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Address: Lower level of the Cultural Center, Greenbrier Street, Charleston, WV
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Description: Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history...
Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history of West Virginia through a series of exhibits containing everything from an extensive collection of antique hats donated by a local school teacher to the telescope George Washington used to survey lands within the state.
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It was one of the best state museums i've ever been to; what i liked was that you followed a path designated by date..sort of like Ikea; the displays were incredible from a 4000... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Newington, Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was one of the best state museums i've ever been to; what i liked was that you followed a path designated by date..sort of like Ikea; the displays were incredible from a 4000 block of coal to the prehistoric artifacts...and the best part?....it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

great way to visit and kill time, i love this area and all the state buildings. for a free museum it is well worth your time, stop and look a minute. the building itself if amazing. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The museum was a huge hit with my family! Words can not describe how enjoyable this museum was. I highly recommend it for all ages. We were there two hours going through it.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a great treat for out of town guest and we also really enjoyed it. I was much more than I had expected. Very impressed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is one of the best state museums ever! And it is all free! It truly tells the great history of the state of WV. Everything in the museum is so real from the early settlers to present day. Not only a great educational tool for kids but great for adults to travel down memory lane.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was a very up to date museum. Great exhibits and very educational about the state of West Virginia. You toured at your own pace which I always prefer. When you finish the museum you need to visit the gift shop, it has some beautiful things related to WV.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Furst if all it's free admission. It's been remodeled. The state has done this right by me lol. Haven't been since may 14 but wanted to write. I have memories of this as a child with school trips. I've always enjoyed history! I can't forget where I come from!

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Summerfield, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very in depth history lesson on the State of West Virginia!! My husband and I enjoyed the museum very much!!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've lived here all of my life and just visited this past year. If you want some great WV history, interesting and well-presented, downstairs at the Cultural Center is the place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a great museum with a lot of history! Every West Virginian should go sometime! One of the nicest museums I have been in!

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