5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia
If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly 15-mile stretch of interstate that runs through Wheeling and Ohio County. Whether you’re looking for nature, a bite to eat or a place to take a break, I-70 in West Virginia has you covered.
The Good Zoo at Oglebay Resort is just four miles off the interstate. The 30-acre zoo offers more than 50 species of animals, interactive animal encounters and a train ride through the zoo. While you’re there, be sure to visit Oglebay Resort for golf, gardens and two museums.
If you’re in town for the night, make sure to check the show schedule at the Capitol Theatre. The historic building opened in 1928 and is nestled in downtown Wheeling. The theatre hosts live performances, local musicians and more.
A walk or drive across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge is sure to amaze you as you see the water of the Ohio River flowing beneath the bridge. The bridge connects Wheeling to Wheeling Island and has a rich history—it was the largest suspension bridge in the world from 1849 to 1851.
This pizza joint has several locations in the Ohio Valley, with a few in Wheeling. Loved by locals and visitors alike, DiCarlo’s is known for its square pizza. The crust and sauce are baked first, then a provolone-mozzarella cheese blend is generously added after baking. The pizza is served in square slices, known as “cuts.” Make sure to treat the whole family to this quirky style of pizza.
For unique dining and shopping options, visit Centre Market. The historic market was built in 1853 and is home to dining options like Coleman’s Fish Market and The Soup Shack, with other dining options scattered among the shops. The market also home to a gallery and art center. Centre Market is close to Wheeling’s Main Street that has many breweries, restaurants, and clothing and antique shops. After stopping by Centre Market, you can easily access Wheeling’s other attractions.
This post was last updated on June 25, 2019