ALIAS14W: ALIAS14W is a new "Experimental Community Art Space," with a mission of expression, engagement, and creative development for the community. Located at 720 14th Street West, Huntington. https://www.facebook.com/alias14w/; 304-526-9097.
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.: 1323 8th Ave., Huntington. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Operated by the Collis P. Huntington Historical Society. The Society operates an indoor museum inside its office building where guests can view a multitude of railroadiana on display including lanterns, conductor outfits, poster and more. Our most prominent item we have is our late 1800's era built hand car. This hand car was built in the late 1800s for the C&O railroad and was in the movie Matewan, which was filmed in Thurmond, West Virginia. The society also operates an outdoor museum at the end of Memorial park, on 14th Street West in Huntington. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Sundays from 2-5 p.m. There, visitors can see an H-6 Baldwin Steam Locomotive, a C&O caboose and more. Call 866-639-7487 or 304-523-0364 or visit facebook.com/newrivertrain.
FLY-IN CAFE/ROBERT NEWLON AIRPARK: Along the bank of the Ohio River in the Huntington community of Lesage, the Robert Newlon Airport is a small airfield for amateur fliers, hobbyists and skydivers. The airpark also features an RV park and a small restaurant. The Fly In Cafe features an assortment of seafood and sandwiches, and hosts live musicians on many Saturdays. The public, general aviation airport is often used by pilots who want to practice grass landings. It also hosts a fly-in festival. The airpark is located at 6090 Kyle Lane, Huntington. For more information, call 304-733-9168. For specials and coming events visit www.facebook.com/flyincafe. Find out more about the airpark at https://www.facebook.com/RobertNewlonAirparkWV/.
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 the non-profit Ebenezer Medical Outreach with financial support from Cabell Huntington Hospital. Now, the hospital operates the kitchen. 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. For information about upcoming classes and events, visit http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/
KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: When the heavy polished brass doors opened for the first time in 1928, the main attraction was screen star Reginald Denny in the film "Good Morning Judge." And the theater was second in size only to the Roxy Theater in New York City. Composed of Baroque and Renaissance elements, the building is one of the most unique and ornate structures in the Tri-State. The stage is framed by a giant golden stage curtain and the ceiling is studded with stars and clouds. Today, the Keith-Albee, 925 4th Ave., is home to the Marshall Artist Series, bringing top name entertainment to the city. 304-696-3326.
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.
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.
MUSEUM OF RADIO AND TECHNOLOGY: Located at 1640 Florence Ave., Huntington. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays year round, except holidays. Admission is free; donations are welcome. The museum is entirely run by volunteers. Call 304-525-8890 or visit http://www.ohio.edu/people/postr/MRT/
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.
HUNTINGTON PULLMAN SQUARE: 3rd Avenue, www.pullman-square.com: This entertainment complex features the bookstore The Inner Geek. Video games are available at the complex's Game Stop. Upscale ladies' boutique Chico's offer the latest fashions. You'll also find Jos A. Bank, GNC, M&M Nails and Spa, T.K. Dodrill Jewelers and paint-your-own ceramics studio, The Pottery Place. The center also has a 16-screen, stadium-style movie theater and a Starbucks.
