Comfort Suites Parkersburg South
167 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, WV 26150
Phone: (304) 489-9600
Fax: (304) 489-1896
Arts & Museums
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.
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 Huntington Museum Of Art possesses an astounding number of artifacts which have been wonderfully preserved through the centuries, and which lay as a testament to Huntington's splendid past. Born out of a gift of 50 acres by Herbert Fitzpatrick who even donated his private collection of silver, prints, pray rugs, sculptures and glass, every visitor is fascinated by this museum. Events held here include discussions, workshops, nature trails and even theater and concerts.