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West Virginia State Museum

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Address: 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305
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Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history...

Located in the Cultural Center, this interesting museum traces the history of West Virginia through a series of exhibits containing everything from an extensive collection of antique hats donated by a local school teacher to the telescope George Washington used to survey lands within the state.

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A must stop for a history lesson & WV gifts to take home

Very nice front desk attendants plus a wonderful gift shop with another group of pleasant workers! No matter where in go in the Capitol complex the people you come in contact with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Shana M
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West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice front desk attendants plus a wonderful gift shop with another group of pleasant workers! No matter where in go in the Capitol complex the people you come in contact with are so helpful and extremely nice!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was better than expected! The layout is very creative and keeps your interest. I really enjoyed the variety of exhibits; nature, history, politics, art, and sports. My visit was about 2.5 hours long but I could have stayed longer if time permitted.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful collection of items documenting West Virginia's history. The museum has items in the collections that will interest people of various age. Every time I visit I see and learn something new about our state. Allow ample time to enjoy this treasure.

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Thank Evie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your a history buff and want to learn more about the heritage of the state, this is a good place to go. Family friendly. Observe at your own pace.

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Morgantown, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to the West Virginia State Museum earlier this month was actually our second trip. We took our daughters several years ago and decided to go back this year with our nephews and their parents. The museum spans the ground floor of the West Virginia Culture Center and you walk through time exploring its history and traditions. The museum... More 

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Spring Hill, WV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Museum is a state of the art facility it tells the State's story from the beginning it is a wonderful museum full of history

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Thank Judith R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is so beautiful and has alot of things to interest the young and the old. There are alot of visual and audio things to help you learn more about WV. Very much worth a visit and its free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The WV State Museum is top notch in all respects. I am not typically a history buff. But this museum is magical. It takes you from the beginning of time to present time. It is done in such a way you can walk through a glance at everything in several hours or focus on specific areas and spend hours and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I came here with a group on a service trip and I was pleasantly surprised! There was alot of look at and the museum is awesomely planned out. They even gave us notebooks and activities to do as we walked around the museum. It was very beautiful. Highly recommend stopping by here if you are in the area!

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