DOWNTOWN HUNTINGTON: Around Marshall University's campus in the heart of Huntington, many stores offer a wide variety of wares. Downtown provides men's clothing stores like Wright's at 943 3rd Ave. and a variety of women's clothing boutiques such as The Village Collection, 900 4th Ave., 304-525-2204, which boasts more than three decades in business. Kenzington Alley is a European-style fashion boutique at 903 3rd Ave., www.kenzingtonalley.com/. Upscale ladies boutique Runway Couture, is located on 3rd Avenue, directly across from Pullman Square. Glenn's Sporting Goods is located at 1010 3rd Ave. C.F. Reuschlein Jewelers, at 947 3rd Ave., has been offering fine jewelry and gifts for more than 120 years. Call 304-697-7710 or visit http://www.cfrjewelers.com/. Pet Palace, at 831 4th Ave., Suite 101, offers pet supplies, clothing, fresh-baked treats and some small pets. Dan's Sport Shop on 4th Avenue offers all the Marshall University licensed wear you can carry, plus a ton of sports gear. Sally Weiler Designs Room 2 Create is located in Capital Centre Huntington, at the corner of 4th Avenue and 8th Street. The interior designer opened the store for shoppers to pick up unique, stylish items for the home. Old Main Emporium at 842 4th Ave. offers tons of unique Marshall items, plus upscale gifts. Call 304-522-MAIN. Just a few blocks west, Workingman's Store offers a variety of clothing from casual dressy to rough-and-ready work clothes, also offering men's expanded sizes. It's located at 140 5th Ave. The Market at 809 3rd Ave. is an open-concept building that houses several specialty cafes like Butter it Up, Austin's Ice Cream, Fuel Counter and Dang Good Cinnamon Rolls and Waffles, along with shops like Wildflower Gift Gallery, women's clothing boutique The Hip Eagle, and Tulsi, a health and wellness grocery store. The newest downtown small business hub is the Progress Building, in the 400 block of 8th Street. Current businesses include Encore Rock Movement, a woman-owned startup, and Lyn-Zen Microblading, another woman-owned startup, along with The Potted Edge and Lucky Cat Design Co., which are both woman-owned, and River City Leather.
HERITAGE STATION: Home to the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heritage Station, located at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and 11th St. (across from the entrance to Harris Riverfront Park), is growing with unique retailers, restaurants and local artisans. Current tenants include: Birds of a Feather Boutique, Full-Circle Ceramic, Tony the Tailor, Let's Eat, Brown Dog Yoga, Taps at Heritage, Sip Wine & Whiskey Bar, The Chessie Room B&B, All About You Hair Studio, Moonlight Cookies, The Hautewick Social, the Red Caboose and the Administrative offices of the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District, in Shop No. 1.
OLD CENTRAL CITY ANTIQUE DISTRICT: 14th St. W., Huntington, www.oldcentralcity.com. This street in Huntington is home to many antiques stores. These include AAA Antiques, Adell's Antiques, Adkins Auctions, Antiques and Collectibles @ 14th, Camelot Antiques, Central City Antique Mall, Classic's Antiques & Interiors, Hattie and Nan's Antiques, Marks Antiques and Village Renew-All Antique Mall. Grab some hot or cold brew at Cicada Books and Coffee. Enjoy lunch at Central City Caf, 529 West 14th Street, which has been featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives." The Wild Ramp, which is Huntington's year-round farmer's market with locally sourced produce, meats and dairy, artisanal foods and handmade items, is located at 555 14th St. West, in the heart of Old Central City. Visit wildramp.org.
Days Inn, 5196 U.S. 60 East; 304-733-4477.
DoubleTree by Hilton, 1001 3rd Ave., 877-214-6725.
Econo Lodge, 3325 US 60 E., 304-525-7001.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, 536 Kinetic Drive; 304-696-8777.
Hampton Inn, 177 Kinetic Drive; 304-523-8001.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village Bed and Breakfast, 3350 Harvey Road; 304-522-1244.
Holiday Inn and Suites (soon to be Delta Hotels by Mariott), 800 3rd Ave.; 304-523-8880.
Motel 6, 4644 US 60; 304-736-3466.
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.
The Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast, Heritage Station, 210 11th St, Unit 17, Huntington, www.chessieroom.com.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 157 Kinetic Drive, Huntington, 304-525-4877.
Huntington's 16 parks and properties are spread across the city and county. For more information about the parks, including reservation information and fees, visit http://www.ghprd.org.
