Recommended Local Attractions include:
- Griffith & Feil Drug, dating from 1892 and featuring a 1929 soda fountain (Savor a “phosphate!”) & grill that is a popular stopover for bus tour groups plying the Midland Trail (U.S. Route 60) and I-64 (Exit 1 ramps are only a half-mile away).
- Rocco’s Ristorante in adjacent Ceredo (only a mile away), which features exceptional Italian cuisine and spirits, is perhaps the finest eating establishment in the Tri-State.
- Shirley’s Family Skillet, in the nearby Ceredo Plaza (only a mile away), has excellent home-cooked food.
- Evaroni’s Pizza, in all the world, there’s only one Evaroni’s! Great pizza, sandwiches, and baked spaghetti.
- Dreamland Pool, within walking distance and constructed in 1926 as the second-largest in the United States, is municipally operated from Memorial Day to the restart of the school semester. The open-air roof garden of the now-gone pavilion was once frequented by Glen Miller, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey and other stars of the Big Band era.
- Camden Park, four-miles-away (on US 60) at the westward city limits of Huntington and constructed by an interstate electric railway system in 1903, is an authentic, 30-ride amusement destination, boasting a wooden “Big Dipper” roller coaster, Carousel, Whip, Frontier Train, Paratrooper, Kite Flyer, Log Flume and Kiddieland rides. Garth Brooks mentions his holiday concerts there in a popular country song.
- We Are…Marshall movie buffs can reverently visit the memorial crash site (only a mile away as the crow flies and just off US 52/WV 75), where 75 football players, coaches, supporters and crew perished in the November 14, 1970 air tragedy. The location where Matthew McConaughey (in the role of Jack Lengyel) climbed the roof of a shed to convince Matthew Fox (in the role of Red Dawson) to help coach the “Young Thundering Herd” can be seen up on the hill, behind and out the second-story rear windows of The Trainmaster’s House.
- The Pumpkin House is a delight for the eye, as each Halloween over 3000 jack-o-lanterns cover the house and grounds of 748 Beech Street. Built in 1891 by Joseph Miller, the Victorian home was once visited by President Grover Cleveland.
- Ceredo-Kenova Autumnfest takes place the last weekend in October in the two quaint communities of Ceredo and Kenova. Get an early start on your holiday shopping with the beautiful hand-made items offered at this arts and crafts show. Be sure to take advantage of the food vendors located at the Pumpkin House on Beech Street in Kenova. You can bet you won’t have to look hard to find some fresh-baked pumpkin bread!
Places to Visit
- City of Kenova
- Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society – Home of the New River Train
- Heritage Farm & Museum
- Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- West Virginia Bed & Breakfast Association
- West Virginia Division of Tourism
Other Rail-Oriented Lodging
- Elkhorn Inn, Landgraff, W. Va.
- The Station Inn, Cresson, Penna.
- Bridgeview B&B, Marysville, Penna.
- Fallston Flagstop, Fallston, Penna.