Comfort Suites Marietta
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Marietta, OH 45750
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Arts & Museums
Don't go by the unassuming old school building in which is housed the Toy And Plastic Brick Museum. Once you enter the museum, get ready for an enthralling world of Legos, where each classroom is themed. Though there are a few other toys, its these brick toys that takes the cake. Showcasing an impressive collection of Lego, it is supposedly the only one of its kind in the world. Check out the Star Wars exhibit, it is definitely out of the world. A must visit for all Lego fanatics, Toy And Plastic Brick Museum will be an exciting trip.
The town of Dennison was one of the important fuel stops for the railroad in the 1800s. The main reason for this was that the town was located 100 miles from Columbus, OH and Pittsburgh, PA, exactly the distance a steam engine could travel before it had to stop for coal. The Dennison depot was built in 1873, at the peak of the town’s rail boom. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and, today, is a museum that tells visitors and locals alike about the railroad’s glorious past. There is also a restaurant at the depot, so if you get hungry while getting acquainted with the rich history, head here and complete the experience. See the website for more information.
Spread over 240,000 sq. ft, the Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences West Virginia was opened in July 2003. Since it houses an arts and science center as well as a museum, it's fair to say that it is the cultural vein of the city of Charleston. The resident Intermezzo Cafe is a stylish and intimate space to sip some steaming hot coffee and munch on tidbits. Check website for more details on the science galleries, permanent collection and ongoing exhibitions.
The West Virginia State Museum like all other museums seeks to disseminate, collect, preserve, nourish and exhibit artifacts, and it has done just that with great gusto this far! Touching upon almost all aspects of the lives of West Virginia's folks over the ages, expect to encounter some great displays related to history, paleontology, archaeology, art and geology. A wonderful time is guaranteed at this classy museum.