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Point Pleasant River Museum

28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
+1 304-674-0144
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Cute local fun

It's definitely something to do and keep.busy. fun for the family, nice way to beat the heat or... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Sheila E
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Ravenswood,west Virginia
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Hidden Gem

The history of the Point Pleasant area through the lens of the river. Check out the aquarium... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Raine K
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28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It's definitely something to do and keep.busy. fun for the family, nice way to beat the heat or kill an hour. Nice displays on the old side. Virtual reality boat driving tour is fun and including w admission. Stairs not very wheelchair friendly , not...More

Thank Sheila E
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The history of the Point Pleasant area through the lens of the river. Check out the aquarium featuring native fish, practice your skills in the navigation simulator, and enjoy all of the historical photos and memorabilia.

Thank Raine K
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The river museum can't take some time to go thru. There is alot of history in that building. There is a large river aquarium in the back, very nice. When you go upstairs there is a river boat experience it will make you feel like...More

Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Here you can learn about the river culture of the area, especially the Ohio river culture from the days of The Native Americans to present days. Steam ships, tug boats and you name it can be explored. The culture and mechanics of the waterways from...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

My wife and I attended the Mothman festival this year and toured this lovely museum while there. So glad we did!!! The curator and tour guides know the history of the bridge collapse forwards and backwards! Our tour guide said that she had family members...More

1  Thank David J
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

While on a day trip to Point Pleasant my Wife and I stopped at the River Museum. Well worth the price of admission if you don't know much about life on the big rivers. Pushed barge once back in my days and got to show...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been to Point Pleasant 3 times but this was my first visit to the River Museum. The two ladies who run this are very approachable. They helped us find other places to venture too. The museum is quite large. It has an elevator...More

Thank helenlT6524CC
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I think the boat driving simulator was our favorite part. Jack Fowler has provided an amazing tribute to Point Pleasant with this museum! Ask a few questions of him or anyone else there and you will get some first-hand information, and guidance regarding things in...More

Thank purpleinopp
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Stopped here the day before the Mothman Festival. All the employees were super nice. 4 adults, no kids - but, was interesting enough to keep us entertained for an hour or so. The boat simulator was really cool.

Thank Samantha R
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum covers a lot of the history of the area and the river in interesting displays. They have several interactive displays so you can activate a steamboat whistle or try to steer a fleet of barges down the river. Another exhibit highlights the Silver...More

Thank whishigi
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