Here's a look at the places you can play, take a stroll or stop and smell the roses:
n ALTIZER PARK, 4801 ALTIZER AVE., HUNTINGTON: Features an outer space-themed playground, a walking track with outdoor exercise stations, a basketball court, picnic shelter and softball field.
n CAMP MAD ANTHONY WAYNE, 2125 SPRING VALLEY DRIVE, HUNTINGTON: Built in 1932 as a Boy Scout Lodge, the building features two fireplaces, a loft that can sleep 28, a dining hall, a commercial kitchen and restrooms with showers. The 88-acre parklands boast a further four cabins, hiking, fishing, a playground and campfire ring.
n HARRIS RIVERFRONT PARK, VETERANS MEMORIAL BOULEVARD, HUNTINGTON: Features a waterfront amphitheater, playground added in 2014, a section of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, a skate park and the Chuck Ripper Trail.
n HARVEYTOWN PARK, 1742 HARVEY Road, HUNTINGTON: Designed to bring a little "life on the farm" into the city, its playground features a farm theme with a tall red barn for climbing and a "pig pen" area. Also features a picnic shelter, accessible restrooms and shade structures. The PATH connects Harveytown Park to Memorial Park to Ritter Park.
n HERITAGE STATION, 210 11TH ST., HUNTINGTON: Home to an Artisan Center, shops and eateries, the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the administrative offices of the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District. Heritage Station is a popular site for community events and concerts.
n Huntington's Petsafe Dog Park, Ritter Park, Huntington: Features a 3.5-acre space for dogs to run, jump and play along with park benches for their humans. Trash receptables and pet waste stations are located throughout the park, which is divided into spaces for large and small dogs.
n McClelland Park, 2700 Riverview Ave., Huntington: Neighborhood park featuring a playground modeled after a turn-of-the-century sternwheeler. The park also features a basketball court, tennis courts, gazebo, riverside picnic tables and walking paths.
n MEMORIAL PARK, 1300 11TH AVE. W., HUNTINGTON: Often considered an extension of Ritter Park, Memorial Park is west of the Veterans Memorial Arch and includes a walking path, outdoor exercise equipment and a kids play area with a tilted sky rider, zip line and swings. Connects to Harveytown Park and Ritter Park via the PATH.
n RITTER PARK, 1340 8TH ST., HUNTINGTON: Considered the crown jewel of the Park District, Ritter's 75 acres boast numerous amenities including a popular multipurpose path, Ritter Park Tennis Center, large picnic shelter, two playgrounds, hiking trails, restroom facilities, event facilities and an amphitheater, home to community theater performances and concert series.
n ROSE GARDEN, 1345 8TH ST., HUNTINGTON: The Ritter Park Rose Garden is in full bloom status from late May to mid June and is a popular spot for weddings, baby and bridal showers, and family reunions. Also features the Room With A View, a glass-enclosed facility with an outdoor deck area offering views of the garden and grounds.
n ROTARY PARK, 215 MAUPIN RD., HUNTINGTON: Featuring more than 100 acres of hillsides, hiking and biking trails, two disc golf courses, two ball fields, a basketball court, a new playground, two picnic shelters, an observation tower and overlook and mountain bike trails.
n RPA PARK, SPRING VALLEY DRIVE, HUNTINGTON: A neighborhood park with a playground, benches, picnic tables, a basketball court and a half court. Host site of the annual 3 on 3 Valleyball tournament.
n ST. CLOUD COMMONS, 1701 JACKSON AVE., HUNTINGTON: Boasts a fully inclusive playground area, a basketball court, ball fields and a paved walking path which is part of the PATH.
n VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, 2500 4TH AVE., HUNTINGTON: Neighborhood park which features a military-themed playground and picnic shelter with grill.
n WESTMORELAND PARK, 810 VERNON ST., HUNTINGTON: Neighborhood park featuring tennis court, full-sized basketball court, playground structure and tennis court.
MOVIES: Pullman Square: Marquee Cinemas' Pullman Square 16 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.
BOWLING: Strike Zone Bowling Center, 141 Eastern Heights, Huntington. Call 304-733-2695 or visit www.huntingtonbowling.com/ default.asp.
SHOOTING RANGE: Bare Arms Indoor Range & Training Center, 2134 5th St. Road, Huntington; 681-204-5555. All-inclusive professional gun shop and training facility located just off the 5th St Exit of I-64. Firearms are available to be rented for shooting practice. Range reservations are recommended. Huntington location also includes a World War II-era themed diner called Bombshells specializing in slow-smoked BBQ and ribs.