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

http://www.harpersferryadventurepark.com

 

Adventure WV Challenge Course  

2001 Rec Center Dr, Morgantown, WV

304.293.5221

http://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/challenge-course

 

Barnyard Babies – A Canaan Valley Petting Zoo

255 Freeland Road, Davis, WV

304-866-4652

www.mountaintrailrides.com/petting.html

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

http://www.blackwaterfalls.com

 

Burning Rock Outdoor Adventure Park

171 Burning Rock Drive, Sophia, WV

877-683-9240 / 304-683-9242

http://www.burningrockwv.com/

 

Camden Park

5000 Waverly Road, Huntington, WV

1-866-8CAMDEN

www.camdenpark.com

 

Canaan Valley Resort State Park

Davis, WV

304-866-4121/800-622-4121

www.canaanresort.com

 

Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

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

www.cassrailroad.com

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

304-462-7158

www.cedarcreeksp.com

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of WV

Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown, WV

304-292-4646

www.cdmwv.org

 

Clarksburg Splash Zone Aquatic Ctr

1 Clarksburg Park Way, Nutter Fort, WV

304.624.1655

www.cityparksofclarksburg.com

 

Class VI Mountain River

Lansing, WV 866-811-3800

http://class-vi.com

 

Dollywood Splash Country

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN

800-DOLLYWOOD / (800-365-5996)

http://www.dollywood.com/waterpark

 

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

315 Railroad Avenue, Elkins, WV

877-MTN-RAIL

www.mountainrailwv.com

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

304-866-4652

http://www.mountaintrailrides.com/farmdiscovery.html

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

304-264-9977

www.forthekidsbygeorge.org

 

Good Zoo at Oglebay

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center

465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV

304-243-4030 / 304-243-4000

www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo/

 

Grand Vue Park

250 Trail Drive, Moundsville, WV

304-845-9810

http://grandvuepark.com

 

Hawks Nest State Park

Ansted, WV 304-658-5212

http://www.hawksnestsp.com

 

Holly River State Park

Hacker Valley, WV 304-493-6353

www.hollyriver.com

 

Jackson’s Mill Historic Area

160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV

304-269-5100

www.jacksonsmill.wvu.edu

 

JayDee’s Family Fun Center

2332 Henshaw Road, Inwood, WV

304-229-4343

http://jaydeesfun.com

 

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).  www.KidsBowlFree.com

 

Marion County Wave Pool

2-98 Wave Tech Pool Road, Fairmont, WV

304.363.7037

 

Mountain Trail Rides

255 Freeland Road, Davis, WV

304-866-4652

www.mountaintrailrides.com

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

304-472-3943

mountaineermilitarymuseum.com

 

Mylan Park

500 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV

304-983-2318

http://www.mylanpark.com

 

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Rt. 28/92, Greenbank, WV

304-456-2011

https://science.nrao.edu/

 

Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center

141 Nelson Gap Road, Circleville, WV

877-435-4842 / 304-567-3169

http://www.NelsonRocksOutdoorCenter

.com

 

New River Gorge National River

Glen Jean, WV

304-574-2115

www.nps.gov/neri org or www.newrivergorgecvb.com

 

North Bend State Park

Cairo, WV (Ritchie County)

304-643-2931

www.northbendrailtrailstatepark.com

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.

412-665-3640

www.pittsburghzoo.org

 

Prickett’s Fort State Park

Fairmont, WV 304-363-3030

www.prickettsfortstatepark.com

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

304-733-2386

http://pumpupthefun.com

 

Sandcastle Water Park

1000 Sandcastle Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

412-462-6666

www.sandcastlewaterpark.com

 

Stonewall Resort State Park

Roanoke, WV

304-269-0523

http://www.stonewallresort.com

 

Suburban Lanes Bowling Center

735-A Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV

304-599-3522

http://suburbanlanes.com

 

The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley

1000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV

304-214-5437

www.cmovkids.org

 

The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum

One Clay Square, Charleston, WV

304-561-3570

www.theclaycenter.org


The Greatest Generation

World War II Museum

Szilagyi Center Rowlesburg, WV

304-454-9232

www.rowelsburg.org

 

The WOW! Factory

3453 University Avenue, Star City, WV

304-599-2969 (2WOW)

wowfactoryonline.com

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

866-811-3800

http://www.canopytourwv.com

 

Tygart Lake State Park

Grafton, WV

304-265-6144

www.tygartlake.com

 

Valley Worlds of Fun

2017 Pleasant Valley Road, Fairmont WV

304-366-2500

www.valleyworldsoffun.com

 

Water Ways – WV’s Water Park

111 Water Way, Julian, WV

304-369-6125

www.waterwayspark.com/

 

West Virginia Wildlife Center

163 Wildlife Road, French Creek, WV

304-924-6211

www.wvdnr.gov/wildlife/wildlifecenter.shtm

 

WestVirginia Zoo/Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

291 Wagner Lane, Kingwood, WV

304-329-3122

www.westvirginiazoo.com

 

Youth Museum of Southern WV

509 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV

304-252-3730

www.beckley.org/youth_museum/index.html

 

Waves Of Fun Water Park

1 Valley Park Dr., Hurricane, WV

304-562-0518

www.putnamcountyparks.net

 

WVU Zip Canopy Tour

WVU Outdoor Education Center, Bruceton Mills, WV

304-293-7136

http://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/canopy-tour

 

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

www.wvcommerce.org

www.wvstateparks.com

Theme Parks

Busch Gardens (VA)- http://busch- gardens.com

Cedar Point (OH) – www.cedarpoint. com

Hershey Park (PA) – www.hershey- park.com

Idlewild & SoakZone (PA) – www. idlewild.com

Kennywood Amusement Park (PA) – www.kennywood.com

King’s Island (OH) – www.visitkings- island.com

King’s Dominion (VA) – www.kings dominion.com

Six Flags America (MD) – www. sixflags.com/America

Dollywood (TN) – www.dollywood. com

 

 

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

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