of exploring Space. The Challenger Learning Center brings that dream to life. When classes of students visit a Challenger Learning Center, they climb aboard a space station, conduct scientific experiments, and work together to solve problems.

The Cockayne Farmstead - The 19th Century Cockaynes were social, political and agricultural leaders in the community. The daughters were artists, musicians and social activists. Their farmhouse was a showplace, befitting the family's agricultural and social standing.

Palace of Gold - Originally created to be a home for Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder of The International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Today, it stands as a tribute to Srila Prabhupada and is visited by thousands of people yearly. The palace features breathtaking stained glass windows and beautiful grounds.

Grand Vue Park - Beautiful scenery, enjoyable activities and state of the art accommodations are just a few reasons why Grand Vue Park is considered to be West Virginia's "Biggest & Best Kept Secret".

Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum - Located in a restored Victorian-era schoolhouse, the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum features a guided tour, interactive displays, an operating O gauge train layout, a gift shop, and a snack bar on site.