Morgantown Travel Guide

  • Bob's half rack of ribs
    Bob's half rack of ribs
    by grandmaR
  • Sirloin, tomatoes and spinach
    Sirloin, tomatoes and spinach
    by grandmaR
  • Outback steak
    Outback steak
    by grandmaR

Morgantown Things to Do

  • Wine Tasting at Forks of Cheat Winery

    I happened to stumble upon this winery by accident as I was driving through West Virgina one day and saw a sign for a winery, but I had some time so I followed the signs (very well marked) and found myself on a gorgeous overlook before going into a very quaint but nicely put together winery. Since I was driving, I wasn't able to sample everything I...

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  • drive around/through West Virginia Univ.

    West Virginia Universtity has some interesting layouts and architecture and its famous PRT system (see http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/dbd74/9/).The roads around and through the campus are simple but we were stopped once by campus patrol to find out what we were doing there (without a campus sticker on the window). Many of the buildings...

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  • Cooper's Rock State Park for...

    Exit 15 off I-68, turn south and follow signs, 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills.Hiking/BikingNearly 50 miles of trails wind through the forest.Nearby AttractionsGlass factoriesWhitewater raftingHorseback ridingLakeview Golf Resort and Conference CenterWest Virginia UniversitySwimming and boating on Cheat...

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Morgantown Restaurants

  • Upscale Burger Joint

    Ruby Tuesday is the name of a song by The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards). The chorus goes: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday Who could hang a name on you? When you change with every new day Still I'm gonna miss youI have been unable to find out if that song has any relation to this chain of restaurants, except that their website says that their...

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  • Just Right

    We walked across the street from the motel to Outback and had a nice dinner. Dinner for the two of us was $42.15 including tip. I don't remember what we had this time, but some of the food I've had since then is pictured. The Slow-Roasted Sirloin in photo 4 is new and was good. They call itPerfectly roasted slices of sirloin drizzled with fresh...

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  • fairly good steakhouse

    I found the appetizers to be a bit expensive for a steakhouse but we tried the Cheese Fries anyways and they were pretty good.The main meal was prime rib that had been basted and slow roasted so that it was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. They slice it to your choice of cuts and serve it Au Jus.Several people were ordering the...

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  • generally a good restaurant

    Applebees is a chain of restaurants we frequent on our travels because of the consistently high quality of their restaurants from state to state. This establishment is no different.You walk in and are greeted by the hostess who looks at the seating chart and finds you a table as quickly as possible (weekend evenings tend to be somewhat crowded and...

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  • Totally Unexpected

    My husband and I were ecstatic to stumble upon Solera Cafe. What a wonderful and unassuming place. It is so refreshing to have a place that is not part of the corporate franchises that are encroaching on our lovely Morgantown. We loved the atmosphere, view and food. I had the vatapa and was pleasantly surprised. My husband had the beef and declared...

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  • tasty food in the Wharf District

    The Regatta Bar & Grill is in the Waterfront Place Hotel and is actually quite good for a hotel restaurant. Service is so-so - always seems to take awhile to get refills on drinks. But the staff are always friendly. I've never been unhappy with my food there - and we eat there quite often. My favorite is the Philly Cheesesteak, but they also have...

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  • va bene.....

    Pizza's and Calzones... mouth watering and spicy.That is Colasante's specialty... you can tell them how to make one or be surprised and leave it up to them. Either way, you will be satisfied.Pizza toppings: onion, broccoli, anchovies, meatballs, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, hot peppers, ham slices, bacon, more more more.....Calzone...

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  • I would move back to WV for this...

    The restuarant is located on High Street and it is in the basement part of the building which gives it a cozy feel. There is maybe seating for 30-40 people or so but you will probably not run into more than a dozen. The food they serve is a very good mix of sandwiches (The New Yorker and Monte Cristo are my favorites), dinners, salads, and soups....

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  • In the OBFS building

    We got fuel before we went to our hotel at the self service station BFS #26 Glenmark Center. There was a Subway sandwich shop and also a TCBY In addition to Ruby Tuesday, and Outback Steakhouse on Venture Drive in this shopping center there is a Bob Evans and a Wendy's

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Morgantown Transportation

  • Morgantown Municpal Airport

    On the far east side of Morgantown is the airport. Commercial flights from this airfield are under the name US Airways Express (franchise of Colgan Air, Inc.). These flights are three times daily and go to/from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The price of a one-way ticket is about $100 and it is about a 1-hour flight (add another hour of...

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  • Mountain Line

    Morgantown has a comprehensive public transportation (bus) plan. Through well-assigned destinations and overlapping connection points you can get from point A to point B with as few transfers as possible.The bus company is called Mountain Line and is a consolidation of many privately owned route managers. One ride, one destination is $0.75 ($0.35...

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  • Morgantown Rapid Transit

    As we were driving through town, we noticed these large tan tubes above and crossing the highways. Later, we were in a shop or restaurant (don't remember which) and asked a local about the tubes. "Hey, that's the purty", he said (meaning the PRT, the Personal Rapid Transit).The transports are electric-rail driven cars/units running on large rubber...

