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Point Pleasant River Museum

28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
+1 304-674-0144
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The river museum can't take some time to go thru. There is alot of history in that building. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Melanie M
rated one of the #1 River Museums to visit.

Here you can learn about the river culture of the area, especially the Ohio river culture from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winchester, Virginia
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28 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1026
+1 304-674-0144
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river museum can't take some time to go thru. There is alot of history in that building. There is a large river aquarium in the back, very nice. When you go upstairs there is a river boat experience it will make you feel like...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here you can learn about the river culture of the area, especially the Ohio river culture from the days of The Native Americans to present days. Steam ships, tug boats and you name it can be explored. The culture and mechanics of the waterways from...More

Thank PaulFKisak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the Mothman festival this year and toured this lovely museum while there. So glad we did!!! The curator and tour guides know the history of the bridge collapse forwards and backwards! Our tour guide said that she had family members...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While on a day trip to Point Pleasant my Wife and I stopped at the River Museum. Well worth the price of admission if you don't know much about life on the big rivers. Pushed barge once back in my days and got to show...More

Thank FinalSaluteLLC
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have been to Point Pleasant 3 times but this was my first visit to the River Museum. The two ladies who run this are very approachable. They helped us find other places to venture too. The museum is quite large. It has an elevator...More

Thank helenlT6524CC
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I think the boat driving simulator was our favorite part. Jack Fowler has provided an amazing tribute to Point Pleasant with this museum! Ask a few questions of him or anyone else there and you will get some first-hand information, and guidance regarding things in...More

Thank purpleinopp
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Stopped here the day before the Mothman Festival. All the employees were super nice. 4 adults, no kids - but, was interesting enough to keep us entertained for an hour or so. The boat simulator was really cool.

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Where else can you go from Moth man ( look it up) to pre-American history in just a couple of blocks? The riverfront area has had a lot of work. There is a high flood wall on the town side. The river side has beautiful...More

Thank lindy7772016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This museum covers a lot of the history of the area and the river in interesting displays. They have several interactive displays so you can activate a steamboat whistle or try to steer a fleet of barges down the river. Another exhibit highlights the Silver...More

Thank whishigi
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I really enjoyed this museum - lots of history about life on the river, including insights into life during different eras in American history. The simulator alone was worth the price of admission; you get to take a virtual boat ride on the Ohio and...More

Thank tnknitter
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