Wheeling Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to Wheeling; our list of the best attractions, including Good Zoo and Planetarium, Wheeling Symphony and Capitol Music Hall.
  • The best activities in Wheeling: Good Zoo and Planetarium

    Good Zoo and Planetarium

    Over 80 species of animals from North America, South America and Africa, nestled in 30 acres of flowers, trees, hills, and valleys. Also features an indoor Discovery Lab where kids can learn about animals; a barn petting zoo with llamas, donkeys, deer and other animals; a 1.5-mile train ride past the ostrich exhibit; a wetlands walk; and a planetarium with family programs and an annual Astronomy Day.
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  • Wheeling Symphony

    Wheeling Symphony

    1025 Main Street suite 811
    Established in 1929, and today offering 11 concerts annually in their Masterworks series, Pops series, Symphony on Ice concert and free outdoor summer concerts. Tickets are $12 - $56 (student price $5), subscriptions are $93 - $218 (student price $15 - $218).
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  • Capitol Music Hall

    1015 Main Street
    A 1928 movie theatre - the oldest and largest in West Virginia - which is home to the second-oldest country music program in the country, Jamboree USA. Weekly country music shows on Saturday night, touring Broadway musicals. Dinner show packages available.
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  • Barnum Museum

    820 Main St
    Tu-Sa 10AM-4:30PM, Su 12PM-4:30PM. Exhibits about P.T. Barnum and the history of the city. Located downtown, it is within walking distance to some great architecture downtown. $5, ages 4-17 $3.
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  • Wheeling Nailers

    1315 Main Street
    Part of the East Coast Hockey League, the Nailers play October through April at the WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. The Nailers are the "AA" minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers. Tickets start at only $10.
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  • Victorian Wheeling

    823-R Main Street
    Wheeling contains more Victorian architecture than any other city in the US, much of it having undergone extensive restoration. Tours available 1 to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, from May through December, beginning every half-hour from the Hess House at 811 Main Street. High tea and meals also available in a Victorian dining room. In early October, an open house is held in which Victorian buildings and private homes are made available to tour. Tours $3 - $8, meals $12 - $17.
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  • Ohio Valley Greyhounds

    1144 Market Street
    the area's National Indoor Football League team, which plays at the WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling.
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  • Victoria Vaudeville Theatre

    1228 Market Street
    Shows begin at 7 pm on Saturday. Variety shows provided by local talent - including the Ohio City Revue, the Friendly City Band, and Elvis impersonator Earl Brown - in the restored Victoria Theatre.
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  • Point Overlook Museum

    989 Grandview Street
    Illustrates Wheeling's history with photographs, maps and illustrations.
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  • Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center

    1 S Stone Street on Wheeling Island
    Open 7 am to 4 am. Over 2,400 slot machines, multi-line nickel games, video lottery games including Keno, 20 poker tables, and greyhound racing. Four restaurants and hotel on-site.
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  • West Virginia Independence Hall

    1528 Market Street
    Open 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. Called the "birthplace of West Virginia" because the Wheeling Convention was held here in 1861, during which 32 counties in Virginia voted to secede and join the Union. Restored interiors, an interpretive video, audio tours, authentically-costumed guided tours, and an exhibition on West Virginia's statehood featuring dramatic displays with period artifacts.
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  • Eckhart House

    810 Main Street
    Called Wheeling's "Crown Jewel", Eckhart House is a restored 1892 three-story Queen Anne town home with most of its original architectural features intact. Gift shoppe on-site. Tours are available 1 to 3:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday for $3. Parlor teas available.
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  • Stifel Fine Arts Center

    1330 National Road
    dance and fitness, music, live theater, movies, choral singing, and the only hands-on art center in the region. Workshops and classes available.
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