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Marshall University - - What To Do And See


Attractions & Recreational Activities

- Outdoor enthusiasts can choose to take a round-trip or to participate in the one-way scenic tours along the New River Gorge National River, offered by the Mountain State Mystery Train (8th Avenue), featuring opportunities such as hiking, rafting, skiing or biking.


- Spend a beautiful, fun day out with family at the historic Camden Park, on Route 60 east, dating since 1903, the only amusement park in West Virginia, where you can enjoy dozens of rides, a Kiddieland, a roller coaster, as well as many other entertaining family activities.


- Try out your golfing skills at the Lavalette Golf Club & Community, which can be found on Lynn Creek Road, an 18-hole golf course that also features water hazards and beautiful green surroundings.


- Visit the Jenkins Plantation, located on Route 2, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, due to the fact that it housed numerous African Americans, prior to the Civil War.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Marshall University Marathon, kept in November, is a popular annual sporting event in Huntington, which consists of a fun 26.2-mile marathon, a half marathon walk/run, a half marathon relay, as well as a 5-mile noncompetitive walk, in which thousands of runners from numerous states participate, every time it happens.


The race starts on 3rd Avenue and it ends at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, which is located on Marshall University’s campus.


The event, described by Race Director Tom Dannals as `the run for everyone because we have the walk, relay and both half and full marathons`, is held in order to encourage people to experience the benefits of having an active, healthy life.



The list of annual festivals and fairs in Huntington, WV, includes fun celebrations such as the Annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival, happening on the last Saturday, of every July, featuring lots of fun, interesting and interactive family activities, which will entertain all family members, of all ages.


The event includes a Bun Run, Wieger Dog Races, a Pooch Parade/Look Alike Contest, a Car Show, A Motorcycle Show/Charity Ride, a Hotdog Eating Contest, as well as many other fun event-highlights. Of course, lots of delicious hot-dog samples are being hand out, and most of the hotels in Huntington are pet-friendly during the festival.



Due to the fact that it is home of Marshall University, Huntington has a `young` nightlife scene, and almost all the popular nightspots in Huntington are filled with party-loving students, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.


If you're looking for a place to relax, have a drink or just hang out with friends, during your stay in Huntington, you can choose from several great local bars, such as The MonkeyBar situated on 4th Avenue, Buddy's All American Bar-B-Que on 3rd Avenue, Rebels Tavernon W 7th Avenue, Marshall Hall of Fame Caféon 3rd Avenue or The Lone Oak, which can be found on Riverside Drive.


The Monkey Bar is also a great option, if you plan to dance the night away and have fun with friends (especially on weekends), considered to be one of the ‘’hottest’’ places in downtown Huntington, to listen to live music, attracting an energetic, young crowd, also featuring convenient drink specials.


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