BEST Bowling Alley
Emerson Lanes in Parkersburg has 46 modern lanes and of course, Cosmic Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm to Midnight!
North Hills Lanes
Pike Street Lanes
BEST Hiking Trail
McDonough Park is 277-acre wildlife refuge area managed by the Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation. The park is open from dawn till dusk, seven days a week.
Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area
Marietta River Trail
BEST Local Festival
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival
One by one, from up river and down, the sternwheelers arrive in Marietta, Ohio, home of the American Sternwheel Association. They come to The Riverboat Town, to have some good ol’ fashioned fun at the event of the year – the Ohio River Sternwheel Festival!
Taste of Parkersburg
Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival
BEST Place for a Selfie
Butcher Family Farm in the Fall
Butcher Family Farm has been family owned since the 1930s. With events all year and beautiful plants, everyone can find something to like out at the farm! In the fall, you’ll find backdrops of colorful mums, pumpkins, and more.
Wildroot U-Pick Fields
BEST Place to Take Your Kiddos
Since 1940, the Barrett family has worked Sweetapple Farm. Today they welcome visitors to their pumpkin patch and corn maze, to visit their animals, and take a hayride. The property also includes a plays host to weddings and includes a farm market.
Marietta Aquatic Center
Boaz Mini Golf
BEST Place to Watch a Sunset
Fort Boreman is a scenic hilltop park in Parkersburg that is built on the site of a Civil War stronghold. Perched high above the confluence of the Little Kanawha & Ohio Rivers, the park includes two picnic shelters, a playground, walking trails, and historical sites.
Ohio Riverfront Park
BEST Place to Watch the Game
JP Henry’s is a locally owned restaurant open daily for lunch and dinner. Plenty of screens, more than 20 beers on tap, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full menu make J.P. Henry’s a great destination to watch your favorite sporting event!
North End Tavern
Located off 34th St. in Vienna, Jackson Park has multiple sport facilities, a large community building, picnic areas, a swimming pool, dog parks, and of course – playgrounds!
Washington Elementary School Playground
BEST Public Park
Parkersburg City Park
City Park is a 46+ acre park that features a swimming pool, a splash pad, multiple sports facilities, playgrounds, picnic sites and shelters, and a pond. Walking and biking trails surround the park which is open 6:00 am – 11:00 pm.
Belpre Civitan Park
BEST Trivia Night
The Cocktail Bar
TCB, The Cocktail Bar, formerly The Coffee Bar, has been a fixture in downtown Parkersburg for the past 5 years. TCB offers crafts cocktails & local brews, of course, but one can also enjoy Sunday brunch, karaoke, or trivia nights.
Marietta Brewing Company
Over the Moon Pub & Pizza
BEST Wedding Venue
Barn at Willow Creek
The Barn at Willow Creek is a beautifully built custom wedding and event venue in Wood County, conveniently located just minutes off I-77. The ideal setting for life’s joys and journeys celebrated, the venue can accommodate indoor and outdoor weddings and events.