The 10 Best Things to Do in Weirton, United States

November 19, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Weirton in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for History Museums. Discover best things to do in Weirton with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center

3149 Main St, Weirton, WV 26062-4711 +1 304-224-1909
Excellent
67%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center

Reviewed By Porthos7 - West Chester, Ohio

This is one of those "regional" heavy museums that have an incredible amount of local and odd artifacts cobbled together. It would be a disservice to try and explain everything they have - it's just too much to list. This is a sleepy little part of downtown, and it's basically a sleepy little museum - but I say that as a good thing. WELL worth a stop!

2. Franciscan University of Steubenville

1235 University Blvd, Steubenville, OH 43952-1792 +1 740-283-3771
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Reviewed By IndyLiz2013 - Indianapolis, Indiana

This University is Awesome!!!!
My sister-in-law and I have attended two adult conferences here
in the past 2 years. (Applied Biblical Studies and Defending the Faith)
What a fabulous place this is!!!!
The University students are exceptional. During the conferences, students provided us and over 2000 other attendees with transportation to and from our hotel and the conferences and then all around the campus. We got to know many students this way.
The faculty are OUTSTANDING, experts in their field and compassionate, loved by their students and the surrounding community local, national and even international.
It is a fairly small university with a HUGE impact on the whole world!!! Many of us in the Midwest were not familiar with it until recently--where have we been? The campus grounds are inspirational with the Franciscan presence everywhere, chapel, grottoes, a statue of Pope John Paul 2 with a large library, even a small pub like restaurant that offers lunch at such a reasonable rate ($5.00 most times).

3. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA 15312-2759 +1 724-587-3412
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

Reviewed By Sojournwithme - Xenia, Ohio

Our motorcycle trip from Ohio to the south took a turn to the north in Kentucky and we ended up at Meadowcroft. Yes, bikers enjoy history. After years of controversy archeologists finally agreed that the human artifacts at Meadowcroft do indeed date back 16,000 years. That predates estimates and theories that North America's earliest inhabitants crossed a land and ice bridge from Russia to the US.

The main office for the park is actually above the rockshelter. There is a model native American encampment, and then an American village circa 1880. Admission to the park is less than $20 and includes all three exhibits.

The native American village has interpreters who instruct on gardening, native American family and social life, and an atlatl range where young and old can try their hand at spearing a small deer target. It was all interesting and the atlatl was fun to try.

At the American settlement period building have been moved in and interpreters there are dressed in period clothes. There is an inn, a schoolhouse, a church, and a blacksmith. All of the exhibits are interesting and have opportunities for guests to take part in games and activities. I have been to a few living history museums and feel justified saying that this park is high quality with an up and coming feel.

The rockshelter is a scheduled tour. Guests meet at the park office and then drive down in their cars to the rockshelter below. The rockshelter is no lolnger an active archeological sight. There is a video and an interpreter there to answer questions. you can't get into the shelter but you can look at it from the front and go up a stairway on the side to look down into where some of the digging also took place.

4. First Niagara Pavilion

665 Route 18, Burgettstown, PA 15021-2122 +1 724-947-7400
Excellent
35%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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Poor
7%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 80 reviews

First Niagara Pavilion

Reviewed By bengals09 - Cleveland, Ohio

This was our first concert at Key Bank Pavilion. We loved the outdoor atmosphere and had fun tailgating before the concert. I would definitely recommend premium or VIP parking but with that we got out within a few minutes. The pit was great and the sound better than most other outdoor pavilions we have been to. Very nice!

5. Raccoon Creek State Park

3000 State Route 18, Hookstown, PA 15050-1605 +1 724-899-2200
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Raccoon Creek State Park

Reviewed By Kilgore - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We camped with friends for a long weekend. The campground was in very good condition and the restrooms were cleaned every day. The park rangers and staff were all very friendly.

We enjoyed hiking in the Wildflower Reserve area. Even though there were very few flowers at this time of year it was still a beautiful hike. If you visit, be sure to take Jennings Trail along Raccoon Creek. It is located between the creek and a long, high cliff face. It's very scenic.

The highlight of our stay was renting boats. The people that run the boat concession were very helpful and super friendly. The prices seemed quite reasonable. We rented a double kayak, our friends rented a rowboat with trolling motor so they could take their dogs along, and our son and his friends had a blast on hydro cycles! A trolling motor is the largest motor allowed on the lake so it makes for nice, calm water with no wakes. It was a nearly perfect morning, the lake was lovely and we saw a lot of wildlife. We will definitely go back as we only explored a small portion of the park.

6. Williams Country Club

1000 Williams Country Club, Weirton, WV 26062 +1 304-748-8455
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Williams Country Club

Established in 1932, the club features an 18-hole, par 72 golf course and a clubhouse renowned for its banquet and dining facilities. Rated in the top five of West Virginia's best golf courses, Williams is a beautiful, well-maintained layout that offers challenge for players at every level. Over the years Williams has been the site of three WV Open tournaments and numerous Tri-State PGA events.

Reviewed By Aaron W - Belleair Bluffs, Florida

Golf Course Review – Williams Golf and Country Club – 071617


I played the Williams Golf and Country Club (WGCC) course on 7/16/17. The par 72 course is a private club with a long history dating back to 1932. I have known about it since I was a kid but never had the chance to play it. It always had the reputation of being in great shape and a special place to play.

