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Area Attractions

If you are visiting the area or staying at Pipestem State Park take time to visit these area attractions or services. There is no admission fee to enjoy these special places. It is recommended to call to confirm open hours.

CHUCK MATHENA CENTER

With nearly 1000 seat theater, state-of-the art audio and visual capability and stunning architecture, CMC is one of a kind experience in southern West Virginia.  Located in Princeton, WV, the stage plays host year-long to national touring productions, theatre and musicals, concerts, dance and more.  Call 304-425-5128 for information about shows and tickets or visit the website chuckmathenacenter.org.

EAST RIVER ARTS

East River Arts showcases local artists and features paintings, pottery, jewelry, crafts and more. For music lovers every Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 10pm is “open mike” night. East River Arts is located at 701 Bland Street in Bluefield, W.Va. The gallery is open Monday thru Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Telephone: 304-327-9300. Web address: eastriverarts.com.

HINTON RAILROAD MUSEUM

The Hinton Railroad Museum contains artifacts from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway from 1873 to the present. The museum is open Monday thru Saturday and closed on Sunday. Hours of operation are: June thru August - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; September thru May - 10am to 2pm. The museum is located at 206 Temple Street in Hinton, W.Va. Telephone: 304-466-5420.

NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE TRAIL INTERPRETITIVE CENTER

Located in a reconstructed train depot at 100 Station Square in Bramwell, W.Va., the National Coal Heritage Trail Interpretive Center houses relics and exhibits of West Virginia’s coal history. Here you will find mementoes of an era that help West Virginia emerge as a national leader in energy production. Hours of operation are: Monday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving. Telephone: 866-858-8959. Web address: coalheritage.org.

THOSE WHO SERVED WAR MUSEUM

“Those Who Served War Museum” contains artifacts from the Revolutionary War to present day with special emphasis on World War II. The museum is located at 1500 West Main Street in the Memorial Building (across from the Mercer County Courthouse) in Princeton, W.Va. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 4pm. Telephone: 304-487-8397.

VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM

The Veterans Memorial Museum is located at 419 Ballangee Street in Hinton, W.Va. and features memorabilia from the Revolutionary War to present day. These artifacts have been donated by citizens of Summers County. Hours of operation are: Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. The Veterans Memorial Museum is closed on Sunday. Tours may be scheduled Monday thru Thursday or after regular hours on Friday and Saturday by calling: 304-466-0407.

Other area attractions

Pipestem is located in an area with vast recreational opportunities and unique places. Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus offer excellent information and are listed here for your viewing.

Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, multiple counties, click here
Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mercer County, click here
Three Rivers Travel Council, Summers County, click here

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