Blenko Glass: Located at Blenko Glass Company off of James River Turnpike in Milton. Historic museum on second floor of the Visitors Center features extensive stained glass display, history of the family-owned glass company, Country Music Award and U.S. Capitol lighting globe on display. Tours also available. Admission is free. Hours are: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-743-9081.
Milton Performing Arts Center: Located in Pumpkin Park, the Milton Performing Arts Center is the newest live-music venue in Milton, hosting a variety of Christian, gospel, country and bluegrass artists in a family friendly atmosphere. Some upcoming shows include Southern Raise on July 12; the Collingsworth Family on Aug. 16; The Browns on Aug. 30. To see the shows that are already scheduled through 2015, or for more information or tickets, call 304-654-1339, www.miltonpac.com.
Mountaineer Opry House: Located a stone’s throw off of Milton Exit 28, the red-block building known as The Mountaineer Opry House, has been hosting national-act bluegrass most Saturday nights during most of the year. Everyone from the late, great Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music,” to Grammy Award-winning artist Alison Krauss has played The Opry House, a smoke-and-alcohol-free, all-ages venue. Concessions are available. Tickets can be bought the day of show. For more information, call Larry and Mary Stephens, who have been running the Opry House for 20 years, at 304-743-5749.
West Virginia Pumpkin Park: The park hosts two major events each year, the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival and the Cabell County Fair. The board of the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, Inc., the park’s owners, is hoping to expand the park’s use beyond those two activities. The park has already added periodic horse shows and motocross events to its schedule. For more information, contact PO Box 358, Milton, WV 25541, or call 304-638-1633 or 304-634-5857.
April Dawn Park: Located at 855 Mason St., Milton, April Dawn Park offers a free spray ground during warmer months, along with a playground, open play space, grills, electrical outlets, parking, and picnic shelter with rest rooms. The large, attractive, well-covered picnic shelter seats 60 people at 9 tables. It has two grills, and two electrical outlets. Hours are 8 a.m. until dark. The shelter may be reserved for $45 per day, Monday through Thursday, and $70 on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. To make reservations, call 304-696-5954.
Maylon House: This 1923 home now serves as a venue for weddings, celebrations and meetings. It sits along U.S. 60 west of the downtown intersection. It was once the home to the family of Dr. Lon Morrison, a physician with a successful practice in the region. He had an office in the house. It was home to his family for three generations, and the name “Maylon House” was the result of combining the middle name of his wife with his first name. For more information, visit www.themaylonhouse.com or call 304-390-0084.
Jim’s Camping By the River: Water and electric hookup for RVs and campers, plenty of shade and waterfront access. 1794 Route 60 West, Milton, W.Va., 304-743-4560.
Huntington/Fox Fire KOA: Camping for RVs, campers, pop-ups and tents, open year-round. Offers catch-and-release fishing, bike rentals, basketball, themed weekends in the summer, and a new feature, the Malcolm Springs Mining Company, where campers can learn about prospecting and mine for gems and fossils. 290 Fox Fire Road. Reservations: 800-562-0898; information: 304-743-5622; online: http://koa.com/campgrounds/huntington.
A-Z PRIMITIVES: 290 Trenol Heights, 304-743-8062, www.facebook.com/pages/A-Z-Primitives-and-Military/148972091816289. Furniture, antiques and primitive items, plus a designer on site to help you put it all together in your home. The store is attached to the house that was built in 1899 by David Harshbarger, who founded Milton in 1876.
A PRIMITIVE GLOW: 876 Main St., 304-755-5366, www.facebook.com/pages/A-Primitive-Glow/84784458143. Hand-poured, hand-crafted candles, made the old fashioned way, one at a time. Highly scented and unique.
B’S TEES AND MORE: 94 Florida St. Rear, 304-690-2492, firstname.lastname@example.org. Personalized T-shirts. Custom art available.
BLENKO GLASS CO.: Fairgrounds road, 304-743-9081, www.blenkoglass.com. The 110-year-old hand-blown glass company offers tours and a gift shop at its factory.
KIPLING SHOE COMPANY: 1221 Main St, Milton, 304-743-5721. Name-brand shoes for the whole family, including hard-to-fit sizes.
KNIGHT TIME MUSIC: 109 Main St., 304-743-5100. This music shop offers sound systems, karaoke machines and records for businesses, DJs and private homes.
HALFWAY MARKET: Located along U.S. 60, adjacent to the Milton Flea Market. It offers a variety of produce, plants and Amish foods.
MILTON GUN AND PAWN: 305B E. Main St., 304-743-8115, www.facebook.com/miltongp. Pawnbroker, firearms and sporting goods retailer.
MILTON FLEA MARKET: 1215 U.S. 60, 304-743-1123. Offers a variety of goods from glass and leather to music and clothing and much more. Dozens of vendors set up at this massive, permanent flea market, much of which was rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2008.
BARBIE’S FORMALS: 998 E. Main St., Milton; 304-743-9431. Name-brand formal wear for weddings, proms and more from designers like Mary’s Bridal, Alyce, Blush, Clarisse, Jasz, MacDuggal, Jovani, Riva, Sherri Hill, and more.
THE OLD TIMEY SHOP: 1029 N Main St., 304-743-4776, www.facebook.com/oldtimeyshop. The Old Timey Shop has a variety of vintage goods and specializes in West Virginia glass like Blenko, Kanawha, Bischoff, Fenton.
THE WILLOW TREE: 1508 W. Main St., Milton; 304-743-0304. 3,000 square feet of primitive gifts and more.
PERRY’S COIN & CURRENCY: 4 Perry Morris Square, Milton; 304-743-8654.
AJ’s Pig Pickin’/Sundowner Key
Description: Lunch is served Thursdays through Saturdays. It features steak sandwiches, barbecue pork sandwiches and a third rack of ribs. The catering business takes orders on all business days.
Address: 2563 Yates Crossing Road, Ona/Milton
Description: Authentic Mexican cuisine.
Address: 1056 Main St.
Farley’s Famous Hot Dogs Inc
Description: Get your dog the West Virginia way, with slaw and sauce, or any way you choose. Don’t forget to try the rootbeer.
Address: 1226 Main St., Milton
Gino’s Pizza & Spaghetti House
Description: Pizzas, pastas, pubwiches and salads, plus dozens of flavors of homemade gelato.
Address 1: 286 E. Main St., Milton; 304-743-9096.
Address 2: 327 Summers Addition #1, Milton; 304-743-0880.
Description: Popular regional pizzeria
Address: 1208 Trenol Heights, Milton
Description: Country-style dishes include breakfast, mozzarella cheese sticks, battered mushrooms, salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, tuna plate, BLT and hot roast beef. Coconut cream, chocolate, lemon, butterscotch and peanut butter homemade pies.
Address: 500 Perry Morris Square, Milton.
Description: Classic desserts are sold, such as the soft-serve chocolate dip cone and the banana split. Newer additions to the menu include the strawberry shortcake sundae and the fudge brownie sundae. The signature item is The Twist, a mixture of softserve mixed with a choice of candy, fruit or cookies. Cheeseburgers, hot dogs and homemade soups are also available.
Address: 325 East Main St., Milton.
Tudor’s Biscuit World
Description: A West Virginia original, you can get almost anything you can imagine on a giant, flaky biscuit, or choose from a variety of country-style platters.
Address: 327 Summers Addition # 1, Milton