Barboursville Community Park: This park is located in the village of Barboursville, located off of U.S. 60 and near the Huntington Mall. The park spreads over 900 acres with a wealth of activities and amenities. There’s an extensive system of hiking and mountain biking trails, soccer fields, three baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, little league baseball fields, midget football field, fishing lakes and ponds, picnic areas, an amphitheater horse show ring, an archery range, and several playgrounds suitable for a variety of ages. The Barboursville Park features nine shelters that are available for reservation for special events. There are five large shelters with the capacity of 150 people. The rental price for the large shelters are Saturday through Sunday $100 and Monday through Friday at $50. The smaller shelters with the capacity of 60 people are $50 Saturday through Sunday and $25 Monday through Friday. Each shelter has at least one barbecue grill. All shelters have access to restrooms, playgrounds, and parking lots. To reserve a shelter, call the City of Barboursville at 304-736-8994.
Beech Fork State Park: The closest state park to Huntington is only about 12 miles away. Take Hal Greer until it runs into W.Va. 10, take that road south, turn onto Hughes Branch Road and follow the signs. This 3,144 acre park features the state’s largest campground. The park is stocked with activities that include boat?ing, swimming (in an Olympic size swim?ming pool), an extensive trail system for hiking and mountain biking. Call 304-528-5794.
Best Western Huntington Mall Inn, 3441 U.S. 60 East; 304-736-9772.
Comfort Inn by Choice Hotel, 249 Mall Road; 304-733-2122.
Hampton Inn Huntington/Barboursville, 1 Cracker Barrel Drive; 304-733-5300.
Holiday Inn and Suites, 3551 U.S. 60 East; 304-733-3338.
Cinemark at the Huntington Mall: The region’s newest theater offers 12 screens, high-tech equipment and a cafeteria-style concession stand. The mall is easily accessed from Interstate 64 or U.S. 60 in Barboursville.
Billy Bob’s Wonderland, 5 Cracker Barrel Drive, Barboursville, 304-733-4550, billybobswv.com. Family fun center featuring Lazer Tag, Putt-Putt, Go Karts, midway games and pizza, plus an animatronic band.
Pump up the Fun Indoor Inflatable Center, 6759 Merritts Creek Road, Huntington. Plan your child’s birthday party here, or bring your kids during the open “pop-in hours.” The center will also host a day camp this summer. Call 304-733-2386 or visit www.pumpupthefun.com.
Absolutely Divine Salon and Spa, 1112 Main St., Barboursville, 304-733-1070, www.mysalononline.com/absolutelydivinesalon. Offering hair design for men, women and children; color treatments; massage; facials; manicures and pedicures; reflexology; hair removal; sunlight sauna and shower, and much more.
AnLeShae Studio Spa, 606 Central Ave., Barboursville, http://anleshae.com. Offering a full line of nail salon services and massage services.
EnStyle Salon and Spa, 6007 U.S. 60 East, River Place Plaza Suite 108, Barboursville, 304-736-2104. Offering full hair dressing services, manicures, pedicures, massage, skin care, body treatments and more.
True Blue Salon, 3677 U.S. 60 east; suite 7, Eastgate Plaza, Barboursville, 304-416-1943, http://enstylesalonandspa.com. Offering hairdressing; nail care; massage; Dermalogica skincare; permanent makeup.
1 Esquire Drive, Barboursville
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Blue 6,905; White 6,408; Gold 5,862; Red 5,245.
Description: Relatively flat, but requires the use of all clubs in your bag.
Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club
Allen Ave., Barboursville
Holes: 9, public. Par: 69.
Yardage: White 6,269; Red 5,480.
Description: Outstanding conditions. Tree-lined fairways.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BARBOURSVILLE features a variety of quaint shops, from quilt shops to a candy shop, antiques, personalized athletic apparel, hardware and more.
MERRITT CREEK FARM PLAZA, in Barboursville (located off of exit 18 on Interstate 64, also accessible off U.S. 60 in Barboursville): This shopping mall contains more than 20 stores. Department stores Marshalls and Target anchor the site, which also features Starbucks, Office Depot and Home Depot.
RIVER PLACE: 6007 U.S. 60, Barboursville: This shopping center features more than 30 businesses, including locally owned Italian restaurant Tascali’s Decades Pasta and Grill, a Goodwill store and other retail.
HUNTINGTON MALL, Mall Road, Barboursville, 304-733-0492, www.huntington-mall.com: The largest shopping center in West Virginia has more than 150 stores and restaurants. The mall features many department stores including Sears, JCPenney, Elder-Beerman and Macy’s. The mall also has specialty stores like Talbot’s and Bath and Body Works. The mall provides electronics and entertainment stores like Best Buy. Books-a-Million, or BAM, is a mega bookseller with a coffee shop inside. The mall also serves as a host site for a variety of community events. Coming up next is the Hope Blossoms Art Event from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, sponsored by the microWave Project and the Huntington Mall. There will be art exhibitors, live entertainment, silent art project, and the community art project, “A Thousand Cranes of Hope.” Proceeds from the Silent Art Auction will benefit the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. To find out more about the Silent Art Auction contact microWave Project at www.microwaveproject.org
GROCERIES AND PRODUCE
DOLLAR GENERAL, 700 Central Ave., Barboursville, 304-733-6159.
FLOYD’S FRUITS AND FLOWERS, 5830 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, 304-733-3668
KROGER, 6360 U.S. 60 East, Barboursville, 304-733-3370
TOWER FOODFAIR, 6350 U.S. 60 E., Barboursville, 304-736-4611
WALMART SUPERCENTER, 25 Nichols Drive, Barboursville, 304-733-0789
Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders
Description: Casual dining atmosphere offering traditional and unique pizzas and hearty grinder sandwiches for eat-in or carryout.
