4.5 based on 193 reviews
This Cabela's is very clean, great selection of restaurants and hotels nearby. I went here specifically to buy a new rifle scope. The salespeople were very helpful and I appreciated their input. After I made my selection it did not take very long till they had my new scope installed on my rifle.
4.5 based on 132 reviews
The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
Ben and Mrs Too stopped here last week, and spent an enjoyable morning BUT. We entered the glass museum through the front door, which actually opens into the gift shop, where some very beautiful glass objects are for sale. We were directed to the rear of the building where an elevator or staircase takes one down one flight to the museum proper. When we emerged, we were confronted by a large sign which is repeated as the title of this review. It develops that the glass furnace is temporarily on the disabled list. Furthermore, there appears to be some uncertainty as to just when the glass furnace doctor intends to come make it well.
Ben knows from his own disappointment and from the comments of many posted reviews that this detracts considerably from the value of the visit to many people. For the present, the attendant at the museum admission desk cannot budge on the price of admission, but he will offer tickets to the glass museum and the nearby mansion for ten dollars a head
We truly enjoyed viewing the unbelievably extensive display of glass art, all produced right in Wheeling, which was, as it turns out, quite the center of blown, or blown and cut, glass in the country at one time. Many of the pieces, and the vivid colors in which they are rendered are simply stunning.
Glass blower or none, this is a very interesting collection. Just be advised that if you really want to watch an artist produce a beautiful and useful piece right before your eyes, you might want to query the museum through the Q&A feature. Ben will try to keep up with the health of the glass furnace and will delete or, more likely, revise this review.
4.5 based on 41 reviews
A visit to Russell Stover Chocolates is mandatory for our annual WISP and Canaan Valley SKI week.
Arguably, Russell Stover Chocolates are among the highest rated Chocolates of the U.S.
Our mission is to find and purchase Dark Chocolates Bunnies for my Wife’s Easter Chocolates; and perhaps, some Valentine’s Dark Chocolates.
Folks traveling East and West are attracted to Russell Stover Chocolates.
Montani Semper Liberi
4 based on 671 reviews
A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
I took a bus trip to the Festival of Lights just before Christmas. The gift shop seemed super expensive. The Lazer Light show was nice but I almost missed the whole thing because we were just dropped of at the gift shop and no one explained the light show was in the basement. There were some signs but no announcement. That was true about the Good Zoo too. It wasn't very big and some of it is closed off at night. The six miles of light was nice and I appreciate the work that went into all the different designs. The light show has grown since I saw it 30 years ago. I was told by the tour guide on the bus that the lines can get really long in the beginning of the season. It is free -the drive through the light display - but they would appreciate a donation..
4.5 based on 9 reviews
The area's largest selection of work and western boots. We also carry work, western, and biker apparel. Minnetonka moccasins, turquoise and Native American jewelry with many other unique gift items.
This place was kind of a let down. They definitely have a lot of items, including boots and leather. A lot of stuff was over priced in my opinion. I didn't really find anything that I was hoping to. None of the workers greeted us, or asked if we needed help finding anything.
4 based on 222 reviews
We had a great time at this little zoo! We booked and animal encounter with the lemurs and we loved every second of it. Our guide, Sharon, was so kind and knowledgeable, and the lemurs were so entertaining. It was definitely worth the extra money! Now the laser show, on the other hand, was not worth it. It was very short and very basic, for lack of a better word. We would return to this zoo!
4.5 based on 87 reviews
Housed in a restored Victorian school, The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum boasts an impressive collection of tens of thousands toys and trains.
Fun way to share games the adults in the group played when they were younger with the teens in our group. Some nice opportunities to try out some of the exhibits. I like the wide variety of things on exhibit. It was a nice break on our trip home. I would recommend it to friends going through the Wheeling area.
4 based on 180 reviews
Take a step outside of the ordinary and visit the Palace of Gold, just twenty minutes from Highway 70 in WV. Originally designed as a home for the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness this unique Palace stands alone as one of the top religious wonders to see in the USA. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the community and about the love and devotion that built this majestic place. Marvel at the intricate marble work, stained glass, crystal chandeliers and of course gold! Relax by the lotus pond or take a stroll through our extensive gardens. The trip doesn't stop there, the Palace is just one part of the greater New Vrindaban community which features a vegetarian restaurant, lodging and guest cabins, gift shops, peacocks and much more. Finally take in the Radha Vrindaban Chandra Temple, a traditional Vedic temple with golden altars and a 40ft high stained glass roof. Come and spend some time with us, we are here to serve you.
The director of Independence Hall Museum in Wheeling West Virginia suggested that we visit the Palace although she herself had never gone there. We took the SR2 and US 250 south from Wheeling to Mountville. There we turned left on 250 and drove up the incredibly steep and winding road for what seemed forever (but was actually a bit more than 10 miles) until we reached a sign on the left-hand side of the road for New Vrindaban. From there it was 4 miles to the Palace. Since we arrived after 4PM we only had time for the tour of the memorial and didn't get to visit the community and the Krishna Temple. Our tour guide, a Krishna follower gave us a complete tour of the Palace and interesting commentary about what it meant to be a follower of Krishna. The memorial is opulent inside and in need of repair outside. Apparently the site was built hastily and did not use green rebar thus the cement covering it could not stand the drastic temperature changes from summer to winter and caused the cement decorations to crumble. They are now being repaired.
I would recommend visiting this incredibly ambitious project not only for its structural beauty but for the stupendous natural setting in which it is situated. God's work is clearly present here.
4 based on 419 reviews
I have been to Wheeling Island several times. I do enjoy playing the dogs and gambling at the casino. It's good entertainment for a day or two. I was disappointed in several areas. First the track area, they eliminated the lower level where you could make bets and see the dogs before the next race. This made it more congested on the second and third level. Plus the 3rd level is for smokers, pretty nasty up there if you don't smoke. The staff seems short handed at the windows. Looks like they're replacing with machines to do your betting. Second, the casino seemed short staffed too. If you had a problem or needed a question answered it was almost impossible to find someone. You had to go to the service area and stand inline. It also seemed like most of the casino was filled with smoke from smokers. They had a small area for gambling for non-smokers. You would think in this day and age it would be the other way around. The casino usually has good entertainment in the way of bands scheduled. They do a good job with that. This weekend was Tom Petty tribute. We didn't eat anything there so I can't review the food. We spent probably 6-7 hours gambling in the casino. We didn't have any luck. I didn't see anyone around me doing much winning either. This day the machines were very stingy. This place is good fun if you can stand the smoke and going home broke....haha.
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