4 Ways to Explore Mountaineer Country’s Entertainment and Culture

Mountaineer Country is widely known as home of the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Beyond the vibrancy of college night-life, the travel region continues to thrive with a celebrated heritage and sense of community. Cultural wonders await you, and they are sure to add a few special memories.

Add these must-try activities to your agenda and get a feel for Mountaineer Country’s take on Mountain State entertainment.

Dive into History

Museums bring an educational yet fun-filled opportunity to peek through the curtains of our past. Travel to renowned cities in Mountaineer Country to have a glimpse of cherished mementos from cultural and historic events.

The Clarksburg History Museum was founded in 2017 by a group of dedicated volunteers with the goal of providing a fascinating experience on the immense memoirs of Clarksburg. Many artifacts were donated to create enthralling exhibits. These exhibits include Interactive Coal Mining, Fossils, Civil War, multiple art pieces and more.

For the ultimate blast from the past, visit the Marion County Historical Society and Museum. The museum is composed of three buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Sites. A diverse array of artifacts are displayed as a connection to the traditions and lifestyles from previous centuries. 

Catch a Show with Friends

A live performance at the theater is a timeless experience to be treasured with loved ones. As the curtain rises, you will flutter with excitement at the idea that anything is possible on-stage. These venues promote amusing productions for a thrilling escapade unlike any other.

The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg originally opened in 1913, and today offers a variety of eccentric shows including plays, musicals, concerts, comedy acts and more. Each program is guaranteed to bring laughs and smiles for guests of all ages. With 125 events per year, this theater makes showtime anytime.

Make a trip to the Downtown Morgantown Historic District for a one-of-a-kind performance. Morgantown houses what has been called “West Virginia’s most beautiful playhouse”, the Metropolitan Theatre. Next to its stunning architecture, the theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It is often a center for drama productions, dance recitals and more.

Visit a State Park

Several state parks in our beloved Mountain State host numerous interactive opportunities for the enjoyment of visitors. From captivating stories to preserved mementos, you’re invited to a societal demonstration of days past that will not soon be forgotten.

Prickett’s Fort State Park sits near the confluence of Prickett’s Creek and the Monongahela River. The park features an altered reality of the 18th century, with the help of a reconstructed refuge fort, costumed actors and colonial crafting. In addition to the fort, you can walk along the trails for scenic views and check out the birding observation deck.

More fun on the frontier awaits at the Watters Smith Memorial State Park. This pioneer homestead is a restoration dedicated to the late 1700s farm of Watters Smith. You’ll find multiple museums on-site that house early farm artifacts. Explore the park on foot or by bike, with some gorgeous greenery along the way.

Get in the Game

Sticking around Mountaineer Country for a while and love sports? There are a handful of state-of-the-art facilities for you to break a sweat and entertain yourself.

Mylan Park in Morgantown is West Virginia’s premiere recreation, sports and wellness complex. This facility has aquatic sports, fitness and weight training, track and field, pickleball, yoga and resources for just about any sport there is. Members and non-members can easily register for different programs and classes as they wish.

In Bridgeport, The Bridge Sports Complex is another great option to take your athleticism to the next level. Indoor or outdoor, you are sure to find a way to burn some energy. Members can get access to a fitness room, basketball courts, turf, aquatics, climbing and much more.

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