Parkersburg, in Central West Virginia, is a place that approximately 31,000 people call home.
Charleston, the state capital, is located 65 miles (105 kilometers) south of Parkersburg, while Pittsburgh is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the northeast.
Study the collections, browse the exhibits and get acquainted with the local lore in some of the local cultural centers such as the Blennerhassett Museum or the Oil and Gas Museum. Examine the displays, try the hands-on exhibits or simply enjoy the peaceful spaces.
Get ready for some high speed action at the West Virginia Motor Speedway, the number one destination for speed freaks in the Parkersburg region. Tour the circuit, marvel at the gleaming chrome and paintwork of the high-performance vehicles, and, if you’re lucky enough to catch a race, roar with the crowd as the man and machine flash by at incredible speeds.
The natural reserves around Parkersburg show visitors the animals and plants that exist in the local area. Discover the beauty of Scott Field and enjoy being away from the paved streets.
When you need a little time out, visit Mountwood Park, one of the places where you can spend time outdoors. It is a tranquil space where families, students, office workers and the elderly gather to picnic, play and relax.
Golf nuts will love Woodridge Golf Club, one of the better courses in Parkersburg. Grab your clubs and lucky putter and challenge the course average, then finish the day in the clubhouse sharing a cold beer with golf-obsessed locals.