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Address: Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV
Phone Number: 304-558-0220
Description: Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the...
Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a live-performance theater.
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Great history of West Virginia

The cultural center has been revamped since I had been there previously, and the layout is very logical and easy to follow. The attention to detail is impressive, and though it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Keyser, West Virginia
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Keyser, West Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The cultural center has been revamped since I had been there previously, and the layout is very logical and easy to follow. The attention to detail is impressive, and though it is not extensive, it gives a great overview of the history of West Virginia.

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Boyds, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an interesting museum that has been presented in a creative way that immerses each visitor in different environments. Highly recommend this attraction.

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WHEELING
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went to watch our granddaughter's group do ballet for the yearly dance program. Most all of the acts were very good. Of course we thought hers was the best. Problems.....This was very well done but, the theatre was full, the overflow area was full and some people were standing. Was shown on TV screens in the overflow. Could not... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The State museum is a wonderful addition to the Cultural Center. The renovations showcase the State of West Virginia's history. Excellent venue to take children and friends. Took family members that moved away from WV 30 years ago to the museum. They enjoyed all aspects of the museum

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Spring Hill, WV
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

go through the museum on the bottom floor you will be amazed it s the history of WV the little brass yearly signs on the floor were a classic touch -the designer did an awesome job and if you need souvenirs the shop is well stocked and don't miss the Mountain stage and trace your family history here too

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Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you like WV history this is definately worth a look. And visit the gift shop, everytrhing is made in WV by West Virginias and its hard to not buy something.

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

The cultural center is not to be missed. Chou will be amazed at the presentation, the artifacts, and the overall experience.

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Point Pleasant
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is one of the most interesting museums in the state. Follows the history of WV thru the 21st century. Exhibits are outstanding and thousands of objects to pique your interests. Not to compare it to the Smithsonian but is similar in that you must go back and back to really take advantage of all it has to offer. I've... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Have lived nearby for a long time and never went. I was missing out! This place is great! A must see if staying in Charleston. Left there and passed through the Capital and ran into the Governor. He let us take pictures with him. Great time!

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Red House, West Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited second time since the museum was remodeled a few years ago. It is a great place to learn WV history. So many things to do. Went with school group and the kids participated in a scavenger hunt. Great gift shop with lots of books. Excellent way to spend an afternoon. Closed on Sunday and Monday. FREE!

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