The Ultimate Guide to Summer Family Fun

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Family Fun
In this guide to summer you will find lots of great summer fun ideas – outdoor fun, parks and museums, entertainment, family events, fairs and festivals, day trip ideas, and more!


Adventure Park at Harpers Ferry 

408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry, WV

304 535 2663


Adventure WV Challenge Course  

2001 Rec Center Dr, Morgantown, WV



Barnyard Babies – A Canaan Valley Petting Zoo

255 Freeland Road, Davis, WV


Mountain Trail Rides offers a petting zoo where children can pet and play with friendly farm animals in a clean, kid-friendly environment. Giant rabbits, gregarious goats, and more! Admission $2.50 per person (under 2 years free). We also have a play area for little ones. Hand-led horse rides available for additional fee. (Barnyard Buddy VIP Pass $15 – includes petting zoo, hand-led horse ride, a cup of food to feed the animals, a t-shirt or bag of mining rough, and a cowboy hat!)


Blackwater Falls State Park  Davis, WV

304-259-5216 / 800-225-5982


Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park

171 Burning Rock Drive, Sophia, WV

877-683-9240 / 304-683-9242


Camden Park

5000 Waverly Road, Huntington, WV



Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Davis, WV



Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Four floors of interactive exhibits. A day at the Science Center is filled with science adventures guaranteed to ignite the “wow! hmm…aha!” in all of us.


Cass Scenic Railroad and Historical

Museum at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. 242 Main St Cass, WV

(304) 456-4300

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers excursions that transport you back in time and lets you relive an era of steam-driven locomotives. Train rides, picnicking, gift shop, museum, family-friendly, restaurant/dining, rental cottages. An unforgettable adventure.


Cedar Creek State Park

Glenville, WV



Children’s Discovery Museum of WV

Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV



Clarksburg Splash Zone Aquatic Ctr

1 Clarksburg Park Way, Nutter Fort, WV



Class VI Mountain River

Lansing, WV 866-811-3800


Dollywood Splash Country

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN

800-DOLLYWOOD / (800-365-5996)


Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

315 Railroad Avenue, Elkins, WV


Unique rail adventures take you through deep canyons featuring narrow passages, cascading rivers, and unspoiled mountains. Heritage and fun on five mountain rail excursions – choose your adventure and have the time of your life.


Farm Discovery Center at Blackwater Falls State Park

1003 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV


Hands-on activities, combined with friendly animals, interactive and other exhibits to teach children and adults about agriculture.


For the Kids, By George! Children’s Museum

229 E. Martin Street , Martinsburg, WV



Good Zoo at Oglebay

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV

304-243-4030 / 304-243-4000


Grand Vue Park

250 Trail Drive, Moundsville, WV



Hawks Nest State Park

Ansted, WV 304-658-5212


Holly River State Park

Hacker Valley, WV 304-493-6353


Jackson’s Mill Historic Area

160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV



JayDee’s Family Fun Center

2332 Henshaw Road, Inwood, WV



Kids Bowl Free Children (must meet age limits) are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers (valued at over $500 per child!) Participating Bowling Centers in WV: Dunbar Lanes (Dunbar, WV), Plaza Lanes (Logan, WV), South Branch Potomac Lanes (Moorefield, WV), and Pike Street Lanes (Parkersburg, WV).


Marion County Wave Pool

2-98 Wave Tech Pool Road, Fairmont, WV



Mountain Trail Rides

255 Freeland Road, Davis, WV


Offering many unique experiences: horseback riding through open fields and wooded acres on the area’s best horses (ages 6 and up), visit our Barnyard Babies Petting Zoo, hand-led pony rides (under 6 years), wagon rides (must have advance notice). Groups are welcome. (Groups of 15 or more receive special discount.) Bring the whole family, church group, scouting group, daycare, or classroom field trip.


Mountaineer Military Museum

Weston, WV



Mylan Park

500 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV



National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Rt. 28/92, Greenbank, WV



Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center

141 Nelson Gap Road, Circleville, WV

877-435-4842 / 304-567-3169




New River Gorge National River

Glen Jean, WV

304-574-2115 org or


North Bend State Park

Cairo, WV (Ritchie County)


Offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The fishing streams, lake, swimming pool, hiking trails, abundant wildlife and excellent overnight accommodations.North Bend State Park also features the 72 mile North Bend Rail Trail, which is designed for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The 305 acre North Bend Lake offers a boat ramp, handicapped accessible fishing pier, and other fishing access points.


Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Pl Pittsburgh, PA.



Prickett’s Fort State Park

Fairmont, WV 304-363-3030

A day-use historical and recreational park featuring a historic fort, Job Prickett House, museum, demonstrations of pioneer life, special seasonal events, outdoor dramas, hiking, fishing, camping nearby, picnicking. Colonial Kids Games on Wednesday, Jun. 10-Aug. 12.


Pump Up the Fun

6759 Merritts Creek Road, Huntington, WV



Sandcastle Water Park

1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA



Stonewall Resort State Park

Roanoke, WV



Suburban Lanes Bowling Center

735-A Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV



The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley

1000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV



The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum

One Clay Square, Charleston, WV


The Greatest Generation

World War II Museum

Szilagyi Center Rowlesburg, WV



The WOW! Factory

3453 University Avenue, Star City, WV

304-599-2969 (2WOW)

A locally-owned craft based fun center for everyone! Select your piece of pottery and create your masterpiece. The Wow Factory staff will glaze and fire your piece and it will be ready for pick up in about one week. Also glass fusing – make jewelry, bowls, vases, sushi plates, and more. Create a picture frame, table top, or room decor with colorful mosaic tiles. Friendly staff to assist you throughout every step of the process. No admission fee, pay for your projects only. Also available: children’s class, summer day camps, tween workshops, and more – check website for weekly themes.


TreeTops Canopy Tour & Gravity Zip Lines

One Ames Heights Road, Lansing, WV



Tygart Lake State Park

Grafton, WV



Valley Worlds of Fun

2017 Pleasant Valley Road, Fairmont WV



Water Ways – WV’s Water Park

111 Water Way, Julian, WV



West Virginia Wildlife Center

163 Wildlife Road, French Creek, WV



WestVirginia Zoo/Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

291 Wagner Lane, Kingwood, WV



Youth Museum of Southern WV

509 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV



Waves Of Fun Water Park

1 Valley Park Dr., Hurricane, WV



WVU Zip Canopy Tour

WVU Outdoor Education Center, Bruceton Mills, WV



Check out these websites for more WV places to go and things to do!

Theme Parks

Busch Gardens (VA)- http://busch-

Cedar Point (OH) – www.cedarpoint. com

Hershey Park (PA) – www.hershey-

Idlewild & SoakZone (PA) – www.

Kennywood Amusement Park (PA) –

King’s Island (OH) – www.visitkings-

King’s Dominion (VA) – www.kings

Six Flags America (MD) – www.

Dollywood (TN) – www.dollywood. com



*Be sure to tell them that you saw them in West Virginia FAMILY Magazine!*

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