OUTDOOR RECREATION

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HISTORY & ARTS

There are many historical sites and art festivals. The Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival is held in June, and is an international festival featuring traditional dance and music and an international marketplace. The Parkersburg Homecoming Festival is held in August and features a parade, fireworks, half-marathon, competitions and entertainment. The Taste of Parkersburg is an event held around Memorial Day each year since 2006 which features food and drinks from local vendors. The Downtown Throwdown is BBQ and beer festival held in September. It is co-hosted by Downtown PKB and the Parkersburg Area Jaycees and was started in 2014.

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NORTH BEND STATE PARK

North Bend State Park, in West Virginia, is named for the horseshoe curve of the North Fork of the Hughes River. The park offers a multitude of recreational facilities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The fishing streams, lake, hiking trails, abundant wildlife and excellent overnight accommodations, lodge and cabins, and lodge dining room are some of the features of this year-round park. You’ll find true hospitality at this popular state park.

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DINING

The area offers a wide variety of tastes and atmospheres. Spats at The Blennerhassett Hotel, Cham's, North End Tavern & Brewery, DaVinci's Restaurant, Fusion Japanese Steakhouse, Mango Latin Bistro, Parkersburg Brewing Company, Colombo's Italian Restaurant and more.

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WHERE TO STAY

From a beautifully restored historic hotel to national chains to cozy bed and breakfasts, the Greater Parkersburg area offers a large variety of lodging options with a range of services and rates to meet your needs.

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PARTNERS WE ARE PROUD OF

We take great pride in our business partners and investors. These are just a few of the great businesses that we get to work alongside.
The individuals, businesses and organizations below understand how critical job creation is. These member businesses contribute to
the growth of our economy by investing money and volunteer efforts to support the Wood County Development Authority and the Parkersburg-Wood County Area Development Corporations mission to create and retain jobs in Wood County, West Virginia.

Interested in becoming a member? We love to help businesses grow.

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