Top 10 Things to do in Bellaire, United States

September 2, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Bellaire is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, and Wheeling is across the Ohio to the east. The population was 4,278 at the 2010 census, having had its peak in 1920. The city is located along the Ohio River.
Restaurants in Bellaire

1. Suspension Bridge

Rt 40, Wheeling, WV
Excellent
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4.5 based on 189 reviews

Suspension Bridge

Reviewed By Toddamy

If you can snap a couple of pictures while going across the bridge it is a good view up and down the river.

2. Escape Zone

2011 Belmont St, Bellaire, OH 43906-1823 +1 740-232-4544
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5 based on 28 reviews

Escape Zone

Escape Zone is a fun, new type of entertainment. It is a real life adventure game designed for small groups of 2-10 people. Your goal is quite simple, work together as a team using the elements of the room to find clues and solve puzzles. Although the goal itself is simple, escaping the locked room in under 60 minutes will test your wits and prove to be challenging.

Reviewed By WLU16 - Follansbee, West Virginia

I've never done an escape room before and my company did one as a team building exercise and I've been hooked since. All three rooms at Escape Zone are well thought out and easy to find if coming from out of town. It makes you...MoreWe love fellow escape room addictss! We are hooked too. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. The new room should be open in just a few weeks.

3. Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal

1600 3rd St, 2nd Floor #202, Moundsville, WV 26041-1717 +1 304-231-7134
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5 based on 133 reviews

Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal

The Archive is blend of History, the Afterlife and some random Oddities. From haunted artifacts to historically important relics the Archive offers a diverse collection for our visitors to observe and sense. The museum's collection is constantly growing and evolving to offer the visitor a unique experience. NOTE: WINTER HOURS (December 1st. until April 1st.) THE ARCHIVE WILL BE OPEN FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS ONLY! FROM 1PM - 5PM. WEATHER PENDING. MAJOR HOLIDAY PENDING. THANK YOU, MGT. CALL AHEAD if you wish.

Reviewed By Grunt5419 - Fort Worth, Texas

We were recently in Moundsville, West Virginia for a class and had some free time the day before. We decided to stop in and check out this awesome museum. Once you walk through the door you immediately feel the energy surrounding everything on display in the museum, it is truly unlike anything you've ever experienced. Mr. Hummel was very welcoming, and very engaging when we asked about some of the items in his museum. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the town's, the West Virginia Penitentiary, and every item in his museum's history, which made the experience just that much better.

In the museum you'll find that he has a little piece of almost every paranormal event or happening from around the world. I don't want to give away too much information, because there is no way to describe in words what you will see, and feel, inside the museum. From the pictures, to the artifacts in the museum they are all full of energy, positive and negative, from the events they were involved in. There are many things in the museum that you will see that you will immediately feel the impact of their past, be it physically or mentally, in very powerful ways.

In summary, if you are ever in the area, it is worth the time to stop and visit the museum. Mr. Hummel truly runs an amazing spectacle that everyone, whether you believe in the paranormal or not, needs to experience and see. We went in thinking we'd spend a short time, and ended up fascinated with everything he has on display and spending a couple of hours looking around and talking with Mr. Hummel.

You will absolutely not regret taking the time to visit this truly unique gem of history and the paranormal!!

4. West Virginia Penitentiary

818 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041-2235 +1 304-845-6200
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4.5 based on 475 reviews

West Virginia Penitentiary

Built in 1866 and in operation until 1995, this prison offers 90-minute guided tours of the facility from April 1, through November 30. Day tours, Paranormal events, October's haunted house, Elizabethtown Festival, are just a few of the events that take place at the facility on an annual basis.

Reviewed By Jinger D

This was an amazing stop! So much history and unique stories surround this 152 year old retired state penitentiary. The grounds keepers and maintenance staff keep everything looking fresh and new... on the outside! The tour, given by insightful and polite guides, will show you right away the long years and bloody history inside these walls. With a well stocked gift shop, you can even take home a pair of children’s handcuffs. A memorable and awe inspiring stop, stop by and say hello to Ol’ Sparky!

5. Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

4597 Noble St, Bellaire, OH 43906-1451 +1 740-671-8890
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4 based on 28 reviews

Toy and Plastic Brick Museum

Reviewed By ann0929 - Mogadore, Ohio

Anyone with Lego lovers must stop here to see the displays. They are amazing. We took our nephews ages 7,9 and 10. After 3 hours we had to drag them out. They could have spent 4 hours easily. The building is older but very unique. It is very large and I am sure the up keep is hard with the size. It does not have AC but they do have large fans and we were very comfortable while walking through. Thank you for sharing your Lego displays with us. What a treat!

