Huntington Travel Guide

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Huntington Things to Do

  • New River Gorge Train Excursions

    There are trains running from Huntington to the New River Gorge area and Hinton, West Virginia two weekends each October to coincide with the fall foliage in the area, and also the New River Gorge Bridge Day. In 2009, the train will operate on October 17th and 18th, and again on October 24th and 25th. These trains are operated by the C.P....

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  • Huntington Museum of Art

    I took my dau. Noel and my niece Tiffany during the easter break at school. We went because they had on exhibit some Egyptian artifacts and a real Mummy on loan from the NY Metropolitan Museum. It was a great exhibit. We enjoyed the museum collections and the conservatory.The Huntington Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m....

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  • visit Ritter Park

    The rose gardens and the stone architecture of the fountain and walls are one of the main attractions at the Ritter Park Gardens. The gardens have been continuously maintained for the last 70 years or so. Parts of the garden have rose beds that have many generations of history while others are research beds for the improvement of the rose hardiness...

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  • Camden Park

    Camden Park is small amusement park located just outside of Huntington, West Virginia. It is over 100 years old, and has about 25-30 rides, many of which are suitable for small children.

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  • The Ritter Park Rose Garden

    Ritter Park is a large park on the edge of Huntington whose most beautiful feature is its rose garden, which features dozens of varieties of beautiful rose bushes. It is open to the public and admission is free. The rose garden is a very pleasant place to spend a few minutes while in Huntington.

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  • The Huntington Museum of Art

    For a small city, Huntington has a very good art museum. The Huntington Museum of Art features a collection that was built up through donations of collections from area residents. As such, it is a bit eclectic, but of high quality. Highlights include collections of English silver, English paintings, American paintings, antique firearms, Middle...

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Huntington Restaurants

  • lunch buffet

    If you are on the road and need to stop for a not-too-heavy meal, then you might try the lunch buffet at Golden Corral.For $7.50 per person you get your choice of Chili, Potato and Soups from one of their many buffet lines.Baked Potato with sour creme and bacon; Sweet Potato with butter; Broccoli and Cheese mix; soups like Chicken Gumbo, Chicken...

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    This restaurant has a full set of menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner but we were there only for breakfast.Whether you are a hearty eater or go for the lighter fare, whether you need meat or are a vegetarian, Bob Evans breakfast has a choice for you. If you don't see exactly what you want on the menu, the staff will be glad to mix-and-match to...

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  • Oh Yeah!

    Great food. Classy ambience. Located in a 100 year old house. Would be a tremendous place for REALLY impressing someone. Tad bit pricey though, so make sure you're on expenses! The only quirk I noted was that it was a bit dark at our table.

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Huntington Transportation

  • TriState Airport

    The official name of the airport is Milton J Ferguson Field at Tri-State Airport. It is readily accessed by getting of Exit 1 of I-64 and heading south of route US52 to Airport Road.The website below is a good source of info about the airport, flight schedules and the security screening process every passenger must endure. Be sure to get to the...

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  • easy to get around

    Huntington is layed out very nicely in mostly a grid pattern.Avenues run east and west; streets and roads run north and south.Most of the the streets are numbered in sequence from 1st to 30th east and 1st to 28th west.Some of the avenues are numbered from 1st (at the river) south to 13th (at Ritter park).I wish all cities would be so considerate of...

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Huntington Shopping

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    This mall has about 140 stores and 10 eateries. My wife buzzed through them in just over an hour.

    Top brand names in the mall were:
    Aeropostale, Gap, Old Navy, Victoria Secret, Firestone, Toy R Us, Kohls, Macys, Sears, Penneys,Circuit City, etc.etc.

    Top food places in the mall are:
    Bob Evans, MC Donalds, Panera, Ruby Tuesday, Wendys

    So if you are on vacation and your wife starts getting antsy from all the driving, stop in here to give her her shopping fix.

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Huntington Local Customs

  • Dogwood Arts and Crafts Fest

    The last weekend in April is the time for th annual arts and crafts festival to celebrate the flowering dogwood trees. It is three days of vendors and original artists exhibiting their wares. The event is indoors and there are plenty of places to get a beverage or a snack to keep you going. Each vendor has a booth about 10-foot wide and there are...

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  • communities

    Huntington is a sprawling city with three major sections: West End, South Side ande East End.in East End you have:AltizerBeverly Hills... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/db544/ Guyandotte... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/db9d5/HighlawnWalnut Hills in West End there is:West Huntington (Central City)......

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Huntington Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 13, 2007

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    The criminal statistics for the greater Huntington metropolitan area is not very good.
    Crime happens in Huntington at one and one-half the rate of an average American town of similar size. The biggest problems are non-violent crimes like home burglaries, garage vandalism, car break-ins, shop-lifting. Most of these do not greatly affect tourists.
    However, there are 82 sex offenders registered for the Huntington area.
    to see more information about this, go to the website below.

    Use caution and take some safety advise:
    ask the motel staff if there are any parts of town to be avoided; put valuables in the motel safebox; don't flash your cash or act like a tourist; lock car doors; keep a good eye on the kids if they are traveling with you.
    We had no problems at all and we ate, shopped and stayed overnight in the area.

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Huntington Off The Beaten Path

  • New River Gorge Bridge

    The bridge has lost it's title of "longest steel-arch bridge in the world" to a new one in Shanghai!.A few numbers: Height 876 feet Bridge Length 3,030 feet Arch Length 1,700 feet.The link below has a lot of the construction details.

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  • Bridge Day!!

    On the 3rd Saturday in October the bridge is open to pedestrians. For pictures of the various activities that take place see the link below:)

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  • Pink Elephant

    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...

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Huntington Favorites

  • services

    Here is a list of some of the places of worship in the Huntington area.You can call the phone numbers to find out the time of services.Assembly of God.... 900 9th Street.... 304-523-3505Altizer Baptist Church... 345 2nd Street.... 304-522-4175 B'nai Sholom Congregation.... 949 10th Avenue.... 304-522-2980 St. Joseph Catholic Church.... 526 13th...

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  • 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.

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  • Stand in front of Old Main...

    Stand in front of Old Main [the original campus building] and look past the statue of Chief Justice John Marshall down Huntington's 5th Avenue.

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