Some places feel like home as soon as you arrive. Huntington, or H-town, as we like to call it, is one of those places. We’re true to our roots — honoring our history and heritage through Appalachian craftsmanship and Southern hospitality — but we also embrace new ideas and fresh perspectives. Experience our open outdoor spaces, vibrant arts scene, thriving university, and fascinating historic sites. Let us show your group how H-town is redefining your getaway.
See Marshall University
1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington
No trip to H-town would be complete without visiting Marshall University, the heart of the city. Take the “We Are Marshall” tour — maps are available at the Visitors Center — and see the school and surrounding campus, prominent locations in the community featured in the film and the Memorial Fountain, a tribute to the 75 lives lost on Nov. 14, 1970 when an airplane carrying the Marshall University Football team and supporters crashed in to a hillside, just short of returning home.
Tour the Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road, Huntington
See a world where art, education and nature combine at the Huntington Museum of Art. This award-winning institution features a permanent art collection with thousands of objects, several exhibition spaces, workshops and classes, West Virginia’s only tropical and subtropical plant conservatory, hiking trails and more. Book a private “Taste of the Conservatory” tour, where your group can sample food and drink made from the type of plants that grow right in the conservatory.
Explore Ritter Park
8th Street-12th Street and 13th Avenue, Huntington
West Virginia’s premiere municipal park, this 70 acre gem is nestled among some of Huntington’s finer historic homes. Ritter Park contains a walking/jogging path, vibrant children’s playground, tennis courts, award-winning rose garden, outdoor amphitheater, dog park and 39 species of trees.
Explore Heritage Farms
3300 Harvey Road, Huntington
Experience Appalachian culture and heritage through exhibits, hands-on activities, folk craft demonstrations and family-friendly events at Heritage Farms. Explore eight different museums, a historic homestead site, makerspace, log church, blacksmith shop, artisan center, a playground and petting zoo. Be sure to visit the cafe and gift shop. Lodging, meeting facilities and guided tours are available to book in 2021.
Huntington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
210 11th St, Huntington