Historical Attractions in WEBSTER SPRINGS with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Webster Springs, West Virginia!)

Webster Springs is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Mountain State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Webster Springs’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Webster Springs when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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    (26 miles) Hillsboro

    - located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg and is the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West ...

  • Prickett's Fort

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    (74 miles) Fairmont

    Visit the re-creation of Prickett's Fort from 1174, a historic rustic log cabin, in a stunning West Virginia state park.

  • Natural Bridge Wax Museum

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    (75 miles) Natural Bridge

    features scenes of Virginia and Natural Bridge history where the curtain opens on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Confederacy, all perched on narrated sets.

  • Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

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    (82 miles) Parkersburg

    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and the Friends of Blennerhassett, its volunteer group, are pleased that you will visit our park. The Island is open May 1 through October of each year. ...

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  • Hinton Railroad Museum

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    (61 miles) Hinton

    Historic railroad museum int he fromer cox's department store with many artifacts of years gone by on the railroads.

  • Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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    (66 miles) Charleston

    An interactive world of music, theater, art and science for the whole family to enjoy!

  • South Charleston Museum

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    (70 miles) South Charleston

    The South Charleston Museum strives to create a casual learning experience that will appeal to all ages and interests. The purpose of this community museum is to promote the social, educational, and ...

  • Toy Museum At Natural Bridge

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    (75 miles) Natural Bridge

    The largest collection of childhood memorabilia on display in the world. The museum collections feature many full sets and series of collectible toys particularly since 1975.

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (78 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • Oil and Gas Museum

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    (82 miles) Parkersburg

    Both oil and natural gas were discovered in western Virginia by the first explorers in the mid-1700s. George Washington acquired 250 acres in what is now West Virginia because it contained an oil and ...

  • Museum of Transportation

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    (87 miles) Roanoke

    Houses lots of steam locomotives including the J611, diesel engines, railcars, trucks, trolleys, carriages, vintage cars, an O-gauge layout (which the small people love) plus many special exhibits ...

  • History Museum of Western Virginia

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    (87 miles) Roanoke

    Exhibits offer a glimpse of how life was lived in southwestern Virginia, creating a vivid cultural and educational experience. Rotating exhibits allows focus on a variety of people, industries and ...

  • Science Museum of Western Virginia

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    (87 miles) Roanoke

    Providing hands-on, interactive exhibits. Utilizing our planetarium as an educational and entertaining resource. Offering a variety of innovative programs, both on-site and in the community.

  • ArtVenture Interactive Center

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    (87 miles) Roanoke

    Art Venture is a hands-on interactive gallery and art center that is fun for EVERYONE! You can paint a portrait, play a musical painting, design a chair, stage a puppet show, drive a circus wagon, or ...

  • Sassafrass Junction Puppet Theater

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    (77 miles) Saint Albans

    The Theater with its bright purple walls , colorful "tree stage,"and cozy gift shop provide an environment that children of any age can come and dream in.

  • Adventure Quest Inflatables

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    (82 miles) Parkersburg

    We offer the cheapest, cleanest inflatables for all of your event needs! We do all day rentals, and this includes setup and delivery.

  • West Virginia State Wildlife Center

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    (13 miles) Rock Cave

    The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. The Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and ...

  • Virginia Safari Park

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    (74 miles) Natural Bridge

    Virginia Safari park is Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo. A great place to visit to get up close and personal to some of the amazing animals.

  • The Natural Bridge Zoo

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    (75 miles) Natural Bridge

    Home of the most complete collection of exotic zoo animals and birds in the state, a breeding and rescue zoo for rare and endangered species. Pet and hug many occupants!

  • Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

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    (80 miles) Kingwood

    Home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world, and even better you can feed over half the animals in the zoo!

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

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    (87 miles) Roanoke

    is home to more than 175 animals including mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, including 21 vulnerable species! The Zoo offers year round educational and recreational opportunities.

  • Splash Zone

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    (55 miles) Clarksburg

    Offers an extensive water play area with varying depths, tipping buckets, interactive jet features and more.

  • Splash Valley

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    (82 miles) Roanoke

    Featuring two 34-foot high water slides, a current river, and a children's play area with spray features, Splash Valley is fun for everyone!

  • Waves Of Fun

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    (86 miles) Hurricane

    A great day of water fun in West Virginia with this family waterpark - the perfect way to stay cool over summer with the kids!

  • Mon View Park and Pool

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    (95 miles) Greensboro

    A family friendly park with a 200,000-gallon pool, diving board and diving pool, as well as sports courts and a roller rink.

  • Alexander Water Park

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    (97 miles) Dublin

    Water purifying system - No More red eyes, green hair, itchy skin or faded swim suits. 8 Lane Lap Pool, Walk in access to water, Heated Water, 38 ft. long Water Slide, Spray Toys and Water Drops, ...

  • Carmichaels Pool and Wana B Park

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    (98 miles) Carmichaels

    Pool and park fun with a 300,000-gallon pool, a diving board and diving pool, slides, ball fields and play areas.

  • Alpha Aquatics

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    (99 miles) Waynesburg

    Summer family fun with a competition size pool, kiddie leisure pool and fun water activities such as slides and a lazy river.

  • Valley Worlds Of Fun

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    (68 miles) Fairmont

    Great family entertainment with bowling, tea cups, bumper cars, inflatable soft play, laser tag, and more! Great for those active kids!

  • Holly River State Park

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    (14 miles) Hacker Valley

    The dense forests of Holly River State Park provide guests with a natural feeling of peaceful solitude. Located near the center of the state in Webster County, it is far from the hustle and bustle of ...

  • Seneca State Forest

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    (24 miles) Dunmore

    Oldest of West Virginia's state forests, Seneca borders the beautiful Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County.

  • Watogo State Park

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    (25 miles) Marlinton

    Watoga State Park is located in the mountains of Pocahontas County just 14 miles south of Marlinton, West Virginia. The park consists of 10,100 acres filled with a multitude of recreational ...

  • Beartown State Park

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    (26 miles) Hillsboro

    Beartown State Park is a natural area of 107 acres located on the eastern summit of Droop Mountain, seven miles southwest of Hillsboro, West Virginia. Development of the park has been minimal in ...

  • Audra State Park

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    (40 miles) Buckhannon

    Before the turn of the century, West Virginians were drawn to the natural beauty of the Middle Fork River and its surroundings. This area is now Audra State Park, a heavily wooded riverside ...

  • Babcock State Park

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    (44 miles) Clifftop

    Offers 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks.