Mountaineer Country Region
From Prickett’s to BMX and Everything In-Between
Travel through time with a tour at Prickett’s Fort State Park. The fort was originally built in 1774 as a refuge on the frontier of Virginia. It was reconstructed in 1976 and today you can enjoy demonstrations of the colonial way of life, including a blacksmith, gunsmith, weaver and more. Create a craft to take home, and visit the gift shop for unique items, some of which are made right at the Fort. Sit down and relax at a show in the 400-seat amphitheater and have some lunch at one of the park’s picnic tables. For the rest of the day head to Valley Worlds of Fun where you’ll be entertained with bowling lanes, laser tag, an arcade and amusement rides. For dinner, stop by the full service café, which offers fast food to gourmet items
Spend the day at East Marion Recreation Complex and participate in a range of activities such as tennis, horseshoes, basketball, softball, hiking and miniature golf. Jump the waves in the park’s famous "Wave Pool" and take a dive down the waterslide. Picnic tables on a nice deck and grassy areas are also available. Become a detective for the evening at Parables Events and help the actors find the solution at the Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater.
Try and get a hole-in-one at Coal Country Miniature Golf and Batting Cages. The course is miner-themed and features 18 holes. Swing your bat in the batting cages, which have baseball and softball in different speeds. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar and picnic area. The rest of the afternoon is up to you. The family can see a race at the Marion County BMX Park. Spectators need only sit a few feet from the track and can enjoy snacks and drinks at the concession stand while watching the competition.
Another option is to ride the river in a canoe or kayak with Adventures on Magic River on the Monongahela River near Morgantown. See wildlife and beautiful, natural scenery. End your trip with a play or concert at the Fairmont State University Town and Gown Theatre or a Broadway show at the West Virginia Public Theatre in Morgantown.