Family Activities

Rotary District Conference
Oglebay Park
May 3rd – 5th, 2019

Family Activities in and around Wheeling & Moundsville, WV

Oglebay Park ***Host of the 2019 Rotary District Meeting***

45 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
From the outdoor enthusiast to the history buff, from the swimmer to the golfer, Oglebay truly offers something for everyone! You can visit the Good Zoo, golf at one of the 4 courses Oglebay offers, go shopping, relax in the West Spa, visit the Oglebay Institute Museums, see the beautiful Bissonnette Gardens, take advantage of the walking, biking and hiking trails all over the park, horseback ride, take part in the new aerial challenge course play a round of tennis or relax at the indoor pool. Oglebay is your destination for fun and relaxation! Go to their website or reservations and to get additional information about the events at Oglebay Park.

Wheeling Food Tours

Stroll the streets of Wheeling, WV sampling local food, see historic structures and hear local history. Select a tour, register and pay online at Meet at a specific location and time. Tours takes 2-3 hours depending on the tour chosen. Cost is approximately $28 – $35 per person depending on the tour chosen.


Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

9th and Tomlinson Streets
Moundsville, WV 26041
The Grave Creek Mound is one of the largest conical-type mounds in the United States standing 62 feet high and 240 in diameter. Tour the mound and the Delf Norona Museum and learn more about Adena Burial mounds. The tour will last about 2 hours. Tours are free to the public. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10am 4:00 pm.

The Grave Creek Mound is located right across the street from the former WV State Penitentiary.

WV State Penitentiary Tours

818 Jefferson Street
Moundsville, WV 26041

The WV State Penitentiary is a retired, gothic style prison located in Moundsville, WV. It operated from 1876-1995. Currently, the site is maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility. Tours will be available for our group on Friday, May 3rd only. Tours are from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Tours last 90 minutes. The cost is $14.00 for adults, $11.00 for 55+, $8,00 for children and under the age of 5 is free.

Palace of Gold- America’s Taj Mahal

3759 McCrearys Ridge Rd
Moundsville, WV 26041

Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold has guided tours of the interior of the palace where you will learn about the history of the building, community, the people and the person, Srila Prabhupada, for whom the palace was all built. Tours are every half an hour and last for 2-3 hours. $9.50 for adults and $5.50 per child.

West Virginia Independence Hall

1528 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Built in 1859, the federal custom house and courtroom provided a facility for many heated political discussions and constitutional conventions that lead to eventual statehood for WV in 1863. Admission is free. Visitors take a self-guided tour of the structure and exhibits. Hours of operation are Tuesday- Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Wheeling Artisan Center

1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Wheeling Artisan Center is Wheeling’s premier gift shop! A specialty gift shop featuring unique handmade creations from local artisans. Shop Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am- 6:00 pm.

Centre Market District

2200 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Wheeling Historic Centre Market was built in 1853 and is older than the state itself! The market neighborhood has many fine eateries, antique dealers and shops all within several block walking area. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00am – 5:30 pm.

Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau

1401 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Additional information about other points of interest and some walking tours of Wheeling are available at Wheeling CVB. There are several self-guided tours: Wheeling, WV Civil War Tour, Myth and Landmarks of WV, Wheeling Historic Churches, The History and Architecture of North Wheeling. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm.