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Point Pleasant River Museum

28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
+1 304-674-0144
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Day trip and over nighter to Point Pleasant

While on a day trip to Point Pleasant my Wife and I stopped at the River Museum. Well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philo, Ohio
Adding to a wonderful Point Pleasant Visit

I have been to Point Pleasant 3 times but this was my first visit to the River Museum. The two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leland, North Carolina
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28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
+1 304-674-0144
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank FinalSaluteLLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Where else can you go from Moth man ( look it up) to pre-American history in just a couple of blocks? The riverfront area has had a lot of work. There is a high flood wall on the town side. The river side has beautiful...More

Thank lindy7772016
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
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I really enjoyed this museum - lots of history about life on the river, including insights into life during different eras in American history. The simulator alone was worth the price of admission; you get to take a virtual boat ride on the Ohio and...More

Thank tnknitter
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The best thing to see in point Pleasant Ruth was awesome they have things to see from the beginning of the town all the way through current times the model of the bridge was the best thing that I saw there it's a stunning memorial...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and "homey" museum with lots of artifacts and stories of river life. 2 very interesting films about the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge. Also a simulator where you can try your luck as a river pilot.

Thank GerriS63_10
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This local museum manages to inform and touch the heart. Not just because it documents the terrible tragedy of The Silver Bridge but because all the exhibits have families at the heart of them. You leave not only with understanding of the role of the...More

Thank fionahw
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