1015 Main Street
Wheeling,WV 26003

In December of 2005, a large consortium of Wheeling non-profits and municipal organizations began meeting to consider undertaking the ownership and operation of the Capitol Theatre. This group recognized that the Capitol Theatre must once again be an important cultural venue and economic engine for the growth of our community. Since that time the financial and personnel resources of these organizations have been put to use in understanding the architectural and economic feasibility of re-opening the theatre under a local management entity.

On April 3rd 2009 the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau purchased the theater.  During that first year, the Capitol Theatre served over 50,000 patrons, and has continued to achieve those numbers each and every year to this day.

The Capitol Theatre is a historic icon to the entire Ohio Valley and has been since 1928. It is the showcase for quality entertainment and part of downtown Wheeling’s past, present and future.



2200 Market Street, Wheeling WV 26003



There was once a time when every city had a market house. Bustling with activity and color, they were rich community places, central to urban life of the late nineteenth century. Today, Centre Wheeling’s two market houses remain such places to live, eat, play and shop. Welcome back the good old days, when friendliness, quality and value were the hallmark of good business. Here at Centre Market, we continue that century-old tradition.

"This area is worth a visit if you're in town. If you love antiques check out all the little shops on either side of the street, it's worth a dig to find some treasures. "

810 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

304-232-5439 | www.eckharthouse.com

Victorian Old Town’s Eckhart House is one of the grandest town homes in the area. Enjoy freshly prepared traditional teas in the elegant Tea Room – reservations required. Unique Gift Shoppe on premises. Groups, 6+ persons anytime by appointment.

Historic Walking Tour – ‘Wheeling, Crossroads of America’
Guided 2 1/2 hour walking tour spans 3 centuries of the area’s rich history. Stops include WV Independence Hall, Heritage Port, the Capitol Theater (when available), the Suspension Bridge, and the Eckhart House. The tour meets at 10:00 a.m. at the Wheeling Visitor’s Center, 1401 Main St. and ends at the Eckhart House, 810 Main St., May through October. More information or reservations can be obtained at www.EckhartHouse.com or by calling 304-232-5439.

465 Lodge Dr. Rt 88 N • Wheeling, WV 26003

304-243-4030 or 800-624-6988


The 30-acre Good Zoo features an Outback Exhibit with kangaroos, plus rare and endangered species including African wild dogs, spectacled bears, tamarin monkeys and red pandas. Also features a 1-1/2 mile train ride through the zebra and ostrich exhibits plus bald eagles, cranes and turtles in the Wetlands exhibit. Visitors can feed colorful parrots at the Lorikeet Landing exhibit, pet domestic animals at the barn and enjoy hands-on activities in the Discovery Lab. The zoo also features the Benedum Theater.

"This was by far one of the best experiences for my grandkid. It was awesome from the minute we stepped in the door. We walked around outside and visited all the animals, which were actually very lively. It was very reasonably priced as well and I would definitely recommend!"

250 Trail Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041

304-845-9810 • Fax: 304-845-9811


Open year-round, this Marshall County park is filled with outdoor adventure with breathtaking views of the Ohio Valley. Grand Vue Park is home to 7,540 ft of dual zip lines, a low elements course, walking and biking trails, a state-of-the-art aquatic center, three styles of cabins and a modern banquet hall making it  a hub of outdoor recreation and popular choice for weddings, group outings, business meetings and family vacations.

"I had a great time every time I took a hike up to the park. The park is very clean and offers a great amount of activities for couples, families, and groups. Try to visit the park during late spring or summer. It is pet friendly and it has a beautiful view of Moundsville at sun down."

801 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041

304-843-4128 • Fax: 304-843-4131


Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville features one of the largest and most famous of the Adena burial mounds. Visitors learn about the mound-builders and their well-organized societies in the Delf Norona Museum. Its research center provides protection, conservation and interpretation for West Virginia’s extensive archaeological collections.

"This is really a great piece of history and a must see if you are in the area. It is very well done and growing, the displays are really nice, loved the dolls and marbles. They were quite unexpected."

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV 26003



Nature exploration and outdoor fun await visitors at this hands-on facility. Attractions include the A.B. Brooks Discovery Trail System, Children’s Awareness Area, EarthTrek Exhibit Hall and Corson Wildflower and Butterfly Gardens. From tipi stays to maple sugaring, the Schrader Center offers seasonal events for nature lovers of all ages.