6. Grand Vue Park

250 Trail Dr, Moundsville, WV 26041-1386 +1 304-845-9810
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Grand Vue Park

Grand Vue Park's features include: 12 miles of Mulit-Use Trails An Aquatic Center 2,100' Zip Line Ride and 8 dual line Canopy Tour An 11 element Team Building Challenge Course Executive Par-3 Golf Course Family and Championship Disc Golf Courses 10 Geocaches and a Land Navigation Course Snack Shop A nature themed Miniature Golf Course A state of the art PlaygroundGrand Vue Park's lodging options include 3 different styles of cabins, sleeping 8,12 and 17 guests. All cabins include free wi-fi, linens, dishes and cookware and fireplaces. Some cabins include washers and dyers and dishwashers. Select cabins are pet-friendly with a deposit. Rental options include: A mulit-purpose Banquet Hall including seating for 200, a portable dance floor and AV equipment and a full catering kitchen. One large shelter with electric,a kitchen, restrooms and grills and 3 small shelters with electric and grills A small birthday party room with seating for 20 people The Pool Clubroom with seating up to 200 people with a kitchen and an ice maker. An Aquatic Center for evening pool parties. An amphitheater with lawn seating for up to 2,000 people and on stage electric and nearby restrooms. Grand Vue Park also offers many events and programs throughout the year.

Reviewed By KYgirlSLP - Richmond, Kentucky

We rented White Oak cabin this past weekend for my daughter's birthday party. The cabin was beautiful. The view was stunning. Our hot tub was hot and ready to go. Prior to coming we stopped by so we could see the cabin. The executive director showed us around the cabin and made sure we could find the Overlook. The staff was very kind and available to us throughout the weekend. I highly recommend this cabin to anyone else!

7. Imperial Glass Museum

McCauley St., Bellaire, OH
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Imperial Glass Museum

Reviewed By SaintVitas - Atlanta, Georgia

The Imperial Glass Museum is operated by dedicated volunteers that sacrifice time, energy, and money to keep glass making history along the Ohio alive and vibrant. Beautiful displays of much of the glass produce in Bellaire are designed to educate and enlighten the museum visitor. Because the museum uses volunteers, the hours of operation are short. The museum is only open Thurs- Saturday from 11:00 to 3:00. It is well worth the 10 minute detour on Ohio 7 off I-70 if you are in the are at those days and time.

8. The Bellaire House

1699 Belmont St, Bellaire, OH 43906-1815 +1 740-579-1841
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4 based on 10 reviews

The Bellaire House

Haunted Has a New Address: The Bellaire House is definitely a one of a kind location. With its Curses, Violent Apparitions, and Portals, is Ohio’s Bellaire House the Most Haunted Home in the World? Ohio residents live in fear of creepy abandoned building as owner flees after 'apparition pins her to the floor and throws her dog against the wall' Come investigate with us.

Reviewed By NFdolt - NIAGARA FALLS

Attended the "Blue Moon" paranormal investigation of this haunted house on March 31. I had heard many things about the spirits at this location. I didn't get any EVP's (electronic voice phenomena) but something in the house was speaking to other folks though the ghost boxes, and an entity was making the K2 meters light up.
There was also a Medium this night and she had me do an experiment with one of the house's resident entities.
I can't explain it, but I had an experience I shall never forget with "Edwin".
Go to the Bellaire House for your quest to seek out the paranormal.
I hope to return soon, hopefully for an overnight investigation..

9. The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum

144 Kruger St, Wheeling, WV 26003-5158 +1 877-242-8133
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum

Housed in a restored Victorian school, The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum boasts an impressive collection of tens of thousands toys and trains.

Reviewed By somernaut - Erie, Pennsylvania

Fun way to share games the adults in the group played when they were younger with the teens in our group. Some nice opportunities to try out some of the exhibits. I like the wide variety of things on exhibit. It was a nice break on our trip home. I would recommend it to friends going through the Wheeling area.

10. Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center

1 S Stone St, Wheeling, WV 26003-2062 +1 304-231-1831
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4 based on 419 reviews

Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center

Reviewed By Saff522

I have been to Wheeling Island several times. I do enjoy playing the dogs and gambling at the casino. It's good entertainment for a day or two. I was disappointed in several areas. First the track area, they eliminated the lower level where you could make bets and see the dogs before the next race. This made it more congested on the second and third level. Plus the 3rd level is for smokers, pretty nasty up there if you don't smoke. The staff seems short handed at the windows. Looks like they're replacing with machines to do your betting. Second, the casino seemed short staffed too. If you had a problem or needed a question answered it was almost impossible to find someone. You had to go to the service area and stand inline. It also seemed like most of the casino was filled with smoke from smokers. They had a small area for gambling for non-smokers. You would think in this day and age it would be the other way around. The casino usually has good entertainment in the way of bands scheduled. They do a good job with that. This weekend was Tom Petty tribute. We didn't eat anything there so I can't review the food. We spent probably 6-7 hours gambling in the casino. We didn't have any luck. I didn't see anyone around me doing much winning either. This day the machines were very stingy. This place is good fun if you can stand the smoke and going home broke....haha.

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