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Historical Attractions in WEBSTER SPRINGS

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

    Perched on a small rise overlooking the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River, this rustic log fort is a re-creation of the original Prickett's Fort of 1774, which served as a ...

  • 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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    (79 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

    Waves of Fun is West Virginia's choice water park attraction where people of all ages can enjoy spending the day...not a fortune! For fun-lovers and sun-seekers alike. Good idea if you're after fun ...

  • Hurricane Wave Pool

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    (86 miles) Hurricane

    For an exhilarating thrill with top-to-bottom, non-stop excitement, plunge down the Aqua Tube, spiraling at breathtaking speed...a sensation that'll keep you coming back for more!

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