Since I was visiting my parents near Pittsburgh, I checked out the WGCC website and found they offered a ‘member for a day’ promotion for $59 that included greens fee, cart, and a drink. I called to check on availability and it was my good fortune to set up a midafternoon tee time that was on the same day as the second day of the men’s club championship. I figured this timing should present the course at its best condition.

WGCC is a short drive from the Pittsburgh suburbs down Route 22 and once you exit Route 22 and negotiate a few turns and a steep hill climb, you enter a piece of property that has large trees shading the entrance, and makes you feel like you stepped back in time to an old school kind of country club.

The design was interesting. Every hole seemed to be different from any other and presented a scenic and tight challenge with mature trees lining the fairways. Since the course is laid out across the top of a hill, most of the holes seemed to slope toward the right. This course is not overly long, and some of the holes invite you to try and bomb it, but if you do, you will spend a lot of time chipping back to a fairway out of the trees. WGCC requires patience and strategy when playing it.

The course is a par 72 that includes 3 par fives and 3 par threes. The two par fives on the front nine follow each other as the third and fourth holes, and were the longest two holes on the course. The par three sixth hole was a bear playing at 243 yards that day. Several of the par fours were relatively short at 350 yards, but the mature trees made placement of tee shots critical. The eighth hole was a downhill par three that only measured 133 yards but was surrounded by sand traps.

The course is located about 3 miles off Route 22 and using my iPhone’s map function made it easier to find.

I played the blue tees which is one of seven tees or combinations available. The blue tees play to 6,586 yards with a rating of 72.2 and slope of 138. The various tee combinations play from 6,586 yards to a short course of 5,403 yards.


Service

I called WGCC, after seeing the Member for a Day promotion online, on a Friday and asked if I would be able to play Sunday afternoon. The pro, Luke, was very friendly and welcoming; invited me to come on down; and set up a 2:30PM tee time. When I got to the course, everybody who worked there was welcoming and friendly. When I was finished, those staff members were also friendly; asked me how I liked the course; and encouraged me to come back and play it again.



Overall Condition

I was pleasantly surprised by the condition and appearance of the course even though I had always heard the course was in great shape. Fairways, greens, and tees were in great shape and the course was visually very pleasing. Since I was playing by myself, and not being pushed by anybody, I found myself taking pictures on many of the holes. I have included a few of those pictures including a picture from the tee of the fifth hole which is about 400 feet above and overlooks the Ohio River.


Clubhouse/Amenities

This course has a restaurant, clubhouse, driving range, and practice green. I had no time to use the driving range or any of the other facilities. The golf carts were modern and clean, and I have attached a picture.

Value

I played the course on the ‘member for a day’ rate of $59 plus sales tax. I thought the course and service provided solid value for the price and was a very pleasant experience that I will repeat on a return trip to the Pittsburgh area.

7. Historic Fort Steuben

120 S 3rd St, Steubenville, OH 43952-2920 +1 740-283-1787
Excellent
44%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 42 reviews

Historic Fort Steuben

Reviewed By srmvalleygirl

There is a small fee for going through this self guided tour of several small cabin replicas with artifacts. There is also a small museum room with interesting archaeological finds from the site. There are restrooms and a drinking fountain. *The Summer Concert Series is great. Free, so arrive early, bench seats provided or bring your own. Free Parking. We saw Beatlemania Magic The Beatles!

8. Ponderosa Golf Course

2728 State Route 168, Hookstown, PA 15050-1617 +1 724-947-4745
Excellent
45%
Good
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Ponderosa Golf Course

Reviewed By mottelj - Palm Coast, Florida

Ponderosa is a family owned private golf course about 45min-1 hour from downtown Pittsburgh. It's a typical hilly Pittsburgh course and there are a couple of holes with water so bring extra golf balls (some that you won't mind scuffing up if you hit the path or a tree). The course was in very good shape, greens were a little slower than country club greens but that is to be expected. It's a very scenic course --just pleasant to play and be outdoors. We were there during the afternoon on a weekday. The rate was $18 each for 9 holes (this INCLUDED the cart fee) for seniors. The 18 hole rate was about $25 but we didn't have enough time to play 18. You'll feel very welcome and comfortable playing at Ponderosa no snobby golfers here.

9. Blue Steel Grill and Steel Valley Bowling Center

450 Elaine St, Weirton, WV 26062-3760 +1 304-914-3051
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Blue Steel Grill and Steel Valley Bowling Center

Reviewed By TheHubbardsOhio - Cleveland

Clean and nice place to bowl. Good family location yet still serves drinks. Basic food options too. We come here every Thanksgiving weekend.

10. Antique Warehouse

322 Market St, Steubenville, OH 43952-2153 +1 740-314-5742
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Antique Warehouse

Reviewed By Mary W - Kannapolis, North Carolina

On a recent visit to the Ohio Valley my sister and I stopped in here mostly to see how the inside of this building looked since this Antique mall is located in what used to be a Denmark's department store. We were more than pleasantly surprised. There were all kinds of antiques here, from small interesting items for treasure hunters like us to large high end pieces. The staff was friendly and helpful and the prices were very reasonable. If you're in the area or passing by on Route 7, it's worth a stop!

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