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Morgantown Shopping

  • Women's Clothes by Catalog

    Talbotts advertises themselves as the first name in classic clothing. I have occasionally bought things from their catalgue, but they also have shopping on line and in retail stores. In addition to Talbot's, there was a Shop N Save, and a Hallmark store in this shopping center.

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  • West Virginia Artisans

    Every time I visit Morgantown, I make a stop at Appalachian Art Gallery just to see what's new. They have a ecclectic array of West Virginian's artwork ranging from blown glass, pottery, paintings, jewelry, and children's puppets. Plus there's a framing shop, so you can have your favorite paintings, photos, momentos framed. Put it on your list of...

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  • shop 'til ya' drop

    Morgantown Mall has about 70 stores and 5 eateries. Many of the stores are aimed at young adult clothing (probably because Morgantown is a university town).The anchor stores are: Sear's, Waldenbooks, Aeropostale, Gadzooks, Hibbett, Penney's, Hallmark, PayLess, Victoria's Secret.Like most malls, this one provides special events in the way of...

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Morgantown Local Customs

  • communities

    Morgantown has grown from a small village into a town that sprawls across the hillsides and the river. Today, the city is composed of a central core and many neighborhoods and communities which are sliced into 10 wards.The active communities in Morgantown are:Chestnut Ridge... http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/db699/DurbannahEvansdale......

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  • Don Knotts at home

    Morgantown has honored their native son, Don Knotts (Mayberry's favorite deputy), by putting a large Star in the sidewalk outside of the Metropolitan Theatre. Don died before the star was installed but he knew that it was planned for him and he thanked the town and the mayor for giving him this honor.the Star is at 369 High Street.to get there:...

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Morgantown Warnings and Dangers

  • relative safety

    Morgantown has crime statistics well above the risky level as compared to an average American town. Rape, Larceny and Burglary top the Morgantown chart of crimes.There are 46 sex offenders registered in Morgantown.to see if any are going to be near where you will be vacationing, see the website below.You need to use some precautions in Morgantown....

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  • drunk kids downtown

    Morgantown - being a college town is going to have a lot of binge drinkers. On a weekend travelling downtown, you are likely to see a lot of annoying college kids getting *** drunk.Not a big deal, just annoying if you have to walk by and you are not yet drunk yourself.

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Morgantown What to Pack

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure you have a good pair of walking shoes because there is a lot of up and down and roundabout to this town. Sure am glad we do a daily jog at home so we were prepared physically for Morgantown.

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Morgantown Off The Beaten Path

  • use the paved trails

    Because Morgantown is a university town in a hilly region, biking and walking are popular forms of exercise and the city has made many paved trails to accomodate this healthy activity.The two main sections are The Caperton Trail and The Deckers Creek Trail. Both of these are long routes that can be taken in sections unless you are in very good...

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  • Gentile Glass Company.

    The name has changed since 2001 but the business and address are the same.The area looks like abandoned buildings but they are just low-key industries.This was (maybe still is) a small-time glass manufacturer; family business for three generations. An old long wooden building with new stone facing, it housed a small anteroom which had collection...

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Morgantown Sports & Outdoors

  • watch a college football game

    The West Virginia University football team is named the Mountaineers. They play at the Mountaineer Field in the Milan Puskar Stadium. It is a fairly modern stadium which holds about 60000 screaming fans. The team is part of the Big East Conference of the NCAA.Whenever they win a game, the fans sing John Denver's song "Country Roads" (not sure why...

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  • Ride Morgantown's Rail Trails

    Morgantown has two connected rail trails. One goes along the river (Caperton Trail)while the other (Decker's Creek Trail) intersects the river trail at about the mid point. Both trails are nicely maintained and are paved within the city limits about 10 miles in total. Outside the city limits the trails are packed cinders. There are a few...

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Morgantown Favorites

  • seasons

    Morgantown has four full seasons, each lasting about three months.The winters can be brutal with heavy snow falls and ice storms. Power lines are often downed during these storms causing outages of utilities. First snow in these higher elevations can occur as early as Thanksgiving (earliest on record was Halloween). Snow coverage lasts for weeks at...

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  • services

    Trying to find services of worship in a strange town can sometimes be frustrating.Here are some data on where to find places of worship in Morgantown.Assumption Greek Orthodox Church.... 447 Spruce StreetAvery United Methodist Church.... 1014 Cheat RoadBahai Faith.... 252 Waitman StreetCalvary Baptist Church.... 519 Burroughs StreetChectnut Ridge...

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  • one way problems.... get a map

    I am sure they have them to improve traffic flow but I found the one-way signs in the heart of Morgantown to be very frustrating. I could see just where I wanted to be but had to circle around several streets and come at the destination from the opposite angle because of those one-way signs.They exist primarily from Kirk St. on the south to...

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