Top 3 Winter Activities in Huntington
Located on the Ohio River, the college town of Huntington boasts not only a lively nightlife, but activities the whole family can enjoy. With historic attractions, yummy local food and shopping centers, Huntington has it all and more.
Heritage Farm Museum and Village
Interested in history? What about art? Or animals? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then Heritage Farm Museum and Village is the destination for you. This replica of a quaint 19th century Appalachian village is open year-round, and its attractions have something for every member of your family.
Step back in time and experience the history of progress with the Museum of Transportation, the Heritage Museum, the Museum of Progress and the Children’s Activities Museum. Take a guided tour of the log homes, country store, blacksmith shop and one-room schoolhouse on the property. Stay in the on-site country inns or remodeled caboose for a truly immersive visit to the past.
Huntington Museum of Art
From its opening day in 1952, the Huntington Museum of Art has been an advocate for arts, education and nature. Not only can you see the gorgeous artwork of our local West Virginians, but you can get your nature fix by walking the two-mile nature trail around the property.
If it’s too cold to walk around outside, then see the only tropical and sub-tropical plant conservatory in the state. Take a spin through an interactive educational gallery, a coral reef aquarium, and art reference gallery as well.
Visit Blenko Glass Company and watch their master glassblowers create stunning works of art during a Factory Tour. After your tour, wander through the Historic Glass museum and learn about the designers, tools, and special creations of Blenko’s past.
If you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at glassblowing, be sure to sign up for one of their workshops, where you can learn directly from their master artisans. On your way out, stop by their shop to pick up a hand-crafted work of art that is sure to be passed down through your family for generations to come.
This post was last updated on February 10, 2020