2772 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: (304) 345-5111
Fax: (304) 344-5150
Cato Park contains an executive nine-hole, par 3 golf course, a Garrison hiking trail, an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, and several picnic areas.
875 feet above the bottom of the New River Gorge, the 1,700-foot New River Gorge Bridge has the second longest single arch steel span in the world and it is the second highest bridge in this country.
Known as "Elm Grove" when constructed by the Rev. James Craik, the restored Greek Revival-style Craik-Patton House, adjacent to Daniel Boone Park along the banks of the Kanawha River; is open for tours from April through October. Craik-Patton is host to such special programming as Civil War encampments and exhibitions of frontier living. The house and grounds are available for weddings and other special events.
Experience the restored antebellum town of Lewisburg, enjoy extreme outdoor sports, the beauty of the Scenic New River Gorge, or visit one of WV D5s premiere State Parks.
This grand capitol building was constructed in 1932 and is the seat of the West Virginia state government. Two-thirds of the classical-style building's interiors are made from marble. Tours of the Capitol Building are available.
This 30-room Georgian Revival structure, overlooking the Kanawha River, was designed by Charleston architect Walter F. Martens. The first floor state rooms are open to the public by guided tour. These rooms include the reception hall, living room, library, state dining room, and the ballroom, featuring a mantel acquired from an Irish castle. Reservations are required.
In close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley, just seven miles south of Charleston, this 9,300-acre forest offers a wide range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including camping, swimming, hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.
Shawnee Park is a lovely parkland for the entire family. It features paved tennis courts, a swimming pool, a huge playground with swings and other elements for kids to play. In addition, the park is home to a vast soccer field, basketball courts and picnic spots. For those who enjoy Golf, the Shawnee Park has an extensive Golf course where you can polish your putting skills and hone new ones. The park also serves as a venue for the annual Kanawha County Fair.
The history of West Virginia State University dates long back to 1890s. Established in 1891, this school was primarily founded for black students. Over the period of time, owing to legislation acts passed, it was incorporated as residential population college and now has transformed into an university with international repute. Today, the university offers under graduation, graduation and post graduation degrees in various fields. On the extra-curricular front too, this state university is in a leading position with its different athletic and creative facilities. Notable alumni includes Will Robinson, Early Lloyd, Antoine Fuqua and so forth. For admission schedule and other information, check website.
St. Albans Roadside Park features a picnic area, playground, and a boat ramp. Limited camping is available.
Once used as a hospital and a kitchen for both sides during the Civil War, this log kitchen displays an open fireplace, various original jugs and containers, a table setting, spinning wheel, and a bear trap.
The first floor of this library contains an adult collection of books, CDs, DVDs, books-on-tape, magazines, and newspapers while the second floor is exclusively devoted to the children's collection. Two meeting rooms are available.