West Virginia Travel Regions
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The Aracoma Story
Presented in the outdoor amphitheater of Chief Logan State Park, this factual drama tells the story of Shawnee Princess Aracoma, daughter of Indian Chief Cornstalk, and Boling Baker, an English scout.
The Cultural Center
Within the State Capitol Complex, this impressive structure houses the State Museum, a craft shop, reference and archive libraries, and a theater staging a variety of performances including West Virginia Public Radio's nationally known Sunday program Mountain Stage.
Huntington Museum of Art
Offerings at the state's largest professionally accredited art museum include a variety of exhibits, both permanent and changing; Education Gallery; studio workshops; theater and concerts in an auditorium and amphitheater; art library; sculpture garden, 2.5 miles of marked nature trails and the state's only plant conservatory.
Main Street Studio
Working gallery of 13 artists, exhibiting pottery, printmaking, jewelry, wood carvings, handcrafted glass designs and paintings.
Marshall Artists Series
One of the oldest "Town/Gown" series in the country, presented by Marshall University. Featuring major names from musical theater, dance, music, comedy, opera and film. Downtown Huntington at the Keith-Albee Theater.
Mountaineer Opry House
Family entertainment specializing in bluegrass and gospel music, open October through May, Friday or Saturday nights. I-64, exit 28.
West Virginia Public Radio produces this radio show, heard on public stations nationwide and in Europe. The program, presented live from the Cultural Center Theater each Sunday, features jazz, folk, blues, rock and classical music.
Museum in the Community
Even the physical structure of this bright, innovative museum is a learning center. The museum features changing exhibitions, special events, workshops and classes.
South Charleston Museum
South Charleston, (304)744-9711
In a casual learning environment, exhibitions feature hands-on opportunities and special programs about the area's rich culture.
Located in two historic mansions overlooking the state's capital city, this multifaceted cultural facility offers art galleries, a science museum, a planetarium and 16 acres of gardens, trails and wooded hillside. The museum features changing loaned exhibitions and programs, classes and workshops throughout the year.