Stretched along the banks of the Monongahela River between the Appalachian foothills and the former Rust Belt, Morgantown, WV is known as the home of West Virginia University, founded in 1867. The best things to do in Morgantown, West Virginia include the Art Museum of WVU, the Earl L. Core Arboretum, and the Morgantown Farmers’ Market. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
Art Museum of WVU
1. Art Museum of WVU
The museum, located on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University, is open to the public, and it is dedicated to showcasing the powerful impact of visual arts on the community.
2. WVU Coliseum
The vast structure also features a 3,000-square-foot weights room, dance studio, racquetball and squash courts, a safety lab and over 100 offices, lecture rooms and seminar spaces.
West Virginia Botanic Garden
3. West Virginia Botanic Garden
The West Virginia Botanic Garden features a collection of small designed gardens and an age-old forest, as well as a network of hiking trails and a boardwalk that crosses the wetland area.
Earl L. Core Arboretum
4. Earl L. Core Arboretum
The Earl L. Core Arboretum is owned by the West Virginia University and is open to the public on a daily basis without charge. The 91-acre garden was established in 1948 by Professor Earl L.
Royce J. & Caroline B. Watts Museum
5. Royce J. & Caroline B. Watts Museum
The museum features interesting and informative collections and exhibitions of historical objects, artifacts and archival materials relating to the global industries of coal and petroleum.
Children's Discovery Museum
6. Children's Discovery Museum
The museum offers an array of hands-on exhibits and educational programming that engages the imagination, develops the critical thinking skills of children and inspires a passion for learning.
7. Mountaineer Field
Home to the West Virginia Mountaineer NCAA Division 1 FBS football team, the Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, also known as the Mountaineer Field is one of the country’s top football arenas.
Morgantown Farmers' Market
8. Morgantown Farmers' Market
The market also features a variety of events throughout the morning, such as culinary demonstrations, nutrition assistance programs, live music, and healthy lifestyle activities like dancing, yoga and hula-hooping.
Pies and Pints, Morgantown
9. Pies and Pints, Morgantown
Tuck into classic and specialty pizza pies, garden-fresh salads, homemade sandwiches and sweet desserts.
Morgantown Brewing Company
10. Morgantown Brewing Company
Visitors to the brewery can enjoy a menu of traditional tavern-style fare made from locally-sourced ingredients, such as soups, salads, wraps and folds, burgers, sandwiches, subs and small plates of nachos, calamari, pretzels, and dips.
Sunset Beach Marina
11. Sunset Beach Marina
Sunset Beach Marina features a variety of services for visitors, including a full-service fuel dock and marina shop that sells snacks, drinks, ice and other marine supplies needed for a fun day out on the lake.
Mountain State Brewing
12. Mountain State Brewing
Mountain State Brewing is the largest full-scale microbrewery and distributor of craft beer in West Virginia, with satellite breweries in Thomas, Morgantown, and Deep Creek.