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We are interested in going to Wheeling to visit the greyhound farms and track but what other towns are interesting to go see and do things? We know there is not much in Wheeling but if you could point out some other places to visit would be appreciated. Thank you so much.

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There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in and around Wheeling, and that changes depending on what time of year you'll be visiting. Oglebay Park is a must no matter what time of year. If you are visiting soon, you can catch the Festival of Lights at Oglebay and tour the Mansion. The ski slopes are open until early March. If you come during the spring/ summer/ fall, Oglebay has 3 golf courses (1 Arnold Palmer design), swimming, hiking, horseback riding, a zoo, a lodge, several restaurants, etc. http://www.oglebay-resort.com/

Wheeling has a professional hockey team: http://www.wheelingnailers.com/

A famous music theater: http://www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com/

Tours of Victorian Homes: www.wheelingcvb.com/tours-and-itineraries.php

An old Market District with antiques and the best fish sandwich you'll ever eat at Colemans: http://centremarket.org/

A large shopping district with a huge Cabela's: http://www.the-highlands.com/

And a great Italian Festival during the summer: http://www.italyfest.com/

Wheeling is home to the national Halloween museum (available to tour by appointment only): http://www.castlehalloween.com/

And the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum: toyandtrain.com

The state of West Virginia was created by President Lincoln during the Civil War when Virginia seceded from the US. While the Capital for the state of West Virginia is now in Charleston, the first Capital was in Wheeling and they offer tours of the Independence Hall: http://www.wvculture.org/museum/WVIHmod.html

Wheeling is known for its Italian food, and here are some of the local favorites:

Bella Via: http://bellaviaitalianrestaurant.com/2013/

Figartti's: www.figarettisrestaurant.com/

Undo's: http://www.undos.com/

DeFelice Brothers: http://www.defelicebrospizza.com/

DiCarlo's: http://www.dicarlospizza.net/

If you are looking for a place for a drink and to watch sports, TJ's Sportsgarden is one of my favorites in the state. Be sure to order the French Blue Cheese dip for your fries! http://tjsportsgarden.com/

For steaks and other entre's, it's Ye Olde Alpha: http://yeoldealpha.com/

Wheeling is in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, and while you will be visiting the Wheeling Island Casino and racetrack http://www.wheelingisland.com/, you will also be less than an hour from the Mountaineer Casino and Racetrack which features horse racing and concerts. Both casinos offer table games. http://www.mtrgaming.com/

To the south of Wheeling is Moundsville with several attractions. The first is the actual Indian Burial Mound which the town is named for: www.wvculture.org/museum/GraveCreekmod.html

The State Penitentiary had been in Moundsville for a century, and though it is now closed to inmates, they offer special tours (both haunted and historical). Well worth a visit! http://www.wvpentours.com/

The Hare Krishna's built their Palace of Gold near Moundsville/ Wheeling and offer tours of New Vrindaban. You get much more unique than a tour of a palace of Gold! http://www.palaceofgold.com/

If that isn't enough to entertain you for weeks, you will also be near the city of Pittsburgh and all of the wonderful attractions they offer. Enjoy your visit to Wheeling, and please feel free to post any questions you may have.

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Wow thank you so much for all your help. The information you gave is incredible. So thank you again.

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You are welcome. Enjoy your visit!

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