West Virginia State Capitol
The exterior of the classical-styled capitol building is buff Indiana limestone. More than 700 train carloads of limestone and 4,640 tons of steel were used in its construction. The magnificent 293 foot gold dome which tops the structure is five feet higher than the dome of the U.S. Capitol.
The Clay Center
Home to both the Avampato Discovery Museum and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia opened on July 12, 2003. The Center, a 240,000 square foot structure, houses performing arts, visual arts and sciences under one roof - one of the few of its kind in the country.
Charleston Light Opera Guild
The Charleston Light Opera Guild is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality and reasonably priced musical theater to Charleston, West Virginia and the surrounding region. Over 200 productions have been staged since the Guild's founding in 1949.
Heritage Towers Museum & Cultural Center
The Heritage Towers Museum exhibits are vital components of the culture of West Virginia, providing enriching educational and cultural enlightenment for all, from pre-school age children to senior citizens. Visitors to the museum are impressed with the unique and rich history of the state.
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Nitro, WV (Just 15 minutes from Charleston)
Parks & Recreation
Travel West Virginia - More Vacation Places
West Virginia State Parks
The Greenbrier - America's Resort - White Sulphur Springs, WV
The First Land Battle of the Civil War - Philippi, WV
Midland Trail - National Scenic Byway - Route 60, WV