1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

304-242-7700 • 888-696-4283


Public programs include art exhibitions, jazz concerts, and wine tasting events. Workshops, classes and summer day camps provide children and adults a chance to experience the visual arts. Dance and fitness studios offer classes for all ages in everything from ballet to belly dance. Call today for a class schedule!

2118 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

304-242-7700 • 1-88-TOWNGATE


Dozens of hit plays are staged each season at this church-turned-theater, located in the historic Centre Market district of Wheeling. Performances include comedy, drama, fantasy and farce. When live theater is not in production, Towngate Cinema presents critically acclaimed films on the biggest screen around!

"I am local to the area, and this is my favorite place in Wheeling to see a real theater production."

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

465 Lodge Dr. Rt 88 N • Wheeling, WV 26003

304-243-4000 0r 800-624-6988


Oglebay is a year-round resort with 1,700 acres of exceptional beauty and abundant recreational activities for the entire family. The 270-room Wilson Lodge at Oglebay offers overnight accommodations, The West Spa, dining, and 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Oglebay has 54 cottages ranging from two to eight bedrooms. Oglebay is also a golfer’s paradise with 4 golf courses including 2 championship courses at the Speidel Golf Club. The gardens at Oglebay feature seasonal floral displays from April through October, and in November and December, Oglebay glows with the Winter Festival of Lights. Oglebay also has specialty shops, downhill skiing and snowboarding, stables, tennis, fishing, pedal boats & aqua cycles, indoor & outdoor pool, environmental education center, two museums, resort shuttle, and a 30-acre zoo.

"This is a very large and very nicely maintained resort. A great hotel, shops, and restaurants are on the property. I recommend visiting during Christmas season, as they have a great drive-through lights display. Children and adults alike will love it."

30 22nd Street, Wheeling, WV 26003



Do you love dinosaurs, space, and/or ice cream? We have all three at SMART (Science, Mathematics, Art, Research, and Technology) Centre Market, located in the Historic Centre Market district. Shop for educational toys, books, games, rocks, minerals, fossils, unique gifts, and much more in a museum/ science center setting where learning is fun for everyone. Community events including Saturday science demonstrations at 1 p.m. and First Friday StarWatches are led by the staff of the SMART Center, aa hands-on science and math outreach and member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.

"Tucked away in the Centre Market area of downtown Wheeling is this amazing place containing lots of science kits and Ice Cream! The staff not only offer a wide range of products, but they put on science events as well. Their passion for science is unequaled and contagious."

144 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

304-242-8133 • 877-242-8133


A must see in Wheeling! The museum features an impressive collection of thousands of toys and trains! Operating train layouts, frequently changing exhibits, a unique gift shop, ample free parking, and guided tours! Handicap accessible. Call for hours and admission.

"There is a very impressive display of old toys, they will bring back memories for adults of all ages. There are areas where children can play with toys to help entertain them, adults will find a lot of wonderful memories contained within this wonderful museum."

Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV 26003



Surrounded by landscaped lawns and seasonally changing gardens, the Mansion and Glass Museums depict Wheeling history from Pioneer times through the Victorian Era, feature 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass, glass making demonstrations and workshops. Wymer’s General Store & Sinclair Pharmacy include fascinating collections of Americana, taking guests back to a simpler time and place.

"A grand collection of glass pieces at the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum provides an overview of the Wheeling area's glass industry. The museum is beautiful and well-arranged, and the gift shop upstairs provided us with the perfect souvenir."

RR#1, Box 122 (7901 Proctor Creek Road), Proctor, WV

304-455-1728 or 800-85HONEY


EDU-TAINMENT! Two great shops in one! Educational and FUN Bee Farm plus wooden toy shop! Learn about honey. Taste comb honey or hot pepper butter! Play with toys from your past! Live beehive (under glass), beeswax candles, cosmetics, soaps, marbles, gifts and MORE! Uncle Bunk’s Pickles, Appalachian Glass.Scenic ride 40 miles South of Wheeling  CALL FOR DIRECTIONS AND HOURS.

1528 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003



West Virginia Independence Hall, built in 1859 as a federal custom house, served as the home of the pro-Union conventions of Virginia in 1861, the capitol of loyal Virginia from June 1861 to June 1863, and the site of the first constitutional convention for West Virginia. The Renaissance Revival-style structure is a National Historic Landmark.