Address: 3028 Champion Drive
On the Web: www.bellacinos.com
Description: When it opened in 2001, it didn’t take long for it to gain the reputation as one of the best gourmet restaurants in the Tri-State.
Address: 646 Central Ave.
Phone: 304-736-9494. Reservations are recommended.
On the Web: www.blackhawkgrille.net
Bob Evans Restaurant
Description: Come “down on the farm” with farm-fresh breakfast served all day long, lunch specials, and dinner options.
Address: 301 Mall Road
On the Web: www.bobevans.com
Description: Chick-fil-a specializes in using fresh ingredients and using only lean, whole-breast chicken for its signature sandwiches. There are also a variety of sides, like fresh waffle-cut fries, fruits and vegetables.
Address: There is a restaurant located inside the Huntington Mall, and a standalone restaurant adjacent to the mall at 148 Melody Farms Road.
On the Web: www.chick-fil-a.com
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Description: Home of the Big Mouth Burger, which diners can customize.
Address: 925 Mall Road
On the Web: www.chilis.com
Description: The national chain is known for its traditional home cooking and friendly service.
Address: 3 Cracker Barrel Drive (on U.S. 60 at the Huntington Mall exit).
On the Web: www.crackerbarrel.com
Description: The restaurant features upscale casual dining and also includes the neighboring martini bar, Currant.
Address: 6005 U.S. 60 East
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: 5965 US Route 60 E, Barboursville, WV 25504
Description: A second location of this downtown favorite is open in Barboursville. It offers the same casual dining and menu with 12 specialty burgers as the original location.
Address: 3401 U.S. 60 East
On the Web: www.fatpattysonline.com
Gino’s Pizza & Spaghetti House
Description: Pizzas, pastas, pubwiches and salads, plus dozens of flavors of homemade gelato.
Address: 6025 U.S. 60 East
Description: With a new, bigger location, this popular regional pizzeria now also has a bar, larger dining room, and expanded menu that includes burgers, deep fried pickles and more.
Address: 64440 U.S. 60 East
Description: Catch the big game on one of several big-screen TVs while enjoying a selection of wings, oysters, and other pub grub.
Address: 6435 U.S. 60 East
Description: From buttermilk pancakes to old-fashioned pot roast, IHOP has you covered from breakfast to dinner.
Address: 130 Mall Road
Description: There’s no limit for this national chain, which is known for its hand-cut steaks and freshly baked bread.
Address: 850 Mall Road
On the Web: www.logansroadhouse.com
Description: This small regional chain has locations in Barboursville, Kenova, Ashland and two in Chillicothe, serving up all the favorites you’d expect at a Mexican restaurant. Once a month, the restaurant truly lives up to its name by booking a live Mariachi band.
Address: 6007 U.S. 60 E.
Description: Classic American family food.
Address: 3060 Champion Drive
On the Web: www.ocharleys.com
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
Description: Tuscan-style dining in a home-like setting
Address: 12 Mall Road
On the Web: www.olivegarden.com
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Description: Self-serve frozen yogurt from patented machines that create a creamier texture. Build your own creation with a variety of toppings.
Address: 6007 U.S. 60 East, Suite 228 (Riverplace shopping center)
Description: Savory steaks rule the menu at this Aussie-flavored chain.
Address: 3417 U.S. 60 E (Huntington Mall exit on Interstate 64)
On the Web: www.outbacksteakhouse.com
Description: Mexican favorites like fajitas and chimichangas as well as American fare like streaks, burgers, barbecue spare ribs and more.
Address: 3419 U.S. 60 East
Description: Panera Bread specializes in artisan breads and offers a vast spread of pastries, along with bagels, egg souffles, gourmet coffee, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.
Address: 905 Ring Road (Huntington Mall parking lot)
On the Web: www.panerabread.com
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Description: California Style Mexican
Address: 500 Mall Road
On the Web: www.qdoba.com
Description: This national chain bills itself as “Simple Fresh American Dining.”
Address: 1 Mall Road
On the Web: www.rubytuesday.com
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse
Description: Traditional Japanese cuisine
Address: 3420 U.S. Route 60 E
On the Web: www.shogunwv.com
Super China Buffet
Description: With more than 150 items, this restaurant lives up to its name.
Address: 200 Mall Road
Description: The bakery offers a variety of cakes, pies and pastries. Assortment of “no sugar added” sheetcakes, sweetened with fruit. Fresh-made fudge. Cupcakes in rotating varieties.
Address: 6007 Rt. 60 East, at River Place
Tascali’s Decades Pasta & Grill
Description: Italian and American food with unique decor, including wall murals of Huntington’s history
Address: 6007 U.S. 60 E
Description: Mexican favorites include the California Burrito with grilled chicken or beef, rice, beans lettuce and pico de gallo with cheese.
Address: 3677 East U.S. 60 E
Tropical Moon Frozen Yogurt
Description: Self-serve frozen yogurt with gourmet flavors changing daily, plus a buffet of toppings ranging from sprinkles to popular cereals to fresh fruit and more.
Address: 3016 Champion Drive (at Merritts Creek Plaza)
Tudors Biscuit World
Description: Southern country-style cooking, and almost anything you can imagine available on a fresh, made-from-scratch biscuit.
Address: 6423 U.S. 60
On the Web: www.tudorsbiscuits.com