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Moth Man
Although the Mothman Legacy began nearly 40 years ago, it still has a strong hold on the small community of Point Pleasant and the thousands of townspeople and visitors who have hunted for him. Does he exist? Where did he come from? What really happened? Come and participate in guided tours of the areas where he was seen and hear the stories of eyewitness accounts and strange occurrences.  Learn more...


Lost World Caverns
Descend 120 feet below the Earth's surface into a vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Lost World Caverns, discovered in 1942, is a truly magical place for both young and old. Learn more...


World's Largest Teapot
Constructed By William Babe Devon. Was A Gigantic Wooden Hodshead Barrel For A Hire's Root Beer Advertising Campaign. Devon Purchased The Barrel In Pennsylvania And Had It Shipped To Chester Where It Was Set Up On Carolina Avenue, Which Is Also State Route 2. The Teapot Is 14 Feet In Diameter And Approximately 14 Feet High.  Learn more...


Trains

These steam-driven locomotives were specially designed to climb extremely steep grades and navigate sharp curves on frail, temporary tracks. Once production declined and railroad operation halted, visionaries, rail enthusiasts and local businessmen saw the potential for turning the logging town into a state park and tourist attraction.  Learn more...


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