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“Visit This Free Gem”

West Virginia State Museum
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My wife and I visited this museum in December and were very impressed. You take an escalator down to the museum and start a trip through time. You pass from one fascinating exhibit to another. Each display is set up well with succinct explanations. As with other reviewers, we didn't allot enough time for our visit and had to speed through the latter part. We try to hit a museum in each city we visit and this was one of the best we've ever seen. My commendations to the organizers of this gem.

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

excellent history lesson and interactive displays, pleasant staff, beautiful building. If you like history of West Virginia mountains you will like this museum.

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1  Thank Fun F
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

First of all its free. Second, it is THE best trip through the State's culture and history I've ever seen. If you are visiting the Mountain State, or are a lifetime resident, this is one place you need to visit.

2  Thank Metfromwv
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

State of the Art exhibits and a wonderful atmosphere. Allow yourself plenty of time,....this place sizzles.

2  Thank NiborSt_Albans_WV
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very informative and we would like to return some day when we have more time. We only had a couple of hours, but need more as the Museum was very busy during the time we attended.

2  Thank BobKaiser
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