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Ranked #1 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is... more » Owner description: Designed by influential architect Cass Gilbert, this grand building, the highest state capitol dome in the United States, is open to the public for tours and features decadent interior details like marble walls a massive crystal chandelier. « less
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history of West Virginia through a series of exhibits... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Civic Centers; Landmarks
Owner description: Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a... more » Owner description: Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a live-performance theater. « less
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Ranked #4 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Forests; State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A convenient location, just seven miles south of Charleston, plus a large swimming pool, playground, hiking and biking trails... more » Owner description: A convenient location, just seven miles south of Charleston, plus a large swimming pool, playground, hiking and biking trails and a 9,300-acre forest, make this recreational area one of the most popular in West Virginia. « less
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Ranked #5 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Museums
Owner description: Opened in the summer of 2003, the Clay Center strives to present a variety of arts and sciences all under one roof. The... more » Owner description: Opened in the summer of 2003, the Clay Center strives to present a variety of arts and sciences all under one roof. The Avampato Discovery Museum is two floors of fascinating interactive science exhibits, while the ElectricSky™ Theater features planetarium shows. In addition there are a large performance hall and a small black-box theater, an art museum, a fun museum shop, and a cafe. There's something interesting scheduled virtually every night here! « less
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Ranked #6 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
Site where sculptor Joe Mullins' work is displayed.
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Ranked #8 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1924, the home of the Governor of West Virginia is a traditional Georgian colonial mansion with a stately, but... more » Owner description: Built in 1924, the home of the Governor of West Virginia is a traditional Georgian colonial mansion with a stately, but somewhat homey, feel. Tours are conducted on Thursday and Friday mornings. « less
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #10 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
Ranked #11 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area remains charmingly well-preserved. Most of the... more » Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, this area remains charmingly well-preserved. Most of the buildings here were constructed between 1895-1925, and styles range from Greek Revival and Queen Anne to Colonial, Georgian and Italianate. Bounded by Bradford and Quarrier Streets, East Avenue and Kanawha Blvd, the East End is an excellent neighborhood for a leisurely afternoon stroll. « less
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Ranked #14 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Museums
Owner description: Heritage Towers exhibits were created as a special tribute to a time honored African American tradition nationally celebrated... more » Owner description: Heritage Towers exhibits were created as a special tribute to a time honored African American tradition nationally celebrated as Black History Month. The theme of the exhibits “From Slavery to Statehood” is a series of galleries unfolding the story of West Virginia’s African American heritage.Our slogan and motto “Every month is Black History Month” is a commitment to preserve and promote diversity in West Virginia and beyond, through art, culture and history of black people.Keep the heritage alive « less
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Ranked #17 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Art Museums; Science Museums; Gardens
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Ranked #18 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: In December 2001, the Park assumed ownership of 52 acres of woodland that has been set aside specifically for the development... more » Owner description: In December 2001, the Park assumed ownership of 52 acres of woodland that has been set aside specifically for the development of trails and nature studies programs. The Park is currently working on securing funds to develop a 1.5 mile trail system, a handicap accessible trail, and shelters. « less
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Ranked #19 of 26 attractions in Charleston
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Charleston's most expansive park offers a peaceful retreat from the city, with several appealing features. In addition to an... more » Owner description: Charleston's most expansive park offers a peaceful retreat from the city, with several appealing features. In addition to an Olympic size pool and picnic areas, the park has tennis courts and a nine-hole par-3 golf course. Walking paths wind throughout the park, which is a popular destination on sunny summer days. « less
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Category: Art Galleries
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