What is there to do at Grand Vue Park? The answer to that question changes constantly. In warmer weather, its more than 650 acres present wooded trails for walking and biking, plus three ways to golf—mini golf, disc golf, and a 9 hole par 3 course. There's also an aerial adventure park that includes a high ropes course, giant swing, climbing tower, trampoline, rappelling tower, and mega jump. Plus there's a barbecue restaurant on the property. Depending on the month, all of these activities come with a side of bird watching; different species flock to four feeding stations throughout the park.
Oftentimes birds aren't the only ones creating music, since outdoor festivals occasionally take over the grounds and most drummers love the taste of birdseed. Yet, perhaps the grandest spectacle takes place at the treetops, where eight dual zipline routes zoom through canopies that take on a rainbow of colors during fall. Once the transition to winter completes, it's the perfect time to skate around the ice rink.
The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley may be a small space housed inside a storefront, but the square feet pack in a lot of fun and hands-on activities that enable kids to explore science and art through play. Past and current exhibits cover such topics as magnets—which can be used to push and pull ping pong balls—as well as more physically active explorations such as rock climbing walls or the opportunity to stand inside a giant bubble. Members and regular attendees get additional learn and play opportunities through classes, family events, kid-friendly performances, or even by hosting a child's birthday party in a museum without any decrepit mummies putting a damper on the fun.
Some things are more than the sum of their parts—especially the exhibits at the Unofficial LEGO Museum, which was featured on A&E's "Shipping Wars". The parts in question are simple: tiny plastic bricks, considered kids' toys by most people. But when the museum's millions of bricks are put together, the result is the world's largest LEGO brick image. The space also houses massive sculptures of everything from an owl to a table of poker players, all looking at cards made of LEGOs. There's even a Spiderman statue, which museum-goers can pose with in pictures, or wait patiently next to, hoping he shoots LEGO webs out of his wrists.
Wheeling's Oglebay Park features well-maintained greens and fairways, making it a prime golf course.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This course also has a fabulous restaurant.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this course — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Get ready to take your golf game to the next level when you visit Oglebay Park in Wheeling.
Look at art from a new point of view and draw inspiration from showcased pieces at Marx Toy Museum in Moundsville.
Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this museum's restaurant.
This museum is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the museum's 2nd St location offers nearby street parking.
When you visit Saint Clairsville Richland Township Memorial Park, you'll want to put on some sunscreen as you soak up the sweet sun at this amazing park.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Next time your kids are looking to play, bring them to Saint Clairsville Richland Township Memorial Park's expansive park.