Clarksburg

Clarksburg, in the Mountaineer Country region, offers visitors a rich mix of retail, industrial, professional and governmental services and one of the best preserved historical downtowns in the state.

Dining

For fine dining, head to The Wonder Bar Steakhouse, an elevated chop house offering the best steak and seafood in the area. This institution has been treating guests like family since 1946. Julio’s Cafe serves up delicious Italian classics and offers an extensive wine list. For authentic Mexican food, give Las Trancas a try.

Entertainment

Watch movies and live performances at the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. The theater first opened its doors in 1913. Catch a movie at the Sunset Drive-In Theater in nearby Shinnston. Don’t forget to hit the concession stand for sodas and popcorn before the movie starts.

Shopping

Embellishments is your local source for Brighton jewelry, leather handbags and other accessories. West Virginia Heritage Crafts is the state’s oldest artisan co-op offering everything from jams and jellies to quilted items. Clarksburg also has its share of big name shopping malls, too.

Recreation

Tee off at the Clarksburg Country Club, an 18-hole, par 68 course. Take the family to the Clarksburg Splash Zone to cool off from the summer heat. The 385,000 gallon water park includes a lazy river, waterslides and a 25 meter competition pool. Enjoy a scenic bike ride or hike at Watters Smith Memorial State Park.

History

Clarksburg, the county seat of Harrison County, was formed in 1785 in the state of Virginia. From the later 1870’s through the middle of the 20th century, Clarksburg was an industrial and manufacturing center, particularly in the glass and coal industries. Today, high tech, aerospace, criminal justice and energy exploration drive the area’s economy. Explore the downtown area – known as one of the most historical downtowns in the state – to find 1800s and 1900s style buildings and homes. Visit Watters Smith Memorial State Park to take a peak at pioneer life with a reconstructed homestead.

Stay

Clarksburg offers comfort and convenience in typical chain hotels like Hilton Garden Inns, Days Inn and Suites and Sleep Inns. But, for a quaint bed and breakfast stay try the Gillum House Bed and Breakfast in nearby Shinnston. Need ideas of what to do while in town? The inn’s owners are happy to provide detailed itineraries based on your interests.

Flying into and from Clarksburg is made easy with the North Central West Virginia Airport in neighboring Bridgeport. It is served by Alliegant and United and offers flights to and from Orlando/Sandford, Myrtle Beach, Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles.

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