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Cultural Center

Capitol Complex, 1900 Kanawha Blvd, Charleston, WV
304-558-0220
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Ranked #3 of 32 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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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went to Charleston for Mountain Stage (which was beyond wonderful btw) and loved the Center. It's an inviting, bright space. I would go to anything there.

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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went to Mountain Stage concert on Sunday evening. Impressive venue, not a bad seat in the place. Bought tickets online (which I would suggest, they regularly sell out). Good temperature. Only disappointment was that one of the performers we went to see was unable to perform

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Arlington
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Except for an excellent quilt show and other exhibits in the lobby, we did not see the collection. We were there for a musical show on the Civil War, part of the West Virginia sesquicentennial celebration. The hall was a great place to see a show, and the staff there were very helpful.

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charleston wv
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Nice day out for the kid and history buffs alike. The Cultural center has been recently redone and has new artifacts, art work on the history of WV.

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