Escape, Discover & Play in Greater Parkersburg. The real beauty of a visit here is the baggage you’ll leave behind.
A visit to Greater Parkersburg will take you on a memorable journey that’s filled with fascinating history, exciting special events, a diversity of unique shops and superb outdoor recreation.
With the majestic Ohio River as a backdrop, we invite you to come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg. Enjoy the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, handcrafted artistry of world-famous Fenton Art Glass and superb outdoor recreational opportunities at North Bend State Park and Rail Trail. The area's rich heritage, much of it involving the early oil and gas industry, is presented at numerous museums and historic areas.
Discover our unique shops that abound with locally produced and other distinctive treasures. Experience exceptional dining and a vast array of cultural and entertainment venues. Play at our various outdoor facilities that offer golf, fishing, hiking or biking. We invite you to escape to Greater Parkersburg for a relaxing and memorable getaway.