Huntington is home to Marshall University.
Many local residents claim that Huntington has more places of worship per capita than any city in America and is often called the “City of Churches.”
Huntington is bustling with attractions for the whole family. For instance, West Virginia’s only amusement park, Camden Park, has been entertaining families since 1903 with numerous rides, including roller coasters, games and more. Step back in time to explore the state’s Appalachian heritage and culture at the Heritage Farm Museum & Village. The nationally acclaimed Huntington Museum of Art offers revolving exhibits, research library, sculpture garden, nature trails and gift shop. Check out Pullman Square in downtown Huntington for a variety of shopping, delicious dining options and entertainment.
- Top hot dog businesses from across the Tri-State Area gather for the annual Hot Dog Festival in late June or early July at Pullman Square. This event offers a full day of delicious hot dogs, live entertainment, rides, family and family dog events and contests.
- Finger-lickin’ BBQ, mouth-watering festival food and live entertainment are on the menu at Huntington’s Ribfest at Harris Riverfront Park in August.
- The competition heats up at the ChiliFest as cooks compete in this September cook-off in downtown Huntington. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities in the Tri-State.
Major employers include St. Mary’s Medical Center, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall University, GC Services and Marathon Petroleum.
The Huntington area is located in the heart of the Tri-State region of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Its transportation network includes the Tri-State Airport, the largest tonnage barge port on the Ohio River, an interstate highway system that links to the Midwest, East Coast and Southern markets, and a superior rail system.
The community offers a relaxed lifestyle, low cost of living, state-of-the-art health care, up-to-date educational facilities and natural beauty.