Wheeling Tourist Attractions
Wheeling was the site of the last battle of the American Revolution in 1782. Fort Henry was attacked by a force of 40 British soldiers and 260 Indians. The fort is marked by a memorial stone. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, built in 1849, is considered to be one of the world's largest.
West Virginia Independence Hall Museum
Independence Hall Museum in Wheeling, West Virginia is noted not only for its fine collection of Civil War memorabilia but also for the architecture of the building. It is one of the few surviving examples of a style of building that later allowed skyscrapers to be built. Independence Hall Museum is part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum
Of interest to adults and children alike, the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum is a fun place to visit. Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian schoolhouse, the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum has pretty much any toy ever invented. This museum has even been featured on CNN.
Address: 144 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003-5158, United States
Opening hours: Jan 2 to May 31: 9am-5pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Jun 1 to Dec 31: 9am-5pm
Jun 1 to Dec 31: 9am-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Annual pass or membership $15.00, Adult $9.00, Senior over 65 $7.50, Child 17 & under $5.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop
The Oglebay Resort is well known to the residents of West Virginia for its fine golf courses, accommodations, and general resort experience. The Oglebay Resort features a range of accommodation choices from cabins to hotel rooms. The resort is spread over 1700 acres and was named after Earl W Oglebay.
Address: 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003-0088, United States
Opening hours: 9am-6pm
Facilities: Restaurant or food service
Carriage House Glass Museum
The Carriage House Glass Museum in Wheeling is renowned for its collection of over 3000 interesting glass objects. Visitors are treated to a history of glass production and can see glass blowing artisans at work. Of particular note is the largest cut lead crystal ever made, the Sweeny Punch Bowl.
Good Zoo & Benedum Planetarium
The Good Zoo in Wheeling makes a great family outing. Animals can be petted and adults and children can get up close and personal. The Good Zoo has over 80 animals and the zoo is spread out over 30 acres. Also on site is a planetarium where an interesting show is screened.
Henry Stifel Schrader Environmental Education Center
The Henry Stifel Schrader Environmental Education Center is of interest to those concerned about Earth and its environment. Also of note are the butterfly garden and the walking trails throughout the property. The buildings themselves are examples of new trend, Green Architecture.
The Bissonnette Gardens are a feast for the senses. Beautiful flowers and fragrant bushes intrigue and delight the visitor. Bissonnette Gardens have been modeled after turn of the century botanical gardens and are 16 acres in size.
The Mansion Museum built in 1846 by Hanson Chapline, was originally an eight-room farmhouse. It was purchased by Earl W. Oglebay in 1900. Mr. Oglebay made the mansion and its surrounding grounds his family's summer estate.
Point Overlook Museum
A fantastic view awaits those who venture up to the Point Overlook Museum in Wheeling. From up high visitors are treated to a view over the city of Wheeling and the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see two states and twelve miles of the Ohio river.
Wheeling Park is a great spot for an afternoon of fun all year round. On the site visitors will find a golf course, tennis domes, playgrounds, waterslides and an ice rink. Wheeling Park also has extensive picnic facilities and a ballroom.