Visit the Student Center. I...
Visit the Student Center. I think it's been renovated since this picture. The fountain is in memory of the MU football team that died in a tragic plane crash while taking off from the Tri-state Airport on November 14, 1970. The fountain is turned off for the winter every November 14.
If you happen to be on US60 going from Barboursville to Huntington, WV and you think you see a pink elephant standing out in front of a small strip of shops, you are not hallucinating.
There is a huge pink elephant (15-20feet tall), just standing on a plot of grass. Not sure if it is an advertising gimmick or what, but it sure is an eye-catcher.
to get there:
US60 (Midland Trail) starting near I-64 exit 18 (route 19) and driving west towards Huntington. I seem to remember going by a golf course but the exact location along the road has vanished from my memory.
we stopped over in Huntington and visited the Huntington Mall on our way through West Virginia.
access attractions in huntington:
ZIPCODES for Huntington in Cabell County:
25701 through 25729, 25755, 25770 through 25779
Area Code 304
City Hall is 038-25-10N 082-26-42W
nicknames: "Jewel City", "River City"
Steve Yeager (Baseball star)
Hal Greer (Basketball star)
the area in and around Huntington has had many names over the last 140 years: Maple Grove, Holderbys Landing, Guyandotte, Guyandot
Huntington, West Virginia
"Plant Conservatory at the Museum of Art"
The C. Fred Edwards Conservatory is West Virginia's only plant conservatory. It features subtropical plants and seasonal displays. Permanent plants include foxtail palms, Australian tree ferns, zebra plant and golden shrimp plant.
Flowering displays vary by season, and include poinsettias and cyclamen for the holidays; freesias, primroses, lilies and cineraria for Spring; caladium and New Guinea impatiens for summer; and chrysanthemums and asters for Fall. Since its founding, the Museum has had a nature program.
Two and a half miles of trails wind through the Museum's woodlands. Spring is the most spectacular season, when thousands of trilliums and other wildflowers blanket the ground.
"More info about the Conservatory"
In addition, the Museum is adding other native plants to increase the seasonal display to include more summer- and fall-flowering plants. The Museum offers guided tours of the trails on request, and they are frequently used in the Museum's summer day camp program.
Lastly, the Museum maintains two herb gardens with the help of the herb volunteers. One garden is a knot garden, which has been under renovation for the past year. It is important to periodically replace plants in the knots so the display does not become woody and misshapen. The other bed is an educational bed, and includes culinary and ornamental herbs. The herb volunteers harvest from this bed throughout the summer, and sell the herbs during the holidays.