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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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State Musuem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Evie W
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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