Area Information

Lodging

GrandVue Park ~ Both cabin rentals and tent camping are available.  Call 304.845.9810 and ask about the WV Disc Golf Doubles Championship 50% off cabin special.  *Subject to availability.

Sleep Inn & Suites ~ Located five minutes from GrandVue Park, this is Moundsville’s newest hotel accommodation.

Area Attractions

Wheeling, WV

Marshall County, WV


Where can you spend some time in prison, tour America’s Taj Mahal, fly through the air, and re-visit your childhood…all in one day? Nestled in the Hills of West Virginia, Marshall County has a thrill around every corner!

Grand Vue Park
Beautiful scenery, enjoyable activities and state of the art accommodations are just a few reasons why Grand Vue Park is considered to be Marshall County’s best when it comes to scenery and outdoor adventure. Located in Marshall County WV, Grand Vue Park is a 650+ acre park sprawling over ridges and ravines with breathtaking overlooks of Moundsville and the Ohio Valley. Open year-round, the park has experienced tremendous growth of facilities and acreage since its dedication year in 1974. Grand Vue Park has since become the hub of local outdoor recreational pursuits in addition to being popular for group outings, business meetings and family vacations.

In addition to the pristine atmosphere, the park has many updated facilities including the brand new zip line tour and ride, featuring 7,540 ft of dual zip lines. The park is also home to three styles of cabins, a state-of-the-art playground and aquatic center, beautifully manicured golf courses, unspoiled wooded walking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, a modern banquet hall with charming amenities and much more.

Johnny Shar’s Ice Cream Parlor & Circus Carnival Museum
Johnny Shar's Ice CreamCome and enjoy a captivated reflection of “Days Gone By!”  A historic building brought back to life in the form of a tastefully decorated ice cream shop featuring 32 flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream.  In addition, the structure uniquely displays a vast array of vintage circus carnival memorabilia.  And to “Top It Off” there is a 2nd level Circus Carnival Museum available for your viewing pleasure.

West Virginia Penitentiary
The former West Virginia Penitentiary is a gothic-style thrill! Time Magazine wrote, “Unlike most of the people who’ve previously walked through the gates of the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, you can be fairly certain you’ll be walking out again a few hours later.” The imposing Gothic structure was first opened in 1876, but closed in 1995. It has seen riots, fires and the execution of nearly 100 prisoners through either hanging or electrocution. These days, the only things it sees are much better behaved visitors. You can take a tour of the grounds and see the rows of cramped 5 ft.-by-7 ft. cells during the day; for braver souls, the penitentiary also offers Ghost Hunts!

Marx Toy Museum
A journey to The Official Marx Toy Museum will truly be a walk down memory lane. A labyrinth of glass cabinets guides visitors through a display of thousands of Marx items from metal wind-ups to historical play sets, push toys to trains, dollhouses and service stations, Johnny West figures, Big Wheels, and much, much more.

Fostoria Glass Museum
Collectors are thrilled to visit the Fostoria Glass Museum and admire some of Fostoria’s most beautiful pieces of fine Glass. Fostoria was in business for nearly a century, producing a wide range of tableware and stemware while still maintaining an exemplary quality throughout. It is highly collectible, with many of the pieces affordable for the novice buyer.

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
imgres-4The thrill of ancient history is found at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. The Mound is the largest of the Adena Burial mounds. A massive undertaking, the total effort required the movement of more than 60,000 tons of earth. Artifacts and exhibits interpreting the lifestyle of the Adena people are displayed in the Delf Norona Museum, adjacent to the 2,000 year old mound.

Wheeling, WV

Cabela’s
Cabela'sCabelas has become the ‘must stop’ superstore for millions of outdoor enthusiasts since opening in August ’04. With a massive 176,000 square feet of floor space Cabelas stocks about every imaginable item the avid hunting, fishing and camping enthusiast could want.

Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino, & Racetrack
There’s no better place for non-stop West Virginia gaming action than Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Equipped with the best in slots, table games, world class hotel accommodations and live entertainment, Wheeling Island helps you get away and beat the odds. The resort also features live Greyhound racing, making it your best bet for a gaming getaway. The Wheeling Island Players Club even enables you to earn points and rewards regardless of how you choose to play. So, plan your weekend at Wheeling Island today. Your greatest gaming adventure awaits you!

Marshall County, WV