History, Beauty and Fun
By Sarah Cale
West Virginia, home to rolling hills, beautiful landscapes, and many fun attractions that will make your Winter a blast. The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau has you covered in the Hancock, and Brooke County areas. The Northern Panhandle may look small, but it is packed full of history, beauty, and fun. All of this is not far away either, being just located off Route 22 from Pittsburgh, and just across the river from Steubenville, Ohio.
Visit Brooke Hills Park or Tomlinson Run State Park to see the breathtaking sight of the trees changing color for Fall. Looking for some Winter activities for the family? The City of Weirton will be hosting Christmas on Main Street with food, vendors, a train ride, fireworks, and more on November 20. They will also be having a Christmas parade on Saturday, November 27 on Main Street.
Take a long weekend to stay at Mountaineer Racetrack, Casino, & Resort located in New Cumberland. Stay in one of their spacious rooms and splurge on a spa day with a massage. End your night at one of the 1,000 slot machines, or gaming tables including Blackjack, Craps or Roulette. Just down the road from Mountaineer is the Fiesta Tableware Company in Newell. Pick from the many colorful pieces of Fiestaware place settings and take home several new pieces to complete your set. You cannot miss the World’s Largest Teapot in Chester, either.
Visit Weirton for a relaxing weekend of history, culture, and fun. Weirton’s Hall of Fame and the John F. Kennedy memorial are located in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center.
If you are a veteran, the Brooke-Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial can be viewed as you drive into downtown Weirton with tanks, planes, ship anchors and several memorials. Stop in the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center for a nostalgic trip through Weirton’s history. View or buy some incredible art at the Summit Art Gallery in Weirton located in the Top of West Virginia CVB.
Williams Country Club offers an elegant evening overlooking the majestic Ohio River. Stop by DeeJay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille for their legendary homemade ribs that are known from great distances. Finish your evening with a comfortable stay at the beautiful Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott with their indoor pool or the Holiday Inn, just down the road on Three Springs Drive.
If you love the simpler life, book your weekend at the historic Sarah Miller House in the town of Wellsburg at 900 Main Street. This 1840 Bed & Breakfast is listed on the National Historic Register featuring 8 large rooms with ornate fireplaces. Or if you really want an immersive experience, you can book a room at the Barn with Inn Bed & Breakfast located at 4859 Bealls Ridge at a farm just outside of town. Both locations will transfer you to a simpler time.
Come and visit us! For more information call 1-877-723-7114 or visit the website www.topofwv.com.
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