*These items are listed online in Rand McNally’s ‘Best of the Road’ Guide to Road Trips.
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park *
Site of the alleged plot by Aaron Burr and Harman Blennerhassett to establish a southwest empire. Feature the reconstructed Blennerhassett Mansion, guided tours, concession stand, gift shop, narrated wagon rides, hiking trails and picnic facilities.
Access via Sternwheeler from Point Park, Parkersburg 304.420.4800, 800.CALL.WVA
Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History *
The museum is located in downtown Parkersburg with three floors of intriguing archaeological and historical exhibits of the Blennerhassetts and the areas, extensive gift shop and video explaining the Blennerhassett’s story.
Second & Juliana Streets, Parkersburg
Fort Boreman Historical Park
The park features a partially reconstructed Union Civil War fortification, trenches, interpretive signage, picnic shelters, nature trail and spectacular views of Parkersburg and the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers.
Off US-50, Marrtown Road exit, Parkersburg
Built in 1859 as the centerpiece of the 2,600-acre Henderson plantation, this impressive 17-room pre-Civil War mansion with all of its original furnishings, has survived as a legacy of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
517 River Road
Off WV014 North of Parkersburg
Holl’s Swiss Chocolatier *
Holl’s uncompromising commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients and the attention to detail that comes from a classically trained Master Chocolatier ensures you an extraordinary chocolate experience.
2001 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
Mid-Ohio Valley Veteran’s Museum
Over 1,700 square feet of displays honoring veterans of all services from WWI to the present while educating the public on their service. The museum also includes a video and book library for research.
1829 7th Street, Parkersburg
US 50, 12 miles East of Parkersburg
North Bend Rail Trail *
Along US 50
North Bend State Park *
Off US 50, Cairo
Oil & Gas Museum *
This nationally recognized museum presents the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry, including how it impacted West Virginia statehood.
119 Third Street, Parkersburg
Departs from Point Park, Second Street, Parkersburg
Children’s Toy and Doll Museum
206 Gilman in Harmar Village, Marietta
418 Fourth Street, Marietta
Ohio River Museum
601 Front Street, Marietta
Railroad Display and Caboose Mini-Museum
Depot Park, Belpre
106 Front Street, Marietta
Sweetapple Road, Vincent
Tree Sculpture Tour
800.288.2577 for a map
Originating from the Levee House Café
127 Ohio Street, Marietta
Valley Gem Sternwheeler
Departs from Front & Washington Streets, Marietta