Destination Fun: Hot Spots Near Morgantown, West Virginia
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Destination Fun: Hot Spots Near Morgantown, West Virginia

Ten places to visit this summer.

Destination Fun: Hot Spots Near Morgantown, West Virginia

Are you getting tired of the same old locations in Morgantown? Are you staying in town for the summer and think you might need a fresh, new hang out spot? Do not fear, there are wonderful getaways right under your nose! Grab a few of your friends and road trip to these fun places!

1. Fallingwater

This magnificent piece of architecture was built between 1936 and 1939 by Frank Llyod Wright, in Southwest, Pennsylvania, for one of his clients, the Kaufmann family. The house stretches over a 30' waterfall and is considered a National Historic Landmark.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 Hour (44 miles)

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2. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

In the 1800's, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum housed the mentally ill. The location offers a variety of tours including a historic tour of the grounds, and even paranormal tours.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 Hour (58 miles)

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3. The Wisp Resort

The Wisp Resort in Deep Creek, MD, serves as a ski resort in the winter. However, in the summer, the operate several different outdoor activities. At the Wisp, you can go on Aerial Adventures and climb their canopies, or take a ride on the Mountain Coaster (pictured above). The Mountain Coaster twists and turns for 3,500 feet downhill over 350 vertical feet on the eastern side of Wisp Mountain. Other activities near The Wisp, in Deep Creek, MD include Smiley's Fun Zone and whitewater rafting at Adventure Sports Center International. Whatever you choose to do, brace yourself for a great time!

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 55 minutes (42 miles)

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4. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Lions, tigers, bears, and thousands of other animals! The park is divided into six different sections: African Savanna, Asian Forest, Kids Kingdom, PPG Aquarium, Tropical Forest, and Water's Edge. You can even walk underneath the Polar Bear exhibit and view them above you in the water! It is a pretty neat experience!

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 30 minutes (81.9 miles)

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5. Oglebay

Oglebay in Wheeling, WV offers overnight accommodations and an abundance of recreational activities including golf, the Good Zoo, horse trail rides, walking trails, tennis courts and swimming. If you are in the mood for touring museums, nearby you can find the Mansion Museum and the Glass Museum.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 20 minutes (77 miles)

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6. Mattress Factory Museum

The Mattress Factory pioneered the creation of alternative art forms and pushes boundaries for the viewers, as well as the artists. Explore the world of contemporary art and indulge in the inventiveness of the works shown in each exhibit.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 20 minutes (76 miles)

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7. Skyzone Trampoline Park

Jump around, jump around, jump around - get up and get down! Enjoy an indoor trampoline park where you can have so much fun while getting in a solid workout, too. With each step, you will feel like you are flying.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 25 minutes (83 miles)

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8. Carnegie Science Center

If you are a science lover, this is the place for you! Adventure and explore the center's five floors of interactive exhibits, an Omnimax Theater, Buhl Planetarium and live shows. For dining, stop by the River View Cafe equipt with sit down options, as well as grab-n-go food choices.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 20 minutes (75.5 miles)

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9. The Andy Warhol Museum

The Warhol Museum is dedicated to carrying on Warhol's legacy. It houses 900 paintings; approximately 100 sculptures; nearly 2,000 works on paper; more than 1,000 published and unique prints; and 4,000 photographs. Some works included in the museum are Knives (1981), Self-Portrait (1963-64), and Dead Stop (1954).

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 1 hour and 20 minutes (75 miles)

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10. ACE Adventure Resort

Indulge in outdoor as far the eye can see. At ACE, you can enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, climbing & repelling, zip lining, horseback riding, and more! Don't forget to stop by the Wonderland Water Park, packed with awesome water slides and inflatable water toys, that are fun for all ages.

Distance from Morgantown, WV: 2 hours and 30 minutes (156. 9 miles)

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Before you know it, the weather will be cold again so try something new, get outdoors, and adventure! Go have yourself some fun and make memories that you will forever cherish.

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