Camden Park: Originally developed as a picnic area by the Camden Interstate Railway in 1903, Camden Park has survived into the 21st century as a thriving traditional amusement park. Today, it is the oldest amusement park in West Virginia with about 30 rides, including the classic wooden roller coaster, The Big Dipper. Located at U.S. 60 West, Huntington. Hours vary, but the park typically is open on weekends in May, Wednesday through Sunday in June, Tuesday through Sunday in July before hours trail off through August and September. And don’t miss Spooktacular, weekends in October. Call 304-429-4321. Go online at www.camdenpark.com.
Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Inc.: Located at 14th Street West at Memorial Boulevard, Huntington. Hours are by appointment only. Operated by the Collis P. Huntington Historical Society. Free admission, donations accepted. Call 304-736-7349.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village: Recreates turn-of-the-century Appalachian life in restored log buildings, including a pioneer village with blacksmith shop, antique shop, church, petting zoo, bed and breakfasts, museums, community room, old school house and more. Guided tours available all year 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and, in the winter months, weather permitting). Groups of 15 or more qualify for special group rates when making advance reservations. Located at 3350 Harvey Road, Huntington. For more information, call 304-522-1244, or visit www. heritagefarmmuseum. com.
Huntington Museum of Art: Conservatory, silver and portraits, firearm collections, gallery, glass, museum shop and various changing exhibits. Located at 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-529-2701. Go online at www.hmoa.org.
Huntington’s Kitchen: Jamie’s Kitchen, which was built in downtown Huntington as a set for the unscripted television series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” is still open for visitors. Following taping, the show’s producers handed the state-of-the-art kitchen over to Ebenezer Medical Outreach. Although the name above the door was changed to “Huntington’s Kitchen,” its mission remains the same: to teach families how to prepare healthy, quality meals from scratch. It’s located on 3rd Avenue in Downtown Huntington, just across the street from Pullman Square.
Madie Carroll House: Located in the historic neighborhood of Guyandotte in Huntington. Tours of the historic house and small regional museum by appointment only. Call 304-522-0325.
Spring Hill Cemetery: Located near the Fairfield West neighborhood of Huntington, this cemetery is the final resting place of many of the victims of the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 Marshall University football players, coaches and fans. It includes a monument to the lost team and the graves of several players who were never identified. Spring Hill is also the final resting place of many Civil War soldiers. Call 304-696-5516 or log onto email@example.com.
J Taylor Auto Collection: 14th Street West, Huntington. A growing collection of cars and automobile items, geared toward the car lover. Free admission. Call 304-522-2864 for times.
Museum of Radio and Technology: Located at 1640 Florence Ave., Huntington. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission by donation. Call 304-525-8890.
Renaissance Art Gallery: This non-profit co-op of Tri-State artists is located at 900 8th St., Huntington. It features various changing exhibits, ongoing art classes and the National Miniature Exhibition each November. Hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 12-4 p.m. Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 304- 525-3235. For appointments call 304- 453- 3187.
Midland Trail National Scenic Byway: This award-winning tourist highway takes travelers along U.S. 60 east from Kenova, W.Va., through Huntington, Charleston and the New River area before ending 180 miles later at White Sulphur Springs, near the state’s border with Virginia. Highlights of the trail include historic sites such as the Toll House in Barboursville, the Wine Cellars of Dunbar, Booker T. Washington’s cabin in Malden, the African-American Family Tree Museum in Ansted, the Carnifex Battle Museum in Summersville, and many more. The trail is also rich with outdoor adventures including Hawks Nest State Park. You’ll also find tons of restaurants, museums, galleries and crafts and specialty shops along the way. For up-to-date travel information, log on to www.midlandtrail.com.
Huntington, Pullman Square: Marquee Cinemas’ Pullman Square 16, one highlight of the Pullman Square development, offers 16 screens with premium technology. It’s located on 3rd Avenue near the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Call 304-525-7469 and go online at www.marqueecinemas.com.
Strike Zone Bowling Center
141 Eastern Heights, Huntington
Call 304-733-2695 or visit www.huntingtonbowling.com/ default.asp.
626 5th St., Huntington
Kids age 5-18 bowl free from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays in June, July and August. Free shoes are included.
Pump Up the Fun
6759 Merritts Creek Road, Huntington
Come during open gym time, schedule a party on-site, or rent inflatables for your next event.
Call 304-733-2FUN, or visit http://pumpupthefun.com/cms/ mos/Front?page/Itemid,1/
GUYAN GOLF AND C.C.
U.S. 60 East, Huntington
Holes: 18, private. Par: 71.
Yardage: Blue 6,446; White 6,062; Gold 5,458; Red 5,347.
Description: Plenty of trees and slick greens.
Ritter Park: This park, nestled in Huntington’s south side, is the crown jewel of the city’s park system. Enjoy tennis at 11 courts, hiking trails, a circular walking path and a multi-use trail along the banks of Fourpole Creek. There is also an amphitheater, an award-winning rose garden and award-winning playground. Ritter Park is also home to many festivals and events.
Rotary Park: Located off U.S. 60 near Huntington’s Walnut Hills area, Rotary Park has 132 acres, and is the largest park in Huntington. Amenities include an 18-hole disc golf course, a playground, basketball court, a paved walking trail, a fire tower, baseball fields and hiking trails.
Harris Riverfront Park: Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Harris Riverfront Park is only a few blocks from campus and includes picnic facilities, an amphitheater, a walking path and a boat ramp. There are often live music events at the park, including the Huntington Symphony Orchestra’s Picnic with the Pops series.
McClelland Park: This 2.75-acre park offers a tennis and basketball court and a sweeping view of the Ohio River. It’s located within a five-minute drive of campus.
Days Inn, 5196 U.S. 60 East; 304-733-4477.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village Bed and Breakfast, 3350 Harvey Road; 304-522-1244.
Holiday Inn and Suites, 800 3rd Ave.; 304-523-8880.
Pullman Plaza Hotel, 1001 3rd Ave., 304-525-1001.
Quality Inn, 3325 US 60 E., 304-525-7001.
Ramada Limited and Conference Center, 3094 16th St. Road (alt. W.Va. 10); 304-523-4242.
Red Roof Inn, 5190 U.S. 60 East; 304-733-3737.
Super 8 Motel, 3090 16th St. Road (alt. W.Va. 10); 304-525-1410.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 157 Kinetic Drive, Huntington, 304-525-4877.