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Art, Games, Rides and Trains


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Art, Games, Rides and Trains

Day 1

The first stop of the trip is the Huntington Museum of Art. Walk through the galleries and afterward add your own piece to the gallery. The children’s area has all the tools to draw and create, and special children’s programs are available on Saturdays. Next, eat a slice of pizza and race some cars at Billy Bob’s Wonderland in Barboursville. The place has an arcade, small amusement rides, which are coin operated, and animated shows to keep you entertained all afternoon. Spend the night in one of Huntington’s many hotels.

Day 2
For a day full of excitement and fun, spend it at Camden Park. Splash down the log flume, get your thrill on at the Big Dipper rollercoaster and crash some bumper cars. The park has more than 30 rides and attractions, including a kiddie land. In the evening, grab a bite to eat for dinner at one of the many local and popular restaurants in downtown Huntington. Pullman Square offers a variety of places to eat and afterwards you can order dessert at Cold Stone Creamery, shop, read in the bookstore or lounge on the benches surrounding the square’s center fountain.

Day 3
Travel back through time to more than a century ago and learn about America’s exciting growth at the Heritage Farm Museum. Tour five museums and see the tools of early craftsmen, walk through an exhibition coal mine and observe a belt-powered machine shop. Continue your time travel at the outdoor railroad museum in Ritter Park, which is open every Sunday. See a steam locomotive, caboose, handcar and more. Contact the Railroad Historical Society for a volunteer guide before you visit. Also at Ritter, you can stroll through the rose garden, ride a mini zip line on the playground or play some Frisbee on its vast acres of flat land.

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