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Morgantown, W.Va.




Morgantown is home to West Virginia University


Special Interests:
Morgantown is home to West Virginia University and the Personal Rapid Transit system, which was once rated Best Overall Performer in the “People Mover” category of The New Electric Railway Journal’s annual competition.


Shoppers browse in Morgantown, West VirginiaAttractions:
Take a tour of the Forks of Cheat Winery, a family-owned vineyard that occupies 15 acres of Morgantown’s rolling terrain, and sample its variety of fascinating wines.

Hit the links at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa where two championship courses with views of Cheat Lake are available for the avid golfer.

Located 13 miles east of Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest offers nearly 50 miles of trails, an overlook with a panoramic view of the Cheat River Gorge, campsites, picnic shelters and more.



Signature Events:

  • Named the “Best Rally of 2006” by Cycle Source magazine, MountainFest offers festivities in the greater Morgantown area and riding on West Virginia’s scenic roads and byways in July.
  • The West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival in September highlights the state’s finest wines, local cuisine, artisans and live jazz.
  • Celebrate West Virginia's rich culture and heritage at the annual Mountaineer Week at West Virginia University in November.  

Bicyclists enjoy riding scenic roads in Morgantown, West VirginiaIndustry:


Located at the intersection of Interstates 79 and 68, Morgantown is recognized as the “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com, the “Hottest Small City” by Inc, and one of the “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s. It offers world-class healthcare, recreation, education, art facilities and a strong business community.

Major employers include West Virginia University, West Virginia University Hospitals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Monongalia County Board of Education and University Health Associates.

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