"Wow, were we excited we had stopped. First of all, the staff are deeply knowledgeable and helpful. They know their Civil War history! The building is historic and beautiful. It is well maintained and nicely laid out for viewing. Rooms have been furnished like they originally have been."

1400 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003



Visit the Wheeling Artisan Center for the finest in handcrafted creations by West Virginia and regional artists. Shop for West Virginia glass, pottery, jewelry, West Virginia food products, local interest books, fabric arts, souvenirs, and much more! This renovated industrial building with a three-story atrium in the heart of downtown Wheeling is a tribute to this city’s rich cultural heritage.

"The collection of local artist's works was complete and well arranged. Service was friendly. It's worth the 10 minute exit from the interstate if you want to view a good amount of local artisan works!"

1 South Stone St. Wheeling, WV 26003
1.877.WIN.HERE • Hotel Reservations 1.877.WHEELING • 304.232.5050

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 24 table games, 9-table poker room, over 1,400 of the most popular slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, live Greyhound racing, 4 great restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop. Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2 million annual visitors through its doors.

Wheeling Island offers many of the hottest multi-lined games, such as Sex and the City, Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, Wonka and coming soon Titanic, along with hundreds of more ‘traditional’ reel games throughout our facility. With Bally slot system, new and exciting promotions are available right at the slot machine as well.

If table games are your passion, enjoy 24 of your favorites including craps, blackjack, roulette and a variety of specialty games on our main gaming floor.

Guests must be 21 or older to be on the slot and table gaming floor and to enter the buffet. Guests under 21 can access the tiled walkways, Food Court, Pointe Steakhouse, hotel, meeting rooms, showroom and racetrack.

Due to licensing requirements, all alcoholic beverages consumed on the gaming floor must be provided by Wheeling Island Gaming. Under no circumstance are guests permitted to bring alcoholic beverages from their guest room onto the gaming floor.

To book your stay at Wheeling Island you can make a reservation online or call 877-WHEELING (943-3546).

"Love, love the whole Wheeling Island hotel and casino experience, top notch service, love the slots, and the buffet is delicious!"

Wheeling Ohio County Airport is a public airport serving Wheeling and Ohio County, WV. It is eight miles northeast of downtown Wheeling and is owned by the Ohio County Commission.  It’s terminal is a aviation museum that is a sight to see.
Museum Hours:
Monday through Friday:  7am-10pm
Saturday and Sunday:  8am to 8pm
115 Skyway Lane,  Wheeling, WV 26003

"I took a wrong turn and came upon the Wheeling-County Airport. I had some time to spare so decided o stop in. From talking to the gentleman who greeted me, I understand that the lobby was restored. It is a throwback to an era when air travel was sophisticated and elegant. "

1801 National Road, Wheeling, WV,26003



Wheeling’s first public park has provided recreation, relaxation and entertainment for people of all ages since 1925. Included on Wheeling Park’s 406 acres are: golf, pedal boating, indoor and outdoor tennis, outdoor pool and waterslide, iceskating, playground, picnic sites and shelters, and and the White Palace with a restaurant and banquet hall.

"The park is a surprisingly attractive tract located right along the National Road itself. It encompasses a bandstand and amphitheater, a superbly laid out lake, a very popular playground, and landscaping worthy of any arboretum. Not all that many towns of this size are graced by such a treasure."

Wheeling Symphony 

1025 Main Street, Suite 811, Wheeling, WV 26003



The Wheeling Symphony provides quality symphonic and pops music with internationally and nationally acclaimed guest soloists that have included major artists of our time: Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Rubenstein, Roberta Peters, Marian Anderson, Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhac Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Richard Stolzman, Andre Watts, and the late Jean-Pierre Rampal, to name a few. Call today for details on our upcoming concerts!

"Growing up in the Valley, they were great then and are still fantastic!"

3200 Belmont Street, Bellaire, OH 43906



Open April 1 – Oct. 31 Thurs. – Sat.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm; by appointment all year at any time for groups & bus tours

Dedicated to preserving history of the Imperial Glass Corporation, honoring its employees, and providing education and research opportunities. A must visit for glass enthusiasts; witness an extensive array of Imperial glass (Candlewick, Cape Cod, carnival, slag & more) and related exhibits. Genuine Imperial for sale in gift shop. Admission. Handicapped accessible. Closed July 4.

"Finding this museum was amazing. It is a very comprehensive collection of Imperial Glass. It brought back so many memories of childhood. The volunteers at the museum really do a nice job of answering questions and they have a great resource library. "