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Cultural Center

Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV
304-558-0220
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Civic Centers
Description: 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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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was told for four years to go see the Cultural Center, I am so glad I finally went! The place is amazing a step back in time. Would be a great family outing for a rainy day you could spend hours there and still want to go back.

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Charleston, WV
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is awesome. I've been 3 times and still would go back. You can spend 8 hours and still miss things. It starts with pre-historic and goes to present. I can't encourage you more to go to this museum.

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Marysville, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We went to learn about the history of WV and ended up seeing part of a Miss WV competition! Thought we were at the wrong place for a minute when we walked in and lots of heavily makeup-ed young girls in tiny dresses were all over lol nice facility, although if it is raining (like it was on our visit)... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Modern, clean and informational presentation to West Virginia's history, culture, and effects on the development of the United States.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

On our first visit to Charleston we make a point of stopping by the Cultural Center. We spent about 90 minutes reviewing the history of West Virginia dating back thousands of years. It wasn't long enough. If you go, try to set aside about three hours to get through all the exhibits... they're very educational and totally free. We didn't... More

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Salem, OR
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was absolutely impressed by the state museum that is housed at the Cultural Center. This was my first trip to WV, and having been to some other state capitols I wasn't sure what to expect but this was completely amazing. I was only able to spend about 2 hours which was not enough time for this very well laid... More

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